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INSWAN INS 1 Tiny 8MP USB Document Camera with Auto Focus and LED Supplemental Light Excellent for Distance Education and Web Conferencing

Last Updated: August 30, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.7
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/10
Total Reviews
108
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Review Summary - 105 recent, verified reviews

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Ease of Use
 37
easy, simple, super, software, useful
+97%
-3%
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect and use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very useful and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s was wonderful easy to use perfect size for my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and set up, compact - perfect for a teacher's desk  ...  "
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" ...  Its great and easy to use. ... The software is online and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a small learning curve but, it doesn’t frustrate me and it’s working nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, lightweight, easy to move around. ... Very simple to hook-up and use.  ...  "
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Camera
 30
document, love, using, recommend, easy to use
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The autofocus works well, the addition of a light is useful, as it the ability to lighten and darken the image.  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty good and gives me options that this camera doesn't. ... BUT this camera is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m so glad that I bought this camera. ... Otherwise, I couldn’t be happier with this camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The document camera looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  This little document camera is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  I really love this document camera!! ... This document camera is just that.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd recommend this document camera for teachers.  ...  "
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" ...  Recently began using this document camera.  ...  "
Zoom
 23
focus, document camera, adjust, students, rotate
+100%
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" ...  I did some tests and you can record with amazing picture quality (camera has amazing zoom (picture) and focus, software can rotate picture 360 degrees .  ...  "
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" ...  Auto Focus, Zoom, etc are easy to use. ... In particular, zoom is callibrated well enough to have small adjustments possible without needding to adjust document camera arm. ... Works with Zoom, Webex, Googlem Meets, and Microsoft Teams.  ...  "
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" ...  The only negative would be that there is no zoom feature, but the adjustable arm lets you lower it to get a closer look.  ...  "
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" ...  I can zoom in for close ups of samples. ... It’s been easy to share my screen with students (we use Zoom for classes).  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to Zoom an electronics lab with my students and hand-draw on paper as a 'white-board'.  ...  "
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" ...  Once installed, it is so easy to use and you can zoom in right from the software.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it is connected to the computer, it works with Zoom smoothly. ... When you install the associated application, you can zoom in and out, and it has many other useful functions.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it to teach online class and for zoom meeting.  ...  "
Software Platform
 17
download, application, app, record, linux
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Just download application & it is good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Built-in microphone works seamlessly with Documate (our bundled application) and other webinar software for PC (Windows 7/8/10), Mac (OS10.10 or higher), and Chromebook (38.00 or higher).  ...  "
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" ...  You just go on the website, hit the downloads tab, and the download is the first thing you see on the page.  ...  "
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" ...  The application software is easy to download and install. ... The bundled Documate applications work great and are really helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  I have given up on the Asus and am using an Acer Chromebook and it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Software download for Win10 was glitch free and pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  This feature proved to be extremely useful during their web conference discussion.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though my tech skills don't match what can be done, I like what the free software download enables it to do: make a white board, black board, draw, erase, record lessons, take still shots, use it with a computer webcam, connect it to a microscope, and other functions.  ...  "
Price
 15
worth, money, quality, good, excellent
+100%
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" ...  The cost was much more affordable than some of the other caneras I looked at.  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant to spend this kind on money on something for school, but I am glad I did.  ...  "
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" ...  if you're thinking of buying this, do it, it's worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price,, this actually is very good!  ...  "
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" ...  This little doc camera is a great tool for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  With a price tag right around $100, it was just what I needed.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super-easy to use, and the quality is excellent, especially considering the price.  ...  "
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" ...  A good camera at a good price.  ...  "
Size
 15
easy to use, desk, portable, compact, perfect
+100%
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" ...  It’s was wonderful easy to use perfect size for my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  It stands steady on a small base, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space on my desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier to use then my Elmo and a lot more compact and portable.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s compact and high quality.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and takes up very little space  ...  "
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" ...  It was smaller than I thought it would be, but that just means it's more portable!  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty sturdy construction for small size.  ...  "
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" ...  It's portable. ... It's bigger. ... Small and portable.  ...  "
Apps
 13
download, record, app, lessons, file
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Once you download the program to your chrome browser(by going to the company website) it is ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use. ... You can also record lessons with this device and making a video with the Camera App on your computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Software download for Win10 was glitch free and pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  The app that attaches with it lets you draw on the screen, add text, and many more things.  ...  "
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" ...  I expected it to be C or C+ at best, but, to my great surprise this thing is A+ both hardware and software.  ...  "
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" ...  I make other videos with Camtasia, so for me it was easier just to run the documate software onto my screen and use Camtasia to capture it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am able to record my demonstrations and upload the video to my Google Classroom for my students.  ...  "
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" ...  Just download application & it is good to go.  ...  "
Setup
 12
easy, set, install, easy to use, download
+100%
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" ...  The software needs to be downloaded from the internet, but it is quick to do so, and it is easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  System was easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect and use.  ...  "
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" ...  The software is online and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  After downloading the software, this device is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up only took a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m not very tech savvy but had no problem following the instructions to set it up and begin using.  ...  "
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" ...  The application software is easy to download and install.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 11
picture, image, good, perfect, clear
+100%
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" ...  The image is really clear and the features are easy to use since they are icons in the border of your image.  ...  "
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" ...  My sample images: the left side is the good working area while the right side is the whole page of the document so you can have a sense of the good working area.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is very clear, the autofocus, though it takes a minute works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Image quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is easy to adjust and make perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is clear, autofocus works great.  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality is excellent.  ...  "
For Kids
 9
use, tutoring, using, teaching, school
+100%
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" ...  Students could no longer see a live feed of me, but I didn't need that.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it everyday for summer school and wouldn’t have been able to get through virtual school without it!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this for distance learning for my students.  ...  "
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" ...  It helps me teach the math concept I want my students to understand.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an amazing help for me in tutoring my students online.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this product for distance learning and teaching. ... It’s a great way to show you are working on something while the students are watching how to do it.  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for making short educational videos for tutoring!  ...  "
Ports
 6
usb port, go, computer, usb, power
+100%
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" ...  Hooks up super easily with my MacBook Pro (although I had to buy an adapter, you need a USB port for it to work).  ...  "
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" ...  Just plug in and go with Screencastify.  ...  "
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" ...  It plugs into the USB port on my computer and you get prompts to install the software (similar to a new mouse or simple add on).  ...  "
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" ...  USB plug in and ready to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Just download program and plug in USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  I literally pulled it out of the box, plugged it in to my computer, and started using it.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 6
chromebook, asus, works, software, linux
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Easy to connect and use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have given up on the Asus and am using an Acer Chromebook and it works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Mac software does the job simply and effectively.  ...  "
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" ...  And since this camera works with both Mac and Windows PC, pretty soon everybody on her team bought the same camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it is compatible with Chromebooks.  ...  "
Comfort
 6
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Works great wish it had a swivel head .  ...  "
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" ...  I’m very happy with my purchase and look forward to using it more an more in my therapy sessions.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom is weighted and has grip to it.  ...  "
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" ...  This way all that is shown on the video are his hands and the Lego pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  The arm is very flexible and has great movement.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
solid, like, good, camera, base
+100%
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" ...  But it appears well built with a solid weighted base.  ...  "
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" ...  If you like technology that is compact, durable and multi functional, this might be the purchase for you.  ...  "
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" ...  The bottom is weighted and has grip to it. ... The neck and camera seems fragile, but still, it's a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty sturdy construction for small size.  ...  "
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" ...  The base has a nice weight to keep the camera from tipping, and even the lamp part can be tipped upward or downward.  ...  "
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" ...  The arm is very flexible and has great movement.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
use, image, draw, camera, inversion
+100%
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" ...  When I shared my screen to the Documate window to show the construction I was doing, it was jerky to the people watching.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to share screen, go to advanced, and then you'll see the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The app that attaches with it lets you draw on the screen, add text, and many more things.  ...  "
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" ...  directly adjust screen resolution, frame rate, and image inversion.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it with my class to project lecture material on a big LCD monitor and write annotations.  ...  "
Gaming
 4
+100%
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" ...  As a person who need to do at home teaching as a teacher, this little device is a GAME CHANGER!  ...  "
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" ...  There are things in my work life that were game changers. ... The most recent game changer was this document camera.  ...  "
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" ...  However, teaching from home has required me to step up my game.  ...  "
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" ...  For my math students I can demonstrate the use of manipulatives and play live card games with them.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
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" ...  No regrets after 3 months!  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged it in and it was working.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope it will last.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked perfect right out of the box.  ...  "
Features
 4
features, turn, simple, quality, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  All of the features were pretty simple to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  The light is great when I'm using it on darker days.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a light which is so useful.  ...  "
Storage
 4
take, small, easy to use, desk
+100%
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" ...  Small, so it fits on a desk without taking up much space.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is small so it doesn't take a lot of space.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and takes up very little space  ...  "
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" ...  It stands steady on a small base, so it doesn’t take up a lot of space on my desk.  ...  "
Color
 3
quality, inversion, screen, good
+100%
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" ...  Image quality is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  directly adjust screen resolution, frame rate, and image inversion. ... Image is clear, color is adequate -- for $99 it's a solid investment in the COVID era .  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
software, documate, camtasia
+100%
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" ...  It is challenging her budding movie producing interests.  ...  "
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" ...  Videos are awesome now.  ...  "
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" ...  I make other videos with Camtasia, so for me it was easier just to run the documate software onto my screen and use Camtasia to capture it.  ...  "
Remote
 3
use, teaching, classes
+100%
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" ...  I like this camera, it has made remote teaching a lot easier.  ...  "
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" ...  I plan to use this when I teach remote classes later this summer.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m using this for remote teaching of art classes during the Covoid crisis.  ...  "
Microphone
 3
videos, record, clear
+100%
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" ...  If it is vertical and being used as a webcam the recording quality is much better.  ...  "
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" ...  The lessons I record for my lecture videos come out clear and volume of my voice is clear as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I can record videos using it, including sound, which is more than my document camera at school can do.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
inversion, image, company
+100%
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" ...  Seller was great to work with, items arrived much sooner than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Good customer support by the manufacturer  ...  "
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" ...  The company has responded quickly to any emails that I have sent them.  ...  "

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Body
Size:  3.94 meters
Display
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