I got my webcam the day after ordering. This my 1st webcam, so i can't compare it to any others. What i can say though, is that it works with windows vista home premium, the driver and update loaded straight away. It works ok with msn and skype. however, with yahoo, there is a slight delay, possibly because my version of yahoo messenger is older than my friends version, but it works, and i'm told that picture and voice quality from my end is ok. So i can only assume that it will work with google. The lead is a good length and you can place the webcam anywhere. I would recommend that you clip it to something because it will slide about. There is a button on the back you can use for taking pictures and videos. The green light on the webcam indicates that it is active. There is a focus ring on the webcam and it is possible to edit your audio and video settings via the program settings. I hope others find this review useful. I am happy with this item - money well spent.