This week Razer revealed two new additions to their range of Broadcaster products with the unveiling of their new Kiyo webcam and Seiren X microphone, both of which have been designed with better streaming in mind.
The Kiyo is really the focus of the announcement though. It is basically a desktop webcam with an adjustable ring light attached to it, allowing streamers to record better lit facecams with a single camera and without the need for any additional accessories or separate lighting units.
And it has some pretty good recording features too. Kiyo can output 720p footage at 60 frames per second or 1080p footage at a framerate of 30 fps.
On top of that, the camera is able to use fast and accurate autofocus to allow users pop from the background.
Out of the box, it will have support for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit.
— R?Z?R @ TwitchCon (@Razer) October 20, 2017
If you like, you can expand all of that functionality with Razer’s new Seiren X mic, which is a professional-grade USB condenser microphone that features a built-in shock mount, protecting audio from sounds caused by knocks or bumps.
It also uses a super cardioid pickup pattern to record sound at a tighter and more precise angle, reducing background noise from your stream output.
To ensure ease of use while maintaining important features, Razer used input from both professional and grassroots video game streamers around the world.
Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said the following about the new gear:
“Streaming has become an integral part of the gaming community, we took a hard look at what streamers really needed, and engineered products to support those specific use cases. The result are products that produce professional-quality streams while remaining accessible to beginner users.”
Both the Razer Kiro webcam and the Razer Seiren X are available through Razer’s website for $100 each.