10 Best Streaming Gear and Equipment for Professional Gaming

Are you into social lives, online streaming, or gaming? Upgrade your gear with the best microphones, cameras, lights, and more.

Buying guide for online gamers and steamers.

When it comes to hours of gaming or streaming, the gear you use matters. It might feel next to impossible knowing what specific tech gadgets your online guru needs, so we took to our Gear Guides who have an impeccable knowledge of what updated gear is necessary. Below are items for the perfectly lit YouTube video, desk setup, and microphone for late-night streaming sessions… (sorry, no desk chairs… yet).

1. MC RGB On-Camera LED Light

The MC is Aputure’s first light to include full Hue, Saturation, & Intensity (HSI) color control. With 360° of hue and 100 levels of saturation adjustment, you can reproduce any color conveniently, all in the palm of your hand. The Aputure MC isn’t just a light that relies on Red, Green, and Blue LEDs. Adding two additional white LEDs — one balanced at tungsten and a second at daylight — the Aputure MC is an impossibly small light competing with industry giants.

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MC RGB On Camera LED Light

You want the ultimate pocket size RGB LED light? The Aputure MC is arguably the best in this category. Use the Sidus Link app unlocks even more of its features

Buy for $72.00

2. ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Over-Ear Headphones

The M-Series ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range; made perfect for gamers or streamers in need of quality audio playback. Your studio experience is enhanced with superior sound isolation and swiveling earcups for convenient one-ear monitoring. Engineered with pro-grade materials and robust construction, the M40x excels in professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring.

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ATH-M50XBT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Tired of cables and want the legendary M50x studio sound in a wireless listening experience? The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is what you're looking for!

Buy for $179.00

3. Lume Cube 18" Cordless Ring Light

Surround yourself with 18 inches of light. Finally, a Ring Light with no power cords is needed. Introducing the Lume Cube Ring Light, offering the most user-friendly experience and set-up for any creator, made well for the Nintendo-loving gamer up for a late night of streaming. The 18'' Bi-Color Ring Light features adjustable color temperature, brightness, built-in diffusion, and, most importantly, battery packs for wireless use and portability. The Ring Light can also be powered with the AC power adapter for endless use in your studio or home. When on location or far from a power outlet, the two included batteries can power the ring light for up to 70+ minutes at full power.

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Lume Cube

18" Cordless Ring Light

Lighting makes all the difference! Get control of color temperature, brightness, with the Lume Cube 18'' Bi-Color Ring Light. Batteries included for portability

Buy for $159.99

4. Video Conference Lighting Kit

ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi-camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom! Connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live to 8 high-quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. The built-in DVE allows exciting picture-in-picture effects, perfect for commentary! All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so that you can use any streaming software.


Lume Cube

Video Conference Lighting for Remote Working

Brighten up your next video call and help you look your best even from home.

Buy for $69.99

5. BRIO Webcam

4K webcam with HDR and Windows Hello support. Step up to the world’s most technologically advanced webcam and get professional-quality video for video conferencing, streaming, gaming the latest popular video games, or recording. Logitech BRIO is packed with features that produce stunning video in any environment. Our premier 4K ultra high-def camera offers 5x digital zoom, high frame rates, outstanding low-light performance, HDR, and RightLight™ 3.

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BRIO Webcam

Look sharp with the Logitech BRIO 4K webcam with HDR on your Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google meetings! Supports facial recognition through Windows Hello

Buy for $149.99

6. Live!Cam Sync 1080P Webcam

Enhance your online meetings with CreativeLive! Cam Sync 1080p delivers full HD videos at 30 FPS, so you can present yourself professionally with realistic clarity in any environment, whether at home or in your office. UVC compliant and compatible with the most popular video conferencing applications, the Live! Cam Sync 1080p is easy to use and quick to set up, so you can be ever ready for your online streaming, and social Lives — even the last-minute ones!

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Creative Labs

Live!Cam Sync 1080P Webcam

Look sharp and enhance your online meetings with the Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p! Full 1080pHD at 30 FPS for clarity in any environment

Buy for $44.99

7. RODE NT-USB Cardioid UBS Studio Microphone

The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. It is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS-based computers and the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone.

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RØDE Microphones

NT-USB Versatile Studio Quality USB Studio Microphone

You want a highly versatile mic on your desk for podcasting, singing? The side-address Rode NT-USB delivers! Connects via USB, pop-filter, and stand included

Buy for $299.00

8. Anker PowerPort 5 Desktop Charger

Packing a big punch in a small package, Anker's 5-port wall charger turns one outlet into a party. Charge up your MacBook in about 2.5 hours with the power delivery port while your friend charges their phone with an IQ port. The IQ ports intelligently recognize what device has been plugged in to boost charging speed up to 2.4a per port. Advanced features like surge protection and temperature control allow for no worry about charging. Its small size makes it perfect for travel, whether down the street to the coffee shop or on the next international adventure.

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PowerPort 5 - Desktop Charger

Turn your one outlet into a party! With Anker 5 Port wall charger Charge your laptop in 2.5 hours, while also charging your phone and a couple of other devices

Buy for $49.99

9. Alpha a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Body

Advanced APS-C camera with 24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor, the World’s fastest autofocus (AF) speed1 at 0.02 sec., advanced Real-time Eye-AF and Real-time object Tracking AF with Wide 425-phase/425-contrast-detection AF points over 84% of the sensor, up to 11fps continuous shooting with continuous autofocus and auto-exposure, 4K HDR video2, 180-degree tiltable touchscreen LCD and Wi-Fi® for easy file transfer and remote control.

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Alpha a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

One of the most beloved mirrorless digital cameras out there! The Sony Alpha a6400 has the World’s fastest autofocus, advanced APS-C, 24.2 MP CMOS sensor

Buy for $749.99

10. Benro MeVIDEO Livestream Stand

With Benro’s MeVIDEO Livestream Stand, you’ll get the support you need to go live! Expanding your creativity and providing you with increased flexibility during your productions is what the MeVIDEO Livestream collection is all about. The stand’s construction offers strength and durability. It is surprisingly lightweight at a mere 1.65 lbs and supports a maximum payload of 4.4 lbs. Perfect for mounting mobile devices or tablets.

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MeVIDEO Livestream Stand

Need a durable, versatile stand for live streaming? The Benro MeVIDEO Livestream Stand is light and sturdy. Prefect for mounting mobile devices or even lights

Buy for $104.99

11. Benro Tabletop Tripod Pro Kit

The TablePod Pro kit includes an Arca-Swiss style plate and adjustable phone holder with a cold shoe mount that fits most smartphones, a flexible phone holder, and Benro’s ArcaSmart70, the revolutionary 2-in-1 camera plate and smartphone adapter with cold shoe mount. Two built-in 90° notches allow quick switching between Landscape and Portrait orientations. Two ¼”-20 mounts will enable you to attach additional accessories. The rubber feet provide stability on whatever surface you’re shooting. With the built-in ball head, you can level your shot with ease. The head also features 360° pan rotation with a built-in pan scale and an arca-swiss compatible plate with a 3-way screw for easy mounting. 

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Bat Zero Series Carbon Fiber Tabletop Tripod with VX20 Ball Head

Need an ultra-compact tripod? The Benro Bat Zero tripod is designed with 5 preset leg angles. It can take positions that traditional tripods are incapable of

Buy for $299.99

12. MV7 Podcast Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

The MV7 is a dynamic microphone with USB and XLR outputs for use with computers and professional interfaces. Connect via USB and explore additional set-up features and Auto Level Mode within our ShurePlus™ MOTIV app, to control your vocal tone and distance from the microphone. With Auto Level Mode, you can let the microphone do the work for you.

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MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone with USB and XLR

Your podcast needs great audio! The Shure MV7 is a dynamic microphone that will deliver this through USB or XLR. It works with a computer or a pro interface

Buy for $249.00

13. Blackmagic ATEM Mini

ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create professional multi-camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype or Zoom! Connect ATEM Mini and you can switch live to 8 high-quality video camera inputs for dramatically better quality images. The built-in DVE allows exciting picture-in-picture effects, perfect for commentary! All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so that you can use any streaming software.

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ATEM Mini Self Contained Video Switcher

Looking for a broadcast switcher on a budget? ATEM Mini switchers make it easy to create multi-camera productions for live streaming or even online meetings

Buy for $199.99

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