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Someone merged a PC with a webcam and ended up with this

T95 C1 webcam PC - $84.99 at Banggood (£66.14/AU$120.71)
This webcam-PC cross definitely falls into the category of weird and wonderful devices. It sits atop top a monitor or television, as any webcam would, but it's also packing an 8-core system-on-chip, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.View Deal

We have fond memories of the Cenovo King Kong Mini - a very small Windows computer we reviewed in 2016 that came with an integrated webcam. Suffice to say, it was not a stellar commercial success, which is a shame given the rise of remote working.

Fast forward to 2020 and the T95 C1 has taken another crack at merging computer functions into a webcam. This time, however, the end result looks more like, well, a webcam.

The device hangs from the top frame of a monitor or television and doesn’t actually cost much more than a decent webcam, despite the extra functionality.

Its innards are surprisingly good as well; an 8-core Rockchip RK3368 system-on-chip is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The latter can also be increased via a microSD card slot and there are also two available USB ports (albeit v2.0).

The device runs on Android 9.0 and connects to the internet via either a 10/100 Ethernet cable or 802.11ac Wi-Fi. There’s no audio connector nor gigabit Ethernet, and the USB ports really should be 3.0 versions, but at least the HDMI port is a v2.0 model.

The webcam description mentions an 8-megapixel sensor which, if true, would make it the biggest sensor we’ve come across on a desktop-bound webcam. It is also highly likely this sensor was originally destined to be used as a selfie camera for an entry level smartphone.

Bear in mind

  • If this product comes from mainland China, it may take up to a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied a tax either directly or through the courier. 
Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology in a career spanning four decades. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.