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No end to Covid-19 webcam shortage

When people could not see each other in real life, they turned to virtual meetings requiring a webcam
When people could not see each other in real life, they turned to virtual meetings requiring a webcam

As Covid-19 lockdowns took effect around the world, millions turned to remote working and organising virtual hangouts with friends.

Overnight, webcams went from mundane computer accessories to gold dust.

Even now, the initial surge in demand, in March, has barely abated, with manufacturers struggling to satisfy the many consumers trying to buy.

And while some consumers have been successful, there is plenty of evidence many more are still searching in vain.

‘Chasing demand’

Smartphones, tablets and laptops generally come with built-in cameras.

But many users prefer dedicated devices that may offer higher video resolution or be easier to position using, for example, a tripod.

Logitech is working hard to meet demand
Logitech is working hard to meet demand

Logitech has started shipping its webcams by air freight instead of sea, to reach retailers as fast as possible.

“We are

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