I never thought we'd see the day when toilet paper would be such a rare gem in our society, but the lower-body hygiene product isn't the only commodity growing increasingly scarce. The best webcams are now the new toilet paper rolls.
As government officials and health advocates issue mandates for social distancing, a sizable chunk of the global workforce is now working from home. Webcams, as a result, have been flying off the shelves -- and now there are very few in stock (except webcams from price-gouging resellers).
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So yes, you can actually purchase the Logitech C920 Pro, a long-time favorite of our editors, without getting the frustrating message that you'll have to purchase on backorder.
Logitech, perhaps to curb panic buying and profit opportunists, imposed a five-item limit per customer. As of this writing, purchases over $29.99 have free shipping but don't expect super-quick delivery.
"The company says shipment times might be longer than usual, but receiving a webcam later is probably still better than not receiving one at all," AndroidPolice correctly notes.
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Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!