The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Personal Webcam is the only webcam I've ever had. It was a good price and came in a set of 2 webcams. I only use it occasionally (to Skype), but I have been happy with the quality of sound and picture. The webcam stand is versatile and can rest on your computer monitor or sit on a flat surface. The lens can be rotated to adjust the focus (crisp and not blurry). Compatibility I have used it on several different desktops over the years. It has worked with all of them. On two of the computers, I could not get the sound to work at first, but eventually I was able to find where to change the settings and then it worked. Video Quality I have found the video quality to be really good. The only time it seems to be real grainy is if the internet speed drops too slow or certain lighting, which is not normally the case. Ease of Use It comes with Life Cam software, which you have to download, but I'm not familiar with what it does on it's own. I only use Skype, so I don't use the Life Cam program for anything. Durability Has held up through use, transport, and storage just fine.