New York - Hercules, a manufacturer of IT, DJ and Wi-Fi devices, announced a new Web cam on Thursday.
The Dualpix HD720p is trumpeted as a high-definition mini Web cam that delivers 720p resolution. Suggested retail is $59.99, and it will be available in early September.
According to the company, it has the ability to rotate on two axes for the best angle, "capturing pictures and angles unachievable by earlier models of Web cams." Other features include wide-angle auto focus lens, a built-in microphone, and the ability to automatically rotate the picture angle and detect the user's position at the start of each chat session.
It also has a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor, 5-megapixel photo resolution, 3x zoom and USB 2.0 Video Class interface for high-speed transfers.
The company said the Web cam is compatible with such videoconferencing applications as Windows Live Messenger, MSN Messenger Skype, AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.