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Veo Mobile Connect review: Veo Mobile Connect

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The Good Sturdy design; quality video and photos; sensitive and accurate microphone; easy setup.

The Bad Short USB cable; video with instant messengers is pixelated.

The Bottom Line Adequate for amateur users, the Veo Mobile Connect offers good photo and video quality, but when used with instant-messaging programs, its images are pixelated.

7.3 Overall

Veo Mobile Connect Web camera

Intended for short videos, pictures, and video instant messaging, the $60 Veo Mobile Connect Web camera produces clear video and photos, but its images are somewhat pixelated when used for video messaging. It features a sensitive on-camera microphone that clearly records voice from more than three feet away. The printed quick-start guide makes setup a breeze; if you need more help, it also comes with a 44-page manual on CD. When installing the hardware with the installation CD, you have the choice of installing only the hardware drivers or all the utilities, including Creative Studio, a comprehensive package of software for creating and editing pictures, videos, games, e-cards, and other accessories. The Mobile Connect attaches to the top of a laptop via a spring-loaded clip, and you can easily adjust the camera's direction vertically, but you can't swivel it from side to side. The Mobile Connect's sturdy aluminum carrying case will fit easily in a pocket while you're on the road, but you'll need another pocket for the USB cord--the case fits the camera only.

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