£32-10 at Amazon, £32-99 at play, had eight on the shelf at North Shields Tesco when I was there today. Weirdly, the lesser specced VX5500 was £29-97 down from an alleged £60 so this was half even that. Probably store specific but may be worth having a look in your local. Didn't buy one myself but may assist someone else looking for one.http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=002&active_tab=systemRequirements
The VX-6000's automatic face tracking software, which takes advantage of the camera's pan, tilt, and zoom controls, follows you so you don't disappear off-screen. Meanwhile, the camera automatically adjusts for low-light conditions for improved video quality, and a built-in unidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation provides crystal-clear audio. Video effects give you a fun way to express yourself, and last but not least, the camera's
universal attachment base fits on most monitors, including flat screens. Alternatively, the camera can sit directly on your desk. Note that while the VX-6000 is optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft LifeCams also work with other instant messaging programs, such as Yahoo Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.
Take instant messaging with friends and family to a new level of sight and sound. Here sounds and voices as if they were in the room with you. See clear live video images. Experience a new dimension in communication. Putting the
power of Windows Live Messenger at your fingertips, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 takes instant messaging with family and friends to a new level of sight and sound by offering great video and crystal-clear audio with acoustic
noise cancellation. Plus, you get advanced features, such as automatic face tracking software and low-light adjustment, so you feel like you're right there. Get great video and crystal-clear audio during your Windows Live Messenger chats. A universal attachment base fits on most monitors, including flat screens. Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 is a wired, desktop webcam that delivers High Definition still (1.3 megapixels interpolated) photography, brilliant video (1280 x 1024 pixels) and a built-in unidirectional noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear audio performance. The LifeCam fully integrates with the Microsoft Windows Live Messenger to deliver a suite of market-first features that make Web video calling a breeze. The Universal Attachment Base allows for easy and secure attachment to virtually any size monitor. Featuring a sleek black and gray design, the VX-3000 complements any office or home PC. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 is optimized for Windows Live Messenger, which is used by the largest worldwide instant messenger community with over 200 million users. Three key features give you a superior Windows Live Experience. First, the Windows Live Call Button makes it easy to start a video call. Simply press the button to see who's online, and you're on your way to a video call. Second, with the LifeCam Dashboard you can access video effects and control your webcam from the Windows Live Messenger window. Lastly, with One-Touch Blogging, a single click allows you to upload to Windows Live Spaces, an online scrapbook that lets you easily post blogs, photo albums, and personal music lists.