Reviews & hands-on

  • Televisions 3 out of 5

    Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit review

    By 25 January 2013

    The sky's the limit with Skype. You needn't restrict the virtual face-to-face call system's use to a computer or mobile device - or perhaps you don't happen to own either - as many of the latest smart TVs have a Skype app built in. In tandem with the...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam Studio review

    By 24 January 2013

    A 1080p webcam sounds a little ridiculous doesn't it. But of course, webcams aren't just for video calls, they're for recording your thoughts to YouTube, presenting a video podcast or lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen. They are, in fact, cheap camcorders...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Logitech C270 webcam review

    By 23 January 2013

    Those of us in our thirties, and older, will remember how much it used to cost to buy something that could make video. And of course, those same people remember how hard it was to handle, edit and share that video. Now, for less than £20 you can have...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Logitech TV Cam HD review

    By 21 January 2013

    Since the telephone first rose to prominence there has been chatter about the video phone. BT tried it years ago before there was even broadband - and before there was even ISDN - and it was always a flop. But it didn't fail because people didn't want...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam review

    By 21 June 2010

    It was a stroke of luck that the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 dropped through onto the doormat of Pocket-lint Towers, just as the Chat Roulette phenomenon of 2010 was hitting the Internet. However our interest soon wore off as the fifth male member in a...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Y-Cam Knight SD wireless security camera review

    By 24 February 2010

    In 2008 it was reported that there were around 4.2 million security cameras in the UK (via Channel 4), which means around one camera for every 14 people. Trouble is, unless you live in a major city those cameras aren't pointing into your house or office...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Liquid Digital Solutions aGent V5 webcam review

    By 3 November 2009

    The first thing that strikes you about the agent V5 is just how good looking it is. In a world where many webcams are black plastic, the V5 is lovingly wrapped in chrome, so it jumps out as a premium looking product. Out of the box it has that Mac look...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Philips SPC1330NC Webcam pro review

    By 9 June 2009

    The Philips SPC1330NC Webcam pro, an incremental update of the SPC1300NC, is striking through its design: the chrome-effect trim gives it a retro look that will appeal to those who are bored of the average black blob of a webcam. But aside from the quirky...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Macally IceCam2 webcam review

    By 4 February 2009

    While your MacBook comes with a webcam built-in, where do you turn if you want to opt for something different? Macally believes it has the answer with the IceCam2. We get video calling to find out the facts. The white webcam sits atop your computer or...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 webcam review

    By 9 January 2009

    Microsoft have been fairly consistent with their hardware accessories of late, producing peripherals that are well built is not terribly exciting in terms of design. The LifeCam VX-5000 follows that trend. But is this a webcam you should consider? Sometimes...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Novo Minoru 3D webcam review

    By 7 January 2009

    3D is one of those things that enjoys regular revivals, and we seem to be sitting in the middle of one, not just the anaglyph type presented here, using the traditional paper glasses that we all remember from the 80s, but stretching to more sophisticated...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam review

    By 29 October 2008

    You might question the value of an external webcam as integrated solutions seem to be increasingly common, both on notebooks and now on monitors too. Microsoft has a range of cameras and the LifeCam Show is aimed at those on the move. The LifeCam Show...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Creative Live! Cam Video IM webcam review

    By 24 April 2008

    With the raising popularity of online chat options, webcam use has never been more popular. As the name suggests, Creative are aiming this webcam at users of online chat programs. Will this keep you in touch with your beloved around the globe? Taken a...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Creative Live! Cam Notebook Pro webcam review

    By 22 April 2008

    With the raising popularity of online chat options, webcam use has never been more popular. For those road warriors, a webcam is a link to home. But should you take the Creative Live! Cam Notebook Pro with you on the move? The compact design is based...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 webcam review

    By 19 March 2008

    When it comes to holding a video conference or simply chatting with friends over MSN, a webcam can really enhance the experience. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 slips in to any available USB port on your PC. It has a clip that has been designed to attach...