Now that everything in our lives has pretty much gone electronic, communication has become really impersonal. I believe that we communicate primarily through emails and text messages (or Tweets and Status updates, and over the phone (even though that seems to happen less and less). The problem with all of these methods is that the person on the other end can’t see the look on your face, watch your body language, or hear the emotion in your voice. They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, and on most days, we don’t even see those eyes.
HP knows how important it is to keep in touch with our loved ones, and they know that texting and emailing just doesn’t get the meaning across. While most of us know them for PC’s and printers, they also make a great line of webcams as well. I got to try their HP 5210 HD Webcam. I’ve never had a High Definition web camera, but I’ve seen others use them and most of them don’t work very well. The audio’s usually way off and the video is sketchy. I mean, it gets the point across, but it’s not like having a real conversation. HP’s 5210 is SUPER lifelike. With 1080P Full HD Precision Lens and H.264 HD technology, there’s less lag time and you get the picture much quicker and more clearly. Plus, there’s 5x digital zoom, two noise-cancelling stereo microphones, quick-launch buttons for video recording, video calling, and still camera, and TrueVision automatic light exposure for easy use in low-light conditions.
I’ve used this cam, and I LOVE it! It was clear as a bell. On top of chatting, I also used it to (unknowingly) monitor my son while I was away from home. He still hasn’t figured it out. You can purchase on HP’s website or on Amazon and other online retailers for about $99.99, which I think is a really reasonable price for a great quality cam. If you’re tired of that cheap webcam that has poor video and audio and you’re ready for an upgrade, visit HP today and get your 5210 HD Webcam!