cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

jmd
Grafter
Posts: 2,933
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Right, I have a few friends who use skype so fancy getting webcam with microphone.  Confused when looking on Amazon as seem to be good few that are supposed to be good.  Logitech, Microsoft and a fancy red one look good [think make is Sogatel].  So am not sure which one to get?  Recommendations please under £20!!
11 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,735
Thanks: 12
Registered: ‎02-02-2008

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

I got a nice Logitech for someone a while back, but it's discontinued and the replacement was not visible the other day.
Tried a Sweex recently (cheaper at about £5) but the microphone quality was poorer and it needed a separate lead for the mic.
(Logitech was pure USB IIRC - a Quickcam E2500, about £15, worked very well with good "tuning" software)
You get what you pay for.
scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Thanks: 1
Registered: ‎03-11-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

i use the microsoft lifecam vx-5000 gd all round cam. askin price is £40 at pc world tho. i bought a £10 logitech vga cam for my sister and that was pants
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,291
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎10-08-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Buy the best you can afford because if you go cheap you will be disappointed. Be prepared to pay between £40 and £50 pounds.
Amazon linky
These are good
Edit, fixed link, pesky tinyurl!
jmd
Grafter
Posts: 2,933
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Sorry Santiago - that link did not work?
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,291
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎10-08-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Fixed it now, thanks Asbo
jmd
Grafter
Posts: 2,933
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Thanks for that suggestion but was hoping for something a bit cheaper [yes, I know you get what you pay for!]..................................
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,291
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎10-08-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Have a look on Ebay
KenA
Grafter
Posts: 92
Registered: ‎28-08-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

I pinched the Eyetoy webcam from my kids' Playstation2, and found a driver on the 'net - that works a treat for me.  You might be able to get an Eyetoy cam on eBay
SparckZero
Grafter
Posts: 184
Registered: ‎15-07-2009

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

I use the Microsoft VX-1000 Webcam (Amazon Link) - very good value for money, Mic is good quality. Never had any problems with it at all, and Amazon currently have it on offer!
VileReynard
All Star
Posts: 11,205
Thanks: 307
Fixes: 11
Registered: ‎01-09-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Have you tried using Skype without a webcam - spend the money on the phone?
You might find the webcam a bit of a gimmick - and you can use some digital cameras in a rather inferior webcam mode.

jmd
Grafter
Posts: 2,933
Thanks: 2
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Webcam for skype with microphone suggestions please?

Quote from: SparckZero
I use the Microsoft VX-1000 Webcam - very good value for money, Mic is good quality. Never had any problems with it at all, and Amazon currently have it on offer!

I have ordered that one now - thanks.  If I find that I start to use skype a lot and it is not so clever then I will go for better one.  But  you speak well of it SparckZero and the reviews on Amazon seem to be good.