Logitech has launched a webcam for TV sets, called Logitech TV Cam HD. This webcam is specially made for TV that allows you to share everyday moments. The main feature of this webcam is that it has pre-installed Skype software and built-in Wi-Fi. You do not require any computer to run it. Like the name, the camera can deliver high-definition video and operates on any HDTV that is equipped with a HDMI input. Logitech TV Cam HD has an Ethernet port, you can use this port for a wired connection.
By using your existing Skype account, you can make Skype video or voice calls to anyone just like your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can also make calls to landline or mobile numbers using your account’s Skype Credit or calling subscription. The Logitech TV Cam HD is Skype Certified that ensures the best quality of video or voice.
Joerg Tewes, vice president of Logitech’s digital home business group said, “Amazing connections happen when the video calling experience moves to the TV in the living room: the most popular and comfortable place in the house.” He also added, “Because of the size of the TV screen and the quality of the video, the new Logitech TV Cam HD with Skype brings a whole new social element to the living room, helping you feel like your family and friends are right there with you. It’s a transformative experience.”
Logitech has used wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens in the webcam that can cover the whole family in the screen. Logitech Fluid CrystalTM Technology ensures crystal clear sound and high quality video images.
Logitech did not mention the specific shipping date of the TV Cam HD but the company ensures that it is to be available at US and Europe beginning in August and September 2012, respectively.
You can buy Logitech TV Cam HD webcam from BestBuy for $199.99.