Razer Stargazer is Great for Twitch Streamers

Gaming PC maker and accessory provider Razer is hoping to revolutionize the way millions piece together their Twitch streams with a new accessory that sounds a lot like Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Xbox One. The Razer Stargazer is a new camera accessory the company is showing off at this year’s Consumer Electronics trade show. The Stargazer captures high-definition video streams and has automatic background removal.

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Razer is showing the Stargazer and more at CES 2016. At its core, the Stargazer is a high-definition video camera that can sense depth and angles. What’s more, it has built-in noise cancelling technology. Razer first shared information about the Stargazer when Intel formally announced its RealSense Technology. Because of the Intel RealSense technology that it uses, the Stargazer doubles as a Windows Hello camera for biometric login.

The black camera is meant to sit on the top of a user’s display for the best view. Like the Kinect, the device can interpret hand gestures and recognize faces. It connects to its host PC with a single USB 3.0 cable. The dual-mic array is what allows gamers to skip wearing an actual headset.

Unfortunately, the device will only support a single operating system at launch and it’s Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The Stargazer has a clip that works on both notebooks and desktops, though PC gamers will likely keep the device on their desktop gaming machine instead of taking it on the go.

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Razer has plans to begin selling the Stargazer for $199.99 sometime before July.

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