10 Activities You Can Use a Webcam For

Our world over the last two years has become mainly online-based. Everything from meetings to school to doctors appointments have all been virtual. With that said, the idea of webcams have changed from a want to a need. And now, there are so many things you can actually use your webcam for aside from the usual. The list is pretty much endless, but here are ten things you’ll probably, most likely, or definitely want to use a webcam for.

1. Meetings

If you’re working from home or even in the office, you’ll most likely use a webcam to meet with others as meeting in person isn’t possible right now. The great thing is, you can meet with people from all over the world and have those important conversations without having to travel.

2. Appointments

A webcam can be used for appointments like sick visits or wellness check-ups with your doctor to keep you and others safe by doing it straight from your home. You’re already not feeling well and going to the doctor’s office makes it worse, at least for me it does. And if you’re like me, you try to avoid the doctor’s office at all costs and virtual visits via a webcam solves that issue. 

3. Interviews

Interviews are now mostly held online. My interview for my current job was (nailed it, btw) and obviously I needed to show my face. I can already hear you saying, “I can use my phone.” But I’ve been there, done that. The problem with using your phone is spotty connection and a smaller screen makes it harder to see. Phones are notorious for dropping calls and you want to be able to see them clearly and more importantly, for them to see you clearly.

4. Workouts

In all honesty here, having the self-motivation for doing a workout on your own is tough. If you can do it without someone leading you, go on with your bad-self! For those that need that extra push, or someone to guide you and yell at you to get your booty up and going, a webcam is the perfect solution. You can join real-time classes with your trainer, confidently match their workouts, and get your sweat on.

5. Streaming/Gaming

Just as webcams are perfect for working out, they’re also perfect for gaming and streaming. Providing high-quality image and compatibility in the recording software, OBS Studio, you can create superior streaming content. You can record all of your gameplay for the world to join in on.

6. Content creation

From vlogging, to product reviews, to sit down chats, you can use a webcam for anything you want to record or snap a photo of. Our auto-focus cameras make it super easy to get a sharp image on a favorite product of yours, or maybe one that you’re reviewing.

7. School

The past year, several schools have had to change from in-person to fully virtual or a hybrid of the two, which means doing schoolwork from home. And to make sure your attendance didn’t suffer, getting online with a webcam was a must. This puts a whole other meaning to homework if you ask me.

8. Dates

Dating is hard enough, but dating during a pandemic is, well, I’m sure you can think of a list of adjectives to describe it. Although online dating isn’t new, the fact that you can’t meet them in person is. I’d say going on a date via a webcam is the next best thing to being in-person. You can at least rule out the possibility of them catfishing you.

9. Long-distance/Family time

After moving, I went from my family living ten minutes away to over two-thousand miles away, meaning I can’t just pop in to see them whenever I want anymore. But, we can make time to see each other via our webcams. Even if I lived close, during a pandemic, I know it’s safer using my webcam to see them anyway. You can use a webcam to spend time with your long distance family and friends, or even if you live five minutes from them.

10. Parties

Whether it’s a holiday or a birthday celebration, large gatherings aren’t fully recommended right now. That doesn’t mean the party needs to be cancelled! The celebration can still go on with a webcam.You can still sit down for Thanksgiving dinner together, dance in your Halloween costumes, open Christmas presents, sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles. Even though it may look a little different, the concept is still the same. Spending time (in whatever way) with the ones you love is all the same in the end.

At the end of the day, we all need a webcam now. The world has changed and there is no putting the genie back in the lamp. But with all of these activities resting on your webcam working, the one thing you don't want to do is get a low quality webcam. At NexiGo we make some of the best reviewed, most recommended webcams on Amazon. That way you don't have to even think about it, with a NexiGo webcam you are set to live life like there is no tomorrow.

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