Webcams aren’t quite the must have accessory they were in 2010. Now every laptop and tablet has a camera on the front, ready and willing to broadcast your multitude of chins out onto the internets. But the webcam fattening the bezel of your laptop has some pretty severe limitations, ranging from lack of flexibility to quality. If you’re a serious streamer, or addicted to Skype, you’ll need something more. Logitech thinks it’s made that something.
The Brio webcam appears to be the first consumer-level webcam on the market that will stream your face in Ultra-High Definition with HDR. That means 4K rendition of your every pore with many of the subtle highlights and details in shadows you’re accustomed to from cinema quality cameras. But just because the camera can catch your features in UHD doesn’t mean the computer can.