Combo Springboard Camera and Webcam Coming
Targus is demonstrating at Comdex a Springboard digital camera that can be connected to a computer to also work as a webcam. The Targus HandCam can take still pictures or record video clips when attached to a Visor. These are saved to the Visor's memory but the module also has 2 MB of flash memory that are added to the Visor's. The HandCam can be removed from the Visor and connected to a PC with a USB cable, which lets it operate as a Webcam. It can also take still pictures when attached to the PC. It will be available in the next few weeks for $100.
Like many Springboards, the HandCam sticks up above the top of the Visor. This portion can be swiveled to point the camera either at the user or the other way.
It has an automatic focus but can be manually focused for close-up shots.
It comes with video conferencing software for the desktop computer to be used when it is operating as a webcam.
Thanks to Mac for the info. -Ed
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