Im Live is one of the oldest live cam sites. And its interface had been pretty much the same since RabbitsReviews started. Well, 2014 has been a big year for them, as they just launched a completely new interface, with new functionalities and a long overdue modern look.
Where to begin? Well, let's start with navigation. On the live cam page, you're presented with seven ways to browse the site. You can view the performers in a list, gallery or tile view. List is reminicent of their old look and is my least favorite. Tile is the look of choice for Jasmin.com and a few other cam sites. But my preferred view is gallery, because it's somewhere between the two. The layout is well aligned and gives a bit more information on each performer than the tile view.
Then you have a multiview, which is a cool feature, allowing you to peak into six different live chat rooms, free or private. The private option will cost you 3 credits per minute. Another site to have done this is Flirt4Free, with their super-voyeur feature. The last three views offer you "hot spots" (couldn't figure out what this is, other than their selection of hot-at-the-moment chat hosts), "your list" (self-explanatory) and "party" (a list of participants for their weekly party).
While not all the girls let you see their stream for free, even if they're not in private, the first 20 seconds of each session are free. So feel free to use that to preview the show, although in my opinion this is an annoying way to get us to spend money. Prices vary, but most are around $3-$4 per minute. I was impressed with the stream quality. Most performers use HD cams, but even those that don't had great quality and some seemed even better than HD!
Another cool feature is this thing called "sheriff's office" where you can report any performer who didn't provide what was promised, were rude, etc. This is nice because on most cam sites these kind of complaints are a one-way street. Performers will ban and block you as soon as you say something rude, give a bad review, etc.
They also have what they call "happy hour" cams, where the price is much lower because the chat is not exclusive (group). To give everyone a chance to be the "controller" you wait in line (first come, first serve it seems) to be able to chat with the performer and tell her what you want her to do.
Members also get access to over 29,000 short video promos and more than 46,000 recorded shows. The recorded shows cost credits, though, and the quality isn't very good. There are also over 1,000,000 picture galleries of the performers that are in their own section and easily accessible. These are a combination of profile pics and shots pulled from webcam shows. You have the option of recording every cam session you're paying for and watch them later for free, but the quality is fairly bad.
Probably one of the best things about the site is that you can use it with your mobile devices (iPhone/iPad included). Use the same login and enjoy one of the few cam sites that works without Flash (for iPhones). The functionalities are much more limited due to size of the screen, but you can still enjoy your favorite performers.
Unfortunately, the first 20 seconds are NOT free on mobiles - you're being charged right away and some of the cam qualities and speeds are just not good enough for viewing on mobile devices. I suggest trying babes in the free chat to make sure. Text chat on mobiles is a bit awkward and the site in general is not the most stable, but it still beats a lot of the competition who don't have an iPhone solution at all.
As far as the amount of cams, categories and performers available, the site is quite impressive. Signing up is free, so you can check it out for yourself before making any decisions on buying time. While we were hesitating recommending ImLive the last few years due to its limited innovations, this facelift will hopefully bring in a new era for them. If you haven't been here in a while, now's the time to give ImLive another try.
|By: A.K. Anderson|
|Number of Reviews: 1423|
|Average Score: 64.2|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Total Models: 50,000||Live Models: 620||Cam2Cam: Yes|
|HD Cams: Yes||Free Chat: Yes||Notifications: No|
|Advanced Search: Yes||Favorites: Yes||Comments: Yes|
|Free photos/videos: Yes||Appealing Design: Yes|
|Independent Biller(s):||CCBill, Epoch|
Pros & Cons
-big database of performers
-many HD cams
-works on iPhones and Androids
-some expensive performers
-not all performers have free video chat
-fewer live performers than before
12/09/2013- From 76 to 74. Fewer performers and higher average price per minute. -Rabbit
12/20/2012- Stays at 76. -Rabbit
10/15/2011- From 79 to 76: Scores adjusted to new criteria. -A.K.
08/03/2011- Stays at 79. -A.K.
09/12/2010- Stays at 79. -Wayne
07/17/2010- From 78 to 79: Some cam quality improvements. -A.K.
10/30/2009- Stays at 78. -Bryce
01/08/2009- Stays at 78. -Peacock
06/02/2008- From 79 to 78: Price per minute went up a little. -Peacock - Initial review: 5/30/2005