DrLupo’s foray into video games began when he was only three years hold, when he would play Tetris with his brothers on their NES. After that, he moved on to other video game genres, with the RPG Chrono Trigger being among his favorites.
His journey into Twitch began when he first discovered Twitch in 2013 while looking for Diablo content, and his then viewing it as a convenient way for him to keep track of his character’s farming progress while he was at work. However, he only really started streaming in May 2015 after fellow players who recognized his high skill level, asked him to record his gameplays for them.
From there, his channel grew, especially after he and Ninja met during a PUBG match and became duo partners. From there, his channel really took off and he became the massive FPS variety personality that we know today.
What Monitor Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24-Inch Gaming Monitor for his PC and an ASUS ROG PG279Q 27-inch monitor for console gaming. With gaming monitors, the main consideration for gamers are the screen size and pixel resolution. 24-inches seems to be the standard monitor size for PC streamers, although there are some who opt for a bigger monitor, usually because that’s the monitor that they use to monitor their social accounts and streaming software.
The BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P monitor therefore makes sense for DrLupo, as it has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate. This means that it offers an excellent option for fps gamers who are afraid of lagging or missing important data due to lagging.
DrLupo likely chose the 27-inch ASUS ROG PG 279Q monitor with a 2560 x 1440 display resolution for console gaming, because console games are usually played further away from the screen, and occasionally with an IRL duo partner sitting beside you.
Of course, the uses and needs Individual needs and preferences of each gamer will obviously differ based on the types of games that the purchaser would like to play. This is because a gamer who favors fps games will have greater need for a hi-res screen with a 1 – 2 millisecond response than a gamer who prefers card and puzzle video games would.
WHAT MOUSE DOES DRLUPO USE?
DrLupo uses a Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse. The Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse is commonly used by streamers and is often sponsored to them by Logitech if they are bigger streamers or part of an esports organization.
Aside from higher sensitivity that gaming mice offer due to their DPI superiority, another advantage of choosing a gaming mouse are the hot-key shortcut buttons that are often included on the gaming mouse’s frame. Both of these features have their advantages for gamers who prefer fps, MOBA or certain RPG games that require high reflexive responsiveness.
However, these extra features usually increase the price of the mouse, and can be redundant for certain games, such as auto-battlers. They are also unnecessary if you plan on sticking with keyboard controls, so it’s a good idea to be realistic about what you actually need from your mouse before purchasing one. Structural integrity, weight preferences, arch size and differences in hand size, shape and grip should also be considered before you settle on a particular model.
WHAT MOUSEPAD DOES DRLUPO USE?
DrLupo uses a Logitech G840 XL Cloth mousepad. The Logitech G840 XL Cloth mousepad is 90cm x 40cm (~35.4 x ~15.7 inches) and is designed to create an even gaming surface that provides more than enough space for both the keyboard and mouse. But, you will probably need to keep the keyboard off the pad, with the mouse pad to the side, if you’re the type of gamer who is prone to using broad movements with their mouse.
It also incorporates a rubber underside to prevent it from moving during matches, a cloth finish that reduces surface friction to improve accuracy with mouse feedback and is flexible enough to be rolled up for transportation.
What Keyboard Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a Logitech G Pro and a Logitech G915 keyboard. The Logitech G Pro is a wired mechanical keyboard that is marketed to be ‘built to the exacting specifications of eSports athletes for a competition level blend of speed, precision and quiet performance.’ If it lives up to this, then it should be ideal for streamers who want to reduce the background sounds of a keyboard clicking being picked up while they are streaming.
It is also designed to be highly responsive to keypresses, which is good if you are careful and quick when using a keyboard and are playing a lot of keyboard dependent games such as Fortnite or World of Warcraft.
This feature is obviously dependent on the preferences of the gamer, as some might prefer to hear and feel the responses of the keyboard.
The Logitech G915 keyboard was released in mid-2019 and is the first wireless RGB keyboard offered by Logitech. Its main feature is that that it is very thin, thanks to the implementation of their new L Switch.
As well as having a wired option, it also comes in three types, namely, Clicky, Linear and Tactile each with their own combination of tactile and sound feedback. But the wireless keyboard only has a 20-hour battery life, so it will need to be charged regularly.
It also has five G Keys that can be programmed in the Logitech G Hub software. It is important to note that DrLupo is sponsored by Logitech.
What Headset Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a Logitech G Pro X headset. The Logitech G Pro X headset is an upgraded version of the Logitech G Pro. The main difference between the two, is that the Logitech G Pro X is integrated with Blue VO!CE Technology, which greatly improves the audio quality of the microphone’s output beyond that of the regular Logitech G Pro mic. This is relevant if you are just looking for a gaming headset or just starting out your stream and looking to save money on a dedicated microphone. DrLupo doesn’t use the mic, so its capabilities aren’t really evident in his streams.
Another distinguishing feature is that the Logitech G Pro X has a built-in voice monitoring system that allows you to hear how loud your voice is while it is currently being recorded. Furthermore, the Logitech Pro X comes with DTS 7.1 surround sound capabilities, whereas the Logitech G Pro has stereo sound capabilities. This last point is a matter of personal preference.
What Microphone Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a Blue Spark Blackout SL XLR microphone. DrLupo is sponsored by Blue, but he has been using their products for years. From his broadcasts, you can tell that the Blue Blackout SL XLR provides a clear studio-quality audio output. This is likely due to the face that it is a cardioid unidirectional condenser microphone that has a low-cut filter of 100 Hz that helps to eliminate unwanted background noise from his recordings.
It’s also pretty significant that he uses this mic, as it is considered to be an entry level microphone on that is on the cheaper end for a quality microphone. Of course, as it is an XLR mic, you will need to purchase an XLR cable, mic stand or boom arm and mixer as well, which will increase the overall price. It does come with a shock mount, though.
Both the body on grill are made of metal to increase its durability. The body has a -20dB switch to further help to prevent distortions during vocal recordings.
What Chair Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic chair. The Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic chair has been around for over 20 years and is also used by TimTheTatMan and Shroud. When buying a chair, it’s important to factor in the type of chair that that you’re comfortable with, as well as a size and height that is appropriate for you. Comfort is especially important if you are planning on spending a great deal of time sitting in your chair, but there are many office chairs that are designed with that in mind.
It is therefore worthwhile for you to visit an IRL office supply store to try out various chairs to see what works for you. After all, although the Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic chair is excellent and remains among the world’s top ergonomic chairs, this reputation and branding has definitely contributed to its high cost (between ~$500 (refurbished) – $1,400 USD on Amazon).
However, if you consider this as a worthwhile investment, then here are the specifications taken from Herman Miller’s website, to give you an idea of which one might best suit your height and body type:
What Webcam Does DrLupo Use?
DrLupo uses a GoPro HERO4 as his facecam and a Logitech C920 as his keyboard camera. The GoPro Hero 4 is a tiny action camera that has 4K capabilities at a rate of 30fps capture rate, as well as 1080p capabilities at 120fps and 720p at 240fps. It comes with a waterproof case, so it is suitable for IRL vlogging in a variety of terrains. When it is not plugged in, it can operate for 70 minutes from a smart phone. So, if you’re planning on being on the go, you’ll need to keep a stock of batteries on hand.
This camera is obviously designed outdoor or event vlogging rather than a regular gameplay streaming session, so you might want to buy a regular webcam, if you’re just starting out. It also offers option for night shoots.
This brings us to DrLupo’s keyboard webcam, the Logitech C920. This webcam is pretty common among streamers and can occasionally be found for nearly a quarter of the GoPro Hero 4’s regular price, when neither is on sale.
The C920 is a clip-on plug-and-play webcam that intended for use as a basic webcam for people who just plan on chatting and creating basic video content. Its recoding capabilities are less than the GoPro, offering a recording option of 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 30 fps. Furthermore, while it does have audio recording capabilities, the quality isn’t great, so you should probably either invest in a headset or dedicated microphone if you plan on making your stream chatting dependent.