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Old 12-19-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Im looking for a somewhat inexpensive a camera that I can view from my Iphone that will allow me to chat through my Iphone to my wife and children while I am working. Any suggestions? I will also be using this a baby monitor as well

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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If it's just an ip camera they won't be able to see or hear you. It won't be much of chat. If you had another iPhone or and iPad you could use FaceTime.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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You can use FaceTime if you have a newer Mac, iPhone 4Gs, iPod Touch that has a built-in camera, and so forth. That's if you want to talk with your family members as you look at each other. FaceTime uses Wi-Fi. For example, with a Mac at work using the Wi-Fi there, while your family members using another Mac, or an iPhone 4Gs, or a late generation iPod Touch, iPad, etc. and the Wi-Fi at home.
How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

That said, a lot of people prefer Skype, maybe because it has been around for a long time and people have gotten used to it.

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: North Greenville County!
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That said, a lot of people prefer Skype, maybe because it has been around for a long time and people have gotten used to it.
Or because it's cross platform so you can talk to people besides those that have Apple products.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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DLink stuff is cheap. $99 and the app is free. Cameras are wifi but need power. Image is clear, and you can also get pics.
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