A_babybay is a pro Valorant streamer who is known for his fps skills, guides and being the biggest Smeag. He originally started out as a professional Overwatch player in 2016 and decided to retire from Overwatch in favor of Valorant in July 2020. This move proved to be a good decision for him, as he has gained much wider recognition and popularity under this title. Below, we have provided an overview of the peripherals that have been chosen for a_babybay’s gaming setup, for those of you who are interested in gaining insight to the specs that he feels optimize his capabilities.
WHAT MOUSE DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse. The Logitech G PRO X Superlight is the successor to the Logitech G Pro. Its major selling point is it ultralightweight design that comes in at just 63g (2.2oz.) In order to reach this weight, Logitech had to omit any lighting options and it has also forgone the eight macro buttons in favor of the standard five buttons. These comprise of the clickers, scroll wheel and two side buttons located on the right thumb side. Therefore, although it still retains an ambidextrous shape, it is still more suited to right-handed gamers.
Although it does not have a dedicated dpi button, the side buttons can be assigned this function. The dpi settings and macro bindings can be set through the Logitech G Hub software. It is also fitted with 100% PTFE feet to increase tracking speed and decrease carbon emissions. Additionally, it is compatible with Windows 8 or later, and macOS 10.11 or later devices. Its overall dimensions are 12.5 x 6.35 x 4cm (4.92 x 2.5 x 1.57″.)
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a Logitech G Pro keyboard. A_babybay’s gaming setup includes a Logitech G Pro keyboard. This wired keyboard has a tenkeyless design so as to take up less table room. It is constructed from a solid steel backplate encased in plastic that is soldered with GX Blue switches and set with removable ABS keycaps. The switches give a clicky feedback at actuate at a force of 50g and an actuation point of 2mm for a total travel distance of 4mm. Its Fn + F-keys can be set with macro profiles, either of your own binding, or from a library of preset macros for over 580 games that can be accessed via its G Hub software. Its LIGHTSYNC RGB effects can also be set and synchronized through the software.
It also has 30-angle adjustment and rubber feet to improve the user’s comfort and to prevent it from slipping during gameplays. It measures 3.4 x 36.1 x 15.3cm (14.96 x 1.97 x 6.3”) and is compatible with macOS 10.10 and later, as well as Windows 7 and later.
WHAT HEADSET DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a SteelSeries Arctis 1 headset. The SteelSeries Arctis 1 is a wireless gaming headset that has 40mm drivers. These offer a frequency response range of 20-20,000Hz at a nominal impedance of 32Ω and a sensitivity 100dB. Its battery can last up to 20 hours, and the device can also be used while it is charging.
It is primarily constructed from a plastic casing and has a steel-reinforced, adjustable headband. The earcups can be rotated 90° and are closed backed. They are also padded with mesh-covered foam and vibrate in response to in-game sounds. Overall, it is lightweight at just 254g (8.96oz), and also fairly adjustable, thereby making it comfortable during long-term use. It also features on-ear volume and mute controls. Additionally, it cones with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone. It has a bidirectional polar pattern and operates at a frequency response range of 100-10,000Hz and a sensitivity of -38dB.
It should be noted that there are two versions available, namely one that provides wireless connectivity for PS4 and PS5 devices, and another for Xbox One, S and X devices. But, whichever version it’s not designed to connect wirelessly for, can still be used as a wired device by means of a 3.5mm connector. However, both versions are PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android compatible.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a Blue Yeti X microphone. The Blue Yeti X is the upgraded version of the classic Blue Yeti microphone. This version features 4 condenser capsules as opposed to the original’s 3. This enhances the audio clarity of its four of its polar patterns which are easily toggled between with the knob on its base. It multi-pattern and simple plug-and-play design are intended enable broadcasters to setup their streams as quickly as possible.
It offers a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz at a nominal impedance of 13Ω and a maximum SPL of 122dB. Additionally, the user can also access Blue VO!CE technology through either G HUB or Blue Sherpa to further enhance the stream with vocal effects and similar enhancements. The LED lighting effects on the multi-function smart knob can also be set through its software. However, please note that it is only compatible with devices that are installed with either Windows 10 and later or macOS 10.13 and later. It is also available as a wired-only model.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a Sony a6000 camera. The Sony a6000 is a mirrorless digital camera that is fairly common among streamers. In fact, it can also be found in the setups of Destroy, MuTeX and Pokimane, to name a few. It is designed to be much smaller than a regular DSLR camera so that it is relatively easy to transport and use on daily basis. Its 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor affords an ISO range of 100-25,600 with a maximum video recording resolution of 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 24p or fast-paced action shots at 60p and 60i frame-rates. It also has a built-in electronic viewfinder as well as hybrid autofocus with 179-point focal plane phase-detection this allows for the camera to shoot at up to 11fps. All of these can be instantly shared to a smartphone or tablet through either WiFi or NFC communication with the press of a button.
However, its battery life can only last for up to 3 hours with continuous usage and the Lithium Metal battery takes about 4-5 hours to charge. So, it may not be the best choice for an amateur videographer, but could be ok for a V-logger, especially if they bring spare batteries along. But, if you’re just starting out with a basic gaming stream, you might want to save your funds before splurging on a pricey piece of equipment. So, it would probably be better to stick with a basic plug-and-play webcam when you’re first starting out.
WHAT MIXER DOES A_BABYBAY USE?
A_babybay uses a TC Helicon GoXLR Mini mixer. The TC-Helicon is the compact, no-frills version of its popular predecessor, the TC-Helicon GoXLR. This version is also for solo recordings. It offers 4-channels for Mic, Chat, Music, and System, respectively. Each of these channels has their own volume slider and mute button. It allows for input of either one TS/TRS/TRRS or XLR microphone, as well as and one set of headphones. The GoXLR Mini is also capable of producing up to +40V phantom power with the press of a button, as well as also provide up to 70dB of gain. Its RGB lighting effects can be set through its software.