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Wireless Inspection and Lab Microscopes For Mac OSX & iOS

Wi-Fi wireless microscopes compatible with Mac OSX or an iPad or iPhone running iOS are ideal for certain scenarios where a USB wired digital microscope isn't desired or practical. Here's a couple of the best Apple compatible wireless microscopes, one a low-cost scope for parts inspection and another for educational or business biology lab use.

For using your Macintosh or iGadget to inspect mechanical or electrical parts, here's an Apple compatible wireless inspection microscope that costs less that fifty bucks.

Wireless WiFi Mac Inspection Scope

Adjustable LED Lighting

For educational or business biologic lab examinations, a more conventional wireless Wi-Fi digital slide microscope for Mac or iOS may be preferred.

WiFi Wireless Mac Biology Lab Scope

Lens Kit With Up To 2000x Magnification

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A Wireless Bluetooth Webcam For Mac? Beware!

Bluetooth Webcam For Mac? Nope.
Apple users have long craved a low cost wireless webcam solution. Awhile back, Logitech had a Wi-Fi wireless webcam for Mac with it's Broadcaster webcam. Support was eventually discontinued and existing cams only work on much older versions of MacOS. Their newest Mevo WiFi webcam for Mac is pretty cool. In the meantime, no Bluetooth webcams ever appeared on the market for good reason. Bluetooth is a slow, low bandwidth solution that is probably utterly incapable of streaming 3 or 6 let alone 30 to 60 Frames Per Second of high definition HD video. Which is basically why Bluetooth web cameras were never really a viable thing for anything other than audio, sharing a picture to a friends phone, or sending a few pages of text to a printer.

Well, in my online product research, I stumbled across a Mac compatible webcam with Bluetooth. A China knockoff UVC webcam with Bluetooth functionality, of sorts. That works on a Mac... But that's deceiving. This no-name cheap webcam with Bluetooth is really just a USB web camera with a built-in Bluetooth dongle that you could connect a Bluetooth headset or speakerphone to. A BT transmitter dongle for audio only - in a generic webcam shell.

Not A 'REAL' Bluetooth Mac Webcam

Bluetooth Earbud, Headset AUDIO Support Only!

What it doesn't do is transmit video over Bluetooth in any way shape or form. What it isn't is a real Bluetooth webcam for Mac or PC video conferencing. What it has is a switch you can slide between using the PC and Mac compatible webcam's internal microphone via USB or switched to the Bluetooth mode logo next to a Pairing button. So I guess you can try to tell your Apple AirPods to Pair with the Bluetooth signal in the webcam. But then all Mac's already have Bluetooth, so what's the point of a camera like this?!?

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ElGato FaceCam Mac Compatible Web Camera

El Gato HD Web Camera For MacOS
The Apple compatible FaceCam from ElGato is a new entry into the MacOS web camera market. Competing at the high end with other cameras like the Logitech Creator Camera and others in the $100+ price range, it strives to deliver a premium image.

ElGato FaceCam For MacOS

1080p Optical Glass Lens

Perhaps part of it's pricing is the fact it uses a very high-quality CMOS Sony STARVIS sensor for a highly detailed image through its optical quality glass lens. The ElGato Face Cam also has a standard 1/4" tripod camera mount hole which is a nice touch. Surprisingly, it has a Fixed-Focus lens, which is somewhat unusual since most high-end webcams usually have autofocus functions.

As a 1080p 60FPS HD web camera in this price range, it's surprising El Gato's Face Cam lacks a built-in microphone which most but not all MacOS friendly webcams include as standard. If you're a video podcaster or live streamer who already has a separate, dedicated USB or XLR microphone for broadcasts, this might be a good camera option..

Mac Compatible Amcrest HD Webcams With Privacy Cover

A quick review of the MacOS compatible Amcrest HD Pro web camera: It's a UVC compliant external USB web camera for Mac OSX 10.5+ plus. With a quality glass lens and fixed focus. It supports full 1080p HD resolution with a 70 degree FOV viewing angle. It works on any Apple Macintosh system with a USB 2.0 or faster port and is just plug and play with the webcam drivers already built into Mac OSX.

Apple Compatible Amcrest HD Pro Webcam

Tripod Mount, Built-In Privacy Cover

Amcrest is an established brand well-known largely for it's remote monitoring wired and wireless security camera line, so it's a fairly trusted brand. Thiese particular webcams for your Mac video conferencing and online chat needs includes a clip on flip-down webcam security cover if you're afraid you are unknowingly being recorded via spy cam malware or something.

Another external USB web camera model in their lineup is the Amcrest StreamPro. It features a wider angle field of view:better suited for group conferencing.

Wide-Angle Amcrest ProStream Webcam For Mac

90 Degree Field Of View - With Cover

Both have a built-in noise canceling microphones captures clean audio. Both of the MacOS friendly Amcrest StreamPro and Pro HD webcams have a flip-clip base incorporates a standard 1/4" camera mount hole for tripod mounting if desired.

Extra Wide Angle Lens Webcam For MacOS

Shopping for a wide angle webcam for Mac that has a wider field of view than most Apple compatible web cameras? With a FOV of 120 degrees, the MacOS friendly Genius W!00 WideCam encompasses more area than most other web cams. This may be ideal for security monitoring of a large area, or group video conferencing with a handful of participants.

Wide-Angle Mac Webcam

1080p HD + Dual Microphones

Some key features of the Mac compatible Genius F100 of note:
• Built-in stereo microphones
• 120 degree ultra wide angle lens
• Includes USB extension cable
• Full 1080p HD recording up to 30fps
• USB 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.1 port compatible
• Works on Mac OSX 10.5 and up

Cheap Document Camera For MacOS

Looking for a low cost demo and presentation cam for education or business? Here'a the best cheap document cam compatible with Mac OSX that's easy on the budget. It's driverless UVC compliance makes it plug and play on any Macintosh desktop or MacBook laptop with a USB port.

Low-Cost Doc Cam For Mac

High 1080p Resolution + Auto-Focus

With a collapsable extension arm, this highly portable and affordable doc cam from Okiolabs is easy to adjust and position, making it ideal for papers, books, and 3D objects. This Mac compatible cheap document cam works with a wide array of Apple compatible educational, business and other video aware webcam apps for displaying, capturing and sharing content. Check out the MacOS software download section of their support website here.

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Razer Kiyo Ring Light Webcam Mac Compatible?

Web Camera With Ring Light For MacOS
Apple users tempted by the appeal of a HD webcam with built-in ring light may have stumbled across listings for the hi-def 1080p Razer Kiyo HD Webcam wondering if it's Mac compatible. Currently the vast majority of web camera device manufacturers have long since switched to the UVC - USB Video Class device standard. UVC allows webcams to be plug-and-play on modern operating systems like Windows 7-10, MacOS since OSX 10.5, Unix/Linux and Android OS, so basic functionality is assured.

From a video I've seen on YouTube, the Kiyo was demonstrated on a MacBook pro confirming the cam is UVC compliant and works under OSX 10.5 and beyond up to the current MacOS Catalina.

Dimmable Ringlight Webcam For Mac

Adjustable On-Cam Lighting Control

Apparently something was amiss with the initial audio hardware or implementation at Razer (who otherwise specializes in flashy, high-end Windows gaming peripherals.) The Kiyo webcam with built-in ring light needed a firmware update to correct some issues. The updater only ran on Windows, and there's no MacOS app to take advantage of the Kyio's settings. As such, Razer's lack of explicit support for Mac make the camera a less-than-optimal choice for Macintosh users shopping for an external USB Mac compatible webcam.

Razer just introduced a new, redesigned USB-C Kiyo HD webcam, the nicely designed Kiyo Pro. Razer doesn't write MacOS specific software, it's currently unknown if 3rd party webcam settings apps like Mactaris (check the Apple App Store) can help with more of this webcams impressive features.

Kiyo Pro 10880p Uncompressed 60FPS Webcam

USB-C Interface + Stereo Microphones

One alternative is a rather pricey and high-end webcam / mic / ringlight / USB hub combo: Check out the Marantz Turret Pro Broadcaster instead which is worth a look-see if you're looking for a 1-piece audio - video conferencing / streaming webcam with ringlight that IS Mac OSX compatible. There's also several generic brand ringlight cameras appearing on Amazon that have a simialr ringlight design around the webcam lens.

Marantz Turret Desktop Webcam For Mac

Web Camera With Ring Light & Microphone

Apple Compatible USB Digital Microscopes

Shopping for a digital USB microscope that works on Mac OSX? It isn't just webcams that have adopted the USB Video Class camera standard. There's now a decent range of UVC digital computer microscopes and inspection scopes that are UVC compliant and compatible with any modern OS : MacOS, Linux, and Windows.

Omax HD UVC Digital Microscope

Optical & Digital Imaging

The Go-To brand seems to be Amscope with good software support for Macintosh computers. Omax is another digital USB scope manufacturer worth checking out. Some are conventional computer lab microscopes for medical or biological uses that combine both optical eye-pieces plus a digital camera sensor for capturing and recording whatever it sees under high magnification. Windows users will likely find snapshot and video capture apps more readily available, but Linux and Mac OS users will find any general purpose still image or video capture program will let them capture images or video clips from the digital computer microscope's sensor.

Amscope Trinocular Digital Lab Scope

5MP Mac Compatible Camera

There are also many MacOS friendly UVC compatible inspection microscopes for business, industrial, construction or hobbyist uses. Some are handheld such as dental cameras, some feature a mounting stand, others may have a long or extended cable for, say, automotive engine or in-wall construction inspections.

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