I guess I've had this webcam / headset combo for the better part of a year now.
I wanted a headset in order to use Skype more efficiently as I was freelancing in an open plan office. I had already tried an old USB handset which unfortunately didn't work too well with a laptop: upon install it was fine, but wasn't after rebooting or disconnecting. I was thinking of paying around £55 for a wireless headset, when I discovered this little gem in my local John Dyas where I hadn't even thought of looking for a headset. It was remarkably cheap (£10 or £15) and included a webcam, so I thought I'd give it a go.
The webcam - it's head is more versatile than an owl's! It can be used on a flat desk, perched on the top rim of the laptop screen or hung from a bookshelf or venetian blind as it's got a very generous 6ft long USB cable. Having said all that, I've not had any real need to use it, not least because I bought a new laptop which has an integrated webcam.
The headset is what I was really interested in. It has an even more generous 8ft long cable with two jacks (microphone and earphone) which in this case turns out to be a lot more plug n play friendly than a USB connection. The thin, springy and foldable neckband with the sensibly-sized earpads really are "one-size fits all" as well as being very comfortable to wear and can easily cope with a boring hour-long conference call. In fact you can push the microphone back as they are fine to wear all day for listening to music as well. Another excellent factor is that this design and construction quite happily folds up with no fears that it is too fragile to squeeze inside an already overburdened laptop bag.
No problems with XP or Windows 7 - in fact no problems whatsoever. Absolute bargain!
Chat pack including webcam and a foldable neckband headset for chatting and video conferencing
Complete, easy to install package to see and hear each other online
Webcam equipped with automatic face tracking technology that conveniently follows your moves
Ideal for Live Messenger, MSN Messenger, Skype and other messenger services
USB webcam with 352 x 288 hardware resolution and VGA pixel snapshot resolution
Headset with foldable design and inline volume remote control
Webcam with snapshot button to quickly take a picture
The camera stand can also be used to attach the webcam to the screen of a notebook or desktop PC