T95 C1 webcam PC – $84.99 at Banggood (£66.14/AU$120.71)
This webcam-PC cross undoubtedly falls into the class of extraordinary units. It sits atop high a monitor or television, as any webcam would, nevertheless it’s additionally packing an 8-core system-on-chip, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.
We’ve fond memories of the Cenovo King Kong Mini – a really small Windows computer we reviewed in 2016 that got here with an integrated webcam. Suffice to say, it was not a stellar business success, which is a disgrace given the rise of remote working.
Quick ahead to 2020 and the T95 C1 has taken one other crack at merging pc features right into a webcam. This time, nonetheless, the top consequence appears extra like, properly, a webcam.
The system hangs from the highest body of a monitor or tv and doesn’t really price rather more than a good webcam, regardless of the additional performance.
Its innards are surprisingly good as properly; an 8-core Rockchip RK3368 system-on-chip is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The latter will also be elevated by way of a microSD card slot and there are additionally two out there USB ports (albeit v2.0).
The system runs on Android 9.0 and connects to the web by way of both a 10/100 Ethernet cable or 802.11ac Wi-Fi. There’s no audio connector nor gigabit Ethernet, and the USB ports actually must be 3.0 variations, however a minimum of the HDMI port is a v2.0 model.
The webcam description mentions an 8-megapixel sensor which, if true, would make it the largest sensor we’ve come throughout on a desktop-bound webcam. It’s also extremely seemingly this sensor was initially destined for use as a selfie camera for an entry level smartphone.
Keep in mind
- If this product comes from mainland China, it might take as much as a month to achieve both the UK or US (and probably more). You could be levied a tax both straight or via the courier.