|Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision SE Webcam|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: WebCam | Camera|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 09 May 2007|
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Introduction: Ultra Vision SE
Sometimes being involved with technology makes me remember back to when I was a young child watching Sci-Fi movies. Hollywood tried its very best to help make our dreams of the future unfold into a silver screen reality. One of the most popular ideas, at least the most likely to become a reality, was the video phone. In the late 1960's (and a decade before my time), AT&T demonstrated the Picturephone prior to introducing it for public sale in the early 1970's. Back then, telephones still had dials, and video meant a television set smaller than most monitors reading this article today. However, due to corporate problems the Picturephone project never saw broad distribution beyond a few major east coast cities before ultimately fading away. Without being old enough to know it, the future came and just as quickly it had passed.
The video communications project would be reborn again in the mid 1990's: this time as AT&T's VideoPhone. Again it suffered from horrible public reviews; the experience was poor at best and the price was too high for most consumers. This once Sci-Fi technology would become a reality done several times over, with the idea still fascinating among a small group of (usually corporate) people. And so technology evolves, and another decade passes.
Just as early as the VideoPhone was breathing its last breath, the webcam was making headlines. Of course, those early headlines were usually (and rightfully) associated with the pornography industry, since there weren't too many people willing to look at choppy video for any other reason. But once again, technology (dial-up Internet) was crippling the idea. It would have to wait until the turn of the century before people would finally give Webcams, grandson of the PicturePhone, its day.
Perhaps the time has finally come; or perhaps it has already returned and we are in the middle of the third act. Either way, the World Wide Web introduced the most recent vision of the video communications: the aptly named Webcam. Logitech, one of the industries pioneering forces, has constantly offered consumers reliable peripheral solutions. In this review, Benchmark Reviews will evaluate the progression of technology into a product which hopes to establish itself as the pinnacle of PicturePhone evolution: Logitech's QuickCam Ultra Vision Special Edition Webcam.
Enthusiasts will enjoy true-to-life video calls with twice the image clarity of conventional Webcams, thanks to the precision-engineered, 5-element glass lens. QuickCam Ultra Vision uses Logitech RightLight2 Technology to give you the highest quality image regardless of your lighting, and RightSound for clear, echo-free audio. It´s video calling that truly is true-to-life.
About the Company: Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.
More information about Logitech is available on their company website.
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