Lights! Cameras! Action! Who says webcams need to be dull little units that are as boring and unobtrusive as can be? Hollywood Webgear aims to be part of the action.
Sold in the UK through I Want One Of Those, the Hollywood webcam aims to make video chats and capturing video on your laptop that little bit more of an occasion. The Hollywood USB webcam and a companion product, the Hollywood USB Spotlight, are sold separately for £9.95 and £4.95 respectively, but seem designed to work together.
The Hollywood Webgear products are powered by USB - no external power source is needed - and can be plugged in either side of your Windows laptop or MacBook. The USB webcam has a red LED that glows to show recording is in progress. Digital stills photos can also be taken with it using the quick snapshot function.
Designed to bring a bit of Hollywood glamour to the realm of home videomaking for the web, there's even a clapperboard to complete the setup.