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Review: Elgato Key Light Mini

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For years, Elgato has been offering professional gear for content creators and vloggers, including web cameras, microphones, studio-quality lighting, and lots more. Building upon the company’s Key Light, the company has now launched the new Key Light Mini, a portable studio-quality light.

 

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The Key Light Mini uses LEDs from Osram and can be powered through its built-in battery or through the electrical plug point. The Key Light Mini offers a colour temperature ranging between 2900 to 7000 K, an 800 Lumen output, and a built-in 4000 mAh battery that lasts for about 4 hours at half brightness.

You also get an option to plug the Key Light Mini into the electrical socket in case you would like to power it through the electrical mains. What’s more, the device also supports a 60-minute fast charge through its 15W USB-C charging port.

The diffused light can be controlled using the onboard buttons when the WiFi-based computer and mobile apps aren’t an option. A quarter-inch thread on the device, allows you to mount the Elgato Key Light Mini light onto a camera, a rig, or a tripod.

In addition, the backplate of the Key Light Mini is magnetic, which means you can stick it to a metal surface without having to use a tripod or a rig.

The Elgato Key Light Mini also works with the company’s Stream Deck app, which allows you to adjust the brightness, set the brightness to a specific level, adjust the colour temperature, and turn on and off the Key Light Mini.

During our tests, the Elgato Key Light Mini worked really well. Whether you use it for photography, videography, or live streaming, the Elgato Key Light Mini worked like a charm, enhancing the overall footage captured by several times.

At a price point of $99.99, you get a bright studio-quality light that is very portable and easy to use. So, if you are looking for a portable studio-quality light that offers more flexibility for tricky lighting conditions, the Elgato Key Light Mini should be on top of your list.

Price: $99.99 (AED 367 approx.)

Elgato Key Light Mini $99.99
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During our tests, the Elgato Key Light Mini worked really well. Whether you use it for photography, videography, or live streaming, the Elgato Key Light Mini worked like a charm, enhancing the overall footage captured by several times.

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Dell Technologies Launches P and S-Series Monitors

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Dell Technologies has announced its new P- and S-series Monitors suited for a wide variety of use cases and price points that best cater to user needs. The P-series monitors are targeted at business professionals who are looking to maximize their work productivity while the S-series monitors are meant for families, students and general consumers who are after entertainment, enjoyment and lasting comfort.

P-series Monitors
For working professionals who crave all-day comfort and easy connectivity, the Dell 27 / 24 USB-C Hub Monitors (P2725HE / P2425HE / P2425E) offer enhanced eye comfort features as well as extensive connectivity ports. See below for a breakdown of the top features:

  • Improved Productivity: An improved 100Hz refresh rate on an ultrathin bezel screen, FHD/WUXGA (1920×1200)​resolution featuring IPS technology for colour consistency and smooth viewing experience.
  • Comfortable Viewing: With TUV Rheinland 4-star eye comfort certification, users can benefit from the improved ComfortView Plus feature that reduces harmful blue light to 35% or less to help reduce eye fatigue, along with flicker-free vivid visuals with a 1500:1 contrast ratio and 99% sRGB colour coverage.
  • Extensive Connectivity: Transform the monitor into a productivity hub with RJ45 for wired Ethernet connectivity and single cable solution USB-C (power delivery up to 90W) — all in a clutter-free setup. Extensive connectivity ports allow for easy connection to a variety of devices. Dell upgraded one USB-A port to USB-C to address the increasing demand for USB-C ports for easier connectivity to peripherals and fast charging.
  • Convenient Design: Connect to your external devices easily with intuitively designed quick access ports on the bottom bezel or attach an optional snap-on soundbar (sold separately) for audio. The height-adjustable stand with bi-directional tilt, pivot and swivel function provides a personalized setup.

Also launching are the Dell 27 / 24 / 22 Monitors (P2725H / P2425H / P2425 / P2225H), geared towards the no-frills, task-oriented professionals looking to benefit from an uninterrupted and productive workday. These monitors do not come with USB-C upstream ports.

S-series Monitors
For lifestyle-inspired needs, Dell is announcing the new S-series monitors, the Dell 24 / 27 Monitors (S2425H/HS, S2725H/HS/DS), which showcase modern designs and features for everyday versatility and comfort. These S-series monitors bring together impressive screen performance as well as audio enhancements for everyday entertainment and usability features in a stunning design, showcasing Dell’s ambition to continue elevating and enhancing users’ home office and entertainment setups.

See below for a breakdown of the top features:

  • Visual Excellence with Entertainment in mind:27-inch QHD & FHD resolutions and 23.8-inch FHD IPS monitors are certified by TUV Rheinland for 4-star eye comfort with improved ComfortView Plus to help reduce blue light emissions to 35% or less and 100Hz refresh rate (VRR for S2725DS only) to deliver smoother motion visuals perfect for casual gamers. Users can seamlessly switch between streaming and casual gaming with the built-in dual HDMI connectivity ports. Users can enjoy vibrant colours with 99% sRGB colour coverage and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.
  • Impressive Audio: Elevate the audio experience with integrated dual 5W speakers that offer deeper, punchier bass and wider soundscape showcasing impressive audio capability. Easily choose between 5 presets (Standard, Movie, Game, Music, Voice) and 1 customisable audio profile to tailor for every moment.
  • New Modern Design: Beautifully crafted ultra-thin bezels and a subtle textured pattern at the back inspired by Japanese sand-raking provide a modern-styled design perfect for any space. These monitors come in Ash White color which is soothing to the eyes and complements any environment, matching lifestyle needs. Users will also enjoy all-day comfort with a height-adjustable stand with tilt, pivot, and swivel functions (available on S2425HS/S2725HS/S2725DS only).
  • Tailored Convenience: Improved cable management design offers a clutter-free set-up. Convenient primary connections and easy side-access secondary connections offer multiple input ports for a multi-device set-up. Navigate and manage the OSD menus with the new joystick and shortcut buttons on the back of the monitor.

The new P-and S-series monitors are designed using 85% post-consumer recycled and closed-loop ITE-derived plastic, 50% recycled steel, 100% recycled aluminium and at least 20% recycled glass. Additionally, the P-series monitors also meet the latest environmental standards such as EnergyStar, EPEAT Gold, TCO and TCO Edge. With the new EPEAT Climate+ designation, these monitors have met the industry’s best practices around decarbonisation.

Users can now conserve energy when the monitor is not in use with PowerNap mode in Dell Display Manager, which dims or puts the monitor to sleep and lowers energy use by up to 14.8%. Lastly, all the monitors also ship in boxes that are made from 100% renewable content and can be recycled, and they come with fibre-based cushioning that is more sustainable to the environment.

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Razer Launches Seiren V3 Chroma and Seiren V3 Mini

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Razer has launched two new additions to its audio lineup: the Razer Seiren V3 Chroma and the Seiren V3 Mini. These microphones are a fusion of Razer’s iconic aesthetics with cutting-edge functionality, tailored to be the centrepiece of any gaming setup, streaming studio, or content creation space.

“We are thrilled to launch the Seiren V3 Chroma and Seiren V3 Mini, showcasing Razer merging top-tier audio quality with the dynamic flair of Razer Chroma RGB,” says Nick Bourne, Head of Razer’s Mobile, Console & Streaming Division. “These microphones are designed to cater to the multifaceted demands of modern content creators, offering unparalleled customization, control, and clarity that truly stands out.”

The Razer Seiren V3 Chroma sets a new standard for USB microphones in the gaming world, blending impeccable audio clarity with a visually stunning RGB experience. With its Stream and Game Reactive Lighting, powered by Razer Chroma RGB, it elevates the art of showmanship, responding to in-game events and stream alerts with vibrant lighting effects.

The heart of the Seiren V3 Chroma is its Supercardioid Condenser Mic, which captures every nuance of the user’s voice with an exceptional level of detail, backed by a tighter pickup pattern that effectively minimizes background noise. Whether communicating with teammates or engaging with an audience, the Seiren V3 Chroma ensures every word is heard with crystal clarity.

The Seiren V3 Chroma’s Multi-Function Tap-to-Mute Sensor is more than just a button – it’s an intuitive command centre at your fingertips. With a simple tap, users can control audio output including mute/unmute, adjust lighting, and toggle the microphone’s digital gain limiter or check mic monitoring levels with lighting indicators, ensuring a flawless audio experience even during the most intense live streams or gaming sessions.

The Seiren V3 Mini builds on the foundation of its predecessor by incorporating additional functionalities into its compact form factor. New advancements include an intuitive tap-to-mute sensor with an LED indicator that provides instant control and feedback, onboard audio mixing via Razer Synapse, and an improved bit sampling rate for superior audio performance. This makes the Seiren V3 Mini an optimal solution for streamers and gamers seeking high-quality audio without the bulk.

For content creators and gamers alike, background noise can be a persistent challenge. The 14mm Condenser Mic at its core is tailored for clear, detailed voice capture, especially effective in higher frequency ranges. The Seiren V3 Mini’s Supercardioid Pickup Pattern expertly isolates the speaker’s voice, ensuring that only the intended audio is captured. The addition of a Tap-to-Mute Sensor with an LED Indicator provides instant control and feedback, a crucial feature for live streaming or during heated in-game communication.

Razer Seiren V3 Chroma is priced at $129.99, while the Razer Seiren V3 Mini is priced at $59.99.

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Elgato Launches 4K X & 4K Pro Capture Cards

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Elgato has launched the 4K X and 4K Pro today. These capture cards are best suited for high-quality capture on PCs and current-generation consoles, recording each moment while preserving the tiniest details in modern games.

Both cards target separate markets, adding more versatility to the lineup. The 4K X is a USB card equipped with up to 4K 144Hz capture. Meanwhile, the 4K Pro is a PCIe card boasting 8K 60Hz passthrough.

The former is a compact capture card with essential features like HDMI 2.1 ports and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity. It also supports VRR and HDR10. For seamless 4K 120FPS gameplay captures, Elgato’s 4K X does not disappoint. Breaking new ground, the capture card offers compatibility for the new iPad with USB-C support. Elsewhere, the 4K Pro offers enthusiast features, shipping with the same input/output port setup and HDR10 support.

Thanks to 4K60 and HDR10 capture, this is Elgato’s answer for high-end demands. It also enables 4K 240FPS passthrough for competitive gaming, allowing users to capture 1080p240 quality. Utilising a PCIe 2.0×4 connection, the 4K Pro is designed to work exclusively with Windows-based systems. Both capture cards support popular software like OBS Studio, Twitch Studio, Streamlabs Desktop, and more.

Elgato’s companion app is also included as part of the package, allowing users to capture and sort through recordings in addition to exporting files to software like Adobe Premier. The 4K X and 4K Pro are now available to buy. An 8K HDMI cable comes included with both capture cards, while the former ships with an additional USB 3.2 C-to-C cable. Backing these latest releases is a two-year warranty. Meanwhile, Corsair and Elgato will provide worldwide support for maximum customer satisfaction.

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