Razer is one of the more well known brands in PC gaming peripherals and hardware. They’ve announced a new “professional grade” desktop mic that has some unique bells and whistles.
The new Seiren Emote will set you back $179.99 USD/189.99€ via the Razer online store, and it features an emoticon display that allows you to display your own or one of Razer’s 100 preset 8×8 emoticons.
Here’s a rundown on the new mic:
Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today introduced the Seiren Emote, the world’s first professional-grade streaming microphone featuring an emoticon display. The Razer Seiren Emote synchronizes the emoticons displayed on the microphone to on-stream events, allowing streamers to engage with their audience in a whole new way.
At the heart of the Seiren Emote is the world’s first 8-bit Emoticon LED display powered by Razer’s Emote Engine. The Emote Engine synchronizes emoticon responses to on-stream audience interaction like alerts, chat messages, follows, donations and more. Streamers are free to express themselves and entertain in their own unique way through hundreds of presets or customizable emoticons that they can add or design themselves.
“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.”
Customize and personalize with the Streamer Companion App
At launch, Seiren Emote users can choose from more than 100 static or animated preset emoticons, or upload their own static or animated 8-bit images via an editor in the Razer Streamer Companion App.
The Razer Streamer Companion App sets up the interactive emoticons on the Seiren Emote’s 8×8 grid display. In the app, users will find an emoticon editor, an emoticon library to save their designs, and controls to set up and manage emoticon stream triggers. Users can select which emoticon will be displayed based on what action is triggered.
The Seiren Emote and its fully customizable Streamer Companion App bring virtual interaction to life, going beyond chat box messages and on-screen widgets.
Professional grade microphone for professional grade streaming
Professional streamers need a crystal-clear microphone to entertain. The Seiren Emote utilizes a hyper-cardioid pickup pattern that captures the subtle nuances in voice, while eliminating any background noise that might disrupt their streams. The hyper-cardioid pick up pattern is a tighter more focused pattern compared to the regular cardioid pattern for greater reduction in background noise.During the heat of the moment, accidental knocks and bumps are bound to happen. To protect against unwanted noise, the Seiren Emote features a built-in shock mount.The Seiren Emote also features an interchangeable gooseneck that extends the microphone’s height, making it flexible enough to be placed in the best position possible to display its unique emoticon display.
ABOUT THE RAZER SEIREN EMOTE
- 8-bit Emoticon 8x 8 RGB LED Display showcasing hundreds of emoticons on your mic
- Stream Reactive Emoticons ready for customization
- Hyper-cardioid Condenser Microphone for professional grade streaming
- Streamer Companion App compatible with Twitch, Streamlabs, XSplit & Mixer
- Built-in shock mount to dampen vibrations
- Interchangeable Gooseneck for height extension
- Plug and Play for fuss-free streaming out of the box
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
- Razer.com – Available Now
- Authorized resellers – Q4 2019
Niche Gamer’s Take: The Seiren is definitely not meant for the average joe and its price reflects that. For the streamer looking for a higher quality mic that comes with everything you need this isn’t too bad.