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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent quality but with wobbling base ^.^, 26 Oct. 2009
This review is from: TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G Lens, USB Microphone & 6 LED (Personal Computers)
Hi there :)

It is my pleasure to have used this Tecknet webcam for several weeks without any major problems. It is, as suggested by other buyers, very convenient on Vista machine without needing any software installation. For simplicity, I briefly review this product as Pros and Cons with a hope to help new buyers making a decision.

Pros:
1. Amazing video resolution without upsetting Vista
2. Decent audio quality using all-in-one cable attached
3. Easy to use with connectivity to well-renowned instant messaging softwares.
4. Adjustable focus
5. Adjustable LEDs brightness
5. Very cheap

Cons:
1. Night vision means 6 white LEDs shine the light upon you directly. This is quite irritating to your eyes if pointing towards your face because it is too glare even though you can adjust it.
2. There is a range of non-responsive angle, where a webcam is adjusted to, might cause a yellow vision for a short while unless it is adjusted up and down to that angle again. I'm not sure whether it is just my problem. This is only a minor problem in my opinion.
3. The base is quite flimsy and only loosely fit to a top of laptop screen.

Thank you for reading. Hope my review helps you make decision easier.

In short, if you are looking for a cheap and high quality webcam, you can buy this webcam with peace of mind.

Regards,
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Initial post: 23 Feb 2010 17:17:32 GMT
rinny808 says:
can this product be used with windows vista and how do you connect it to the computer?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2010 16:13:25 GMT
Hi there :), Sorry for a late reply as Amazon does not have an E-mail notification for a review response.

Well, this product is fully compatible with Vista even without driver installation. To connect to the computer, a USB port of the webcam is to be put into one of your USB slots. For an audio port, to make use of its embedded microphone, you need to plug it into your audio slot too. This is likely to be a pink port, if I'm not mistaken.

Hope this helps,

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2010 11:18:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2010 11:19:00 BDT
M. R. Sabir says:
hi u say its got manual focus well i cant find it how and where is it the lens dont turn

raf

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2010 16:58:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Aug 2010 17:01:48 BDT
Well, the ring located around the len is adjustable and that is for adjusting the focus. You can open the app and see the resultant image for optimal quality. You can turn the ring clockwise or counter-clockwise accordingly to achieve this.

If you cannot find any ring or it is not adjustable, chances are, you have got the faulty item. Request for a replacement.

Hope this helps,

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2013 17:05:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2013 18:06:09 GMT
minnie mouse says:
Hi I have got the same webcam to use with SKype it did not come with a lead to connect to the audio port just a USB connection. I cannot see anywhere to connect a lead to on the webcam either.
Update, after messing about with the webcam and skype I found knocking off the Skype self monitoring volume for the microphone it works. May help others

Posted on 29 Sep 2014 15:09:20 BDT
aidee says:
Hi,
I've bought this Camera purely to see what my dog gets up to when I'm not there. Will it only be activated by movement, and 'rest' when there is none?
Where does the Videoed action go to? Do I need Software?
Thanks,
Angus
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