Webcam or venomous serpent?

Philips joins the monster-cam brigade

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Some of us at Crave will fully admit to being suckers for the sleek designs of many Philips products, but we must part ways with the fashion-conscious European in this one instance, for it has apparently joined ranks with the Webcam creature brigade . The 1.3-megapixel SPC520NC and SPC220NC (catchy!) may be easy to use, as Tech Digest says, but we think they look more like a cobra ready to strike--and that's the last thing we want to have perched in front of our faces all day. Or maybe it just means we've been watching way too many Discovery documentaries since we got our new plasma. We really need more HD channels...

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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