Pros and Cons
- supports mobile devices
- many performers online
- clean design
- some expensive performers
- some navigation issues
- no seamless billing
The iCams tagline is "worldwide amateurs on cam" and I gotta say that it's perfectly accurate. The site looks like almost every other live cam site. Down the left-hand side of the page are category links with the number of live performers who fit a specific niche (redhead, pierced, anal, hairy pussy, etc). Filling up the rest of the page are performer thumbnails. There is also an advanced search engine that allows you to select various criteria to narrow down the performers even further.
At the time of writing this review the performers taking up the first 16 pages are all online as is indicated by the "online now" note on their image. This makes for around 500 babes to choose from, which is a nice number and I had no problem finding plenty of women I wanted to go private with. You can even add performers to your favorites for quicker access.
Other things to notice when browsing the thumbnails are the girl's name (or the guy's for the male cams), her age and a flag representing her country of origin and, I assume, location. Checking out her page you can see what languages she speaks, so don't be dismissive of foreign babes. Many of them understand English.
Also above her image you will probably see a sound icon, which means that the performer has a microphone for voice chat. And the most important thing is the HD indicator. I was happy that many of the performers had it, because I noticed a really big difference between the HD cams and the others. Some chicks have an HQ marking that tend to look better than the non-HD ones, but they generally weren't up to the quality of the high-def cams.
That is all the info you can get from browsing the thumbnails, but once you click on a chick you can actually see her live on cam and read her profile for whatever little info she wants to reveal. It isn't usually that interesting and the free galleries they provide are just webcam shots and not really worth much, considering you are staring at the chick live anyway (I guess it could come in handy if she wasn't online at that moment).
As with 99% of cam sites it is free to chat with the performers in the free chatroom where you can check her out, have a look at her cam quality and ask her any questions. (Does she have toys? Does she do anal? Will she stick her glasses up her pussy?).
Now it's time to take her private and to do this you are going to have to drop some coin. The good news is that when you click to go private you will see how much that performer charges and you can then go through to private or cancel and go find someone else. The bad news is that many of the babes are charging a slightly high fee. There is the option to tip a performer, so if you're unsure, ask if she'll show you the goods for a tip.
Some performers have fan clubs and joining one might be interesting if you spend most of your time chatting with the same girls. You'd get to see all their static content for free and get 70% off for group chats.
It did vary quite a bit, but I saw lots of babes asking over $4/minute and a bunch were asking over $5 even. Now admittedly many of the non-HD cam chicks did have lower prices, but at that point you are going to have to decide for yourself how you balance cam quality versus per-minute price. Sometimes you can also find a lower price on a performer who is already in a private chat and has made it possible to watch her show (no chatting for you, though, just watching).
The site works on Androids and iPhones, but the streaming is very lagging and choppy on Apple devices. Similar to Streamate, they push you to install a different browser app (Siwa), through which you can enjoy the site in a true HD stream.
Navigation is a bit lacking, because if you select a category on the left, say big tits, then click on one of the busty performers, check her out and then click the "back" button, you're not going back to the big tits section, but the homepage. So, annoyingly, you'll have to re-click "big tits." You also can't rate or leave reviews for the performers, which I found makes the site very impersonal and dry.
Some final things to mention are the cam2cam option and you can make the cam window bigger and smaller. There is, however, no session timer, so you will have to keep track of the minutes yourself, especially when you are spending four or five bucks per minute. With all the HD cams and the fact that it is free to check them out, I can see no reason not to at least head on over.