The web cam comes of age

Say goodbye to your old webcam, its services are no longer needed.Logitech has finally done the decent thing and brought out a pair of video messagers

Say goodbye to your old webcam, its services are no longer needed.Logitech has finally done the decent thing and brought out a pair of video messagers with proper Carl Zeiss optics on board. It might just be enough to punt our Creative cam off its perch.The brooding QuickCam Pro 9000 (pictured) and its smaller brother, the clip-on QuickCam Pro for Notebooks, also get super fast autofocus to go with their new glass.Keeping things razor sharp the resolution has been upped to a 720p matching 960x720pixels, even if the 30fps frame rate isn't quite up to HD's 50fps standards.Naturally they're compatible with Skype and all the rest. Start clearing a space on your monitor - they'll be here in under a fortnight.EssentialsLogitech QuickCam Pro 9000, QuickCam Pro for NotebooksPrice: £70On sale: JulyContact: LogitechRelated stories:Philips flaunts webcam trioGadget of the Day – Logitech QuickCam for NotebooksTurn on, plug in, zoom out