Need a webcam and mic

As above - i'm away on business next week and will be taking my laptop with me. It's got built in camera and microphone, but wanted to get one for the desktop so i can skype the kids while i'm away.

needs to be something i can buy from a shop and get before tues morning.

any ideas on where i could get a good one at a decent price?

(also, how may megapixels is good?)


I wouldn't bother with a megapixel image unless youknow you will have a very good internet connection - 640x480 will be good enough for web cam purposes. I would also recommend a headset with mic as it cuts out echos or you will have to be careful where you position the mic.

Something like this would be fine IMO:…htm

Mikomi Webcam with Mic and Zoom.

Less Than Half Price £9.99 . . . . was £24.99

[*]Built-in microphone.
[*]Compatible with video instant messaging.
[*]Compatible with: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista: Pentium 4 or faster, 200Mb hard disk space, 128Mb RAM.
[*]NV763 sensor.
[*]360° rotation.
[*]USB connectivity.
[*]Automatically adjusts for low light conditions.
[*]Includes software, CD driver and manual.
[*]Video capture 800 x 600dpi.
[*]Live video 30fps.
[*]Still image capture 1280 x 960 (1.3Mp).
[*]Attaches to almost all types of monitor. Mac 10.X and above.[/LIST]

Original Poster

thanks guys, or gals, or a mix of the two - never really sure in this place!!!!

rep given!
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