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640 X 480 Clip USB 2.0 Jun 2012
Maximum Video Resolution Mounting Type Interface Mac Compatibility Release Date
Reasonably priced
Good size
Poor product quality

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Weight & Dimensions

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”.


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 Built-In Microphone

The BXL-WEBCAM2PI does not have a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as this webcam do have a built-in microphone.

It is worth also looking at other webcams which also have a built-in microphone including the Logitech C270, the HP Deluxe, or the LogiLink UA0172.

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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” .


Released Over Five Years Ago

This basicXL webcam was released in June 2012.


Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

This webcam has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on webcams of this age and type.

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Not Full HD

This webcam is not full HD.

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Other Features

Has a Manual Focus

The basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2PI has a manual focus. Most of the other webcams of this type and age also have a manual focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers basicxl bxlwebcam2bu, basicxl bxlwebcam2gr, basicxl bxlwebcam2pi, basicxl bxlwebcam2bl
Barcodes 00696720538338, 00696720711489, 04050759880169, 04053893741372, 05055712398056, 05412810137275, 05412810137565, 05412810137572, 05412810137930

basicXL BXL-WEBCAM2PI Review Sources

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