On YouTube, more and more gamers are getting their own channels to stream themselves playing games live for viewers to enjoy. But what if you don’t have a gaming computer or console? You can always stream on Android devices, but there are also launchers for iPhones and iPads that allow for game streaming. Now Razer has taken a step further by releasing its own camera to allow game streaming on your computer as well.
The Razer Kiyo is a very small and light camera that looks kind of like a squashed egg. As usual with Razer, the design is quirky and rather unusual, but overall this means that it doesn’t take up too much space on your table or desk. The square-like shape can be nice in some situations but might be distracting when trying to frame your shot. It’s also not the most durable piece of equipment to hold – it’s a little flimsy and easy to break.
But what can you do with the Razer camera for game streaming? You can use it for streaming your gameplay on gaming channels or even adding another person playing on a split-screen. This isn’t something you’ll be doing just for fun, however. You can use it to create tutorial videos that show off how to play certain games. Or you could even use it for promotional videos for your brand or company.
The Razer Kiyo is able to stream at 4K resolution with an additional 120Hz refresh rate. This can be quite useful for a faster gaming experience, especially for those who like to play fast-paced games. The camera also comes with some other features such as:
A 3.5mm jack to connect your smartphone or tablet to the Razer Kiyo
A button to start and stop streaming, as well as advance scenes in your video
A mute button to avoid distractions.
Overall, this is a really nice product that can provide a lot of variety in how you use it. If you’re looking for a quick video tutorial on how to play a game on YouTube, this could be the perfect tool. Or if you want to create a promotional video for your brand or company, this will allow you to stream and record at the same time. You can even use it for live streaming on gaming channels like Twitch or Mixer.
Live Streaming with the Razer Kiyo
To use the Razer Kiyo is extremely easy. All you have to do is plug in the device, connect your phone or tablet to it, and start recording. You can even use the Razer Synapse app to control the camera remotely. One problem with this camera is that you can’t charge your phone or tablet while recording – you’ll have to use a separate charger. There also aren’t any instructions in the box, so you might need a bit of research to figure out how everything works.
The Razer Kiyo retails for about S$229, which is a little bit expensive for what you get. But it does provide a unique feature, especially for those who want to stream on YouTube or other sites. For those who want to try their hand at game streaming, this might be the perfect place to start.