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Macally Icecam II

Macally Icecam II
alaScore 79

731 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 731 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 731 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 142 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (18)

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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

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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...

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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...


Consumer review by:

Bought to use with Skype & Gmail Video and Chat.


For the price and resolution obtained it is well worth the price.

Very easy to install with Windows 7 and takes adequate photos and videos with "Debut" software and "Windows Live Movie Maker"; as a first line webcam it will serve the purpose

Slightly difficult to manually focus the lens; needs to put some type of grid on the side of the lens so that the finger tips can grip it better

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Not so great


My sister bought this web cam for my father so her baby could see him on Skype. As the family techie, I handled the install. It gets an A+ for compatibility. I plugged it in and it worked, both with my MacBook Pro and his PowerBook G4 and for both ......

Compantible with my MacBook Pro and PowerBook G4. Good sound

Very poor image quality. Lousy tech support

Consumer review by:

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

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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

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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

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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

Consumer review by:

macally ICECAM Webcam


I like the size of the Ice cam camera. I bought it so I could talk on-line with family and friends and have visual contact. I only wish the flex cord was a little longer than 13 inches. It would make it easier for a better placement of the camera angle...

Lightwieght camera with a positional flex cord

Flex cord to short

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