Although Blaustoise has been streaming as a hobby since 2014, it was only when he started streaming more seriously in mid-2019 that he really started gaming a following. He is mainly known for being an fps and strategy gamer, as well as working as a Research and Development Analyst of new games for Riot Games. He answers the questions he can for fans and plays Among Us with other famous steamers such as DisguisedToast and Mizkif.
As his channel his dependent on both his production quality and fps skills, we have provided a brief overview of the specs that form part of Blaustoise’s gaming setup below in case you are interested in discovering what he uses to keep on top of his game.
WHAT MONITOR DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise uses a BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 gaming monitor. This is a 24.5” gaming monitor that was intended for fps players and pro-gamers. It offers refresh rate options of 60,120,144 and 240Hz to accommodate the refresh caps of a variety of gaming consoles. It has a maximum resolution of FHD 1080p at a response time of 1ms.
However, its full potential can only really be reached on PCs that have the relevant GPUs. Other features include its NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility which helps to reduce instances of screen stuttering and tearing, as well as the options for 3D viewing. It also integrates Proprietary Dynamic Accuracy Technology (DyAc) to prevent blurriness.
It also comes with detachable side-shields to block out unwanted peripheral distractions, as well as a dust cover, and cables. Its stand allows for a lot of adjustability, including tilt at -5°~20°, swivel at -45°~45, pivot of -90°~90° and height adjustment of 0 – 14cm (5.51”). Furthermore, it can be removed from the stand for VESA 100mm x 100mm mounting.
WHAT MOUSE DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise uses a Glorious Model O Minus mouse. Blaustoise uses a matte black version of the Glorious Model O- (Minus) wired gaming mouse. Thanks to its lightweight honeycomb plastic construction, it weighs just 59g (2.08oz). The glossy version weighs 1g (0.04oz) more. It has an ambidextrous design that is suitable for all grip-types, although its dimensions of 12 x 6.3 x 3.6cm (4.72 x 2.48 x 1.42″) make it more suitable for users with small to medium-sized hands.
It is set with a PixArt 3360 optical sensor that provides a dpi range of 400 – 12,000. It comes with four preset options of 400, 800, 1,600, and 3,200 dpi, but this can be adjusted in increments of 100 through its software with the possibility of storing up to 6 dpi profiles total on board. It has a maximum tracking speed of 250 IPS as well as 6 programmable buttons, although it can only store p to 1 macro profile onboard at once. Two of these buttons are located on the right-thumb side. It also features RGB lighting and LED dpi indicator lights.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise’s gaming setup includes a CENNBIE GK87PRO keyboard. The GK87PRO is a wired tenkeyless keyboard that is constructed from aluminum top-housing with a matte finish and PBT double-shot keycaps. It comes with options of either Cherry MX Red or Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches, and Blaustoise has opted for the Brown option. This version requires an actuation force of 55G and has an actuation point of 2mm and a total travel distance of 4mm.
Its F-keys can be used to program macros or as multimedia controls and it also features 360° RGB lighting paired with ice blue backlighting. There are ten lighting modes that can be toggled between with the F key. It also allows for 100% anti-ghosting and N-key rollover.
Furthermore, it also comes with red MOBA and MMO keys that can be swapped in with its key-puller.
WHAT HEADSET DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise uses HyperX Cloud MIX headphones. The Hyper X Cloud MIX is a gaming headset that is designed to be compatible across a range of platforms. Its earphones are set with 40mm dual chamber neodymium drivers that provide an impressive frequency response range of between 10 – 40,000Hz. They have a nominal impedance of 40Ω and an SPL of 100dBSPL/mW at 1kHz. It can be sued as either a Bluetooth or wired device and comes with a detachable, noise-cancelling condenser microphone.
This microphone is both Discord and TeamSpeak certified and offers a frequency response range of 50 – 18,000Hz. However, there is also a bult-in omnidirectional microphone that offers a range of 50 – 8,000Hz, which is useful for when you are travelling around. Its battery life can last up to 20 hours and it has both inline and onboard audio controls. They have a closed-backed design and create a stereo sound effect.
They weigh 275g (9.7oz).
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise’s streaming setup includes a Shure SM7B microphone. Blaustoise’s gaming setup features the ever-popular Shure SM7B, which can also be found in the setups of LVNDMARK, Fresh and AnneMunition. It is a dynamic microphone that has a unidirectional polar pattern with a front-address. It offers a frequency response range of 50 – 20,000Hz and operates at a nominal impedance of 150Ω. It is constructed from enamel aluminum and steel case to make it sturdy and as a presence boost & high-press filter switch. These can be covered up with its switch cover plate. It does not runs on phantom power, but you will still require a compatible audio interface to accomadate its XLR input cable. It comes with a foam windscreen and locking yoke mount.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise uses a Sony a6000 mirrorless camera with a sigma 30mm lens. The Sony a6000 is digital camera that has a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. This sensor provides an ISO range of 100-25,600. It can catch 4K still images and movies at 1080p at up to 11fps. It can also capture full resolution 24.2MP images.
It features a built-in electronic viewfinder as well as hybrid autofocus with 179-point focal plane phase-detection. This enables it to focus on people’s eyes automatically and to adjust its recording at a rapid pace. It can also record at up to 1/25s in slow motion. The LCD screen is tiltable to help with perspective when there is bad lighting. It has dimensions of 12 x 4.5 x 6.1cm (4.72 x 1.77 x 2.64″) and weighs 344.73 (0.76lbs.)
However, this camera is semi-professional and is probably beyond what you need if you are just starting out as a streamer. Blaustoise’s former camera was a Logitech C920 webcam. It is a basic plug-and-play camera that is still used by TSM_Daequan and Symfuhny.
WHAT MIXER DOES BLAUSTOISE USE?
Blaustoise uses a TC Helicon GoXLR Mini mixer. This is the minimized version of the full-sized TC-Helicon GoXLR. It can provide phantom power of 48V+ and can process one headphone and one microphone device at a time. The microphone can be connected with either an XLR input or a TS/TRSTRRS jack. In addition to having a dedicated slider and mute button for the Microphone, it also offers the same for Chat, Music and System channels. There is also a bleep button to filter out curse words and a temporary mute button to block out sneezes or coughs.