Aircool is a professional esports competitor and streamer who is mainly known for his fps skills and chilled personality. As he focuses both on focused chat engagement and gameplay, its worth checking out the gear that features in Aircool’s gaming setup.
WHAT MONITOR DOES AIRCOOL USE?
Aircool uses an Alienware 25 AW2518Hf Gaming Monitor. Aircool uses a 24.5-inch monitor that has a preset resolution of 1920 x 1080, as well as a refresh rate of 240Hz and a 1ms response time. The response time is on the higher end, as most streamers, including Myth, Summit1G and DrLupo use 144Hz monitors, so 240Hz isn’t a necessity for high-level gameplay. You will also need to ensure that your other hardware can process at 240Hz or you won’t be able to actualize its potential anyway.
Its metal tripod stand can be adjusted up to 4 inches (13cm) in height, with the possibility to tilt at between -5° to 25°, swivel between -20° to 20° and pivot it between -90° to 90°.
WHAT MOUSE DOES AIRCOOL USE?
Aircool uses a Cherry Blossom Red version of the FinalMouse Air58. The FinalMouse Air58 is a limited edition ambidextrous gaming mouse that was designed together with Ninja. It has a PMW 3360 sensor that can be set with four DPI profile settings of either 400, 800, 1600 or 3200 that can be toggled between with the dedicated DPI button that is located below the scroll wheel. There are also two macro buttons on the upper part of the left thumb side.
It is pretty lightweight at 58g (2oz) largely due to the chassis being dotted with hexagonal holes. The cord is flexible and is 1.78m (70”) long.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES AIRCOOL USE?
Aircool uses a SteelSeries Apex Pro keyboard. The SteelSeries Apex Pro is a full-sized RGB keyboard. It has a highly durable aircraft-grade aluminum alloy chassis fitted with removable OMNIPOINT Adjustable mechanical switches that can be set at actuation increments of between 0.4mm to 3.6mm so as to provide the user with the flexibility to adjust the keyboard according to their needs for each game.
There is also a small OLED display screen located in the top right corner that shows the user in-game information in addition to adjusting keyboard settings and other information . Furthermore, it also comes with a detachable magnetic wrist-rest.
WHAT HEADSET DOES AIRCOOL USE?
Aircool uses an ASTRO A40 headset. Aircool has chosen the ARTRO A40s for his gaming set. It is an over-ear, wired headset that connects with a 3.55mm jack. Its headband is adjustable, and the ear-cups are open backed, which create a stereo effect as well as drivers with a frequency range of between 20 – 20,000Hz. Its nominal impedance rating is 480ohms.
Although the ear-cups are padded with a faux-leather fabric, there are purchasable noise cancelling mod sets. Similarly, the speaker’s tags can also be customized with purchasable mod kits.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES AIRCOOL USE?
Aircool uses a Sony a7III mirrorless camera. The Sony a7III is a professional 4K mirrorless camera. The lens is enabled with 4D focus, as well as an ISO range of between 100 – 51,200 that can be expanded to a range of between 50 – 2,048,007. It has a 24.2MP BSI CMOS full-frame image sensor that has a 1.8X readout speed. Furthermore, it has a 15 stop dynamic range and 5 stops of shake reduction as well as built-in image stabilization.
It has a battery life of up to 200 mins of continuous filming, making it pretty reasonable for vlogging purposes, especially if you bring a few spare batteries alone. However, although the image quality is far superior to the average webcam, this is an advantage that comes with a hefty price difference as well, before factoring in other necessary hardware such as a camera stand and DSMI cable. So if you’re planning on starting out with basic streaming, it would probably be better to invest in a basic webcam instead.