Most manufacturers are adding web cams to their laptops these days. My work Fujitsu has one, for instance. But my personal machine, Eleanor2, doesn’t, so I had to purchase a clip-on one. One more thing to carry, I thought, morosely when I purchased it. But you know, as I just got done using it, I realized something. The clip-ons are really quite practical. In addition to clipping it to the top of the lid so that I can teleconference, I can clip it on so it’s pointing AWAY from me, so I can easily video/photograph things around me while still being able to see the screen. Of course, with the Fujitsu, which is also a tablet, all I have to do is swivel the display, but then I won’t be able to see what I’m recording.
Hmm…maybe I’ll just get used to carrying this camera around in my gear bag!