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Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Webcam Deluxe Optical GlassWebcam Deluxe Optical Glass

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Hercules Webcam Deluxe Optical Glass from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price, but many are negative about the usability.

price

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass - Web camera - audio - Hi-Speed USBHercules Deluxe Optical Glass - Web camera - audio - Hi-Speed USB

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

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

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

headset does not work

 

Great camera but, the head set will not function

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

BROKE FIRST USE

 

CLIP BROKE FIRST USE. WLL NOT WORK WITH WINDOWS 8

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Quality Product

 

Great webcam for a first time buyer.

I've had this for a couple of years now and it's been solid the entire time. I've dropped it a couple of times with no issues. The camera lens cover is a nice feature. The LEDs really help. There's an earpiece and mic that come with it that work nicely...

The earpiece isn't exactly sturdy, I broke mine after about a year - the input jack ripped off. But that was probably more of my doing than the part itself ; The software was kind of hard to set up initially, even for myself and I'm a programmer and...

Dec, 2010

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

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes

Design

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

Header

Compatibility:Game console/PC
Manufacturer:Guillemot
Model:Deluxe/NW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hercules WebCam/ThrustMaster T-Wireless

Input Device

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

Miscellaneous

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

Performance

Digital Zoom:3
Face tracking: Yes
Full HD: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 960 / 800 x 600
Megapixel:1.3
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