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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid webcam, usable for Linux., 6 Mar 2010
This review is from: Kinobo 5 Megapixel USB Webcam for Ubuntu / Linux / Unix Laptop Desktop
Works out-of-the-box with Skype 2.1.0.81 under openSUSE 11.2. Very good quality.

The camera has by far the best and most flexible stand I have ever seen on a webcam (I had 5 thus far from Logitech, Creative, etc.). I fits securely on top of a thin laptop screen, a wide old-style CRT and even on top of a 1 inch thick desktop LCD (most webcams I had had problems affixing to the latter). The stand can also be screwed onto a tripod. In addition, the webcam can be turned and tilted for easy positioning.

The webcam's slim round cable splits up at end into USB and a standard 3,5mm audio plug for the integrated microphone. This can be regarded as an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on how well your Linux supports USB audio devices.

Negatives:
I have not found out how to turn on the 6 illuminating LEDs under Linux, zooming, nor how to make use of the button.
The webcam arrived in no-frills bulk packaging: just the webcam in an unlabelled clear plastic bag, nothing else, not even a tag or brand name.
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Initial post: 16 Sep 2010 17:38:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Sep 2010 17:39:01 BDT
When I bought one of these webcams, it turned up with a little wheel built into the cable which allows you to adjust the brightness of the LEDs manually. You don't need any software control of them.

Works nicely, out of the box, on Fedora 12.
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