Ecamm BT-1 Bluetooth Webcam (for Mac)
Really?!? Honestly?!? After asking for this for like 2 years? I can finally get?
I've wanted a wireless webcam for ages. Thing is, when I am using a webcam, I am just as likely to swing it around to show the other side where I am, or what I am working on. But with a wireless webcam I should be able to take my chatting partner on a short walk, or pass the cam around in a group.
Of course the design of Ecamm's BT-1 does leave a bit to be desired. First of all, it does look a bit… boring. Also the ergonomics seem a bit off. Did I mention it looks boring?
Also don't know about the specs.
- 640×480 H.264 video and 48 kHz AAC stereo audio
- Compact 2" x 2½" x 5/8" design
- 4 hour talk time
- Wireless range of 10-30 feet
- Compatible with iChat, Skype and more
- Standard tripod mounting screw
And the price of $149 will certainly have to wait until I see one in action. Considering that most Bluetooth headset seem to cause problems for me, a VC over the same bandwidth seems a bit optomistic. Bonjour seems like it might have been a better option with longer range to boot.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing this (and more products like it).