By Andrew Liszewski
Web cams aren’t exactly known for their amazing image quality even in the most well-lit situations. Using them in a dark room only makes matters worse. However, the InfraRed USB Web Cam can take crisp black and white images even in complete darkness thanks to it’s array of 6 infrared
detectors emitters placed on either side of the lens.
It has a 640×480 CMOS sensor, and presumably can take stills that size, but moving video is limited to 320×240, though at 30fps. It supports USB 2 from which it also draws power, has a built-in microphone, supports nearly all flavors of Windows (sorry Mac fans) and is compatible with MSN, Yahoo, ICQ & AOL. All that for a relatively cheap $19 from USBGeek.com.