Last night I went searching for webcams so I could ensure I was ready for our next phase of virtual law.
I found there were some in the price range of > $1,000, and a bunch between $25 – $150. Then I noticed the lack of availability on my normal consumer electronic outlets; Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.
None were available.
Then I hoped on specialty sites like BH Photo. I saw some available, but they were gone before I could get them in my Court.
Finally I found a few on Adorama.com and bought 4 $70 cameras for my firm.
I went back to Adorama last night and all WebCams are now back ordered.
I have a concern that these will be very hard to come by, probably harder then toilet paper.
If you want to have a decent quality connection I would run to the electronic stores right now and see if there are any left on the shelves. Otherwise you might miss an opportunity to have seamless operations.
Just a suggestion for a 22 year litigation veteran who is also a computer geek. 🙂
Also, get a headset with microphone. Airpods and Bluetooth are great, but their battery lives in use are not. I would have a hard wired backup ready if needed.
I have a feeling I will be seeing many more of you on my computer screen then in real life in the coming weeks / months.
Good luck to us all!