Logitech enters the zone with its new remote work accessories – Review Geek

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Telecommuters who want to look and look stylish should check out the latest accessories from Logitech. The company’s new Zone Vibe 100 series headsets combine a lightweight design with an advanced noise-canceling mic, while the new Brio 500 webcam maximizes video quality and offers unique quality of life features.

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Logitech Zone Vibe 100 Headset

Logitech Zone Vibe 100 headset in black, pink and white.
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Attending a video call without a headset is just asking for trouble. And that’s especially true when your laptop has a shitty built-in microphone. But Logitech’s new Zone Vibe 100 might solve your audio problems.

Available for just $100, the Zone Vibe 100 weighs just under half a pound and has a very plush design. Its built-in pop-out microphone hides well enough (try to spot it in the image above) and battery life lasts 18 hours on a charge. Plus, a simple row of buttons lets you quickly mute the headset’s microphone or adjust the volume.

The Zone Vibe 100’s noise-canceling microphone is pretty neat. It uses beamforming technology to create a sort of “bubble” around your mouth, rejecting sound from outside sources. Of course, you’ll have to wait for our review to find out if the microphone sounds good.

There are actually three versions of this helmet. But they are all very similar:

The Logitech Zone Vibe 100 and Zone Vibe 125 are available today. But the company’s enterprise-grade Zone Vibe Wireless won’t launch until December 2022.

Logitech Brio 500 webcam

Logitech Brio 500 webcam in black, pink and white.
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The all-new Logitech Brio 500 webcam is pretty cool, especially for a $130 device. Its 4MP camera delivers 1080p 30FPS (or 720p 60FPS) video with a 90-degree FOV, which you can adjust if you want a tighter video to hide your messy room.

Unsurprisingly, the Brio 500 can automatically adjust video quality to match any environment. But it also includes Logitech’s RightSight Auto-Framing, which pans and crops the video feed to follow your face. (This is similar to the Pan and Zoom feature on Apple products.)

Logitech Brio 500 webcam mounted on a computer monitor.  The mount stays in place with an optional adhesive and the webcam attaches with a magnet.
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And we can finally talk about the weird stuff. This is a strange little webcam – it offers something called “Show Mode”, which lets you tilt the lens towards your desk and film yourself writing, drawing, typing or do something else with your hands. The video stream automatically reverses perspective in View mode, ensuring other people see the same thing as you.

Logitech also uses a unique mounting system in the Brio 500. The webcam itself magnetically attaches to a clip and can tilt or swivel in any direction. And the clip uses adhesive to stick to the back of your monitor. (Adhesive is optional.)

We’ll be posting a review of the Brio 500 soon, but I’ll say it’s a pretty impressive product. The video quality and built-in noise-canceling mic punch well above their weight.

The Logitech Brio 500 is available today for $130. Logitech also sells a professional version of this webcam, called the Brio 505, for the same price. (The Brio 505 provides increased flexibility for IT teams, who may need to update software on dozens of webcams simultaneously.)

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Dora W. Clawson