Razer made a webcam with a selfie light for streamers

Doris Richards
October 21, 2017

As more gamers get into streaming, Razer continues to expand its product line with more broadcasting products, the latest of which include a new microphone and webcam with some interesting features. It has a four-megapixel camera that can record up to 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps, and it's compatible with popular streaming tools XSplit and Open Broadcaster Software.

The Razer Kiyo is described as the world's first desktop webcam equipped with an adjustable ring light. The Kiyo comes with a 1.5 meter braided cable terminating in a USB 2.0 connection.

While there is plenty of hardware to choose from when searching for webcams and microphones, a good portion of streamers often opt for Blue's frequently discounted Yeti microphone and Logitech's C900 series of webcams, with the C920 and C922 being among the most adopted webcams throughout livestreaming platforms.

The company markets the Seiren X as the most compact microphone in its lineup.

These new products will cost $99.99 each, and while that may be somewhat expensive compared to other hardware you can pick up (especially for someone who's just getting going on streaming), the included shock mount on the Seiren X and the light ring on the Kiyo should cut down on the extra equipment you need to buy. The professional-grade microphone has 25 mm condenser capsules, removal desk stand, zero latency monitoring, and is shock-resistant. Both are designed for portability so streamers can travel and game. Both will be available from Razerzone.com starting this month, while the worldwide launch for both is scheduled to go down before the end of the year.

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