Pokimane is one of the most popular female gaming streamers on Twitch, although she does also provide other forms of entertainment such as ASMR, IRL, OfflineTV and chatting content. Despite portraying her online persona as slightly silly and cute, she is actually highly intelligent as she was studying Chemical Engineering prior to dropping out of college during her second year to focus on developing and marketing her brand.
Therefore, its worth taking note of Pokimane’s gaming setup uses if you are interested in producing vlog-based or gaming content, and if you have an established community and income to justify the price of some of these pieces. It’s also important to note that she is sponsored by HyperX, which has likely influenced her choice of equipment.
Pokimane’s mouse is a HyperX Pulsefire Surge mouse. The HyperX Pulsefire Surege is an ambidextrous, wired, RGB mouse that boasts a Pixart 3389 Sensor, which can be adjusted for DPI levels of anywhere up to 16,000. It comes with six programmable buttons fitted with Omron switches, split up with two on the right thumb side, as well as the right and left buttons, scroll wheel and a DPI button that is below the scroll wheel. The macro buttons can be set to store up to three onboard gaming profiles. The RGB lighting, DPI and macro settings can all be programmed in the HyperX NGenuity Software.
It weighs 100g, with measurements of 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.60 inches (12 x 6.4 x 4 cm) and a threaded USB-C cable. It also has two long skates located at the head and foot of its underside to provide a smooth glide during use.
Pokimane’s setup includes a HyperX Alloy FPS Pro keyboard. Pokimane’s gaming setup includes the tenkeyless version of HyperX Alloy FPS Pro keyboard. It features Cherry MX Red mechanical switches as well as the option for red LED backlighting. There are six preset lighting profiles. It is constructed on a solid steel frame and weighs 1.8lbs (815g). Although this is a wired keyboard, it does have a detachable cable. However, it has neither a wrist-rest nor a pass-through port for a mouse.
Pokimane’s gaming setup includes a HyperX Cloud Alpha headset. This is the same headset that is used by both x2Twins, as well as many other streamers. The are closed-backed and have rotatable, over-ear earcups that are padded with memory foam covered by leatherette fabric. They have a frequency response range of 13 – 27,000Hz, as well as openings at the top of the ear cups help to create a sound staging effect to complement its stereo sound in order to create an open-space experience while they are playing.
They come with a detachable, noise-cancelling microphone, as well as a detachable braided cable that has in-line audio controls. is compatible with a wide variety of systems, including PCs, PS4, PS4 Pro, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, VR, and mobile devices.
Pokimane’s microphone is an Electro Voice RE-20. The Electro Voice RE-20 is a large-diaphragm, dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern that uses a 3-pin XLR cable but does not require phantom power. It will need an audio interface, though. It has a frequency response range of 45 – 18,000Hz, a sensitivity of up to -130dBm and an impedance of 150Ohms. Its entire case is constructed from a thick steel and has blast filters covering each acoustic opening on its shell. Internally, it features a pop-filter to reduce plosive sounds, as well as an element shock mount. There is also a switch that allows the user to toggle between a low-cut and high pass filter at the bottom of its body.
Altogether, it weighs around 1lb 10oz (737g), with dimensions of 8.53 x 2.14 x 1.94” (216.7 x 54.4mm x 49.2mm.) Its extras include a hard-shell carrying case and microphone clamp.
Pokimane uses an Audient iD4 USB audio interface. Its casing is constructed from aluminum. There are rubber grips located in each corner of its underside in order to help to prevent it from sliding during using. It has a mic gain knob that allows can be increased up to 58dB. There is also a button to provide 48+ volts of phantom power if needed.
As for input and output ports, it has two headphone input jacks, one for 1/4 -inch and one for a mini jack which can be used simultaneously and a pair of speaker outputs. All of these can be controlled with the large iD4 volume knob. Th iD4 knob can be pressed to decrease the output of both the speakers and headphones and there is also a dedicated mute button under the Monitor Pan section that can be pressed solely for the speakers. It also has a JFET D.I input for electrical bass instruments. This too has its own dedicated volume knob.
The monitor mix knob allows you to adjust the latency and volume of background audio on the recording device such as video or music content. Holding both the buttons under the Monitor Pan section will allow you to pan both the mic pre-input and Di input from left to right. The Monitor Mix knob on the other hand, allows you to blend in your playback audio recording with your current input.
Pokimane setup also includes a Sony Alpha a6000 Camera with a 16-50mm lens. Pokimane’s gaming setup features an SLR digital camera rather than a regular webcam, likely due to a large portion of her stream focusing on chatting and IRL content, as well a the fact that she is a prominent streamer who requires a more professional look to her channel than would be expected of smaller streamers.
The Sony a6000 is designed to be much smaller than a regular DSLR camera so that it is relatively easy to transport and use on day-to-day basis. Its basic capabilities include its having an ISO range of 100-25,600, the ability to record videos at up to Full HD 1920 x 1080 at 24p or fast-paced action shots at 60p and 60i frame-rates. All of these can be instantly shared to a smartphone or tablet through either WiFi or NFC communication with the press of a button.
However, it can only last 2-3 hours with continuous usage and the Lithium Metal battery takes about 4-5 hours to charge. So, it may not be the best choice for an amateur videographer, but could be ok for a V-logger, especially if they bring spare batteries along. But, if you’re just starting out and you’re not really planning on doing anything that requires high-quality recording, it would probably be better to stick with a basic plug-and-play webcam.