Logitech TV Cam Enables Skype Video Calling On Viera TVs

Posted: May 3 2011, 10:53am CDT | by , in News | Home Entertainment

 
Logitech TV Cam Enables Skype Video Calling on Viera TVs

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Logitech and Panasonic team for video Skype calling

Logitech has announced today that owners of the Panasonic Viera Connect-enabled HDTVs for 2011 can get the Logitech TV cam to make video Skype calls. There are millions of people around the world that are using Skype for video calling so they can see their friends and family in addition to hearing them.

Most of those calls are placed from a desk in front of the computer. Logitech and Panasonic have enabled users to make those calls from the comfort of the couch in the living room. The Logitech TV Cam for Skype works with the Skype app that comes loaded on all enabled Panasonic Viera TVs.

The camera has Carl Zeiss optics and Logitech Fluid Crystal technology for video color, clarity, and more. The camera has a 78-degree wide-angle lens to allow the whole family and two directional microphones. The camera will ship this month for $149.99 and it will let you make TV-to-TV calls and call to some iPhone users too.

My Take: I don't think video calling is here yet for the masses and I suspect the camera will be of limited use to most. Be sure you know people you want to video chat with that use iPhones or have the TV capability before you plunk down $150.

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