Razer’s entry-level offerings for video streamers dubbed, the Razer Kiyo X Webcam and Ripsaw X Capture Card went official on October 1. Amid the still raging pandemic, there has been a significant surge in online learning and virtual meetings. As a result, there has been a skyrocketing demand for devices that come in handy for hosting virtual meetings, and training.
Aside from manufacturing consumer electronics, Singaporean-American tech company Razer is known for making gaming hardware. The company has a myriad of accessories that eases video conferencing. Now, Razer has taken the wraps off a capture card and a webcam that will allow users to host live streaming events without emptying their pockets.
Razer Kiyo X, Razer Ripsaw X Price & Availability
The Razer Ripsaw X hit the store shelves in the US, carrying a price tag of $139.99, which converts roughly to about INR 10,300. Likewise, the Razer Kiyo X webcam retails for $79.99 (about INR 5,900) in the country. If you are in the United States, you can head straight to the company’s official website to get your hands on the Razer Kiyo X, and Razer Ripsaw X.
The new webcam comes with a one-year warranty and tech support. Furthermore, Razer will offer risk-free returns for 14 days to consumers that purchase the Kiyo X webcam from the company’s online store. Regrettably, details about the products’ availability outside the United States are still scarce. However, Razer is likely to divulge pricing and availability details for other regions in the next few days.
Razer Kiyo X Webcam Specs & Features
The newfangled webcam from Razer is capable of streaming at 1080p resolution at 30FPS. Alternatively, it can stream at 720p at 60FPS. Moreover, it comes with Razer Virtual Ring Light software. The software allows the webcam to derive illumination from the PC monitor to ensure maximum lighting during video calls and streaming. As if that weren’t enough, the webcam offers fully customizable settings, coupled with autofocus support. The webcam works with a PC running Windows 10 OS (64-bit), Xsplit, and Open Broadcaster Software.
According to Razer, the Kiyo X is compatible with popular streaming programs. Aside from that, it also works with the company’s own cloud-based hardware configuration tool called Synapse 3. Moreover, it offers an impressive field of view of 82-degree and a 1,920×1,080 pixels resolution for still images. For mounting, the webcam comes with a Tripod and an L-shaped joint. However, these accessories need to be purchased separately. The Razer Kiyo X webcam supports USB 2.0 connectivity. It comes with a braided cable of 1.5 meters so that you can connect it to a PC.
Razer Ripsaw X Capture Card Specs & Features
The Razer Ripsaw X is a compact capture card that is capable of capturing up to 4K resolution of feeds. On top of that, it delivers 3840p video recording (60 FPS). Likewise, it offers 1920p video recording at 120 FPS. For connectivity, it comes with USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.0. Moreover, the Razer Ripsaw X capture card enables streamers to transfer camera footage to the hard drive. Alternatively, they can send it to streaming software while they are live streaming.
The Razer Ripsaw X capture card is compatible with Streamlabs and Open Broadcaster Software. It helps you convert your DSLR and hand-held camera into a webcam. The company claims that the capture card works with various models from popular brands such as GoPro, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sony, Canon, and Nikon.