Newsweek, always known for their hard-hitting interviews, tackles a tough Q&A with Dr. Richard Marks regarding Sony's EyeToy 2.0. The bottom-line? The new PlayStation Eye rocks. Hard. Here are the important details:
- It's not the "eye," but the "ear" that truly differentiates the new device. The hands-free voice input may be the single most important feature of Playstation Eye.
- The camera works in extremely low light. Tests showed that just the illumination of a flat-screen monitor was enough to illuminate image subjects.
- The device supports both 640 x 480 resolution at 60 frames per second and 320 x 240 resolution at 120 frames per second.
- Playstation Eye was designed to mirror the cost structure of the original EyeToy. Translation: you should be able to afford this.