About a week ago, I needed to get a webcam to try to chat with a friend over Skype. I went online, in a hurry, and ordered the first “high def” camera I could find on eBay. I think I should have looked the ad over more carefully.
The camera arrived, and it looks great.
When I plugged it into my computer, the first thing I noticed was that the computer didn’t “auto detect” it. So, I put in the mini-CD that came with it to look over the install instructions.
The instructions are incoherent. Or, looking at the outside of the box it came in, I should say (more accurately) that the instructions are badly translated from Chinese. I don’t think I’m going to be able to make this webcam work. It was a total waste of money, time and effort; except if you look at it as a learning experience. There is a lot of wisdom in some of those old country sayings.
This webcam cost me $7 – and now that I’m looking on NewEgg at the prices of Logitech webcams, I’m seeing that the price of a quality product with a good reputation is between $40 and $100. I should have known better.