Perhaps the best thing I can say about the Califone Model CW1
USB Webcam is that after testing it for a month for this review,
we continued using it; the unit sits next to the more expensive "Big
Box" brand it replaced.
The Webcam is made from ABS plastic, and it has an adjustable
base that can double as a clamp to hold it on a computer monitor.
The camera boasts a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels and a standard
30 frames per second frame rate. There is a built-in microphone
and a focus wheel on the unit. We did not need to focus at all
after installing the Webcam.
During our test, the Webcam provided clear video for online classes
and Skype calls with no problems or "technical glitches" for which
such devices are infamous.
The Model CW1, which sells for $35, is part of a line of technology
tools designed for classroom applications, where durability and
ease of use are important. For a low-cost Web video solution, the
Califone Model CW1 exceeds expectations.