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Anker’s new video bar webcam lights you up on calls

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AnkerWork's B600 video bar is a webcam with mics that lights you up on calls.
AnkerWork's B600 video bar is a webcam with mics that lights you up on calls.
Photo: AnkerWork

Like a lot of companies showing their wares at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, Anker is addressing today’s hybrid WFH culture with new gear. Through its AnkerWork division, it rolled out a video bar webcam with sound to help improve your video calls. Through its Nebula brand come a couple of crowd-funded premium laser projectors. And the company had a few other items, as well.

AnkerWork B600 webcam

The company’s new AnkerWork B600 is an all-in-one bar that melds multiple components necessary for solid video calls. The unit looks like an unusually wide webcam because it combines a camera with a light bar. It includes a 2K-resolution camera and a light bar to make you look good to others on the call.

The 2K camera includes autofocus and lets you make field of view adjustments and image enhancements using AnkerWork’s MagicSight system. It can also automatically change the brightness and color temperature.

In the audio department, the B600 includes a four-mic array and built-in speakers. That means you don’t have to mess around with a headset or a separate microphone — unless you want to. Dynamic beamforming and algorithmic assistance help improve clarity and reduce background noise.

AnkerWork combined all those elements in one unit that can sit on top of your monitor like other webcams. That’ll help you keep some of your desk clutter at bay.

The B600 launches on January 25 at a price of $219.99, AnkerWorks said. It is available for preorder at $184.99, however.

AnkerWork's two Nebula Cosmos laser projectors let your stream media for a crowd.
AnkerWork’s two Nebula Cosmos laser projectors let your stream media for a crowd.
Photo: AnkerWorks

Nebula Cosmos laser projectors

Anker also rolled out its Nebula Cosmos Laser (1080p FHD) and Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K (UHD), the company’s first two premium long-throw laser projectors for streaming media and other uses.

The two models differ not only in video resolution, but in audio. The 4K employs two 10W and two 5W speakers. The 1080p version uses two 10W speakers.

The projectors are launching on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign for the Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K and Cosmos Laser runs from January 11 until mid-March. After the campaign, they will be priced at $2,199 (4K) and $1,599 at Amazon and SeeNebula.com.

 

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