The x2Twins are, you guessed it, a set of Australian twins who have decided to double up as video gaming and streaming duos as well. They comprise of Jordan and Jesse Ackley who have been seeing a great deal of success since they started their stream in 2018, thanks largely to their high-level fps skills and high-ranking performances in both online Fortnite tournaments and LAN events.
As they are very close and obviously consult with each other on the equipment that they use for both their stream and tournament grinds, it is worth looking into what they’ve each chosen to include in their separate setups, both in terms of similarities and differences. Therefore, we have provided an overview of the equipment that the x2Twins have included in their gaming setup below.
What Mouse Does X2Twins’ Jordan Use?
x2Twins’ Jordan uses a BenQ ZOWIE S2 DIVINA mouse. The Zowie Divina S2 features a 3360 optical gaming sensor that can be adjusted to either 400, 800, 1600 or 3200 DPI. It is a symmetrical right-handed, plug-and-play mouse that has 5 programable buttons with an adjustable USB report rate of 125, 500 and 1000Hz. The small version’s measurements are 12.2cm x 5.9cm x 3.8cm with a weight of 82g without the cable.
What Mouse Does X2Twins’ Jesse Use?
x2Twins’ Jesse uses a FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town mouse. The FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town is a non-RGP ambidextrous mouse that comes with some pretty mixed reviews in terms of arrival condition and durability. It comes with Omron tactile switches, DPI options of 400, 800, 1600 and 3200, a Pixart 3360 Optical Sensor and a polling rate of 500Hz. The scroll wheel is serrated with a three-dot pattern to help with grip and control. There are two additional side buttons on the right thumb-side.
It’s a relatively small mouse at 4.53 x 2.09 x 1.4” (11.5 x 5.3 x 3.57cm) and also pretty lightweight at 1.7 ounces (47g), although the cord does add some extra weight to it. It also comes with three sets of infinity skins to add bulk to four different positions on the mouse. Each set also has a different thickness in order to attempt to make the mouse as appeal to a wide range of hand sizes. This will further add to the mouse’s weight, and it’s also worth noting that there are some users with larger hands who still feel that the mouse is too small for them, though.
What Mousepads Do The X2Twins Use?
Both x2Twins Jordan and Jesse use a ZOWIE G-SR mousepad. This is a 480 x 400 x 3.5mm (18.9 x 15.7 x 0.14-inch) cloth mousepad that weighs 3.2 ounces (90.7g). It is designed for low-DPI users and has a rubberized underside to enhance its grip on the table. It is also stitched around the borders to prevent fraying.
What Keyboards Do The X2TWINS Use?
Both x2Twins Jordan and Jesse use a SteelSeries Apex Pro keyboard. The SteelSeries Apex Pro has been incorporated into both of the x2Twins’ gaming setups. It is the full-sized version, meaning that it includes the number bad on the right of the keyboard. It features an RGB illumination for its key bad and utilizes omni switches which allow for adjustable actuation distances of between 0.4 to 3.6 mm.
Furthermore, the user can store up to five profiles directly onto the keyboard. These profiles include the switch-actuation settings, RGP per-key lighting and These can be et up through the SteelSeries Engine software. These profile settings can be toggled between by means of the OLED screen and scroll wheel that are located on the top right corner of the keyboard. The lighting can also be adjusted through this screen.
The detachable rest-wrist is magnetized and is made from a soft, rubberized material. The rest of the keyboard is constructed on an aluminum alloy frame.
What Headsets Do The X2Twins Use?
Both X2Twins Jordan and Jesse use a HyperX Cloud Alpha headset. The HyperX Cloud Alpha headset is closed backed, have over-ear, closed ear cups and has both a removable wire and noise-cancelling mic. It uses stereo sound that is controlled via the inline control box, as well as openings at the top of the ear-cups that create a sound-staging effect and has a frequency response range of 13 – 27,000Hz. However, this can also occasionally cause in-game sounds to be picked up by the mic, which can be confusing for teammates. This isn’t a problem for the x2Twins, as neither of them use their headset’s mics. Nevertheless, the sound-staging effect also provides the user with an open-space experience while they are playing.
The headset’s ear-cup cushions are constructed from leather-covered memory foam and are rotatable. They also contain dual chamber drivers that help to decrease audio distortions thereby improving the overall clarity of the audio received. The head band is also adjustable and the leatherette ear pads can be easily swapped out for purchasable velour ear pads.
What Microphone Do The X2Twins Use?
Both X2Twins Jordan and Jesse use a Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is a unidirectional cardioid dynamic microphone that is used by many high profile streams, including Sodapoppin, Tfue and Loeya. It offers frequency response range of between 50 – 20,000Hz with a sensitivity of -59dB, as well as an impedance of 150Ohms. It also has a built-in pop-filter to reduce plosive sounds from registering. Similarly, it is also boasts an external foam windscreen that is reduces interference by both electrical and mechanical noise sources, in addition to broadband disruptions.
It is constructed on a full-metal chassis to enhance its durability. There is also a presence boost button and high-press filter switch located on the mic itself.
What Mixers Do The X2Twins Use?
Both X2Twins Jordan and Jesse use a GoXLR Mini mixer. The TC-Helicon GoXLR Mini is designed specifically for streamers. It is the It is the watered-down version of the G0XLR and has the capacity to handle one audio input source at a time, either in the form of an XLR cable, or a TS/TRSTRRS jack. It also has a connector for a headset.
Aside from the four volume sliders for Mic, Chat, Music and System controls, it also has a mute button for each, as well as a button to bleep out curse words and a temporary mute button for coughs and sneezes. Aside from that, the features of the original GoXLR have been removed, so there are no options for audio effects, voice changes, etc. The audio samplers have also been omitted from this model.
It is only compatible with Windows.
What Webcam Do The X2Twins Use?
The X2Twins uses a Logitech C922 Pro Webcam. The Logitech C922 is a plug-andplay camera that comes with a free three-month trial of XSplit and a tripod desk stand. It is capable of recording at up to 1920 x 1080p HD at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. It also has an autofocus feature, as well as automatic dual stereo omnidirectional mics with automatic noise reduction and a background replacement feature. However, there are those who say that this feature isn’t always so great. It also allows for a 78° field of view that can be panned and adjusted in the webcam’s software.
It is compatible with Windows 7 and up, or Mac OS 10.10 and up.