Logitech's Vid system is hitting these seven new webcams, and signals that they really want the Vid system to be ubiquitous with Logitech webcams.
The Vid, which we tested out last month, is basically Skype, minus all the complexities of signing up and configuring and adding users. Just enter your email, enter the email of the person you want to talk to and you're done. Anyone with a Logitech webcam has access, and anyone that someone with a Logitech webcam invites has access. It's not meant to be a replacement for IM or anything like that, just a very, very easy way to video chat.
Here are the webcams that it's included with.
The Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 (SRP: $US99.99 U.S.), Logitech Portable Webcam C905 (SRP: $US99.99 U.S.), Logitech Webcam C600 (SRP: $US79.99 U.S.), Logitech Webcam C500 (SRP: $US49.99 U.S.), Logitech Webcam C300 (SRP: $US49.99 U.S.), Logitech Webcam C250 (SRP: $US39.99 U.S.) and Logitech Webcam C200 (SRP: $US29.99 U.S.) are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August.
AU: you want local prices? You can't handle local prices! Oh, wait, yes you can! Logitech Webcam C600 - RRP: $129.95 AUD Logitech Webcam C500 - RRP: $99.95 AUD Logitech Webcam C300 - RRP: $89.95 AUD Logitech Webcam C250 - RRP: $79.95 AUD Logitech Webcam C200 - RRP: $59.95 AUD
Premium Webcams: Logitech Webcam Pro 9000, Logitech Portable Webcam C905 With the award-winning Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 your world never looked better. Zeiss® optics with autofocus lets you enjoy razor-sharp images even in extreme close-ups. A 2-megapixel HD sensor delivers fluid, true-to-life video up to 720p and snapshots at up to 8 megapixels (software enhanced). Logitech® RightLight™ 2 technology intelligently adjusts to produce the best possible images, even in dim or backlit settings, and with Logitech® Video Effects™, you can personalise your conversations by choosing from hundreds of avatars, face accessories, and masks that mirror expressions and movement.
Offering all of the benefits of the Webcam Pro 9000 for those occasions when you want a webcam when you're on the go, the Logitech Portable Webcam C905 features an easy-to-transport design so that you can make a video call no matter where you are.
Mid-Range Webcams: Logitech Webcam C600, Logitech Webcam C500
Because you delight in the details of your loved ones' lives, the Logitech Webcam C600 delivers fluid HD-quality video and 8-megapixel snapshots (software enhanced), thanks to its 2-megapixel sensor and glass lens. You can even capture HD video at up to 720p – that's TV-quality resolution. For those challenging lighting situations, Logitech RightLight 2 technology intelligently adjusts to give you the best possible images. Logitech Video Effects make it possible for you to personalise your conversations.
When you want to show your distant friends and family how you really feel, the Logitech Webcam C500 offers a glass lens and 1.3-megapixel sensor for sharper images and fluid video. Its 5-megapixel photo capture lets you take high-resolution snapshots (software enhanced). Logitech® RightLight™ technology automatically adjusts the image, so you look your best, even in dim light, while Logitech Video Effects allow you to personalise your conversations.
Basic Webcams: Logitech Webcam C300, Logitech Webcam C250, Logitech Webcam C200
For a rich video calling experience, the Logitech Webcam C300 gives you up to 5-megapixel photo capture (software enhanced). Additionally, Logitech® Video Effects™ Fun Filters let you add some fun to your video call with neon splashes, fish-eye distortions, and more.
Seeing is believing with the Logitech Webcam C250. Featuring a VGA sensor, the ability to take snapshots at up to 1.3 megapixels (software enhanced), and Logitech Video Effects Fun Filters, the Webcam C250 makes it easy to share your life as you live it.
The Logitech Webcam C200 lets you see the people you care about in lifelike colour with a VGA sensor and snapshots at up to 1.3 megapixels (software enhanced).
Because making sure your loved ones can hear your voice clearly is just as important as clearly seeing your face, Logitech's newest webcams include a built-in microphone with Logitech® RightSound™ technology for clear, headset-free conversations without background noise.
Thanks to a universal clip, the Logitech® Webcam Pro 9000, Logitech® Webcam C600, Logitech® Webcam C500, Logitech® Webcam C300, Logitech® Webcam C250 and Logitech® Webcam C200 can attach securely to LCD monitors and notebooks. The Logitech® Portable Webcam C905 can attach to notebooks or sit on a shelf or desk with the included desktop stand. In addition, the Portable Webcam C905 comes with a convenient carrying case.