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September 10, 2010

Logitech Webcam Pro 9000


There are lots of great webcams out there, however I wanted to talk a little about the Logitech Webcam Pro 9000. Many of you will say, “Sarah- that’s old news… it’s not a new product.” All true, but my friend Shakil in Windows Live dropped it off and said to play with it on Windows Live Beta.

Having earned the Compatible with Windows 7 Logo and Optimized for Windows 7 logo, this webcam was design to rock on Windows. The experience out of the box was fantastic. I plugged it in, drivers automatically installed, and I was ready to go. I was already midchat with my best friend in Dubai, so I clicked video call and the video launched instantly.


This seamless experience is what I love about products that pass our logo testing. Some of you may wonder what is the difference between “Optimized for Windows Live” and “Compatible with Windows 7”? It’s simple. Webcams that earn the Compatible with Windows Live logo install and run reliably on all versions of Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit included. That quick install is all about the plug and play requirements in the logo program. Thanks to the work with the Windows Live team, products that earn “Optimized with Windows Live” meet the Windows 7 requirements and also are optimized to work seamlessly with Windows Live.
The specs on this camera can speak for itself:

  • HD video recording and 2-megapixel sensor capture detailed 16 x 9 widescreen videos and up to 8-megapixel photos
  • RightLight2 Technology adjusts brightness for perfect images, even in dim light
  • Premium built-in microphone with RightSound Technology for crystal-clear conversations

The funny thing was what really impressed me was the built-in microphone with RightSound Technology. My friend in Dubai even commented that my microphone was amazing! The sound is better than over the phone!

I’ll be playing with a few other webcams over the next few weeks. I will say that this little device has earned a permanent residence in my office for international calls and videochats. Logitech got it right with the RightSound technology.