Logitech has introduced two new products aimed at creators, including one designed to help them look their best while streaming or recording video. beam of light it’s a key light that has a three-way adjustable desk stand, which should help you find the right height, tilt, and rotation for your needs. Logitech notes that by adding one or more of the lights to their setup, creators can employ various lighting techniques, such as Front, Split, Butterfly, or Rembrandt.
The key light employs TrueSoft technology. According to Logitech, that helps provide “balanced, full-spectrum LED light with cinematic color accuracy for a natural, radiant appearance on all skin tones.” The company also claims that Litra Beam can eliminate harsh shadows thanks to its frameless diffuser. Since it can run on USB or AC power, you’ll have more flexibility on where to place your device.
There are buttons on the back, which provide a way to quickly switch between five brightness and five color temperature settings. Alternatively, you can control the Litra Beam via the Logitech G Hub desktop app. From here, you can modify brightness by percentage value, adjust color temperature in Kelvin, control multiple key lights at the same time, and manage presets.
You may also want your broadcasts, videos, and calls to sound good. Logitech also announced a Blue Sona XLR Broadcast Microphone. It has a built-in preamp that offers a +25dB gain boost, a dual-diaphragm capsule and a supercardioid pickup pattern (designed to reduce or eliminate background noise), and a 290-degree swivel stand. It is available in graphite and off-white finishes with interchangeable red and graphite windshields.
The Litra Beam, which follows the $60 Litra Glow light that Logitech announced earlier this year, won’t break the bank. It costs $100/£99/€119, so perhaps a cheaper alternative to Elgato lights. As to blue sound, it will set you back $350/£329/€349. Both products are available starting today in the US, Canada, and select European countries.
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