Are you already the proud owner of a PS5–or will you soon join the growing ranks of PS5 owners? If so, you might also be considering streaming your gameplay, either with your friends or on Twitch or YouTube for instance. If that’s the case, you might want to consider picking these handy gadgets up as well! They’re guaranteed to help you show off your PS5 gaming chops to your audience, whoever it might be, while putting you in the best possible light.
ASUS ROG Strix Magnus
Live sounds make a great enhancement to streaming gameplay–making a mic a crucial part of a streamer’s equipment shortlist. And if only the best will do, why not consider the first microphone designed specifically for game streamers? That’s the award-winning ROG Strix Magnus, which leverages advanced ASUS tech to go above and beyond what traditional microphones can deliver. It certainly looks the part thanks to its swoopy styling and customizable Aura RGB lighting effects, and it sure sounds the part too, thanks to its compact body; three studio-grade condenser capsules and environmental noise cancellation to help guarantee topnotch sound; and connection options such as an aux port for recording audio from mobile devices and musical instruments, and even an external USB hub so you can link it up with even more devices aside from your PS5.
Sony PS5 Camera
From audio to video. The next gadget on our shortlist allows you to place yourself squarely at the center of your gameplay sharing–and since it’s by Sony, this one is practically guaranteed to work with the PS5 better than competing units from other brands. We’re talking about the Sony PS5 HD Camera, which showcases two lenses to permit 1080p video capture. A built-in adjustable stand lends the camera stability even though you might be streaming for hours, and tight integration with the DualSense controller allows users to quickly record or broadcast through said controller’s create button. Use this camera with the PS5’s background removal tools to keep you in the spotlight, prevent those watching you from sneaking a peek at something they shouldn’t, and keep you and your gear and family safe.
Elgato Stream Deck
The final item on our list is the Elgato Stream Deck, touted as a live content creation controller. This device is intended to give you an amazing level of control over your streaming, thanks to its 15 LCD keys that are poised to launch unlimited actions–everything from jumping from one scene to the next, fine-tuning the audio, switching cameras, launching media and creatives, and sharing your mad streaming skills on social media, and more. What’s more, you can easily personalize your keys by choosing from literally hundreds of icons, or craft custom items if you prefer. It’s not a big and heavy keyboard either, being all of 118 x 84 x 21 mm and weighing in at a mere 190g–a great add-on to your PS5 and one that helps ensure a smooth and slick streaming session.
Elgato HD60 S
OK, so you’re gearing up to be a PS5 streamer par excellence. The next nifty gadget you need is a game capture device—and the Elgato HD60 S is one of the best. This slick, streamlined little device lets you stream on, say, YouTube and Twitch in crystal-clear 1080p60 quality, and record the gaming moments you’re proudest of. Hook it up to your PS5 and other devices via a cutting-edge USB-C 3.0 connector and bring Instant Gameview to an external capturing solution—a first. What’s more, you can customize your stream as you see fit; drop in your webcam capture if you like, add your voice in too with the inbuilt Live Commentary feature, or modify your layout as you wish.
OBS Studio Open Broadcaster Software
And speaking of customization, to *really* make your stream your own and stand out from the streaming crowd, you might want to consider using an open broadcasting software solution like OBS Studio. This is a free and open source software solution to help you meet your video-recording and live-streaming needs. Capture and even mix video and audio in real time; craft scenes composed of various sources, from window captures, images, webcams, and more; set up as many scenes as you like and switch between them smoothly and without a hitch. And take advantage of this software solution’s powerful API to explore further customization and functionality. Versions exist for Windows, macOS and even Linux—how’s that for compatibility and support?