Razer launches new hardware for streamers

Joanna Estrada
October 21, 2017

To combat this and keep the Razer name alive, the company has created a two in one peripheral that combines a professional light ring with a high-grade camera.

Razer is gearing up for the holidays in a big way. Instead of going to Logitech, where players nearly always buy their gear from, they can get it from Razer instead.

Right off the bat, the new Razer Kiyo has been claimed as the first desktop camera in the world to come with adjustable ring light. The Kiyo runs at 720p with 60 frames per second, or can scale up to 1080p at the sacrifice of 30 FPS. It's compatible with both Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit. All that for $99.99.

Razer is taking aim at streamers who don't have the funds or desire to invest in a professional lighting setup. Also, Razer doesn't really have a strong enough reputation for its camera gear - just look at the original Razer Seiren Elite, which, as The Verge notes, didn't exactly have the best quality.

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. It has a removable desk stand and zero latency monitoring to remove audio lag, and is once again priced at Dollars 99.99.

The Razer Kiyo is available now for $99.99 from Razer Zone. Both are designed for portability so streamers can travel and game.

Both the Kiyo and Seiren X will be available later this month for $100 each (about £75). Thoughts about either of them? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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