Mews has been involved in various forms of content creation since he 2013 and was doing well enough to go into full-time content creation immediately upon graduating from high school. Since then, Mews has been steadily growing a dedicated following, especially since he decided to focus on streaming Fortnite on Twitch in January 2018. Thanks to his fps and editing skills, as well as good cash cup performances, he managed to land himself a spot on FaZe in September 2018 and has managed to become one of the biggest streamers on the platform. Below, we have provided a summary of the peripherals that are included in Mews’ gaming setup to illustrate how he maintain his competitive edge.
WHAT MONITOR DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses a BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 monitor. The BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 is a 24.5″ gaming monitor aimed at fps at MOBA gamers that offers a high refresh rate of 240Hz at a 1ms (grey-to-grey) response time. Its TN LCD display offers a maximum brightness of 400 cd/㎡ and a 0.28mm pixel pitch. Aside from its FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility, it is also integrated with several other useful technologies such as its Low Blue Light, Black eQualizer and Flicker free technologies. It also comes with an S-Switch that can store up to three display settings that can then be toggled between with the press of a button. It is also important to bear in mind that many of these features require a GPU that is either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or better, or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better.
Its stand provides many adjustment options, such as the screen’s height being increased by up to p to 14cm (5.51”), as well as its being tilted -5°~20°, swiveled -45°~45° and pivoted 90°. The screen can also be disconnected from the base for VESA-compatible wall mounting purposes. It has dimensions of 57 x 44.6~51.5 x 22.6cm (22.4 x 17.6~20.3 x 8.9″) and weighs 11.3kg (24.91lbs.)
WHAT MOUSE DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses a SteelSeries Prime Mini mouse. The SteelSeries Prime Mini is the smaller version of the SteelSeries Prime that measures 12 x 6.6 x 4.1cm (4.74 x 2.62 x 1.6″). It has an ultralightweight design that comes to just 61g (3.25oz.) This is despite its still offering lighting options. It utilizes a TrueMove Air Optical sensor that provides a range of 100-18,000 DPI. It comes with preset DPI options of 400, 800, 1,200, 2,400 and 3,200, but these can be reset in increments of 100 through its software. Additionally, it comes with four onboard polling rate options and the option to store up to 5 macro profiles on the mouse as well.
It is constructed primarily form ABS plastic and has a symmetrical design that is suitable for all grip types. However, its side buttons are only located on the right-thumb side, making it more suitable for right-handed users. Its 100% Virgin Grade PTFE help to ensure smooth movements, and to help it reach its maximum tracking speed of up to 450 IPS. It has a maximum acceleration of 50G. Its 2.1m (6.92ft) cable is made of a super mesh fabric and is detachable.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses a SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL keyboard. The SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL is a fairly popular gaming keyboard that can also be found in the setups of many other streamers, including Bugha and StableRonaldo. The SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL is the tenkeyless version of the SteelSeries Apex Pro. It is built from aircraft-grade aluminum and boasts Omnipoint switches. These can be adjusted to actuation points anywhere within the range of 0.4 – 3.6mm. This can be done directly on the keyboard itself via its OLED control screen that is located in the top right corner of the keyboard. The RGB settings can also be adjusted there. The switches actuate at a force of 45cN at a polling rate of 1,000Hz and a super-quick response time of 0.7ms. However, its arrow commands keys cannot be adjusted this way, as they utilize regular red switches. They are then topped with removable PVC keycaps. Up to five macro profiles can be stored directly onboard.
It measures 139.26 x 355.44 x 40.44mm (5.48 x 13.99 x 1.60″) and comes with a removable wrist rest. Windows 7 or later, Mac OSX or later, Xbox and PC devices.
WHAT HEADSET DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro (Ltd. Ed.) headphones. Mews’ gaming setup features the limited-edition black version of beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro headphones. They are a pair of dynamic headphones with an open-backed, over -ear design that have 45mm drivers. These drivers provide a frequency response range of 5 – 35,000Hz. As this is significantly wider than the average range of 20 – 20,000Hz. They are available with a nominal impedance of either 80Ω or 200Ω, but Mews has not specified which version he has gone with.
They are mainly constructed from plastic, but the headband has metal sliders. The headband is padded with leatherette-covered cushioning, while the earcups have velour-covered cushioning. The earcups cannot rotate. They are compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4 devices and weigh 294.84g (0.65lbs). They are wired and come with a 3.5m (9.8ft) tangle-free cable that terminates in a 3.5mm mini-jack.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses a Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7b is a dynamic is a dynamic microphone that utilizes a cardioid polar pattern. It operates at an end-address, meaning that it will be most sensitive to audio inputs originating from directly in front of it, while hardly picking up sounds coming from the sides or back, particularly if the background sounds are at a distance from the device.
It offers a frequency response range of 50 – 20,000Hz at a nominal impedance 150Ω and a -59 dBV/Pa sensitivity. It features a presence boost button and high press-filter switch on its base and comes with a switch cover plate. There is also an internal pop-filter and internal shock and vibration air-suspension shock and vibration isolator, as well as an external, removable windshield. Although it has an XLR connector, it does not use phantom power. It does still need a compatible audio interface, though.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES MEWS USE?
Mews uses a Sony a6000 digital camera. The Sony a6000 is another surprisingly common piece of streaming equipment. It is a mirrorless camera that is intended for both still and movie recordings, but on more of an IRL, on-the-go basis. This is why it is integrated with a 24MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. It can take pictures in 4K and record at a maximum resolution of 1080p@60p and 11fps. It offers an ISO range of 100-12,800 for movies and 100-25,600 for still images. These can be expanded with a Sony E or Sony FE-compatible lens.
Additionally, it also offers hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points, as well as 1x zoom. Its NP-FW50 battery can last up to 90 minutes of continuous recording and can also record while connected. It is compatible with Windows 7 or later, MacOS X (v10.6-v10.9) and smartphone devices.