Typically, the built-in webcam on laptops and some all-in-one desktops isn’t the best available. It’ll get the job done, but that’s about it. Instead, you need something you can count on to show you in your best light during an important meeting or while connecting with friends and family. The NexiGo 60 FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam promises to do just that. I recently had the opportunity to try it out for myself to see how well it performs.
Overview of Features
The NexiGo 60FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam looks similar to most other plug-and-play style webcams. However, the silver metal front plate does make it appear more sophisticated and impressive. I’m not sure if it makes more durable necessarily, but it does look nice.
To provide the clearest images while on a video call, the NexiGo webcam features 1920 x 1080P resolution. With a 60 FPS refresh rate, moving around won’t cause annoying blurring. This means family calls with excited kids come through much clearer.
The webcam also features autofocus and auto white balance. This helps to always keep you in focus without issues, along with ensuring the best light possible, even if you’re in a dim room. It also helps you to look less washed out if you’re under bright fluorescent lights.
The built-in stereo microphone is omnidirectional and helps filter out background noise. If you’re trying to work from home, this is ideal for reducing the chance of your boss, clients or co-workers hearing the TV playing in the background.
Something I personally really like is the built-in webcam cover. While many do come with a cover you can stick on, this one is built onto the webcam already. Simply slide it back and forth to cover the lens for privacy when the camera’s not in use.
It features an impressive 6.5-foot USB cable to make it easy to attach wherever you need it. Want to sit it on top of a large monitor in a conference room? No problem. If you need it in a smaller area, you may want to use a cord tie to reduce excess cord.
It’s also highly compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Chrome, and Linux. It works with most any video chat software and platform.
Everything you need to get started is included. A simple and easy-to-follow guide is included, but you probably won’t ever need to open it. It’s plug-and-play without any need to download a driver or software.
During my NexiGo 60 FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam review, I used the webcam on Windows 10. I was ready to start using it within just a few minutes.
I did use a Velcro cable tie to keep the cord from getting tangled since I was using it on my laptop. However, even with the cable bunched together and dangling, it never slipped from the top of my laptop.
The adjustable clip fits snug against whatever monitor or laptop you place it on. Plus, it’s easy to remove when you’re ready.
You can use it with a tripod (not included) if you have one.
NexiGo 60FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam in Action
I typically do most of my meetings through Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet. Since I didn’t have any meetings through Zoom during my review period, I only tested the NexiGo 60 FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam out on Skype and Google Meet.
I’m happy to report that I didn’t have any issues with either platform. Both recognized the webcam immediately and set it as my default. The only change I had to make was through Google Meet, which didn’t set the microphone as my default. Since I wanted to test the background noise reduction, I definitely wanted to use the webcam’s mic.
First, I tested the difference between my built-in laptop webcam and NexiGo’s webcam. Yes, there was a noticeable difference. The 90-degree wide-angle view picked up slightly more, though it’s probably still not ideal for larger groups. For a few people or a small team, you’d probably be fine.
Plus, the picture was much clearer and as I moved around, nothing blurred. My client even remarked it was much easier to see me. They let me try both webcams during our call to see the difference.
Now, for the omnidirectional mic. While it doesn’t block out louder sounds, your standard background noise is drastically reduced. Unless I turned my TV way up, no one could hear it on the other end of the call. Usually, I have to turn it down, and sometimes it still comes through on my laptop’s webcam.
I even had a few cats playing loudly in the background, and outside of a few quiet bumps, the client never heard anything else. So if you have playful pets, this could work out well for covering up playtime while you’re chatting.
The auto white balance correction did help the video look better, even in dimmer light. I tried brighter light and didn’t look nearly as washed out as usual. With pale skin, this is typically an issue.
Overall, the NexiGo 60 FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam worked as promised. The 60 FPS refresh rate and white balance correction keeps your calls clearer, even if you’re moving around and dealing with imperfect lighting.
While a 90-degree angle may not be wide enough for situations with a lot of movement, it works well for standard one-on-one video calls or very small groups, such as two or three people.
I only had one real complaint. While the mic did block out noise fairly well, I had to speak a little louder to be heard. I think in blocking background noise, it doesn’t pick up voices quite as well. Otherwise, it’s a great choice.
You can try out the NexiGo 60 FPS AutoFocus 1080P Webcam yourself for just $64.99.