Maplin Pluto Webcam

Code: A64LA

Maplin Pluto Webcam is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7.
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  • Driver-free for Windows XP and newer
  • 6-LEDs to illuminate in darkened conditions
  • 640 x 480 hardware resolution

Product details

Maplin Pluto Webcam

• Driver-free for Windows XP and newer
• 6-LEDs to illuminate in darkened conditions
• 640 x 480 hardware resolution
• Stand doubles up as monitor clip
• Snapshot button
• Manual focus
• 1.3m length USB cable

This basic webcam is ideal for the majority of PCs and Laptops. No driver disc is required as it runs of any Windows operating system newer than Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
The adjustable LED brightness means in a darkened room your fellow video conference will be able to catch all the detail.
The innovative clip doubles as both a table stand and a monitor clip.
This webcam is suitable for Google+ Hangouts, Skype Conference Calls, Video chat and more.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this web on the 29/03/13, and I am delighted with it, it's a good basic web cam that does what it says on the box, very easy to use, simple just plug it in and your off. There is also a screw hole underneath which you can use to screw the web cam into a tripod, I got my tripod from the pound shop and it fits very well. and the LED are very bright and useful when the room is dark, you can also use the web cam as a lamp wen on the tripod. its cheap and cheerful web cam.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this as a cheap try out with a QNAP NAS and QNAP surveillance station software not really expecting much success, Surprisingly, it pretty much worked straight out of the box, Not tried it just as a web cam so I cant really comment on the performance for that, but as a surveillance camera 'm getting 320x240 resolution and upto 5 frames per sec. which for me is quite adequate for a cheap home cctv system especially considering the camera cost less than a tenner., Not bad with street lights for illumination either
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This was really easy to set up but what I didn't realize until I got home and plugged it in was that there is no mic. Shame it didn't say on the box.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent value for money!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from £12.99 and not worth half that. I admit, my own fault for going for super cheap, I bought two wanting a matched pair. Ended up with one that was only capable of 15FPS the other 30FPS. The latter having at least a second of lag on it. The former suffered occasionally from corruption that manifested in bands across the picture. The 15FPS one's lights constantly glowed, and they both had a cheap thumb dial variable resistor on the cable for lighting. I also noticed when I got home that both boxes had been opened at some point. No doubt if you bought something like this direct from china for a couple of quid you'd still be disappointed. I'm taking them back tomorrow and probably forking out for the cheap logitech instead. I'd give it zero stars - yes, it's that bad.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well, beware the tripod mount! One of the reviews highlights the great feature of the tripod mount. Just what I needed for seeing the top of an engine whilst under the car turning the engine by hand. But beware. The standard tripod screw on my two digital cameras appear to use a 1/4" UNC thread (probably American), but this camera has a metric nut in it. So a standard tripod does not fit. You'll need to find one with a metric thread, which might be difficult if it won't fit normal cameras.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maplin webcam Arrived on time Oddly it will work on one PC but not on a second both Win 10 still trying to fathom that
Date published: 2016-09-28
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How does the microphone work please? There wasn't a manual in the box!

Asked by: MK123
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-02

The claim "The adjustable LED brightness ..." - it came with no instructions, how do you adjust the brightness?" I cannot find a manual on the website

Asked by: Colin
The adjustment is automatic, so the darker the room the more it will try to illuminate.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-10-15

I bought this because I need to mount it on a tripod. But tripod A41UX has a different screwthread. The tripod fits both my digital cameras well, so the nut in this is different to 'standard'. So where do I get a tripod that does fit?

Asked by: Nigel95
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-22

I can see from this forum that I am not the only one that is having problems getting this webcam to work. So I am assuming that I just plug in the usb cable and it should work. There is nothing at all, I have tried it on a laptop and on a desktop.

Asked by: WestHC
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-17

Hi does this webcam have a built in microphone

Asked by: Dj Kriminal
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-19

Is it suitable for using for stop frame animation?

Asked by: Loobie
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-18

I have bought a Pluto webcam today - when I go on Skype the picture is just black - you cant see anything??

Asked by: StuB
This service is open for frequently asked questions, In order for us to best assist you with any issue you may have with a product please contact our technical team on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-01-20

How do I get the LEDs to illuminate?

Asked by: MHarte
The cable has a wheel on it which controls the brightness of the leds
Answered by: richard
Date published: 2016-02-18
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A64LA Maplin Pluto Webcam (1+) £7.99

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