Mac-compatible Bluetooth Web cam debuts

Peter Cohen, Macworld
5 January, 2009
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Ecamm Network on Friday introduced its BT-1 Bluetooth wireless Web cam, which it calls the world’s first such device. Designed for Mac compatibility, the BT-1 will cost $US149.99 ($A210) when it ships in March. Ecamm plans to show the Web cam at Macworld Expo in San Francisco next week.

The BT-1 streams H.264-encoded video at 640-by-480-pixel resolution, and AAC-encoded audio at 48 kHz. It measures 5cm by 6.4cm by 1.6cm, and sports a standard tripod mount. The device works with iChat, Skype, and other applications, according to Ecamm.

The BT-1 includes a flexible mini-tripod, which gives you the ability to adjust camera position, pan, and tilt, along with a USB cable for recharging its battery.

The Web cam requires OS X 10.5 Leopard or later and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR or better.

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