Talkcam VX6 review

The Talkcam VX6 is a low-end webcam that will suit anyone who doesn’t want to spend much and expects little in return. It looks quite sophisticated but underneath this thin veneer the VX6 has little to boast about when it comes to live camera quality.

There’s a reported maximum resolution of 800 x 600, although interpolation means that the reality is not quite so impressive. On the upside, there’s a built-in microphone, and it’s compatible with Skype, MSN and other chat-based services. An auto white balance feature helps compensate for any lighting deficiencies, while the 150cm cable offers a fair bit of freedom when it comes to computer connection options via the decent mounting clip.

OUR VERDICT

The design is compact but there’s no escaping the fact that this is a cheap unit. It does come with a CD containing a Mac-compatible driver, though, which is more than can be said for most of the others here. As a result, this doesn’t qualify as an easy to use plug-and-play unit. For a fiver less you’d be better off getting the Eye 320.

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