I was on a gadget kick last week and bought myself a PlayStation 2 Eye Toy Camera. I admit I thought it would be silly - but it has turned out to be AMAZINGLY fun!
We got the EyeToy bundled with a copy of EyeToy Groove - a dance game. I know that the regular games that come with the base Eye Toy system are sort of cheezy, but EyeToy Groove is SUPER fun. The song selection and movements are great single player and multiplayer. It's like a dance pad for the top half of your body!
I'm going to review Groove separately, so let me just talk about the Eye Toy component here. The camera was incredibly easy to use and install. You just plug the cable into the USB port beneath your controller spot, and POOF it's on. A red light lets you know if its too dark in the room, but we didn't have any trouble using it day or night. A ring lets you focus it so you are crisp and clean on the screen.
We played many multi-player games and it had no problem at all sensing our movements and creating really cool video effects around us. I can easily see that this camera will be useful in all sorts of games and applications, especially as more PS2 Online games come out.
Highly recommended - especially if you can get your hands on the Groove software!
Buy the PS2 Eye Toy from Amazon.com