What Equipment Do I Need To Use Zoom?

To use Zoom you will need one of the following: 

  • Computer. Windows or Apple computer with speakers and a microphone. (NoteWebcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device. iOS or Android 
  • Phone. Mobile device, desk, or landline 

If your computer does not have a microphone and speakers (or webcam) you’ll need to purchase or rent them. The Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger library has a selection of microphones and webcams available to rent (for free!) using your NetID.

If you are looking to purchase equipment for Zoom, the sections below list Zoom-recommended webcams, microphones, and speakers. Most of the products cost between $30 and $100 and will work sufficiently at either your desk or conference/meeting room.

HD Cameras

These webcams work with Zoom on any Windows or Apple desktop or laptop computer. 

  • Logitech HD ConferenceCam
  • Logitech HD Webcams
  • VDO360 PTZ HD Camera
  • VTEL HD3000PTZ Camera
  • Vaddio Clearview USB
  • Microsoft HD Webcams
  • Freetalk HD Webcams
  • Hovercam Solo 5 Document Webcam

USB Speaker Microphone All-in-One

These products are specially designed for Web conferencing with a Windows or Apple computer. You can plug these devices into any USB port on your computer. 

  • Jabra Speak 510
  • Clearone Chat 150
  • Logitech P710e
  • Plantronics Calisto 600
  • Phoenix Quattro3
  • Voice Tracker Array
  • Yamaha PSP-20UR
  • Jabra USB Headphones

XLR Microphone Systems

These products are designed to work in auditoriums. 

  • Revolab Fusion Wireless Microphones
  • Shure Wireless Conferencing System
  • MXL Microphones for Conferencing