When I first saw the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect I knew I had to have one. Well, I finally do. It’s been sitting here for a little bit now. The Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is jam packed with features!!!
It comes in two variants however I’m being told it’s really tough to obtain a Ruby – Limited Edition version so if you want one of these, you should go with the Silver. PN 960-001013 Silver
What does it do?
Logitech’s cylindrical ConferenceCam Connect delivers high-quality HD video conferencing for groups of up to six people. Useful extras include battery-powered operation and wireless screen mirroring for compatible mobile devices.
The Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is a USB webcam + speakerphone that supports Bluetooth and NFC pairing. This allows you to use as a webcam and speakerphone for web-based calls from Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync, Cisco Jabber, Skype, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and most major web based collaboration platforms. The ConferenceCam Connect can be used as a wireless speakerphone for your mobile device to have small group conference call. You can connect your *supported mobile device wirelessly to screen mirror presentations, spreadsheets, videos or Internet content to a projector, monitor, television or other display that’s connected to ConferenceCam Connect via HDMI cable (not included).
*Screen Mirroring: Android 4.3 or higher, Windows 8.1 or higher (As phones or tablets may vary, please check your mobile device specs or contact manufacturer)
Set Up and Use: I let charge overnight. It’s a very clean design. Once ConferenceCam Connect is charged you should get up to 15 hours (3 hours for videoconferencing and screen mirroring). The remote control also acts as lens cover and attaches magnetically. Again, very clean design. You have three operating options once you turn uniton: Screen Mirroring, USB and Mobile (Bluetooth or NFC). The selection options are on top of ConferenceCam Connect.
Here’s one of the downsides, it doesn’t automatically switch from Mobile to PC mode. For example, I’m connected to PC for Lync voice and video calls. I am also paired to my mobile device to stream music. If I am in mobile/Bluetooth mode and I get Lync call, I have to manually press the USB mode to answer the call. It doesn’t automatically switch.
Audio and Video Quality: I don’t have an HDMI cable here so I’ve been unable to test the Screen Mirroring feature however I did witness it at the tradeshow and it was pretty cool. They were streaming movies from Netflix to a tv monitor. Good quality.
When streaming music the audio quality is very good. Nice sound. Plus it’s wireless so very portable.
Audio quality on Lync (softphone) call was very good. I can clearly hear and be heard. Video quality appears to be very good as well.
What’s really cool is that the ConferenceCam Connect offers 90-degree field of view with autofocus, 4X digital zoom in Full HD, Rightlight™ 2 Technology for clear image in various lighting environments (even low light), and Digital pan, tilt and zoom from remote control or optional downloadable app plus a mechanical tilt. The remote control offers camera controls and speakerphone functions with a 10 foot range.
Image of my view with ConferenceCam Connect and then image of view from person I’m calling. So you can see the video quality is very good. Nice clear image.