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basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2

BasicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 Webcam

640 X 480 Clip/Stand USB 2.0 Jun 2012
Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Interface USB Powered Release Date
Stylish and easy to use USB 2.0 webcam. The webcam is equipped with a stand and clip-on which means you can use it with a desktop PC or notebook. More
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6 Reasons For

Good Size

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was tight. N. Cartmon mentioned in their basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 review on Amazon “The spring clip is very tight and will grip the screen so hard it causes discolouration”.

Reasonably Priced

One basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 owner who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. N. Cartmon wrote in their review of the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 “If your looking value for money dont bother with this webcam” .

Mac Compatibility

Unlike most of the other webcams that are a comparable age to the BXL-WEBCAM2 which are not mac compatibility, the BXL-WEBCAM2 is mac compatibility.

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USB Powered

The basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 is USB powered, which is unusual. Most of the other webcams of this age and spec are not USB powered.

Other USB powered webcams currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Speed-Link Reflect[plb_533182_price].

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Very Small Minimum RAM

At only 128 megabytes, the BXL-WEBCAM2 has a quite small minimum RAM compared to most of the other webcams of a similar spec and age to the BXL-WEBCAM2. The smallest minimum RAM of webcams that are a similar age to the BXL-WEBCAM2 is 120MB and the biggest is 2.1GB.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The smallest minimum hard disk space of webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the BXL-WEBCAM2 is 60MB and the biggest is 500MB. With a minimum hard disk space of only 60 megabytes, the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 has a fairly small minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable spec and age to the BXL-WEBCAM2.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Two basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 reviewers concluded that the product was not good quality. Three years ago N. Cartmon said in their review of this webcam on Amazon “Its grainy picture quality and poor design mean if anything its good at breaking your screen or monitor”. N. Cartmon also said “The Picture quality is so bad in low light even though it has 3 Led's which only cause partial blindness when your looking at the webcam”.

Poor Design

One basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was not a good design.

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 does not have a motion detector. Most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

Most of the other webcams that have been around for a similar time to the BXL-WEBCAM2 have a built-in microphone, however the BXL-WEBCAM2 does not have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Like most of the other webcams that have been available for around the same time as the BXL-WEBCAM2, the BXL-WEBCAM2 does not feature face tracking.

We think you might also be interested in alternative webcams which also feature face tracking including the Speed-Link Reflect[plb_533182_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

Like most of the other similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to the BXL-WEBCAM2, the BXL-WEBCAM2 does not have a zoom capability.

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Not Full HD

The BXL-WEBCAM2 is not full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec webcams that were released more than two years ago are also not full HD.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The BXL-WEBCAM2 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

Like most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the BXL-WEBCAM2, the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 does not have a snapshot button.

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4 Other reasons to consider the basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2

Released Over Four Years Ago

This webcam has been on the market for over four years.

Average Maximum Frame Rate

The basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2 has a pretty average maximum frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other webcams of a similar age and spec to the BXL-WEBCAM2.

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USB Interface

This webcam has a USB 2 interface, which is typical of many webcams that came out more than two years ago.

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640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The BXL-WEBCAM2 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Design
Built-In Microphone
Mounting Type
Colour of Product
Interface
Other Features
USB Powered
Mac Compatibility
Connection to PC
Manual Focus
Optical Drive Required
Focus
Compatible Operating Systems
USB Required
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Minimum Processor
Package Length
Microphone Included
Packaging Data
Package Width
Package Weight
Package Height
Headset Included

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 October 2013 by N. Cartmon
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If your looking value for money dont bother with this webcam. Its grainy picture quality and poor design mean if anything its good at breaking your screen or monitor. The spring clip is very tight... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bxlwebcam2, bxlwebcam2b, bxlwebcam2bl, bxlwebcam2bu, basicxl bxlwebcam2, basicxl bxlwebcam2b, basicxl bxlwebcam2g, basicxl bxlwebcam2bu, basicxl bxlwebcam2gr, basicxl bxlwebcam2bl
Barcodes 00696720538338, 00696720711489, 04050759880169, 04053893741372, 05055712398056, 05412810137275, 05412810137565, 05412810137572, 05412810137930

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