Single device webcam/mic needed for Skype
November 30, 2017 10:35 AM   Subscribe

My mom needs help with Skype. Her issue is: she wants a single device she can hook to her (not awesome, not so new, but solid) PC that will comfortably run Skype without a lot of rebooting, settings fiddling, etc. Features beyond "nice picture and sound" much less important than "plug and play," "seldom craps out," "very low bar for PC expertise needed." What do you recommend?
posted by DirtyOldTown to Technology (3 answers total)
Does it have to connect to her PC? Skype on a tablet is about as simple as it can get. It's the easiest way I can think of to optimize your "very low bar for PC expertise needed" criterion.
posted by Nerd of the North at 11:16 AM on November 30, 2017 [5 favorites]

Consider one of the cheap Amazon tablets for the purpose. If that's not acceptable to her, I've had good luck with Logitech webcams in the past.
posted by Candleman at 11:20 AM on November 30, 2017 [2 favorites]

Good thoughts from both of you! I ordered her a new Amazon tablet. It was only $50 and it turns out much of her Skype confusion may have been caused by her old tablet crapping out anyway.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:45 PM on November 30, 2017

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