Wanted something plug'n'play - this installs with no drama, discs or downloads on XP, Vista and Windows 7 (though there is a Windows update for it that will appear when your next batch comes around). Very high quality picture, good sensitive mic. Fits easily on the top of a flat-screen monitor or laptop. I am emigrating soon and will be ordering a few of these to distribute to family. Best webcam I've ever owned or used by a mile, and a bargain to boot.