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Macally Icecam II

Macally Icecam II
alaScore 78

555 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 555 reviews of Macally Icecam II. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 Macally Icecam II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Macally Icecam II 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

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Macally IceCam2 USB 2.0 Video Web Camera with Microphone Brand New Laptop Keyboard for ASUS K53TA, K53U English version Black

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 user reviews of Macally Icecam II from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Webcams on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Macally ICECAM2 USB 2.0 Video Web Camera with Built-in Microphone (White)Macally ICECAM2 USB 2.0 Video Web Camera with Built-in Microphone (White)Macally PHR-250CC - Hard Drive Enclosure - 2.5" - IDE - Firewire / Hi-Speed USB

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: P.A.M. Borys (

Review: USB 2.0 and FireWire Combo hub (HUB-UF)


Petite and versatilve hub

Light weight. Mount it vertically, horizontally, or magnetically. Excellent travel accessory

Provide power for up to 3 devices. Only 2 FireWire ports, but one must be connected to the computer. Could use another FireWire port

Just as my desktop started to resemble a nest of snakes with its tangled mass of USB and FireWire cables, I discovered Macally Peripherals’ USB 2.0 FireWire Hi-Speed Combo Hub. The hub expands the number of USB 1.1 or 2.0 and FireWire ports available

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Amber Lupala (

Macally USB2 hub


Introduction Well as USB2 is getting more and more popular people are getting more products that require USB 2 ports. Tonight we will have a look at a USB2 hub from Macally. It's a 4 port hub that can run your products on USB 2. This is a small little...

Small ; Works very good ; Easy to use ; Looks good

Very lightweight so the cables actually move the hub around ; Lack of documentation

This is a great device that works very good. Performance wise there is no difference if using the hub or not. It’s very small so it will fit anywhere. Everything you need is included so you can just plug and play. One thing that I found was wrong with...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: Amber Lupala (

Macally USB2,Firewire card


Introduction Well this seems to be a pleasing pci card that has 2 firewire and 2 USB 2.0 ports on it.We are going to take a look at it now and discuss their specifications. About Macally: Macally Europe Teklink Europe BV Unit 14, Kerkenbos 10-111 6546...

Nice Color ; Easy to install ; 2 ports eatch

Have to download drivers ; have to put in power cabel

Well let's see how it went for this great looking product. It's very fast and simple to install. I really like this product, except that you have to download drivers to install the USB 2.0 drivers the firewire works without drivers. Please download...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Macally IceCam2 webcam - Pocket-lint


While your MacBook comes with a webcam built-in, where do you turn if you want to opt for something different? Macally believes it has the answer with

Video quality is good

Microphone poor

At £20 it’s not going to break the bank if you aren’t happy with the performance once you get it out of the box. The colour balance and video capabilities against the MacBook Pro's built-in camera is better, shame the sound isn't.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Rob Clymo (

IceCam2 review


Respectable picture quality and good software support help the IceCam2 stand out.

Good value, stylish, Mac-friendly design, easy to set up and operate, lens focus can be manually adjusted

It can only run with one conferencing app at a time, image quality controls are limited to focus ring on lens

Still, this is streets ahead of the older model, offering respectable picture quality and a much more durable construction.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Kenny Hemphill (

Macally IceCam 2


Macally's IceCam 2 is a USB 2 webcam that looks rather like a white, one-eyed head and shoulders image of Pixar's Wall-E. It's also a very decent webcam for anyone who doesn't have an iSight on their Mac

This wouldn't be an issue if you could opt to use the camera for video and choose another device for audio, but the IceCam 2 is identified as one device, so you have to use it for both or not at all. That limits its appeal if you need better audio...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: vimonster (

macally ICECAM Webcam


I have been searching for a cheap and reliable cam for my mac laptop, finally found it! this thing is portable, good looking, and again, price was right. picture is not really great, but i am using it just to chat with family and friends, not trying to...

price, portability, compatability with MACs, looks are pretty good as well

not as clear a picture as traditional webcams, but for all the PROS, I would not really complain

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: llodkrab (

macally ICECAM Webcam


Inexpensive, easy to "install" but I am annoyed that Yahoo Messenger doesn't recognize it - this was a problem for a previous reviewer. Any advice on getting YM to recognize it? If YM won't work with it then purchasing the software to run with iChatAV...

Cool looking

Haven;t gotten it to work on Yahoo messenger yet. Need to purchase software for it to runon iChat

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: rdobbie7 (

macally ICECAM Webcam


As I said above, this is a pretty decent basic webcam. The picture Quality is acceptable, especially at this price. The ability to work with both Mac's and pc's was critcal to me as I have a Mac, but most of my friends have pc's (they have yet to see...

Small and very light. Fairly easy to adjust. Pretty good picture quality, especially at this price. Very easy to install.This is the ONLY webcam I was able to find that works on both mac and pc

Usb cord is WAY too short for use with a desktop(need to plug into Usb hub as all 4 Usb ports in use.I had trouble getting yahoo IM to recognize, but OK now

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: (

macally ICECAM Webcam


The image quality is disappointingly poor. I have a built-in iSight, but I wanted an external cam to film away from my monitor (e.g., for stop motion). The quality of the IceCam images are SO MUCH poo

low price plus a flexible, self-standing gooseneck

image quality is very poor. MUCH worse than the built-in iSight camera on my iMac

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

High performance and compact USB2.0 webcam with microphone built in for video conferencing Driver-free USB Video Class (UVC) device VGA 640 x 480 resolution Up to 30 frames per second 2-axle swivel joints, fully adjustable pointing angles Spring loaded clamp base clips on laptop computers and flat panel monitors of various thicknesses Adjustable focus lens 5 ft long USB cable Power/status LED indicator Works with both Mac and PC computer Supports Mac models (with built-in iSight camera) to have more flexible pointing angle


Face Tracking: No
Integrated Microphone: Yes


Firewire: No
Network Interface:Not Applicable
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

Chip Type:CMOS
Platform:PC / Mac
Zoom Type:without Zoom