Gaming accessory and lifestyle brand Razer has revealed its latest product aimed squarely at streamers.
The new Razer Seiren Emote is a professional-grade microphone, similar to the Razer Seirēn X but with a built-in display that’s designed to entertain and engage your audience.
“Up-and-coming streamers are looking for more ways to engage with their fans and grow to new heights in order to become like their idols,” says Alvin Cheung, senior vice president of Razer’s peripherals business unit. “With the Razer Seiren Emote, we are providing them with a new creative avenue, enabling an additional layer of interaction between streamers and fans that is truly fun and engaging.”
This display is said to be the “world’s first 8-bit Emoticon LED display powered by Razer’s Emote Engine”. It can be set up to respond to on-stream events to make your live streaming even more entertaining.
Once set up, the mic uses the Emote Engine to display different emoticons according to audience interaction with your stream. It will respond to things like chat messages, donations follow and more.
As a default, the Razer Seiren Emote is apparently capable of displaying over 100 different emotes and also gives gamers and streamers the ability to upload their own static or animated 8-bit images as well. You can then pick and choose, selecting which emote will display on the basis of specific triggers.
Aside from the funky 8×8 RGB LED display, the Razer Seiren Emote also boasts a number of different features that’ll be useful for streamer, gamers and more. This includes a hyper-cardioid pick-up pattern that focusses on your voice and eliminates backgrounds noise. A built-in shock mount to minimize interference from knocks, bumps and thumps on your desk. An interchangeable gooseneck which allows you to adjust the height of the mic so your audience gets the best view. And, of course, a companion app that’s compatible with Twitch, Streamlabs, XSplit and Mixer.
The new Razer Seiren Emote will be available later this year for $179.99.
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