BT-1 Wireless Webcam And Why No One Will Buy It

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the bevel webcam – you know the one built-in to all Macbooks – was added such that you don’t have to carry around yet another piece of hardware from place to place.  Well, apparently the Ecamm Network ain’t buying this, because they’re set to launch a wireless webcam, the BT-1.  It connects to your laptop, or desktop via Bluetooth, streams h.264 encoded 640×480 video at up to 30 feet and offers a 4 hour battery life.

The BT-1 is due to ship in March and will cost $149, a price most folks probably aren’t willing to pay.  Plus given Apple’s latest patent, we might just see an iPhone app that enables streaming from the device itself.

You can preorder the BT-1 here

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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3 Comments

  1. I'm buying this to use on animation projects with children. iPhone streaming would be great, but I need something now.

  2. i have a 2009 unibody macbook pro. i love my macbook, but i completely disagree with you. i love having the built in i sight camera, but you cant take pictures or video of anything unless the macbook is facing it. i am going to buy this webcam so i can use a webcam without sitting in front of the macbook screen

  3. I would buy it under one condition, The Iphone App. Bluetooth Video Is an awsome concept, just make it so I don’t need a fat a** OS to run it.

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