With the webcam season in full swing, we’re back with our full coverage of the best webcam covers.
We’ll be looking at the best options, from the most expensive to the least expensive, to help you choose the best one for your budget.
First things first, before you dive into our picks, it’s important to make sure you understand what you’re buying.
Most people are comfortable with using their phone for their webcam and don’t really need a separate remote.
But if you’re looking for a big screen for your TV, you might be disappointed to learn that most televisions come with a separate HDMI port, which can be handy if you want to record video on your laptop.
If you’re shopping for a webcam cover, we’ve included a wealth of information about each of the brands we’re reviewing.
Check back later this week for the full guide to the best home-built webcam covers available.
First Things First…
The Most Expensive, But Not Always The BestOne of the most obvious choices when shopping for an affordable webcam cover for your home is to look at the cheapest.
Most brands offer a variety of covers for the same price as their flagship models, but you’ll have to pick one to suit your budget and budget.
We recommend the Philips Hue Homecam HD (for $39.99) and LG Homecam G2 (for £33.99).
Both have 1080p cameras with USB ports, an HDMI port and a single USB 3.0 port.
Both are available in a wide range of colours and can be bought pre-loaded with an LG SmartThings hub, but they’re definitely more expensive than some of the others we’ve tested.
The best cheap webcam cover we tested, however, was the Blackberry Camper (for only $11.99 at Amazon), which is designed to fit into a backpack and features a 1.7m high-resolution webcam and a 12MP webcam that’s waterproof.
Its design is simple and easy to set up, but it’s only a little bigger than some other models on the market.
We liked the BlackBerry Camper’s design because it’s light and compact, with an unobtrusive USB hub attached to the side.
However, its price isn’t exactly cheap when you consider the quality of its cameras, including the 2K video quality.
The Blackberry Camera HD (from Amazon) is slightly bigger than the Black-berry Campers and costs $11 more than the Camper HD.
We also like the Amazon Blackcam HD ($99) that features a more compact and streamlined design that’s slightly larger than the GoPro Black Camper.
It’s slightly smaller than the others, too, but we’d still recommend it over the GoPro because it features a better camera, faster processing and a built-in USB hub.
We don’t recommend the Amazon Firecam HD from Amazon ($129) which we think is the most beautiful and minimal webcam cover on the list, with a 1080p camera, dual microphones, USB ports and a microSD card slot.
Its camera and microphone are the best we’ve seen so far, and the waterproofing means you can wear it anywhere you like.
The Blackcam (from Walmart) and the BlackCam HD (Amazon) are two other affordable options that have great cameras, decent processing and waterproofing, but their price tags don’t make up for their quality.
We love the Amazon Echo Home Camper ($199), which has a great camera, a good processor and a MicroSD card slots.
It features a 1080P camera and a 1MP webcam.
The Amazon Alexa Cam (Amazon Prime members only) and Amazon Alexa Plus Cam (Prime members only).
Both offer 1080P cameras, and both have good processors.
However the Alexa Cam is a little more expensive, and we don’t like that the microphone is slightly smaller.
The Amazon Fire Cam (from Blackberry) and Fire Cam HD (Blackberry Prime members) are both great cameras for a fraction of the price of the Amazon Alexa.
Both of these camcorders are great, but there’s no denying that the Amazon Cloud Cam ($149) is the best camcorder we’ve ever tested.
The camcameras features a beautiful OLED display and a dual microphone setup that means you’ll get a clear picture.
It also has a built in USB hub so you can plug it into your computer or smartphone.
You can choose to record videos directly from your Amazon account.
We have a few more picks to share in the coming weeks, including: the Amazon Amazon Echo Pro ($99), the Amazon Apple Watch (from $199) and, finally, the Amazon Watch (Amazon members only), which features a dual camera setup and the same HDMI port as the Amazon Chromecast (or the Samsung Gear Live).