Razer’s New Streaming Hardware Revealed

More and more gamers are turning to streaming to connect with audiences and bring the fun to fellow gaming fans around the world.  During Twitch Con, Razer (who’s well known for their professional gaming peripherals) revealed the Kiyo camera and the Seiren X microphone.  The camera is the first of its kind to boast its own built-in ring light, giving you an all in one accessory without the hassle, while the microphone offers Super cardioid pick-up with a stand perfect for gaming.  Basically, if you want to step up your streaming, this is the hardware to do it: 

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Input from top professional and grassroots game streamers from around the world helped to refine Razer’s latest Broadcaster hardware, ensuring superior functionality, ease of use and contemporary designs.

Razer Kiyo

The Razer Kiyo is the world’s first desktop camera equipped with an adjustable ring light. This enables an all-in-one solution that provides high image quality and professional-grade lighting without additional accessories. Twelve levels of brightness help achieve ideal lighting in any environment. Steamers no longer have to rely on low-light compensation with lowered frame rates. High-definition video outputs at 720p with 60 FPS (up to 1080p with 30 FPS).

The Razer Kiyo is compatible with Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit.

Product features:

●      Multi-step ring light – With adjustable lighting levels

●      720p 60FPS HD Video (Up to 1080p 30FPS) – For high streaming quality

●      Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software and Xsplit – For easy live streaming

●      Fast & Accurate Autofocus – For seamlessly sharp footage

●      Compact & Portable – With a complete mobile streaming setup

●      Camera & Stand Hinge – Fully adjustable to suit any setup

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Camera Specifications

●      Connection type: USB2.0

●      Image resolution: 4 Megapixels

●      Video Resolution: 1080p @ 30FPS / 720p @ 60FPS / 480p @ 30FPS / 360p @ 30FPS

●      Video encoding: YUY2/MJPEG or H.264

●      Still Image Resolution: 2688×1520

●      Image Quality Settings Customization: Yes

●      Diagonal Field of View (FOV): 81.6 °

●      Focus Type: Auto

●      Mounting Options: L-shape joint and Tripod (Not included)

●      Cable Length: 1.5 meters braided cable

Ring light specifications

●      Illumination: 12 white LEDs

●      Color Temperature: 5600K “daylight”

●      LED Diffuser: Milky White

●      Buttons: 12 step ring dial

●      Brightness: 10 Lux @ 1m

Microphone Specifications

●      Audio Codec: 16bit 48KHz

●      Polar patterns: Omnidirectional

●      Sensitivity: -38dB

Price: USD$99.99 / €109.99

Razer Seiren X

The Razer Seiren X is a professional-grade USB condenser microphone that features the world’s first inbuilt shock mount for an all-in-one professional setup in a compact, portable form factor. It is equipped with 25 mm condenser capsules for enhanced recording sensitivity. Super cardioid pickup pattern records sound at a tighter and more precise angle optimized for streaming.

A removable desk stand makes the Razer Seiren X highly portable.

Product features:

●      Ultra-Precise Pickup Pattern – Reduces unwanted noise

●      Shock Resistant – Inbuilt shock mount that dampens vibrations

●      Compact Form – Keeps the attention

●      Condenser Microphone – To pick up a greater range of sound frequencies

●      Zero Latency Monitoring – For zero audio lag

●      Sized for Portability – For streamers on the go

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Microphone specifications

●      Power required / consumption:  5V 100mA

●      Sample rate:  min 44.1kHz / max 48kHz

●      Bit rate:  16bit

●      Capsules:  Ø25mm condenser capsules

●      Polar patterns:  Super-Cardioid

●      Frequency response:  20Hz–20kHz

●      Sensitivity:  17.8mV/Pa (at 1kHz)

●      Max SPL:  110dB (THD < 1% at 1kHz)

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●      Impedance:  ≥ 16Ω 

●      Power output (RMS):  125mW (at 32Ω)

●      THD:  < 0.5% (at 1kHz)

●      Frequency response:  20Hz – 20kHz

●      Signal-to-noise ratio:  ≥ 85dB

Price: USD$99.99 / €109.00


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