No end to global Covid-19 webcam shortage

As Covid-19 lockdowns took effect around the world, millions turned to remote working and organising virtual hangouts with friends.

Overnight, webcams went from mundane computer accessories to gold dust. Even now, the initial surge in demand, in March, has barely abated, with manufacturers struggling to satisfy the many consumers trying to buy webcam devices.

While some consumers have been successful, there is plenty of evidence many more are still searching in vain.

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