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New Logi webcams feature ‘Show Mode’ and a take on Center Stage

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Logitech Brio 500 webcam series and Zone Vibe headphones series are designed for hybrid workers.
Logitech Brio 500 webcam series and Zone Vibe headphones series are designed for hybrid workers.
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Logitech unveiled its new Brio 500 webcam series and Zone Vibe headphones series for hybrid workers Thursday. The company said “they bring quality, style, affordability, and sustainability to today’s workers for ultramodern collaboration experiences.”

“Many remote and hybrid workers are still underequipped and grappling with pre-pandemic era solutions,” said Scott Wharton, Logitech Video Collaboration general manager. “Our innovative new genre of Brio webcams and Zone Vibe headphones answer the call of modern workers who need business-grade quality, style, and affordability for work and play.”

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Logitech Brio 500 webcams and Zone Vibe headphones for hybrid workers

Long known for quality peripherals, Logitech referred in it press materials to a study that showed more than 89% of work-from-home adults struggle with unflattering camera angles, poor lighting and field-of-view limitations when using a built-in laptop camera.

So Brio 500 webcams and Zone Vibe headphones are meant to address the challenges users face when working from home. The company added both products make it easier for IT managers to equip remote and hybrid workforces in an environmentally sustainable way. (Both product lines are certified carbon-neutral.)

And “transformational features like Brio’s Show Mode open up new sharing opportunities for teachers, designers, and architects to easily present physical objects, notes and sketches remotely over video,” Wharton said.

Brio 500 webcams: Show Mode, RightSight and RightLight

The new Brio 500 and Brio 505 webcams strive to offer “enterprise-grade” audio and video quality and personalization. They include the new Show Mode feature. It helps you share sketches or other physical objects on the desk.

A mounting system and built-in sensor allow users to tilt the camera down to focus on objects, and Brio automatically flips the image to render the correct orientation in video calls, the company said.

RightSight technology (enabled through Logi Tune) automatically frames the user, even when moving around, a la Apple’s Center Stage. And the built-in RightLight 4 automatically correct substandard lighting.

For IT teams outfitting workstations and home offices, Brio series is plug-and-play. It’s compatible with most video conferencing platforms and certified for Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom.

Logitech Sync integration with Brio 505 allows IT admins to update firmware and troubleshoot problems so hybrid teams can keep collaborating.

The webcams come in three colors to suit users’ tastes and workstations — graphite, off-white and rose.

Zone Vibe headphones

Logitech claimed its new Zone Vibe series — Zone Vibe 100, Zone Vibe 125 and Zone Vibe Wireless — are “the first wireless headphones on the market to combine business-grade performance with comfort, style, and affordability.”

Available in the same colors as the webcams, they are designed to be comfortable for all-day use. The over-the-ear headphones weigh 6.5 ounces and feature soft-to-the-touch knitted fabric and memory foam.

Zone Vibe Wireless lets IT departments offer employees enterprise-grade audio that’s easy to use and looks stylish, Logitech said. And compatibility with video conferencing platforms and push updates through Logi Tune and Logitech Sync make things easier on IT departments.

Pricing and availability

The Brio 500 webcam series and Zone Vibe 100 and 125 headphones are available this month at logitech.com other retailers. Zone Vibe Wireless headset come out in December.

Brio 500 webcams cost $129. Zone Vibe 100 is $99.99; Zone Vibe 125 is $129.99; and Zone Vibe Wireless is $129.99.

Where to buy Brio 500: Logitech or Amazon (Brio 501)

Where to buy Zone Vibe 100: Logitech or Amazon (Zone Vibe 125)

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