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Gear Head WC8500HD webcam

Gear Head WC8500HD webcam
alaScore 83

63 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Gear Head WC8500HD webcam. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Gear Head WC8500HD webcam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 63 reviews)

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Consumer review ( review summary for Gear Head WC8500HD webcam


alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Gear Head WC8500HD webcam from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gear Head 8MP 1080P HD Webcam with Dual Microphone (WC8500HD)Gear Head 8MP 1080P HD Webcam with Dual Microphone (WC8500HD)

Mar, 2018

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Decent video, awful mic


The video looks good, but sound from mics is as you're talking through the pillow.

Nov, 2015

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Not compatible with USB 3.0


Works as a camera, or quick video...but, not as a webcam. No response from Gear Head.

Mar, 2015

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Totally Excellent!!


It just about installed itself and works excellent. I am happy with the performance of this camera.

Jun, 2014

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Terrible Webcam Had to Return it


I bought it for my mac which it says it supports but it didnt get recognized by any of the major applications. So tried it on my windows laptop and it gets detected but most applications didn't work with it either not even camtasia. Don't recommend...

Sep, 2012

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Thing's Great


The picture is crystal clear the mic I turned off cause I don't use those mics. Other than that great for 20 bucks. Well the base is a little wobbly when hooked to the top of a computer but it stays when you set it there but getting it positioned took...

Oct, 2015

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Work as expected. Super easy install. Sharp video.

Oct, 2015

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Web Cam


Worked great... Very satisified!

Aug, 2015

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Not 100% Mac compatible


This camera is listed as being made for Mac but is made for windows and can be used with Mac. However there are no specific drivers for it for the Mac. You can try to download them for the Mac but what they have online is actually windows drivers...

Jun, 2015

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Mixed Reviews- Video Qulity Excelent but Sound Ehh


I originally bought this webcam because the built-in microphone in my old one didn't well. Being my original one was a Gear Head and the video quality was great, I went with the same brand. The video quality was amazing, actually better than most...

Feb, 2015

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It definitely works for me, so far I'm happy.


I have not got it working correctly yet, I have someone coming you show me how to work it, so it will do the things I hope you will do, otherwise is just fine, thank you

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black

Other Features

Mac compatibility: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes
USB powered: Yes
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

Desktop stand: Yes
Manual: Yes


Full HD: No
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Maximum video resolution:1600 x 1200
Photo feature: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

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