Check out this excellent useful (and dare I say, adorable?) USB Robot Webcam combo. The Robot features 11 points of articulation which allows us to contort the cam into whatever shape we want it in.
The 6″-tall cam bot features LED eyes that illuminate in the night, as well as a maximum resolution of 640×480. You can use the bot for video conferencing, as well as just having lonely conversations with an inanimate object. Get your own for $20. — Andrew Dobrow