After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as we hoped) allows wireless transmission from 50 feet away to any Mac computer, iPhone or iPad, instant broadcasting on Ustream and the ability to toggle between your device or computer's built in camera with a button push. The hard plastic carrying case with a magnetic lid doubles as a stand to elevate the cam, which Logitech says will "play nicely" with apps like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and FaceTime. Broadcaster is already up for preorder for $200 in the US and €180 in Europe, so if you want to show that you're doubly beautiful with a multi-cam Skype call, the PR and video are after the break.
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New Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam Adds Sophistication to Traditional Webcam Videos
Logitech Webcam Gives You the Flexibility to Roam, Shoot, Stream and Chat from Virtually Any Angle
NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) is expanding the ways in which you can stream and create videos with its new Logitech® Broadcaster Wi-Fi® Webcam. Made for video professionals, bloggers and hobbyists, this new webcam gives you flexibility to do more than other webcams, including live streaming, shooting videos from two different angles or video chatting on your favorite Mac® computer.
The Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam makes it easy to create professional-looking high-definition videos from your Mac, whether you're a professor recording a lecture or a musician demonstrating how to play the guitar. You can stream live video directly to Ustream®, and use an iPad®, iPhone® or Mac to control and preview the video. The Logitech Broadcaster can also act as a second video camera, adding a complementary perspective to capture content beyond your Mac's embedded webcam. And, its wireless connectivity gives you the ability to shoot from virtually any angle you want. For richer and more dynamic video content, you can easily capture the two views and stitch them together.
"The Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam lets you stream and record like a pro," said Mike Culver, vice president of brand development for consumer computing platforms at Logitech. "It helps you make the most out of your existing Mac OS and iOS video setup for more dynamic live streaming, recording and video chatting. It goes where a built-in webcam can't, and with one press of a button, it's easy to switch between your built-in webcam and the Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam, so your friends and audience can enjoy a standard view or move around the room with you."
Enhancing mobility and creativity, the Logitech Broadcaster is also compatible with popular Mac video applications. You can record video with QuickTime® or Photo Booth®, edit and view videos with iMovie® or Final Cut Pro®, and video chat with FaceTime®, iChat® or SkypeTM.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.
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