The best video call equipment for video chatting with friends and family

Make your next family catch-up the best one yet...
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  • In these strange times, scheduling a Zoom call with your nearest and dearest has become the new meeting up at the pub.

    As a result of the coronavirus, we’ve all had to adapt to communicating in a solely digital way, trading in our Sunday lunches, family dinners, and social get-togethers for video chats, virtual parties, WhatsApps and text messages,.

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    And while it looks as though we’re set to maintain that form of socialising for at least the next few weeks (and maybe months), we thought it was about time we all make those important video calls as easy and as functional as possible. After all, the communication with our loved ones is essential to so many of us at the moment – not least those who are isolated alone, or those who are vulnerable at this time.

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    Lets not complicate matters – using your phone or laptop works just fine. But hands up – who else is tired of having to hold their phone to their face for an hour-long video call? Or trying to squeeze the whole family in to one tiny smart phone screen?

    Enter: the essential tech kit you need to make your next video catch-up with friends and family the best one yet.

    And never fear – we’ve selected bits that aren’t too tricky to figure out, so you won’t spend hours fumbling about with the instructions…

    Read on for our round-up of the best video call equipment…

    The best video call equipment for video chatting with friends and family

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