This webcam is great! It is very clear and sharp, and it has a very excellent broadcasting speed. I would recommend anyone I know to buy this product. It is a great investment, as long as you have about $50. With simple setup and one-touch calling, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 makes it easier than ever to see and hear your friends and family over the Internet. Hear sounds and voices as if they were in the room with you. See clear live video images. Experience a new dimension in communication. The LifeCam VX-1000 is optimized for use with Microsoft Windows Live Messenger, so you can share life as it happens. Easily start a video chat by pressing the Windows Live Call Button, and clicking an Online Contact. Crystal-clear video conversation is now possible with more than 200 million contacts in nearly every country in the world. The long, flexible cable gives you more room to move System Requirements - Windows XP Pro, Home, Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition, Hard Disk Space, 300 MB free, Sound card with speakers or headphones, Pentium II 550 MHz (Pentium 4 1.4 GHz recommended) or higher, 4? speed CD-ROM drive or faster, Display adapter capable of 800 ? 600 resolution or higher, 16-bit color depth or higher, 2 MB or more video memory, Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, Auto Update required for one-touch blogging, Internet access required, Internet functions (post to Windows Live Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls), Internet Explorer 6.0 or later browser software required for installation, 25 MB hard-drive space typically required (users can maintain other default Web browsers after installation), Access to the Internet via an internet service provider Dimensions - Height 2.7 x Width 2.18 x Depth 2.0 inch Weight - 3.3 ounces I've been looking around for cams for a while and I stumbled upon this little number. It arrived in perfect condition and the installation was simple, my four-year-old second-cousin could install it. The settings are also simple to use (brightness, hue, etc.). A good buy for its price! The only reason why I gave it a four is because in the description, it said it has a built-in microphone. When I used it on Windows Live Messenger (MSN), I had to use a SEPARATE microphone to incorporate sound.