Mustek webcam has more metal

Much as we like USB gizmos and clumps of low-grade plastic perching on top of our Post-It strewn monitors, we're still partial to an iSight-esque desi

Much as we like USB gizmos and clumps of low-grade plastic perching on top of our Post-It strewn monitors, we're still partial to an iSight-esque designer webcam.While not quite reaching the dizzy heights of Apple's 2003 design classic, Mustek's mini metal moviemaker is no monster. The aluminium barrel casing hugs the lens and also runs to the base, which doubles as a stand or monitor clip.Inside, the CMOS sensor manages 1280×1024pixels (or 1.3MP) of smooth 30fps video, through a glass autofocus peeper – no shoddy materials here.A built in mic completes the package, leaving just the small matter of a price tag left to fill in. Knowing Mustek, though, that shouldn't be too wallet demanding.

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Mustek SI302A Price: £TBA On sale: March Contact: Mustek Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Bodelin SeeEyE2EyE