All of the devices it recommends will work with ChromeOS (as well as Windows and macOS), and their manufacturers have promised long-term support so you can be confident they won't stop working with your Chromebook in a few years' time.
- We've rounded up the best webcams you can buy right now
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The only issue is actually getting your hands on them. It's becoming tough to buy a webcam of any description, as working from home has become the new norm and demand has surged, so we've prepared a guide to where to buy a webcam if you're struggling to get hold of one.
The webcams that make Google's list are:
- Logitech C925-e Business Webcam
- Huddly IQ
And it's given the seal of approval to the following headsets:
- EPOS | Sennheiser Impact SC 635
- EPOS | Sennheiser Impact SC 630 USB
- EPOS | Sennheiser Impact SDW 5065
- EPOS | Sennheiser Impact SDW 5066
- EPOS | Sennheiser Adapt SC 160
- EPOS | Sennheiser Adapt SC 165
- Jabra Evolve 40
- Jabra Evolve 75
- Logitech Zone Wireless
- Plantronics/Poly Blackwire 5220
- Plantronics/Poly Savi 8220
- Plantronics/Poly Voyager 5200 UC
- Plantronics/Poly Voyager 6200
- Plantronics/Poly Voyager 8200
Do you need a webcam and headset?
Most laptops, including Chromebooks, have a basic webcam and microphone built in. These might be good enough for casual calls with friends and family, but those on budget laptops are typically quite low quality and might not deliver the picture and audio quality you need for professional meetings.
You'll also benefit from separate devices if you're using your laptop connected to a separate monitor, meaning its built-in camera isn't at eye-level, and a high quality headset with noise cancelling will make it easier to concentrate if you're working in a busy house with other people nearby.
- Check out our guide to the best video conferencing software
Via Android Police