Today Logitech and Skype announced the new Logitech TV Cam HD, a high-definition TV camera with built in Skype capability that operates on any HDTV with HDMI input.
There is no additional software or computer required, the built-in Skype application enables you to use your current Skype account to call existing Skype contacts on their smartphone, laptop, TV or tablet. Connection to the Internet is via wireless or Ethernet while Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology and Carl Zeiss optics deliver sharp, rich colors in HD 720p resolution video - even in your living room’s low light.
The Logitech TV Cam HD features a built-in ringer, so you'll know when someone is calling – whether your TV is on or off – and the dedicated power supply helps ensure the camera is ready for a call. The Logitech TV Cam HD provides four microphones to help reduce noise and echoes for enhanced audio quality.
The Logitech TV Cam HD is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August and September 2012, respectively, for a suggested retail price of $199.99.