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Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+702|4460|Toronto
How long are the meetings? Can you group students into functional units and deliver the same comments during multiple independent meetings? Is faking your own death and moving to a quiet island village an option?

We need answers.
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2636

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Some fairly vanilla options from various tech chats and AV articles.

0.$ - AUSDOM 1080P HD Webcam ($45 @ amazon)
$ - Logitech C920S ($70 @ logitech)
$.5 - Logitech C930E ($120 @ walmart; wider field of view?)
$$ - GoPro Hero 8 ($350 @ amazon)
$$$ - Insta360 One R ($430+ by feature; easy setup firmware-as-webcam feature)

I know GoPro made a bit of a splash as a zoom cam last year.

Anyway, I'd look for color correction, reliable frames, and a decent sounding mic if you don't already have one (make sure you have that set up correctly and the way you like before going into a meeting). Also look for where you want to mount it and make sure it's able.
I went with the logitech 920. I mean "Logi" since changing the name of your famous brand is very smart. I trust that brand and can't think of any instances where it let me down.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,888|5688|USA

hopefully it goes well
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2636
I just got the mechanical keyboard I ordered at the same time. I got the extra loud option.
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/aplus-media/vc/3c7efda7-a168-4d11-874a-71e22eaf9c37.__CR0,0,1464,600_PT0_SX1464_V1___.jpg
It is a shame Uzique isn't here to see I finally upgraded. RIP Uzique. Gone but not forgotten.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,730|5022|eXtreme to the maX
Wouldn't silent be better for zoom meetings?
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SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2636
I am not typing during the Zoom meetings. I will be on mute anyway.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,888|5688|USA

I dunno about the rebrand to logi. Too close to loogie. It would make more sense to just keep their logo and eliminate the name on a product. If they're not proud enough of it to do that, there's a problem.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+452|2636
There is probably some marketing rule about not having the word 'tech' in your name if you are a tech manufacturer. I remember for a time they went full "logi" but now seem to use their full name on a lot of boxes, labels, etc. Logitech has/had a good reputation. It's a shame some marketing people convinced them to rebrand.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+758|5601|United States of America
So I've been living for a while with my Razer mouse inadvertently double-clicking when I single-click. It actually works out well as a double-tap in FPSs, but is troublesome with general web browsing. I think it's going on 7 years now, so I'm in the market for upgrading all peripherals. I plan on starting looking at what Logitech has to offer as a start.

Suggestions for mice (wired, ideally), keyboards, and headsets (with a mic, but not any shoddy GamerTM gear) appreciated.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,888|5688|USA

Food for thought:

BenQ Zowie has a very solid lineup of plug-and-play mice that are blessedly devoid of the gamer aesthetic. Detailed page:
https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/6E48 … 243A786F21

toy:
https://zowie.benq.com/en/support/mouse … ecker.html

polling rate disambiguation:
https://gamingmiceworld.com/what-is-the … lling-rate

G600 is a solid MMO mouse if you like lots of input functionality. Strictly a matter of taste for me (if you don't need the inputs, avoid; simple as that). I even have a couple backups in my computer closet I picked up when the thing was on sale. I wish I'd done the same with a few of the older mice I had that I really enjoyed using. Old, and definitely not a cutting-edge FPS mouse (better options even when it was new). Not the one I use day-to-day.

Razer would be much more tempting if not for the software.

I've seen the HyperX headsets recommended a lot, in articles and by internet friends. Mics sounded OK on discord, but I've never heard the speakers for myself. I have a Shure desktop mic and closed beyers for my own usual setup. Hit up uzique for suggestions, that's like his bread and butter hobby.

I use sub-$20 keyboards from places like Office Depot most of the time. Hit up a decent electronics store and test the feel of the ones on display. Could recommend based on specs, but that won't help if you don't like the feel or volume.

Here's a Havit that barely dips its toe into into the "aesthetic." Thin, light, basic layout, Kailh switches. Lights have toggle functions so I assume you can turn them off. May be worth on sale.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722GG88M

Never tried the brand so no grounded recommendation. If the Zowie Celeritas II was actually available (no idea what's going on there) anywhere it would be a cool choice if you got the mouse. Matching (and slightly less obnoxious) logo as a bonus.

K845 for about the same as the sale-Havit, gives you a 10key and your choice of switches (+20 for cherry):
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products … lluminated

Pretty sure you can also shut off the lights with the logitech software.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+758|5601|United States of America
Ended up going with Corsair HS60 headphones which arrived today and I got to test out. Still on the cheap side as things can go, but it's a massive improvement over my previous situation. The surround sound is quite a change for me in game and I'm quite keen to hear it while watching a movie. I know it's brand new too, but it is very comfortable to wear, as well, which is nice compared to the shitty headset I use for work calls.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,888|5688|USA

Corsair really showed restraint with their headsets. Even the "gaming" models don't make you look like a Megatron cosplay.

If you're still in the market for a keyboard, here's a resource on the cherry switches, among other details letting you listen to what each one sounds like:

https://www.cherrymx.de/en/mx-original/mx-red.html

About the point I'm spending $70+ on a keyboard it would be something I'd pay attention to.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+758|5601|United States of America
I bought a relatively cheap and plain replacement. There's really nothing wrong with the current one except that it's like 14 years old and a bit dirty/dinged up. I didn't know there were quiet mechanical options, so I may have considered that if I hadn't already bought something. I know the mech nerds say there's satisfying clicks, but that was always a very big negative to me whenever I read it. I'm not playing competitive Fortnite or whatever, so I don't mind if I'm losing out a slight edge in games, and I really don't feel I type that much to the point it would be beneficial. However, a large positive part to me about mechanicals is so many seem to have a flat base, which seems very easy to clean around.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,888|5688|USA

The volume wouldn't be my consideration so much as depression force and rebound and the feel between those two. With the data linked in mind, I would still want to test them out at a store if I could.

I've had considerably good luck with cheap keyboards and the plastic on this one will probably wear out faster than any of the functionality.

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