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Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass

Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass
alaScore 79

388 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 388 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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

This inexpensive, travel-friendly webcam offers a surprising number of extras, but video quality leaves much to be desired.

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Thrustmaster T-Wireless


The Thrustmaster T-Wireless is a wireless PC gamepad that also works on the PlayStation 3. However, this PC controller lacks several standard features.

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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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...


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headset does not work


Great camera but, the head set will not function

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Hercules 4780401 1.3 MP(interpolated) Effective Pixels USB 2.0 Deluxe WebCam


The 4 LEDs are quite bright (controlled via a roller switch set about 5 inches below the camera on the cord) For the price, I would go for one of the higher versions.

Inexpensive webcam - software very basic with no frills... that is a pro compared to the Logitech stuff! Colors surprisingly sharp within the limits listed under Cons

You get what you pay for -- there is distortion to the image noticeable beyond 6 feet and below 1 foot

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Good little cam. It was bought for me as a gift. Built in mic is nice, and the quality of the video is pretty good

Randomly freezes up during chat

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great webcam


bright lights when used in the dark


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Hercules 4780401 1.3 MP(interpolated) Effective Pixels USB 2.0 Deluxe WebCam


Best webcam out there for the cost

Great looking camera. High res imaging. The light and auto focus are great

The clip is a little weak, not that big of deal though

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Guillemot Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass Webcam


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


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

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