Between cutting edge specifications and the Pro XDR Display, it is likely that most of us missed an important detail: Apple’s new professional monitor does not have a built-in camera.
Before anyone created conspiracy theories, the reason for not including the camera was explained by John Gruber on Twitter: Pro Display XDR will be widely used in Hollywood editing, visual effects and post-production islands – places where confidentiality is required at all times and cameras / microphones cannot even come close, to prevent leaks. If the Apple monitor included a camera, it would automatically be out of these environments, which would be a huge loss for both Apple and professionals.
How good, then, that the Logitech is riding on the horizon for all those who do not have this limitation and want to include a webcam in their new setup. The Swiss manufacturer announced today, just hours after sales of the Pro Display XDR began, the 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam, a 4K camera designed specifically (and exclusively) for the new Apple monitor. The accessory connects to the monitor via a USB-C cable and attaches to the top of the Pro Display magnetically, with the possibility of adjusting the lens angle.
The webcam also features proprietary technology from Logitech, called RightLight 3, which automatically adjusts the color and light settings of the video capture to match the lighting in the room you’re in. You can also make all these adjustments manually with the Logitech Camera Settings app for macOS.
The 4K Pro Magnetic Webcam is now on sale on the Logitech website for $ 200 – and it can also be found on the American Apple Online Store.
Mac Pro Accessories
Still on the American Apple Online Store, it is worth noting that the online store has also opened a specific section for accessories and upgrades of the new Mac Pro. We have the usual suspects there, like the Pro Stand (for $ 1,000) and the VESA mount adapter (for $ 200), in addition to the aforementioned Logitech webcam.
We also have several upgrade parts for the new computer – which, of course, can be sold separately, because the machine allows them to be easily installed by the user.
Check out some examples below:
We also have some extra accessories, not available in the “standard” configuration of the computer. One of them is the Promise Pegasus J2i, an 8TB SATA storage module that comes out $ 400; for those who need a little more space, the Promise Pegasus R4i brings 32TB of SATA storage with RAID architecture for quick memory change – all for $ 2,300.
For those who want to protect the bowels of the Mac Pro from potential alien hands, Apple has Belkin adapter for padlocks and locks; the accessory is attached to the back of the computer with Philips screws (without any modification or damage to the machine) and allows you to connect a padlock to it so that the equipment can be opened only with the key. The adapter comes out $ 50.
The Apple Online Store page also includes other equipment and accessories, such as Blackmagic eGPUs and a Belkin auxiliary cable kit – and the list is expected to expand rapidly in the coming months.
via Cult of Mac