Hiko got his start in the professional CS:GO scene in 2011 and has been part of the streaming community since 2014. Although he no longer mains CS:GO, he is still known for his love of fps games, as well as his high-level skills and sense of humor. Below, we have provided an overview of the equipment that forms part of Hiko’s gaming setup, so as to provide you with greater insight into how he produces the quality content that you are familiar with.
WHAT MONITOR DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses an Alienware 25 AW2521H monitor. The AW2521H is the latest model of Alienware monitor. It is also the first monitor that is able to that can refresh at the insanely high rate of 360Hz at a 1ms (grey-to-grey) response time. It has a 24.5” LED display that provides a maximum resolution of 1920x1080p at a pixel pitch of 0.2829 mm x 0.2802mm. It offers a maximum brightness of 400cd/m². It is also integrated with a number of useful technologies, such as Nvidia G-Sync (which will require a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU or higher) and its Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer.
Its stand offers high levels of adjustability in terms of tilting, -5°~21°, swiveling between -20°~20° and pivoting 90°. Its height can be altered between 42.1~52.6cm (16.58~20.71″) and the monitor can also be detached for VESA-compatible wall mounting. It measures 55.6 x 25.2 x 52.6 (21.9 x 9.9 x 20.7″) and is compatible with Windows 8 (32-bit) or later. Although it is compatible with certain gaming consoles, its refresh rate will be restricted to the device’s maximum refresh rate capacity.
WHAT MOUSE DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses a Razer Viper Ultimate mouse. HIko’s gaming setup includes the Mercury White version of the Razer Viper Ultimate gaming mouse. It is an extremely lightweight wireless gaming mouse that comes in at only 78g (2.75oz). It utilizes a Razer Focus+ 20k DPI optical sensor that offers a range of 100-20,000 DPI that can be set in increments of 50 through its software. Its preset profiles are 400, 800, 1600, 2400 and 3200 DPI. Another significant feature is that it has a maximum tracking speed of 650 IPS and a maximum acceleration of 50G.
With two programable buttons on either side of the mouse for a total of 8 buttons, it has a truly ambidextrous design. Its other buttons include the right and left clickers, scroll wheel and DPI button on the underside of the mouse. Up to five macro profiles can be stored onboard the mouse itself. Additionally, it has textured side-grips and it has 100% PTFE feet, which both help to improve control. Its battery can last up to 70 hours, and you can use it while it is being charged with its 1.8m (6ft) braided cable. It measures 6.6 x 12.6 x 3.8cm (2.61 x 4.98 x 1.49″) and is compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit or later.
WHAT MOUSEPAD DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses a Razer Strider Hybrid mousepad. The Razer Strider Hybrid mousepad has a smooth hybrid surface that allows for high-speed precision movement. It is also water-resistant for easy cleaning. Its anti-fraying stitched edges serve as prevention it from peeling from its anti-slip rubber base. This base is 3mm thick, which helps to alleviate the pressure from the gamer’s wrist over longer periods. It can easily be rolled up for storage and transportation purposes. It is available in XL which is 40 x 45 x 0.3cm (15.76 x 17.73 x 0.12”) and XXL 41 x 94.1 x 0.3cm (16.15 x 37.04 x 0.12”).
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses a Razer BlackWidow TE TKL keyboard. The Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma V2 is a wired gaming keyboard that is available in Razer Green, Yellow and Orange mechanical switches. It is constructed from hard plastic and the soldered switches are topped with removable ABS plastic keycaps.
There are five dedicated macro keys on the left of the device, while the F-keys have double-function media controls. Both the macros and per-key RGB backlighting can be set through the Razer Synapse 3 software. The macros can also be set on-the-fly and the keys are fully programable. Additionally, it features 10 key roll-over and anti-ghosting. It is compatible with Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One devices. It also comes with a detachable wrist-rest.
WHAT HEADSET DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses JBL Quantum ONE headset. The JBL Quantum ONE is a gaming headset with 50mm drivers that offer a frequency response range of 20-40,000Hz. This is double the usual headset range. They operate at a nominal impedance of 32Ω and a sensitivity of 95dB. It provides a QuantumSURROUND experience, as well as a Windows-exclusive DTS Headphone:X V2.0 experience. It is also integrated with QuantumSPHERE 360 technology, which provides game0enhanceiing features such as a head-tracking sensor that allows you to pinpoint sound during gameplay.
It is constructed from plastic and weighs 369g (13oz.) The earcups have an over-ear fit, with a noise-cancelling, closed-backed design. They are padded with leather-covered memory foam and can rotate 45°. It also features RGB lighting effects that can be set on Window PCs. It is compatible with PC, Mac, mobile and a variety of console devices. Additionally, it comes with a detachable, flip-to-mut microphone that has a unidirectional polar pattern and a 100 – 10,000Hz frequency response range.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses an SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is one of the most popular microphones among Twitch broadcasters, so it is no wonder that it also appears in Hiko’s gaming setup. Indeed, some other users include BallaTW, Destroy and Muselk, among others. It is a dynamic microphone that offers a 50 – 20,000Hz frequency response range at a nominal impedance of 150Ω and a sensitivity of -59 dBV/Pa. Its unidirectional polar pattern inputs at an end-address and it is powered with normal requirements by an XLR cable, so it will require the separate investment in both an audio interface device and cable. It does not require phantom power.
There is also an internal pop-filter for blocking out plosive mouth sounds, as well as an internal shock mount to stifle bumps and other movement sounds. It also comes with an external windscreen and locking yoke mount. Its presence boost and high-pass filter switch are covered with its switch cover plate.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses a Sony Alpha a7 III camera with a 24-70mm f/4 lens. The Sony a7 III is a mirrorless digital camera that has a 24.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor. It is primarily constructed from a high-rigidity magnesium alloy material which makes it fairly lightweight at 295g (10.5oz.) It has an expandable ISO range of 100 – 51,200 ISO that can reach 50 – 204,800 ISO with a Sony E-mount compatible lens. It offers a 3840 x 2160 QFHD resolution at 10fps frame rate, and selectable aspect ratios of either 3:2 or 16:9. There are also 693 phase detection autofocus points to ensure clear shots even during high-speed recordings. It measures 126.9 x 95.6 x 73.7mm (5 x 3.76 x 3.88 x 3″.)
The Sony 24-70mm f/4 is a full-frame mid-range zoom lens. It provides a 84°-34° viewing angle, and can focus at a minimum distance of 0.38m (1.32ft.) It has a maximum zoom ratio of 1:5. While all os these features are fantastic, they are likely beyond the needs of a beginner streamer, especially if your main focus will be gaming content over IRL vlogging or chatting content. In fact, there are big streamers who still use basic webcams. For instance, both such as CallMeCarsonLIVE and KingRichard both use a Logitech C922.
WHAT MIXER DOES HIKO USE?
Hiko uses an Allen & Heath QU-16C mixer. The Allen & Heath QU-16C is an 18-channel mixer that is capable of providing 48kHz at 24-bit of recording and playback for each. It allows for 16 Mono and 3 Stereo inputs, as well as 4 Mono and 3 Stereo mixes. It also offers 4-band fully parametric EQ on every input. It features sixteen AnalogiQ digitally controlled preamps that allows up to 16 microphone sources can be mixed at once, with each channel having a priority setting which determines its ‘weight’ in the total system gain. They also offer advanced zero-crossing detection as well as a pad-less 1dB-step gain stage. It also provides 4 FX engines, 2 dedicated FX sends/returns, 4 mute groups, 4 DCA groups, 17 motor faders and many other features. It also has a 800x480p touchscreen to help with ease of use. It is designed for plug-and-play use on both PC and Mac devices.