Kinobo B7 webcam - webcams (USB, Black, Stainless steel, Clip/Stand)
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Very flexible, multi directional movement from the base of the webcam means that you can record from any position possible. I prefer the fixing clamp back to front on my monitor although it does look much more minimalistic as pictured above.
It also has a picture button for taking snap shots. I recommend this product wholeheartedly, really good value for money.
Thankyou for a prompt and fast delivery. Easy to set up, pluggd it in and I was good to go (Recommend to load Skype before this product is installed and Skype automatically loads when the drivers are found, that simple).
I wanted a small, inexpensive solution that worked out of the box and didn't required packets of "Blu-Tack" to keep in place or a cable too bulky that didn't "move" the camera.
Firstly this web cam is small. Really small. (I've posted a picture and compare the camera to the size of the USB plug it comes with).
Next, some other reviews are confusing regarding a separate microphone lead. In my version (Apr 2012), there is one USB plug, nothing else.
The cable is really lightweight and no chance of moving the camera unless you inadvertently snag the cable.
I run Windows Vista Home Premium; it worked instantly (with Skype) and didn't need additional drivers. (I've also tried it on XP Pro without issue).
The only slight downsides? The base stand hinges at the rear and allows the camera to therefore "sit" on a monitor. There is no "spring" clamp and uses gravity to stay in place (which is does) and a small lip at the front of the stand to stop it sliding backwards. Blu-Tack may actually be needed after all...
The manual focus ring on the front of the camera is stiff but "ok" - but once you've set it, why would you need to keep changing it?
Summary - small, inexpensive, it works (with Skype and Lync on Windows XP and Vista), unobtrusive and great delivery service from the vendor. A good buy.
Firstly, the webcam requires no set-up whatsoever, simply plug it in and go- very nice!
Secondly, the sound and picture quality is just fine, in fact, I was quite impressed. It's a cheap webcam and I did not have high expectations. However, I found that the sound quality was good and the video reasonably sharp- it also doesn't appear to freeze or pixelate when you move, which is good.
The problem with this webcam is that the cable, while it is a good length, is too stiff and heavy, and the ball joint too loose; the webcam points toward the ceiling when attached to the top of my laptop- not impressed! I did find that continually bending the cable near the webcam helps somewhat, to make the wire more flexible so that it doesn't tip itself quite so badly, but it is not ideal and the inconsistancy of the device's ability to hold itself in place is a major flaw and, surely, one that would be relatively easy to fix?
If the webcam would actually point where I would like it to, it would almost certainly have achieved at least 4 stars from me, however I am not greatly impressed with how long it took for me to get the camera to stay in the position I want it to, and how careful I have to be to make it remain that way, to save further hassle having to re-adjust it when it moves. Being that it was so cheap, I am giving it 3 stars- you get what you pay for, I guess!
The product itself is fantastic, a high quality picture with a great microphone. I used it for the first time contacting a friend from back home and absolutely loved it. I will definitely be recommending this company, and using them again in future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Poor ability to affix to the screen, otherwise produces a good clear picturePublished 3 months ago by Mrs S.
I bought this item for use with my laptop and Skype to keep in touch with my family in Canada.
It's size belies it's quality - and small enough to fit in a lap-top carry... Read more
A little while ago I started having some trouble with my laptop, the onboard mic just stopped working! Read morePublished 7 months ago by JoViGo
Great little camera for Skype, msn, Google hangouts or online gaming, I bought it for making videos on YouTube the quality I was looking for is just not there, for that purpose... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura G
Very good value. Worked straight out of the box. What more can I say.Published 8 months ago by kearnie