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Logitech C170 Webcam - 0.3 Megapixel - USB 2.0

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  • Erick C.
  • 4/8/2015 7:45:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood hardware, bad software

Pros: + High-quality, budget, VGA webcam.
+ Easy hardware installation.

Cons: - Lousy software called LWS that has had a fatal error since 2010! and prevents many users from using their webcams. (The Logitech Engineers stated they don't know the reason for the error, though some users have fixed the issue after many hours and using different solutions.
- Inconsistent product specs between retail box and Logitech website.
- Logitech website's Compare feature is completely broken and doesn't show all of a product's supported features.
- Short 2-year warranty.

Other Thoughts: It's embarrassing to say #1 selling webcams in the world on the retail box when Logitech has had a fatal error in their LWS software since 2010! that prevents most of their users from using their webcams and causing them much frustration and to return it for another brand.

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  • Kevin W.
  • 2/21/2015 11:37:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: These work great!

First there is next to no installation if you have Windows 7 or above.
No need for a install CD, just plug them in and Windows will optionally update them automatically. ZERO bloatware (a problem in the past with Logitech et al).

They have a well designed, simple, universal mount that has so far worked great on various sized monitors from the thin to the few inches thick.

It's very light weight, unobtrusive, and folds up nice and small for travel.

Appears to update fine with a decent enough FPS rate. Way better then the ten-years-plus Logitech model we had were it was very low res with nauseating shearing/blurring effects.
Plus this one works in normal/low lighting situations just fine.

Now this camera might not be 'HD' per say but that's not a "CON" as it's probably, actually, smarter to get one like this that is ~1024 x 768 as it is plenty for simple Skype or Google Hangouts use.
Lessor res generally means less CPU overhead for compression and less bandwidth; which in general equals more perceived "smoothness".

Plus it's hard to beat for the price-point. Just drop about a Jackson for these and not have to worry about overkill 4x price for more bells and whistles that we probably wouldn't even notice. And if I didn't like it, I don't have much invested in it; but it does turn out to exactly fit the bill.

Cons: The only minor con about it: for the paranoid of us, knowing that there is a possibility any internet/wired camera or microphone can be remotely hijacked through targeted malware attacks..(although Big brother would get awfully bored listening/watching me).

There is no little plastic slider deal to block the camera
But then a little 1¢ piece of black tape flap could be improvised for this, or just tilt it up to face the ceiling.
What I do anyhow is just unplug it when I'm not using it, thus it couldn't even be used for remote listening. My secrets are safe (for now).

Other Thoughts: Ended up buying three of these so I could talk with family members while working away from home.
So far everyone is happy with them.
Cheap and effective, hard to beat.

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  • Louis L.
  • 10/5/2014 7:23:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat little Webcam

Pros: Great picture! Sits and stays on top of monitor gently and without problems. Built in microphone works even when camera isn't on. Nice price.

Cons: none really

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  • Lois R.
  • 4/29/2014 7:12:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLogitech C170 Webcam

Pros: added to a dual core athlon amd with 15meg cable modem and talk to my daughter in Mississippi and couldn't be happier

Cons: non

Other Thoughts: For the money it cant be beat

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  • Patricia M.
  • 12/1/2013 5:42:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Clips right on the top of my monitor. Allows family members to see the new little ones they have never seen before.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Cousins who haven't seen each other for several years can now chat.

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