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Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good comments.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Webcams on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


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May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on Reviewers really like the price, but some have doubts about the usability.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass


The Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass is a decent webcam, and at a mere 25 bucks, it's a ridiculously good buy.

Low price. Snazzy design. Built-in LEDs help with low-light video. Versatile lens mount. Easy-to-use capture software.

Video resolution tops out at 640 by 480. Poor image quality. Problems with audio-video sync. Awkward manual focus ring.

The lens can spin 360 degrees, tilt about 90 degrees forward and back, and even pivot slightly from side to side so that you can make your subject appear perfectly level (in case the mount isn't). It's flanked by four surprisingly bright LEDs, which...

Dec, 2007

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Thrustmaster T-Wireless Review


The Thrustmaster T-Wireless has some interesting elements, but it lacks many standard features. This wireless PC gamepad has a rubber grip, but it lacks vibration and pressure-sensitive triggers. The controller is compact, but its battery pack makes it...

The Thrustmaster T-Wireless has a rubber grip.

It lacks vibration feedback and pressure-sensitive triggers.

This wireless controller works for both PC and PlayStation 3, but it lacks some standard features.

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Hercules - Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass


High-definition (HD) and widescreen devices dominate the high-end webcam market - and with the soaring popularity of video chat via Skype, it's a trend we we fully expect to see continue. But if your needs are ...

The technology may be far from ground-breaking, but Hercules' Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass is a solid budget webcam, particularly suited to low light use. As an entry-level unit, or one for occasional use, it's just the job.

Mar, 2011

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DOA on video


it's odd.. The build quality looked good, same with the specs... The video would not function, audio did work, but this isn't a microphone, it's a webcam and I need video. Shame, I bet this could've been a decent device. had to RMA. it cost me 8.50 to...

Aug, 2013

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headset does not work


Great camera but, the head set will not function

Jul, 2013

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Jul, 2013

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Missing Piece.


The webcam works great, has nice LED's for lighting. Simple usb hookup. The clip is useful for hooking it onto the monitor

Didn't include the "included" headset. Not that I was going to be using it, but still. I got ripped off. Very disappointed that they didn't include a part they said they would include

Oct, 2011

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Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass USB 2.0 WebCam


Works as advertised. Image quality is clear for the relatively low number of megapixels. The glass really helps. The LED lights give off the proper amount of brightness, not too much and not too little. The microphone is actually pretty good. I use it...

I bought two and one of the ones I got stopped working. It seemed to be a physical or hardware problem because when I tapped the back of the case it would work occasionally for an hour or two... This is probably where they sacrificed along the line-...

Sep, 2011

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Good, solid construction, but download the software


I've only had it for a few hours, and in researching cameras I found that over time web cam parts have a tendency to break, so time will tell on it's durability. But except for the software installation difficulty mentioned in the Cons (hence the four...

I was surprised to see that the camera body itself is of metal construction. The clip is good and strong. Decent image control and other basic camera features

The installation for both the drivers and software (v3.2) on the included CD hung up every time I tried to install it - I'm running WinXP SP3. However I downloaded v3.4 from the Hercules website and that installed fine. The clip may not be suitable for...

Feb, 2011

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Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass


One day, there will be a webcam built in to a monitor just like the webcams built in to a laptop.

The built-in microphone allows you to talk without a headset. The resolution is clear and images are well defined. You can adjust the resolution according to your preference and the image image captures are excellent. I have had this webcam for more...

No cons

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Guillemot Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of interactive leisure hardware and accessories. One of the largest companies in its field worldwide, Guillemot offers a wide range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. The Guillemot's mission is to offer innovative, high-quality products to intensify the sensations experienced by gamers and the enjoyment they derive from gaming. With its internal research and development teams, Guillemot's engineers produce first-rate technical solutions and product designs in order to offer the best possible price/enjoyment and price/performance ratios to its customers. PRODUCT FEATURES: Ultra-compact and stylish metallic webcam with integrated microphone (noise canceling and very sensitive): perfect for laptop use, flat screen trend and when minimum space on desk; High quality of image; USB plug (USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible); Dual-use fixing system: claw adapted to laptop & LCD screen + weighted down base for standing up on desktop; 1.3 Mega pixels (still image), 1280x960 VGA resolution (still image and video); Up to 30 images / sec, highly stable frame rate; Infrared light sensor to let see even in the dark; 2 meter USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible cable with potentiometer for adjusting the intensity of night vision LEDs; 360


Audio Support: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cable Length:70.9 / 78.7
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Pan Range:360
Sensor Type:CMOS
Tilt angle:-15 - 15


Compatibility:Game console/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hercules WebCam/ThrustMaster T-Wireless

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Type:Game pad


Compatible Game Consoles:Nintendo Wii

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels

Other Features

Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / Windows XP SP2-SP3, Vista SP1 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit / Windows XP, 2000, Me
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium III/AMD Athlon / Intel Pentium III/AMD Athlon 1.1GHz / Intel Pentium IV / AMD Athlon 1.4GHz
Minimum RAM:256 / 512 / 64
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE / Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE, Hercules Xtra Controller EX
CRT stand: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Laptop clamp: Yes
LCD clamp: Yes


Digital Zoom:3
Face tracking: Yes
Full HD: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 960 / 800 x 600
Multi burst mode: Yes

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:1280 x 960