Logitech and Skype today announced that they have teamed up to bring free video calling to Skype users worldwide.
The Skype video feature, part of the beta version of Skype 2.0, was released today for evaluation by the Skype community. Logitech and Skype worked in concert to certify Logitech's QuickCam webcams and PC headsets for use with the newly announced Skype Video feature, ensuring that Skype Video and the features of Logitech's webcams provide a superior experience for Skype users. Logitech worked closely with Skype on usability and performance, to ensure people experience fully synchronized, high-quality video and audio communications over the Internet. Skype Video, which includes a full-screen video mode, is an integrated part of Skype 2.0 and is available for free at www.skype.com.
The two companies plan to jointly market Skype Video and Logitech webcams and headsets worldwide, engaging in regional promotions and direct outreach to Logitech customers and the Skype community. Skype will offer select Skype-certified Logitech webcams and headsets for sale through its online store.
Logitech webcams that have been certified by Skype include QuickCam Fusion, QuickCam Orbit, QuickCam Pro 5000, QuickCam Pro 4000, QuickCam Communicate STX, QuickCam Chat, QuickCam Zoom, and QuickCam for Notebooks Pro. Logitech headsets that have been certified by Skype include the Logitech USB Premium Headset 350, the Logitech USB Headset 250, the Logitech Premium Stereo Headset, and the Logitech Internet Chat Headset.