Friday, February 11, 2011

Stupid Webcams

My laptop is one retarded unit. There's always something wrong with it. The screen, the sound, the built ins, the screen again...What a bitch! So, I am dependent to external webcam/microphone because I use Skype ALOT! Call me.

I can't really use my built in microphone for Skype because it doesn't really pick up my voice, so about half a year ago I bought an external microphone, you know, the one that is attached to the webcam. I thought, if I was going to spend RM30 for a new microphone, why not just add another RM40 for a webcam all together? Besides, my webcam is only at 1.3 mega pixel, while the external one was at 12 mega pixel. I GET TO CAMWHORE TO THE MAX!!

Unfortunately... I have never been lucky...

I will not trust PC0-Fair-RM38 webcams again! They are all rubbish!

I wasted roughly RM80 for these two cams... :'(



Now. REMEMBER THE FUCKING BRAND!! SSM! SEE??!
My purple bedsheet is cute ho? :p


 THIS ONE TOO!! IT'S CALLED BANANA! WHAT KIND OF STUPID NAME IS THAT?! GO TRY AND GOOGLE "BANANA WEBCAM". YOU'LL GET PORN PICTURES THAT INVOLVE BANANAS!! WTF!!!







I bought SSM webcam in One Utama, I think, at one of those booths they have there. The only units left were a blue cam, and a black cam; but the the black cam was the display unit. It was for RM50, but I insisted for the black unit, and haggled on, and I got RM10 off for buying a display unit. So I payed RM40 for it.

When I got home and tested the cam, my camwhore dream crashed...

This is the image that the cam gives me:

You can't see naked me~ jk :p

Like a censored criminal face, right? Fuck that stupid camera.

The microphone picks up my voice better when compared to the built in microphone, but with a lot of background noise! Once I tried to hold a three-way call over Skype with Jesper and Elin, but Elin's voice kept sinking away because Skype call prioritized my voice thanks to the extra noise the microphone made!

I tried to search for any driver update online, but it didn't work at all. :(
So I just keep using my built in camera for Skype or any other programs.




Then, on the 18th of January*, I purchased another webcam with a microphone, with the hope that I can eliminate the background noise problem.

The promoter plugged in the cable and tested it for me, and he showed me that the unit works fine, and I should be happy with it. I was happy with it. So I bought the Banana cam at a PC Fair in USM.

The first few days, it was left in the box, as I didn't have my laptop with me. I sent it in for some repairing. When I got back my laptop, I tried it...



...AND IT WORKED GREAT!!! 




Only for a few hours... 




Fuck.

The image from the cam started to turn like the one that I get from SSM cam, and the button on top of the cam that was supposed to change the image's colour mode broke and got stuck inside the stupid cam ball!
Same goes for the microphone! It worked fine for a while, then my voice started to get all muffled and fucked up!


RAAGGGGEEEE!!!!


IDIOT IDIOT IDIOT!!!!

WHAT THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE THINK BY CHEATING OFF PEOPLE'S MONEY THAT WAY, HUH?!!

I'M JUST A POOR STUDENT WITH NO LIFE AND ONLY ENTERTAIN MYSELF WITH THE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM THAT I HAVE EVER BOUGHT, WHICH IS MY LAPTOP!! HOW DARE YOU!!


Good thing that the stupid Banana webcam has a 1-year warranty, and I know where to hunt for a replacement. Will cost me a total of RM4 to get there, and get back home. Maybe I'll go there tomorrow. If I get a better replacement unit, I'll update about it. Otherwise I'll curse the manufacturer harder.