Peripherals vendor, Logitech, has revelaed its new Webcam C170 for enhanced video calling experiences.
The webcam allows the sharing of videos through one-touch upload to Facebook or YouTube and is compatible with the new Facebook Skype video calling service.
According to the company, although the service does not offer high definition video calling yet, it offers Facebook users a better overall user experience than standard embedded PC webcams.
Logitech Australia director, George Saad, said, “With Facebook now offering video chat we can only expect it to become more pervasive - making video calling as commonplace as a phone call.”
The Logitech Webcam C170 features a built-in automatic noise-reduction, Logitech Fluid Crystal technology, a frame rate of up to 30 per second and a video capture of 1024 x768 (XVGA) resolution.
It also takes software-enhanced 5-megapixel pictures.
The Logitech Webcam C170 is available from Australia Post, Big W and Bing Lee and will cost $29.95.
The company also recently announced an expansion to its local retail channel, opening its online store to allow consumers to buy products directly from Logitech through Logitech.com.
The global initiative supports Logitech’s multi-channel retail strategy of meeting consumer demand in making its product range more readily available and accessible.
“We’ve had feedback from customers that they want the option to buy directly from Logitech – so the opening of the Logitech Australia online store is very much a customer-driven initiative,” Saad said.
Logitech will continue to support and closely collaborate with its retail and reseller partners.