Steampunk, Anglepoise Webcam is No Mod

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Could the cheap Chinese manufacturers be sniffing out our propensity for steampunk computer peripherals? This “Driverless Webcam” has an obviously anachro-fantastic design, although its $12 price belies its plastic construction. Still: shiny! (For me it’s less about the admittedly attractive top and more about the articulated arm. If I owned my residence, I’d put every screen I have on some sort of counter-levered arm, and perhaps keyboards and other peripherals, too.)

Don’t let that cheap price lure you, though. Apparently the shipping starts around $26, so you might want to wait until someone imports a crate of these things via tramp steamer.

Product Page [ChinaVIsion.com via Brass Goggles]

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5 Responses to Steampunk, Anglepoise Webcam is No Mod

  1. gnevra says:

    It’s really, really sweet! I liked it SO much! I’ve just purchased a new webcam http://www.webcam-list.com/blog/2007/11/creative-live-cam-video-im-pro-vf0410.htm but I know now what will be my Xmas present from my boyfriend!!!

  2. nex says:

    Wouldn’t a cheap price betray, rather than belie, the plastic construction?

    If I owned my residence, I’d put every screen I have on some sort of counter-levered arm, and perhaps keyboards and other peripherals, too.

    Cool vision, that would be the sex. At least as long as it doesn’t give you a constant feeling of living in a dentist’s practice ;-) If I had the dough, I’d have these arms fashioned from 1st-generation Steadicam harnesses.

  3. Joel Johnson says:

    Well, belie basically means “betray,” although in the above context it’s a little confusing, I’ll admit, since the traditional usage is usually “reveals” the inverse. So betray isn’t really better than belie, although I’ll cop to neither word being optimal.

  4. Sam says:

    If you really want one, ebay is your friend.

    Click here to view the rediculously long ebay link

    This one’s actually a higher res camera than the one you linked to.

    Note that a) this isn’t my auction and b) the seller is in Hong Kong. So buyer beware. (And the guy selling this item is going to wonder where all this random traffic showed up from.)

    It’s $10 + $15 S&H.

    If you search for “webcam LED”, you’ll come up with something. Looks like there are a bunch of colors available (most of them hideous), but they all look like painted plastic.

  5. nex says:

    Well, belie basically means “betray,” although in the above context it’s a little confusing

    Actually, in the above context, ‘belie’ basically means the exact opposite of ‘betray’. But I’ll admit that it’s basically obvious what you mean :-)

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