The Monoprice Workstream 2K Webcam makes lofty promises that it doesn’t live up to, failing to deliver on its 1440p resolution or ring light to distinguish itself from more straightforward competition in the same price point.
Monoprice is a well-known American retailer for budget devices, and now its Workstream brand is taking on the best webcams. While the company’s been making boardroom and security focused PTZ cameras for a while now, consumer webcams is a new step for it. We’ve already reviewed the Workstream 1080p webcam, which we thought had potential but required a lot of work to achieve it due to its manual focus. If you want an autofocus alternative with a ring light and a higher max resolution, that’s where the Workstream 2K webcam comes into play.
At just $15 more than its 1080p counterpart, its $35 price is still well below standard FHD mainstays like the Logitech C920. Unfortunately, its quality and color accuracy don’t always reflect its high res specs, and its ring light doesn’t add much value over competitors without one.