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Friday, March 16, 2007

CeBIT 2007: Logitech Offers Webcams for Notebooks

Logitech has announced two webcams—the Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks.

Both the QuickCam and QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks offer Logitech's RightSound Technology with new noise suppression, which helps improve sound quality, and RightLight Technology, which enables clear image quality even in dim lighting. They also work with the video messaging applications, including Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AIM.

The QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks combines a glass lens with a 1.3 megapixel sensor for better image quality. A snapshot button located on the top of the webcam enables users to quickly take a photo. To accommodate people using larger laptop computers, the adjustable, spring-tension clip works on panels up to 20 mm thick.

The QuickCam has a built-in microphone, enhanced RightSound Technology, a snapshot button and a focus ring, which helps people obtain better image clarity.

The QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and the QuickCam for Notebooks both work with Windows Vista. The new QuickCam software (Version 10.5) includes a number of webcam-specific gadgets, including QuickVideo, QuickPicture and QuickView. Logitech plans to develop additional gadgets for Windows Vista, which are expected to be made available for download at www.logitech.com.

These two notebook webcams will be the first to offer a new Logitech software feature—Fun Filters that create an outline around any object visible in the image, such as the caller's face, chair or office furniture. With the click of a button, people can change their image to one of twelve fun filters, giving their image a fish eye, neon light or chalkboard-looking effect. Beginning in April, Logitech is expected to offer a growing line of Fun Filters available to download.

The Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks webcam are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in April. The QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks webcam will have a suggested retail price of $59.99 while the QuickCam for Notebooks will have a suggested retail price of $39.99.

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