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$130 Logitech Brio 300 Webcam Promises Premium Video and Audio on a Budget

The AUD$129.95 Logitech Brio 300 webcam series promises an affordable plug-and-play FULL-HD 1080p resolution with auto light correction and a noise-reducing mic inside a compact form factor with a built-in privacy shutter and a straightforward mounting system. Engineered to improve video meeting experiences from external webcams, Logitech surveyed 3,000 remote workers to discover their pain points and fix them. Let’s see how they went.

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Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

According to the survey, “most non-webcam users struggle with poor lighting conditions, unflattering camera angles, and low-quality sound from their laptop speakers.” While flagship laptops – like the new M2 MacBook Pro and its 1080p FaceTime camera and ‘High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers’ or the newly announced Acer Swift with its 1440p webcam – offer all the bells and whistles to those that can afford them, Logitech is instead targeting workers operating from your standard office computers and laptops.

Scott Wharton, general manager of Logitech B2B, sees the Brio 300 webcam as an “easy but substantial jump” in webcam technology that will “significantly improve their video meeting experiences with an external webcam”. USB-C plug-and-play connectivity means a reliable connection capable of handling FULL-HD 1080p video transfers. And the integrated built-in privacy shutter means once the call has ended, all it takes is a “quick spin” to block the shutter for peace of mind that your workspace isn’t on display.

Speaking of workspaces: the webcam’s “unconventional” cone-shape design strays away from the typical webcam body complemented by an array of colour choices for “harmonious pairing” with Logitech mice and keyboards “for a stylish and coordinated setup.” The unusual construction also leverages Logitech’s sustainability approach and commitment “to creating a more equitable and climate positive world by actively working to reduce our carbon impact.”

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

Starting with end-of-use plastic from old consumer electronics, Logitech builds each webcam using certified post-consumer recycled plastic (62 per cent for the graphite colour option and 48 per cent for off-white and rose). Logitech also uses packaging paper from managed sources and forests with FSCTM certification, encouraging prudent forest management worldwide.

The Brio 300 series supports Logitech’s New Logic of Work platform, offering personal workplaces tailored to each user, much like other Logitech software (Logitech Options, G HUB). Moreover, the webcam ensures seamless integration and compatibility with most video conferencing platforms and is certified for use with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet. Remote workers, let alone IT teams equipping employee workstations and home offices, will have no problem getting the Brio 300 set up and ready to video chat.

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

On the topic of IT teams, in addition to the consumer model, there is the Logitech Brio 305 “for companies who need to provide certified, simple-to-use webcams to employees’ home or office workstations”. Seeking to eliminate the influx of “help desk tickets”, the Brio 305’s simple deployment across enterprises and remote management via Logitech Sync means less troubleshooting and more webcamming.

At only AUD$129.95, the Logitech Brio 300 series is substantially more affordable than the Brio Ultra HD Pro Business Webcam (or a flagship laptop) without skimping on the necessary functions like high dynamic contrast, RealLight 2 auto light correction, and a single digital microphone with noise reduction. However, the only thing missing from Logitech’s business webcam solution is improving the low-quality sound from laptop speakers. Fortunately, Logitech has a suitable selection of affordable computer speakers for as low as AUD$49.95 to pair with your new Brio 300 series webcam.

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Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

Logitech Brio 300 Webcam | Image: Logitech

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Elliot Nash

Elliot Nash is a journalist and content producer from Sydney with over five years’ experience in the digital media space. He holds a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts & Production) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Diploma of Screen & Media from the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. Specialising in pop culture, news & current affairs, photography, audio and hi-fi, Elliot’s work has featured in 9News.com.au, 7NEWS.com.au, Next Luxury, Alive Radio and WhistleOut. He currently works as a Context Executive at Yoghurt Digital.