Unclear on the concept: Night-vision Webcam

Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

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So let's get this straight: Night-vision devices are supposed to help you see things in the dark, like those night dart launchers , right? Not the other way around? That's what we thought, anyway, so we have no idea why anyone would want a "Night Vision WebCam."

This 1.3-megapixel camera has six infra-red LED bulbs "to light any video conversation no matter how dark the conditions may be," Coolest-Gadgets says. Silly us--we would have just turned on a lamp.

Maybe this would be useful in a dorm if you're trying not to wake your roommates. Or maybe there's some other use that we'd just as soon not know about.

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