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Logitech Adds HD Webcams For Free HD Calls

6/22/2010 01:23:00 PM Eastern
FREMONT, CALIF. — Logitech unveiled a new line of high-definition webcams that utilize the previously announced Logitech Vid HD software to make free two-way HD video calls.

The flagship Logitech HD Pro C910 offers 720p video calling, Full- HD 1080p video recording, 10-megapixel still photo captures, Logitech Fluid Crystal technology for smoother motion and truer colors, and oneclick HD uploading to Facebook and YouTube. It boasts two microphones, one on either side of the webcam lens, for stereo sound, and a thin 25mmdeep form factor.

Other new webcam models include the portable 8-megapixel HD webcam C510 with fold-and-go design and 360-degree rotation capability, and the step-down 5-megapixel HD webcam C310 and 3-megapixel HD webcam C270.

“HD video calling is a critical step toward our vision of a world in which video communication is as mainstream and seamless as a telephone call — for anyone, anywhere,” said Eric Kintz, VP/GM of Logitech’s video business. “With Logitech HD webcams and Vid HD, you have everything you need to share, to connect, to see the people that matter to you in breathtaking detail that far surpasses the quality of embedded webcams.” Logitech Vid HD software is available via free download at www.logitech.com/vid, and works with any brand HD-ready webcam. It includes Magix photo- and video-editing software. All four Logitech HD webcams are Skype-certified, optimized for Windows Live Messenger, and will work with major video-calling clients including Yahoo! Messenger and Gmail Voice and Video Chat.

The Logitech HD Pro C910 is expected to be available in the U.S.in August for a suggested retail of $99.99. The C510 ($59.99), C310 ($49.99) and C270 ($39.99) are expected to ship in June.
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