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Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Heater (laptopmag.com)

Creative Live! Ultra for Notebooks

 
Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Creative WebCam Live! Ultra Review and Prices

 

The WebCam Live! Ultra is a respectable (although not inexpensive) choice for individuals buying their first webcam. Image quality is only average, but it's as good as the quality you will get from most budget-price webcams.

Easy to set up and use, impressive software bundle

no pan or tilt features, base works better on LCD and notebook displays than CRTs or other flat surfaces

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Creative WebCam Live! Ultra for Notebooks Review and Prices

 

Creative's WebCam Live! Ultra for Notebooks has a price tag that's high enough to move it out of the fun gadget category and into more serious territory. If you have a true need (rather than a simple desire) for a webcam, the Ultra's features and...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Stephen Cohen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Labs Live! Ultra for Notebooks

 

76º camera angle ; Compact yet highly durable construction

Inaccuracy of "Face tracking" feature, Software needs a few refinements

The Creative Ultra! Live for Notebooks is a well-built, durable webcam aimed at style-conscious laptop users. However, we look forward to future, more refined releases of the Creative software.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Stephen Cohen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Live! Ultra for Notebooks

 

The Creative Live! Ultra for Notebooks holds a lot of potential, boasting excellent construction, portable design, adequate 'extras', and two unique f...

76º camera angle; Compact yet highly durable construction

Inaccuracy of “Face tracking” feature, Software needs a few refinements

The Creative Ultra! Live for Notebooks is a well-built, durable webcam aimed at style-conscious laptop users. However, we look forward to future, more refined releases of the Creative software.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Ankur Badhwar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Creative Labs Live! Ultra

 

CCD Sensor, wide view angle, simple setup and use, can operate at 640 x 480 @ 30fps

Expensive, resource intensive software, limited features in included software

An easy to use and capable webcam, although slightly expensive.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Creative Live Cam Notebook Ultra

 

The Creative Live Cam Notebook Ultra is about the closest alternative to an integrated laptop Webcam; unfortunately its image quality is no better than average.

Compact size ; Clips securely to laptops ; Included headphone/microphone set improves audio

Poor image quality, particularly in low light ; Wide-angle lens has unintended fisheye effect

Other extras in the box include a travel pouch and a headphone and microphone set. Audio quality improved by using the tethered mic instead of the Webcam's integrated one, but you'll be appearing in your Webcam video wearing earbuds with a mic clipped...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (cnet.com.au)

Creative WebCam Live Ultra

 

Ideal for novice users, this camera provides good video and picture quality, although its quality when used with video instant messengers could be better.

Rotates 360 degrees ; Useful software bundle

Pixelated and dark images with video instant messaging ; Stand isn't compatible with CRT monitors

This camera's white-balance and exposure controls are automatic, as is its wide-screen view, and the automatic settings work well in high light situations. In dim environments, however, we found that the subject of the video, whether it was a person's...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: picky boy (newegg.com)

works just fine

 

I'm using this with yawcam for a poor man's motion activated security camera. it gives me a bigger view of the room which is what I was looking for. Much nicer than my ancient first gen webcam from 4 years ago.

nice wide angle lens and reasonably sharp images. Decent amount of correction controls and the face detection is a potentially nice feature that I turned off

short cable, limited mounting options and no vertical adjustment

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not good

 

I bought this camera to record the suspicious activities when I'm not home. The software allows you to record every time it detects motion. Unfortunately it crashes all the time. I tried to reinstall the drivers but the problem persists. No...

Wide viewing angle. Decent picture quality

Terrible drivers.! Terrible software! Crashes all the time.No live support. Very poor documentation

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Stylish and versatile, the Creative WebCam Live! Ultra for Notebooks is a must-have for notebook users. It is designed for portability and durability, and it even comes with a PowerGrip attachment that securely clips onto your notebook. The Live! Ultra for Notebooks is a small webcam with big features. It is the only notebook webcam with a 76

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 960/640 x 480

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Live! Cam Notebook Ultra/Live! Ultra for Notebooks
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative/Creative WebCam

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels/640 x 480

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Notebook web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:2560 x 1920