By Andrew Liszewski
A laptop with a built-in webcam is definitely convenient, particularly since it means that’s one less accessory you have to carry. But at the same time the lens is usually embedded in the top of the screen, which makes it difficult to aim the camera at anything but yourself. So this mini webcam from Brando uses a flexible neck that can be positioned and aimed in any direction depending on what you want the person on the other end of the conversation to see.
The webcam is 100% plug and play and doesn’t require any drivers to be installed when used under Windows XP or Vista. The lens can be rotated for adjusting the focus and it’s compatible with ICQ, MSN, Skype and other chat and VOIP applications. You can get it directly from Brando for just $19.