Best budget streaming setup in 2022

Streaming continues to grow and while the biggest in the game have some seriously expensive gear, it's far from necessary if you're just starting out or just flat out want to get a setup together on a tighter budget. If you're looking to spend less but still want a great-looking stream, here are the top products we recommend.

Streaming on a budget can be great

There's no need to get fixated on buying expensive gear to have a good stream. After all, the most important part of it is you. Nevertheless, having the right gear can be important, too, and you'll be off to a great start with Razer's one-two punch, the Kiyo and the Seiren X.

Neither of these products are very expensive, but both are great quality and have innovative features that help solve real problems. The shockmount built into the Seiren X will make sure accidental knocks aren't sent to your audience, while the ring light on the Kiyo will make sure you're always well illuminated.

There's a lot you can do with software substitutes, too, and one of the more impressive is the Elgato Stream Deck Mobile application that turns your phone into a Stream Deck. This way you'll be able to do all the fancy things with the tap of a button, but won't have to pay the premium to get the hardware. Can't say fairer than that!

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