What you need to know
- Razer announced the Seiren Emote, a microphone with a built-in emoticon display.
- The emoticon display can sync with stream events.
- Streamers can use the included library of emoticons or make their own.
Today, Razer announced the Seiren Emote, a professional-grade microphone with a built-in emoticon display. The Seiren emote can sync emoticons with events on live streams and display both premade and custom emoticons. The microphone will be available in Q4 2019 for $180.
The Seiren Emote has an 8-bit emoticon LED display that uses Razer's Emote Engine. The Emote Engine synchronizes emoticon responses to events that happen on live streams, including alerts, chat messages, follows, and donations.
The microphone comes with 100 static or animated preset emoticons, but users can also create their own using the Razer Streamer Companion App.
In addition to displaying emoticons, the Seiren Emote is a professional-grade microphone. It features a hyper-cardioid pickup pattern and eliminates background noise. It also has a built-in shock mount to eliminate noises from accidental bumps. The microphone also has an interchangeable extendable gooseneck that allows streamers to make sure the emoticons are seen by viewers.
The Seiren Emote has a somewhat similar price tag to comparable microphones such as the Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS Cardioid Condenser (opens in new tab)($149) and the Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser (opens in new tab)($169), though neither of those has an 8-bit emoticon display.
We went hands-on with the Seiren Emote at IFA and will have a full review in the future.
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