French iSight Ripoff on the Loose

You might expect a knockoff iPod to come out of eastern Asia somewhere, but a knockoff iSight from Republican France? Say it ain't so! Well, monsieur, it is. Introducing the cleverly-named Webcam USB 2.0 En Metal from Pearl Diffusion, a scrappy webcam that recreates the styling of Apple's iSight without any of the associated quality.

For €29.90 (about $38), you get a webcam that boasts the ability to record a whopping 300,000 pixels and a 640x480 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second. The webcam doesn't have a microphone, either, since nobody would want to be able to speak to whom they're looking at. If you use a Mac, you'll need to find another impostor iSight from somewhere else, since this is only compatible with Windows. C'est la vie.

Product Page [Pearl Diffusion via Ubergizmo]