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Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000 Webcam
  

Today Microsoft Hardware, makers of the best-selling LifeCam line,1 delivers quality video calling for under $30 (U.S.) with the LifeCam VX-2000 ? an easy-to-use webcam with a built-in microphone and vivid VGA video. This new webcam makes setup a cinch; consumers can easily connect with friends and family, using their broadband Internet connection, just minutes after opening the box.

?Microsoft is committed to delivering quality products at every price point,? said Daniel Anguiano, product marketing manager at Microsoft Corp. ?These days more than ever, consumers are looking for the biggest bang for their buck, and the LifeCam VX-2000 fits the bill, with an excellent webcam experience that?s easy on the wallet.?

Quality Video Connection for Less



?Video-calling technology has been around for decades but has really taken off recently,? said Rebecca Swensen, research analyst for IDC?s Enterprise Mobility and IP Communications Services program. ?With monthly worldwide use reaching an estimate of 35 million users, video calling is a viable technology for consumers and businesses alike.?

Responding to the growth of video calling, the VX-2000 aims to bring the fun of video calling to more consumers, letting families and friends share life?s moments across distances near and far. Featuring VGA video and 1.3MP still photography, the VX-2000 provides crystal-clear images and auto-adjusts for low-light conditions to create bright pictures in a variety of scenarios. The VX-2000 also comes equipped with these top Windows Live features:
  • Video Effects that let people personalize video calls with fun visual elements
  • Video Messages so people can record and send videos when friends are not around for a live call
  • Windows Live Call Button to easily initiate a video call

Pricing and Availability

The LifeCam VX-2000 will be available in June 2009 for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S).2 It is available now for pre-sale on Amazon.com and will ship in June when it is widely released. The LifeCam VX-2000 is backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft. More information about this and other Microsoft Hardware products can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware.

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See the smiles - enjoy clear VGA video and sharp 1.3 Megapixel (interpolated) still photos. Auto-adjusts for low-light conditions. Easy to use - sets up in minutes

Windows Live? Call Button

It's simple to start video calls. One touch of the Windows Live Call Button lets you see who's online, and you're on your way to making a video call.

LifeCam Dashboard
Add special effects and control your webcam?all from the Windows Live Messenger window.

VGA Video Sensor
Enjoy clear VGA video and sharp 1.3 megapixel (interpolated) still photos. Camera auto-adjusts for low-light conditions for the best video possible.

1.3 megapixel still photos (interpolated)
Take 1.3 megapixel photos to share with friends and family.

Built-In Microphone
The built-in microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity.

Up To 30 Frames Per Second
Capture up to 30 frames per second, which means the video images you see are smooth and seamless.

Easy to use
Set up in minutes with Plug and Play.

Video Effects

Discover a fun way to express yourself with these entertaining video effects built into the LifeCam dashboard.

Windows Live Video Messages *
Send a video message to your contacts anywhere, anytime ? even if they are not online. Send and receive video messages directly from your desktop using the exclusive LifeCam Video Message gadget.

Optimized for Windows Live? Messenger
Windows Live Messenger** lets you chat online via text, voice and video. Combine the features of Windows Live with the LifeCam VX-2000 for an unforgettable experience.

Broad IM Compatibility
Works with: Windows Live?, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Microsoft Office Communicator, Skype.

3X Digital Zoom
The zoom delivers realistic, up-close-and-personal video, so you can see the contours of every smile.

Attaches to Desktops and Notebooks
Fits on most monitors, including flat screens and notebooks, or sits directly on your desk.

3-Year Limited Warranty
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