Skype is amazing futuristic technology that I love playing with – especially on phones and tablets. But I really love Skyping from a big TV – almost entirely because I watched too much Star Trek and always wanted to “hail on an open frequency”.

Newer high-end flatscreens might have cameras built-in or special attachements but the Logitech TV Cam HD, is a high-definition TV camera that works with Skype on *any* HDTV with HDMI input.

Designed for the living room, the Logitech TV Cam HD has a wide-angle 720p Carl Zeiss optics camera to capture all the family crammed around the sofa.

The camera quite cleverly has built-in Skype and Wi-Fi connectivity so you don’t even need software or a computer to get going. Plus the built-in ringer notifies you of incoming calls – whether your TV is on or off.

The Logitech TV Cam HD is expected to be available in Europe beginning of September 2012, for a suggested retail price of £179. For more information please visit