7 Best Video Conferencing Speakerphones and Cameras for Skype in 2019

How many meetings and video conferences worldwide turn out to be nothing but a big waste of time every day because of mediocre speakerphones and cameras? Our guess is: a lot.

If you’ve ever attempted to host a video conference with multiple people with equipment that’s barely good enough for a private conversation between two persons in a quiet setting, you can probably appreciate the reliability and features of some of the best video conferencing speakerphones and cameras.

Follow along below, and we’ll show you seven of the best money can buy today.

ProductBrandNamePrice
LogitechLogitech Conference Cam BCC950 Video Conference WebcamBuy on Amazon|$175.38(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
VTechVTech Communications VCS752 ErisStation SIP Conference PhoneBuy on Amazon|$253(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
LogitechLogitech ConferenceCam Connect All-in-One VideoBuy on Amazon|$353.48(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
JabraJabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Speaker & SpeakerphoneBuy on Amazon|$299(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
MicrosoftMicrosoft LifeCam HD-3000Buy on Amazon|$24.5(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
VTechVtech VCS754 ErisStation Conference PhoneBuy on Amazon|$346(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)

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Logitech C925-e

Up first, the Logitech C925-e is an excellent way to quickly and easily upgrade your camera and microphone setup. With Full HD 1080p recording, other members of the video conference will be able to clearly see your face, unlike the blurriness of built-in webcams. And with 78-degree field of view, you’ll be able to capture a lot without camera adjustments.

It has built-in omni-directional microphones, which captures all the intricate details of your voice so that others on the video call can clearly hear you.

The camera unit easily clips onto a laptop or monitor as well, making it easy to setup, take down, and take with you.

Logitech Conference Cam BCC950

Also from Logitech, but a significantly larger unit, is the Conference Cam BCC950. This one supports slightly lower quality video, only able to show your face in 720p resolution. It, however, has a 78-degree field of view, just like the last.

Where this one really shines is with the audio. You get a built-in, duplex speakerphone and noise-cancelling microphone. It’s designed so that everyone on the video call is able to hear and be heard clearly up to 8 feet away from the base. And with an omni-directional microphone, you can hear as if the conversation is happening in the same room.

Logitech Conference Cam BCC950

The Logitech Conference Cam BBC950 features a high-quality Carl Zeiss lens and a high-resolution sensor, delivering razor-sharp images and a 78-degree field of view. A noise-canceling, omnidirectional microphone with 200 Hz to 8 kHz frequency response makes it possible to clearly hear meeting members up to 8 feet away from the base of the Logitech Conference Cam BCC950. Included in the box is a remote control with buttons for convenient pan, tilt, zoom, and volume control. The Logitech Conference Cam BCC950 is optimized for both Microsoft Lync and Skype, but it also works with most other popular UC platforms.

VTech VCS752

The VTech VCS752 speakerphone allows callers to speak and be heard at the same time, just as they would in a face-to-face meeting. The speakerphone ships with two portable, wireless microphones for discussions beyond the conference table, and the same can be achieved by connecting the VCS752 speakerphone to a headset or mobile device via Bluetooth. Each of the two provided microphones last 12 hours of talk time on a charge. VTech also sells a version of this speakerphone with four microphones, the VCS754, for only $40 extra compared to the VCS752.

Logitech Conference Cam Connect

The Logitech Conference Cam Connect is a perfect, compact solution for video conferences with groups of up to six people. This unique, vertical speakerphone has a high-definition camera sensor and a 360-degree microphone array with a range of up to 12 feet. Just like the Logitech Conference Cam BCC950, this speakerphone also comes with a handy remote control with dedicated buttons for pan, tilt, zoom, focus, and call control. Additional control buttons are also located on the speakerphone, but you might not even need them because the Logitech Conference Cam Connect has NFC connectivity for instant pairing with mobile devices, PCs, Macs, and thin clients.

Jabra Speak 710

The Jabra Speak 710 might just be the most popular USB speakerphone on the market right now. Jabra is a well-known manufacturer of Bluetooth audio equipment, such as headphones and wireless speakers, and they used their expertise when designing the Speak 710. Featuring an omnidirectional microphone and a large battery that can provide up to 15 hours of talk time on a single charge, the Speak 710 is perfect for smaller meetings with up to six people. The Speak 710 is available in two versions: one UC-optimized and one Microsoft-optimized. According to a Jabra representative, the two speakerphones are the same except that the Microsoft version is plug and play and supports Skype call control straight out of the box.

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000

For video conferences involving just two people, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is a perfect upgrade from most built-in webcams. It records in 720p at 30 frames per second and features TrueColor Technology for bright and colorful video as well as a noise-reducing microphone. The webcam easily attaches to any laptop or desktop monitor with its flexible universal attachment base and is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system. If you often Skype with clients or coworkers, this is one of the best inexpensive upgrades that you can make to ensure a better first impression.

ProductBrandNamePrice
LogitechLogitech Conference Cam BCC950 Video Conference WebcamBuy on Amazon|$175.38(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
VTechVTech Communications VCS752 ErisStation SIP Conference PhoneBuy on Amazon|$253(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
LogitechLogitech ConferenceCam Connect All-in-One VideoBuy on Amazon|$353.48(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
JabraJabra Speak 710 UC Wireless Bluetooth Speaker & SpeakerphoneBuy on Amazon|$299(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
MicrosoftMicrosoft LifeCam HD-3000Buy on Amazon|$24.5(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)
VTechVtech VCS754 ErisStation Conference PhoneBuy on Amazon|$346(Price as of 07/19/2019 03:00 ET)

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Verdict

Any one of these is bound to increase your camera quality, as well as the audio quality for your conferences. These are all plug-and-play as well — just plug them into your computer, and they should automatically be recognized without any extra drivers.

With Skype specifically, it might not be immediately recognized, but it should be as simple as selecting the device as your camera and microphone.