Tue, 26 Aug 2008 Fire-i FireWire Colour Digital Camera review
With the Fire-i FireWire Colour Digital Camera, add a speedy camera connection to your Mac
- Manufacturer: Unibrain
- Pros: Lots of potential, two FireWire ports, software allows for powerful control
- Cons: Some bug issues, not as user-friendly as some models, advanced features not for beginners
- Min specs: Mac OS X 10.2.5, 1GHz G4 or Intel processor, mic for audio support, 128Kbps or faster broadband for video
- Price: £98.98
- Star rating:
This webcam is quirky, and the only one on test to come with its own camera-style tripod. But the really interesting thing about the Fire-i is that several can be daisy-chained (eg for home surveillance) and viewed simultaneously.
Granted, this isn’t for anyone who doesn’t feel confident with long set-up procedures or who just requires a basic webcam for messaging services. But if you’re happy to go through a bit of rigmarole, then this is a webcam that packs a much more complex punch than any of the others assembled here.