Opal just released their newest webcam, Tadpole, explicitly designed for laptop use and working while on the go. Recently, I had the chance to test an early version of the Tadpole in various settings, including team meetings, Zoom calls, and family gatherings. As someone who works remotely from a MacBook Air M1, I've always struggled with subpar camera quality. My focus on maintaining a minimalist and mobile setup to reduce travel clutter had meant compromising on camera quality. However, with the introduction of the Tadpole, this is no longer a concern. Now, I have a 48mp pocket camera that can come with me everywhere, making my video and audio experiences far more human for everyone to connect with me. It works for me, but is the Tadpole for you? Let’s dive in.
⚡️ Quick Callouts:
- The first directional mic ever on a webcam
- A built-in clip for any laptop
- It weighs less than two AA batteries
- Phase detection auto-focus
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