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This 2K webcam is your $14 social distancing antidote (Update: Expired)

Save 53% on a budget QHD webcam with dual microphones, exposure correction and noise reduction.


Update: Sorry, folks, but the seller has expired the promo code. 

Shortly after the world began to social distance last this year, I discovered that my laptop didn't even come with a webcam. It wasn't a feature I had cared about until that moment. The bad news is that, even if your laptop does have a webcam, chances are it's kind of terrible. And whether you're chatting with friends and family or just spending time on Zoom with Bob from accounting, now might be a good time to step up your video-call quality at a deep discount. The Depstech 2K webcam is currently $13.80 when you combine the coupon on the product page with promo code HM54QYU9 at checkout.

Already one of the more affordable 2K webcams on Amazon, this Depstech is an especially good deal right now. Regularly priced at $30, the last time I told you about this deal, it was selling for $18. Now it's selling at its lowest price ever. The code is scheduled to expire on April 23, but if inventory starts to run low, expect the Depstech Amazon store to expire the code sooner.  

The camera captures 2,560x1,440 QHD video -- roughly twice the resolution of the HD webcam that comes with many laptops -- and uses dual microphones to apply automatic noise reduction on your audio. It also performs automatic exposure compensation, which can help if you're in a dim room or backlit and appearing in shadow. The camera mounts to the top of your laptop or desktop monitor, or it can stand on its own on the desktop.

This plug-and-play webcam is virtually universal; it works with pretty much all versions of Windows (including XP, 7, 8 and 10) as well as Mac. 

First published last year. This article has been updated with the latest deal. 

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