The pandemic has changed tech in a number of unexpected ways, not the least of which is giving some much-needed love to one of consumer hardware’s most neglected categories. Opal has emerged as one of the more exciting young hardware companies of recent vintage, while Apple finally stopped dragging its feet and updated its MacBook webcams. And when that didn’t quite shake out as planned, the company gave us a plan b.
There’s still plenty of room to shake things up in webcam land. Truth is, we’re 2.5 years into this thing, and virtual meetings are probably just going to be the norm from here on