In matters of communication, the next thing from being there in person is using a webcam for sure. And although this little device has become so common that many laptops and desktop computers come with a built-in webcam, there are still some hidden considerations to stop by before purchasing one. See the need for resolution, the feature that decides upon the quality, size and clarity of the video you'll be recording. Larger numbers are better, but also use more hard drive space. Check out as well the frame rate, that is the speed at which your video will be recorded in Frames Per Second. This can mean a difference between a set of still images to a smooth, cinema flow of video. Find out what are the experienced users thinking about it and compare prices, that could fairly range from very low to high enough to impress.