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We bought 4 of these. We have been using the newest Logitech cameras for 4 years on Skype, upgrading each time a new camera came out. This time we chose the FaceVsion N1 over the Logitech C910 to get away from the Logitech software, which put an unnecessary drain on the video, and to switch to the new H.264 codec for HD data transmission. The FaceVsion N1 is truly plug-and-play. There is no camera software to download. The onboard chip immediately takes over. Upload speeds of about 1.2+Mbs are required for HD, but video quality is better than other cameras, even on slower internet connections and slower computers. We have used it with good results on cell phone low bandwidth networks. We have only one complaint about the FaceVsion N1: There is no way that the cord will comfortably reach from a camera on top of the monitor to a tower on the floor. My tower is in a straight line below the monitor. The cord just barely reaches the tower, but not without stressing the plug. If you have this setup you’ll have to buy a USB extension cable. The Logitech cameras all had cables that were at least a foot longer. However, unlike Logitech cameras, the FaceVsion N1 has a plug at the camera end of the wire. This makes it much easier to restart the camera by simply unplugging the wire from the camera and reinserting it. Currently, the FaceVsion N1 is the only HD camera that is Skype certified.
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