Getting What You Pay For

Monday, November 22nd, 2004 @ 10:27 pm | Mac

Comcast and Logitech, you’re breaking my heart!

Comcast was hyping a promotion where new High-Speed Internet customers were eligible to receive a complementary webcam. Now, I wasn’t exactly dying to own a webcam, but I was certainly amenable to receiving one for free. I knew there was a decent chance said camera wouldn’t be Mac-compatible, but what the heck, it was free.

After a while, my free camera arrived. I didn’t really feel like futzing with it, so I just opened the box and looked at what was included. Basically, it was a camera, a driver CD, and a setup guide. My eyes jumped to the text on the CD that said “QuickCam 8.0.1 (Mac OS).” “Cool,” I figured, “I’ll get around to installing this later.”

“Later” came tonight, as I grabbed the box off my coffee table and took a closer look at the CD. Ah yes, the fine print:

Mac OS only supports…
QuickCam Zoom
QuickCam Pro 4000
QuickCam Orbit/Sphere
QuickCam for Notebooks Pro

Then I looked at the setup guide: “QuickCam Messenger.” D’oh.

From what I’ve heard, the Logitech driver is essentially the IOXperts driver, so no help’s coming from that direction.

Oh well, it was fun while it theoretically lasted.

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