Our editors have compiled a list of the five strangest (or coolest) webcams that we’ve come accross in recent time. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. “Continue reading” for the full list.

Puppy Dog Webcam

File this under: “Useful USB Accessories” In addition to being a “cute” furry creature, this accessory is also a fully-functional 1.3-megapixel webcam. Best of all, the Puppy Dog Webcam is priced at just $29.

The aptly-named Puppy Dog Webcam ditches the typical monitor mounted approach and provides a more playful alternative to broadcasting yourself. Nevertheless, we assume the canine can pull double duty as a child’s toy, and while the dangling USB cable may become a minor hazard, it’s unlikely to be as dangerous as the exploding Helly Kitty

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USB Webcam with Telescopic Lens

Here’s a first: a fully functional USB 2.0 webcam that doubles as a telescope (7x zoom). It also comes with a mini-tripod, rotating lens, video conferencing capabilities, snapshot button, and an LED indicator. Available now from Brando for $26. [Source]

SOIOS 360-Degree Webcam

Webcams finally got an upgrade with the SOIOS 55-Cam 360. It has a 0.35-megapixel sensor and FireWire support. With 360-degree, 270-degree, and standard viewing angles, the 55-Cam is perfect for any room. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Japan. [Source]

Foot-Shaped USB Webcam

Put simply, this USB Foot Webcam is one of the strangest accessories we’ve seen. It features a built-in LED light with adjustment switch, microphone, 360-degree rotatable camera head, USB 1.0/2.0 connectivity, and ICQ/MSN/Skype compatability. This device measures 114 x 56 x 61mm and weighs 105g — priced at $22.

The design of this thing is so absurd it might just make you smile while you’re talking on that webcam, at least at first

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Soccer Webcam

This strange webcam boasts a 360-degree rotatable camera head, plug-and-play support, USB 2.0 connectivity, and a soccer-inspired design. Best of all, it’s priced at only $19.00.