Logitech Releases 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam for Apple Pro Display XDRby Anton Shilov on December 12, 2019 10:00 AM EST
This week Apple launched its all-new Pro Display XDR monitor that happens to be one of the most advanced LCDs around, but one thing it lacks is a built-in webcam. When Apple releases its all-new products, in many cases it creates opportunities for other companies to capitalize on its devices. To enable owners of the $4,999 display to communicate stylishly, Logitech introduced its 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam, specifically designed for the Pro Display XDR.
On the hardware side of things, the 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam is based on the Logitech 4K sensor featuring the RightLight 3 with HDR backlighting technology. The webcam supports autofocus, 5X digital zoom, and has two omni-directional microphones with noise cancellation options.
The unit can capture video at up to 4096×2160 resolution at 30 fps or 1920x1080 at 60 fps. From internal hardware point of view, the 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam basically uses the same set of technologies as the BRIO 4K Pro launched two years ago. Meanwhile, since Apple’s macOS does not support facial recognition, the new webcam does not have infrared sensors for Windows Hello.
The key features of the webcam for the Pro Display XDR are its stylish design and mounting mechanism. As the name suggests, the Logitech 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam attaches to the top of the Apple Pro Display XDR using a magnet. The mount secures the webcam to the top of the monitor so steady that it can be adjusted up or down effortlessly. Furthermore, it can hold it even when the display is operated in a portait mode. Meanwhile, the device connects to the host using a USB-C to USB-C cable.
Speaking of the host system, the 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam is only compatible with Apple’s macOS and can work with MacBooks released in 2018 or later as well as iMac and Mac Pro launched in 2019 or later. As for software, it can work with Facetime, Skype, and Zoom.
Logitech has started taking pre-orders on its 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam for Pro Display XDR monitor and aims to ship it in January. The unit costs the same amount of money as the BRIO 4K Pro: $199.99, when bought directly from the manufacturer.
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waterdog - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkToo cheap, should have painted it white and asked for $1500.00.
Operandi - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkBeat me to it, lol.
Its kinda too bad though because while the new Mac Pro is pretty overpriced for what it is and uses the wrong CPU it is extremely powerful and very well built. So yeah, boutique for sure but if you make money in Mac ecosystem or are Mac enthusiast with money its fine for what it is.
The XDR display though looks like a pretty serious piece of display tech that will sadly never be able to live down the absurdity of its overpriced stand.
quiksilvr - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkIt honestly would have been better if it was $5000 and came with the stand and VESA mount. Avoid the ridicule and show off a monitor that rivals these overpriced over-hyped "reference" monitors.
deepblue08 - Sunday, December 15, 2019 - linkBullseye! It would actually sell better too, because it would be more..."exclusive"
PeachNCream - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkIt needs its own stand that sells as a separate accessory for $1000+
Arsenica - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkI think it needs something really special, like a maglev stand for $1,999
mooninite - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkWhat video communications software will actually communicate at 4k/30fps?
shabby - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkRecall coming soon: magnets damaging display, Logitech refunds money, apple suggests buying another monitor.
Eliadbu - Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - linkthe display itself attaches to their overpriced fancy 1K USD stand via strong magnets, so I guess magnets won't be an issue. if they would try blaming their overpriced stand first for the damage.
lukewayne - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - linkSince the XDR monitor's USB ports only work in USB 2.0 when used in 6k mode, can this camera truly capture 4k video over a USB 2.0 connection speed?