Logitech has introduced the Brio 500 series webcams designed to fix things like “unflattering camera angles, poor lighting, and field-of-view limitations,” he said. The Brio 500 models come with multiple fields of view from 65 to 90 degrees, automatic light correction through RightLight 4, and a magnetic mounting system that makes it easy to get the best angle for your face.
Unlike the original Brio 4K model, the cylindrical Brio 500 supports 1080p at 30fps or 720 at 60fps, although a new 4-megapixel sensor supposedly offers improved image quality. A nice feature is the new privacy shutter, operated via a dial on the right side of the webcam. Another is “Show Mode” designed to let others see your desktop for a presentation, etc., simply by tilting the camera towards it.
It includes a pair of noise-canceling beamforming microphones and “Right Sight” auto-framing that keeps you centered in view. The mount has a plastic clamp with a magnetic attachment on top that attaches to another magnet on the bottom of the webcam, but some testers found the link a bit weak.
The Brio 500 is now available in black, pink and off white from $130. Logitech also introduced the new Zone Vibe 100 (Bluetooth) and 125 (Bluetooth and USB receiver) headsets in the same colors, starting at $100 for the Zone Vibe 100 black model and $130 for the Zone Vibe 125 in black.
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