When Rode began offering gaming-specific audio gear late last year, two of the three products the company announced, the , reused existing designs. Their newest Rode X device, the Streamer X, offers something different. Combine an audio interface with an external capture card.
You can connect XLR and line-level microphones and headphones to the Streamer X, with a built-in Rode Revolution preamp delivering all the power you need. At the same time, the device can capture and transmit images in 4K at 30 frames per second or 2K at 60 frames per second. It also offers video streaming up to 4K and 60 frames per second or 2K and 120 frames per second.
The front of the console features a set of four customizable buttons that you can configure to trigger specific sounds and actions on your computer. A pair of USB-C connections let you connect Streamer X to two separate PCs at the same time. Out of the box, the device is fully compatible with Rode’s suite of software tools, including Unify, Rode Central and Rode Connect.
Separately, Rode also announced the Rodecaster Duo, a new audio interface that brings together all the features found in the company’s but puts them in a more compact package. That means it should be able to drive even the most power-hungry microphones without the need for an in-line signal booster and offer Bluetooth connectivity for audio monitoring. Rode didn’t announce pricing details for the Streamer X and Rodecaster Duo, but said both devices would arrive in the coming weeks. Engadget has reached out to the company for more information, and we’ll update this article when we hear from them.