15 Best Rifle Scopes Of 2020 – Top Rated Reviews & Comparisons

Avid hunters and shooters know 

rifle scope

the importance of owning a reliable rifle scope. The right scope can help improve your vision while shooting as well as your accuracy in hittin

g your target.

Whether you are a crossbow hunter looking to get into rifle hunting, a total novice, or an experienced shooter, purchasing a new rifle scope can be overwhelming.

Even so, you won’t find many firearm enthusiasts who don’t use some kind of optical sighting device, or scope, on their guns. So, you want to find the best rifle scope for your individual needs, especially if you want to consistently hit your mark. 

Finding a great scope is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because it can really simplify your shooting and even improve your accuracy. If you aim through a scope, you’ve eliminated a third of the difficulty of lining up iron sights. By using a scope, you just line up your crosshairs, or reticle, with your target and go.

1. ATN X Sight 4K Pro Smart Ultra HD Day/Night Rifle – Most Technologically Advanced

 

This scope is unlike any other and incorporates technology in a way that most other scopes simply don’t. It essentially blends what you come to expect of a traditional scope with the latest technology to build a very unique product. It is powered by a Dual Core processor with a low-light 4K sensor.

The unique features that come with this scope are quite extensive.

You’ll find an Ultra HD Sensor that helps to provide higher resolution, loads of vivid and vibrant colors, and faster optics.

In addition, you have dual-stream video recording. You can stream videos straight to your mobile device in HD resolution, and you’re able to simultaneously record to the SD card.

Top Features:

  • HD sensor: The HD sensor allows for more vibrant colors, making it easier to hit your targets.
  • Night vision mode: Night vision comes standard with this scope. You never have to let the darkness slow down your shooting again.  
  • Ballistic calculator: The ballistic calculator helps you determine exact ballistics to aid in more accurate long-range shooting. This is a helpful feature if you want to ensure you hit your target every time. It enables you to hunt responsibly and takes into account the angle to target, humidity, temperature, wind, and range.
  • Dual-stream video recording: This is a very unique feature that allows you to stream videos to your mobile device at HD resolution straight from your rifle scope.

This scope brings new technology to the age-old practice of hunting. With that said, all of these unique features are essentially driven by software. If there is ever an issue with the software, you are left with a scope that doesn’t provide any of these features. In terms of standard scope features, this one provides top-notch vision.

Pros

Cons

23 Best Gaming Chairs for 2020 (and Other Seated Activities)

Why do we gamers need the best gaming chair we can afford?

For the sake of our backs, necks, and buttocks, of course.

Video games — once a pastime for the unpopular — have in recent years become as valid and respectable as film, books and television. As the quality of games has increased, the gaming community has grown, which has allowed the industry to further invest in the quality of its products. In 2019, the video game industry was worth more than music and movie industries combined.

Many of us spend long hours with MinecraftOverwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Some of us prefer keyboard and mouse gameplay, while others swear by their favourite console. Not to mention those of us whose jobs require near constant time at a desk and consequently in a chair.

I, personally, tick all those boxes.  

That’s why I won’t make sacrifices when it comes to comfort, posture, efficiency, and quick-reflex gaming. And, if you can relate to any of the above, neither should you.

So, what is the best gaming chair?

Well, what I consider important in a gaming throne may not be a priority for you. So, I consulted pro video game players, office workers, artists and expert reviews to compile this ultimate gaming chair list. So that you can find the perfect home for your glutes. 

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Best Gaming Chairs

There are a mixture of different styles of gaming chair, feel free to consult my buyer’s guide to help you decide what kind of chair will suit your needs.

1. AKRacing Masters Series Premium Gaming Chair – Pro’s Choice Gaming Chair

Style: PC racing style gaming chair

Material: Premium PU leather; Steel frame

Top Features: 4D adjustable armrests; 180-degree recline; High tensile strength molded aluminum base; Class 4 gaslift

AKRacing is a gaming chair brand that began making chairs for actual race cars in 2001, meaning these are some of the best computer chairs for long hours and are often the pro’s choice.

The materials used to make this incredible chair are top-notch, with an all-steel frame, dense cold-cured foam, anti-corrosion paint, class-4 gaslift, and an Advanced High Tensile Strength Molded Aluminum Base. The chair can withstand up to 330lbs, making it one of the strongest gaming chairs.

Its 4D adjustable armrests can be moved up and down, back and forth, rotated side to side and slide in and out.

The ergonomics on this chair are superb, and pretty much every body size will feel like this reclining gaming chair was designed for them.

Pros

Cons

15 Best Rifle Scopes Of 2020 – Top Rated Reviews & Comparisons

Avid hunters and shooters know 

rifle scope

the importance of owning a reliable rifle scope. The right scope can help improve your vision while shooting as well as your accuracy in hittin

g your target.

Whether you are a crossbow hunter looking to get into rifle hunting, a total novice, or an experienced shooter, purchasing a new rifle scope can be overwhelming.

Even so, you won’t find many firearm enthusiasts who don’t use some kind of optical sighting device, or scope, on their guns. So, you want to find the best rifle scope for your individual needs, especially if you want to consistently hit your mark. 

Finding a great scope is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because it can really simplify your shooting and even improve your accuracy. If you aim through a scope, you’ve eliminated a third of the difficulty of lining up iron sights. By using a scope, you just line up your crosshairs, or reticle, with your target and go.

1. ATN X Sight 4K Pro Smart Ultra HD Day/Night Rifle – Most Technologically Advanced

 

This scope is unlike any other and incorporates technology in a way that most other scopes simply don’t. It essentially blends what you come to expect of a traditional scope with the latest technology to build a very unique product. It is powered by a Dual Core processor with a low-light 4K sensor.

The unique features that come with this scope are quite extensive.

You’ll find an Ultra HD Sensor that helps to provide higher resolution, loads of vivid and vibrant colors, and faster optics.

In addition, you have dual-stream video recording. You can stream videos straight to your mobile device in HD resolution, and you’re able to simultaneously record to the SD card.

Top Features:

  • HD sensor: The HD sensor allows for more vibrant colors, making it easier to hit your targets.
  • Night vision mode: Night vision comes standard with this scope. You never have to let the darkness slow down your shooting again.  
  • Ballistic calculator: The ballistic calculator helps you determine exact ballistics to aid in more accurate long-range shooting. This is a helpful feature if you want to ensure you hit your target every time. It enables you to hunt responsibly and takes into account the angle to target, humidity, temperature, wind, and range.
  • Dual-stream video recording: This is a very unique feature that allows you to stream videos to your mobile device at HD resolution straight from your rifle scope.

This scope brings new technology to the age-old practice of hunting. With that said, all of these unique features are essentially driven by software. If there is ever an issue with the software, you are left with a scope that doesn’t provide any of these features. In terms of standard scope features, this one provides top-notch vision.

Pros

Cons

Now a full decade since they first began, the Best Binoculars 2020Awards are once again the ideal way in which I can present and indeed highlight the very best binoculars, spotting scopes, monoculars, night vision devices and Astro telescopes that I have used, tested and fully reviewed over the past 12 months.

Beware of Fake Reviews & Awards!

The fact that the internet and in particular product reviews and awards on the internet are largely given out by people who in most instances have never seen, used or tested the actual products in question! This is a source of huge annoyance and frustration to me.

These so-called ‘reviews’ and ‘awards’ are not only meaningless but worse still often completely misleading as they convince consumers into making a purchase that is often completely wrong for their actual needs and circumstances.

Completely Genuine Award Winners

As you may know, here on BBR I pride myself on the fact that every review I write is only conducted after I have thoroughly used, tested and researched the binocular, scope or other devices in question.

What is more, all of the reviews on the BBR website are completely genuine. I am not sponsored and do not take any sort of compensation to write about a binocular in a particular way. In other words, every review on BBR is completely genuine and 100% my honest opinion of the instrument.

Why the BBR Annual Binocular Awards are different:

In order for an instrument to be considered for a BBR Award and thus rank with the best binoculars for 2020, it must have first been tested and reviewed by me here on BBR.

Then I go over each review at the end of the year and see which if any deserve to be called the BEST in a particular category. If I cannot find any deserving winners, or if I have not reviewed a product in a certain category over the last 12 months, then I either forgo the award or if still relevant and available on the market, I will suggest the previous year’s winner instead.

I would like to also like to reassure you that my choice for an award winner in every category is completely independent and unbiased.

As I can only review and test a limited amount of binoculars and other instruments every year, this does mean that the pool of potential winners is way smaller than every single pair of optics on the market. But I do hope that you will agree that this is a worthwhile trade-off and a better option than if I was to follow other people’s leads and just offer awards to products that I have never used or tested. For more info, take a look at the Rules at the foot of this page.

Whether you’re a professional live gamer or just getting into video blogging, one must-have piece of equipment you’re going to need is a webcam for streaming your video feeds.

Today, most laptops come with built-in HD webcams. However, if you use a PC for your gaming or streaming purposes, your PC probably doesn’t have a webcam unless you’ve purchased and installed one yourself.

Fortunately, there are plenty of webcams on the market to choose from; from cheaper, low quality models, to more expensive HD cams. But since there are so many webcams to choose from, it can be difficult to find the best model to suit your needs.

And, if you happen to be planning on launching your career as a live streamer or video blogger, using the wrong webcam could grind your career to a halt rather quickly.

So, don’t take a gamble and buy just any camera out there.

In the following article, we’re going to go over our review of the best webcams for live streaming.

The Best Webcam for Streaming: Complete Details

To buy the right webcam, it’s crucial to understand a few things.

First, think about what you’ll be using your webcam for. Will you be using the webcam for training webinars, video chatting, video meeting, or video podcasts?

Secondly, webcams are like computers in that they come with many different features, such as resolution, focus, zoom and price. Therefore, it‘s good to know the features that are important to you, so that you only pay for the features you actually need.

To identify the right webcams for streaming, I’ve went over many different factors such as their compatibility with different operating systems like Windows or Mac and each camera’s unique attributes that makes it stand out.

The first and perhaps most important component of a webcam is its resolution, which is the amount of detail that a camera can capture in a single snapshot. It is measured in pixels per inch and denoted as PPI or simply P. A webcam featuring high resolution (from 720 and above) is recommended for most streaming operations.

Note that many modern webcams only support high definition video capture. If a camera is of low resolution, the images and videos tend to have a grainy appearance.

Another crucial component in webcams is the frame rate. This is the number of individual frames that make each second of a recorded video, and is denoted as frames per second (FPS). If the webcam has low frame rates, the images easily stutter and at times, freeze on the your screen.

That said, your goal should be picking a webcam with higher FPS. A rate of 15 FPS is okay for most video streaming, although you’re better off with rates that are higher than 30 FPS.

Here is the list of the top ten webcams to help make your video streaming professional and fun too.

Best Gaming Console 2020 – Buyer’s Guide

So you’re finally thinking of buying a video game console and you want to know what the best one is. If you’ve done any preliminary research, then you’ll know that, while there are only a few major players in this market, it’s actually pretty difficult to make a choice.

All of them seem pretty good and they all have rather ambiguous model names, making it hard to tell the difference even across brands. What’s the difference between the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X? And what about the PS4 and the Xbox One in general?

Are there certain games that only work on certain consoles and not on others? If you wanted to buy the perfect gaming console, which would it be?

I can’t tell you what the perfect gaming console is, really, since there is no such thing as a perfect anything. But I can tell you which are the best for different purposes and then you can pick the one that meets your needs.

Another thing I can tell you is, among the major players, there isn’t really a bad console. At least none so bad that the others are lightyears ahead. It really all comes down to what matters most to you.

And I would like you to remember that, as you read this review. All of the current gaming consoles on the market fit some roles very well. Some of them fill more roles than others, while others have practically taken over a particular niche.

But that niche is still important enough that the gaming console is a viable choice, even if it lags in other areas. At the end of the day you should pick whichever console fits your preferences.

I can’t tell you what your preferences are! But I can list for you which consoles do what well. I’ll rank them from best to not-so-best (I don’t want to say worst – as I mentioned, they are all pretty good).

If you want to learn a little more about each, then you can read their individual in-depth reviews below. If you want to know even more about gaming consoles in general, then you can read the even more in-depth buyer’s guide that comes at the end.

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Best Gaming Consoles 2020 – Reviews

1. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro – Best Overall 
2. Xbox One S – Best Gaming Console for Multimedia 
3. Nintendo Switch – Best Hybrid Gaming Console
4. Nintendo Switch Lite – Best for Portable Play
5. Asus ROG Phone 2 – Best Android Gaming Device
6. Microsoft Xbox One X – Best for Gaming Addicts
7. PlayStation 4 Slim – Best Starter Console
8. SNES Classic – Best for Classic Game Lovers
9. Google Stadia – Best for Online Gamers
10. Apple iPad Pro 11 – Best iOS Gaming Device

1. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro – Best Overall

The PS4 Pro’s design is derivative of the standard PS4 that preceded it, though we wouldn’t say that it’s an exact copy. Actually, a common running joke about the PlayStation 4 Pro is that it looks like 2 PS4s stacked one on top of each other. As a result, the PS4 Pro takes up way more space than its predecessor.

Sony also did a bit of work on the interior. The 8 Jaguar cores of the AMD processor are now clocked at 2.1GHz instead of 1.6GHz. RAM capacity remains the same with 8GB of GDDR5 but it is now running up to 218GB/s against 176GB/s for the standard PS4.

The hard drive, at 1TB, has 500 more gigabytes than the standard version. There is also a more powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi antenna, as well as a Bluetooth 4.0 receiver/transmitter.

As for the controller on the PS4 Pro, some changes were noted over the predecessor, though it still is, at its heart, a Dual Shock 4 controller. The touchpad has a light bar to tell you which player you are, and the buttons feel a lot lighter and more responsive.

The switch between Bluetooth and wired mode is also seamless in the controller.

The performance of the PS4 is high enough that, if you play VR games or have a 4K TV, you’ll notice the difference over other screens. The data transfer process from an earlier PS4 is easy, as all you need to do is hook them together with an Ethernet cable. It can, however, be a slow process.

That said, this console’s increased processing power improves the performance across the table, including HDR, 4K, and VR games, which are growing each year. That improved performance can come in a variety of ways. Either you have games playing at 30fps at a 4K resolution, or you have more refined textures, or the ability to play a 1080p game at a higher fps.

Those with 1080p resolution TV screens may not be able to enjoy the improvements meant for 4K TV owners, but they will enjoy better frame rates in their favorite games.

Those with 4K television will see the biggest advantages by far, including older games playing in native or upscaled 4K with HDR.

The VR experience is also bound to improve with the PS4 Pro. They run better on this console and titles with PS4 Pro Mode activated look better and have faster frame rates.

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Life is not possible today without a good Wireless Router. Or is it?

Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding a “Good” router isn’t an easy job.

That is why we have created a list of Best Wireless Routers of 2020. After researching online and spending hours in testing these Wi-Fi routers, I have shortlisted the top 10 routers which you can buy right now.

Best Wireless Routers 2020

Several of these routers are not for everyone because some carry a hefty price-tag.

However, these wireless routers are good enough to make it to our list of the top 10 best WiFi Routers 2020.

Quick Summary: Our Top 5 Picks

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1. TP-Link Talon AD7200 – Latest Technology

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The TP-Link Talon AD7200 Wi-Fi Router holds the credential of being the first 802.11ad router in the market.

However, that is not the only trick up its sleeve. The router packs in many cutting-edge features to ensure ultimate performance.

Although it’s not inexpensive, this router offers a few impressive features for the price! In this review, we will go into every aspect of this router and find out whether it’s worth your money.

If you thought the Nighthawk X10 is large, wait till you see this one! The TP-Link Talon AD7200 dwarfs its competitor with dimensions of 9.0 x 9.0 x 1.7 inches. This gargantuan router is one of the biggest home routers available in the market today.

While its size may be imposing, the design is understated. The smart antenna design lets you fold down all nine antennas to provide for a flat top surface. Overall, the design philosophy follows function over form.

Like its direct competitor, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X10, the Talon AD7200 packs an impressive list of features.

  • The Talon AD7200 uses multi-Band technology to run three distinct Wi-Fi bands at once.
  • The router supports a combined Wi-Fi speed of 7.2 Gbps (Band 1: 800 Mbps @2.4GHz, Band 2: 1733 Mbps @5GHz, Band 3: 4600 Mbps @60GHz).
  • While a traditional router can only stream to one device at a time, the Wireless AC and Multi-User MIMO technologies of the Talon AD7200 facilitates simultaneous streaming.
  • The 1.4 GHz dual-core processor is powerful enough to support multiple users at once.
  • It has eight state-of-the-art external antennas which help in maximizing range and performance.
  • It has 1 WAN and four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • The two super speed USB 3.0 ports allow you to transfer files to an external HDD or USB drive directly.
  • TP-Link provides an easy-to-use one-app solution to setup, manage and update your router.

To enhance the Talon AD7200’s practicality, TP-Link says that it will update the firmware to let you set up all three bands as a single Wi-Fi network. That will be quite a useful feature indeed!

The TP-Link Talon AD7200, like most simple routers, is straightforward to set up. TP-Link provides an illustrated guide to get you started. All you need to do is plug in your internet line to the router, connect the LAN cable to your PC and log into the web page (www.tplinklogin.net) to start the installation process.

This router offers another simple solution to the installation process. You can download the TP-Link Tether mobile application and follow the instructions to set up your router.

The TP-Link Talon AD7200 backs up its hype with a solid performance across the board. The router scored around 450 Mbps in the 5 GHz close-proximity (same-room) test and almost 250 Mbps at a range of 30 feet.

While those scores may not be as impressive as its chief competitor, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X10, it is not bad. When you factor in the price difference, the Talon AD7200 shines brighter than its competitor.

In the 2.4 GHz frequency band, the Talon AD7200 manages to edge the Nighthawk X10. The router has speeds of around 100 Mbps in the close-proximity test and 80 Mbps at a range of 30 feet.

The performance in the 60 GHz AD frequency band is very similar to the Nighthawk X10. In the close-proximity test, the Talon AD7200 managed to impress us with scores averaging 950 Mbps! However, since the 60 GHz frequency can’t penetrate through walls, don’t expect any network coverage beyond your router’s line-of-sight.

All in all, this is a brilliant router which keeps you future-proof while being highly practical in the present times. If you are looking for the ultimate Wi-Fi performance and don’t want to spend the extra cash on a NETGEAR Nighthawk X10, then this is the router for you.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The performance on all the Wi-Fi bands is impressive.
Installation and management of the router are easy due to the TP-Link Tether mobile application.
The price is reasonable, when you compare to the NETGEAR Nighthawk X10.[/i2pros][i2cons]The AD frequency band is supported by a handful of devices currently and the signal cannot penetrate through walls.
The router has an enormous footprint.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

2. Google WiFi – Best Range covering Wifi System

The Google Wifi is unlike any router you may have seen before. In fact, it would be wrong to call it a router.

It’s a Wi-Fi system and possibly the best one in the market today.

In this comprehensive review, we will cover all the major features of this unique Wi-Fi system and provide an in-depth understanding of how the three Google Wifi units function together to provide superior wireless connectivity.

While most routers can be an eye-sore, the Google Wifi with its understated design is ideally suited to any environment. All three units of the Google Wifi system are identical to each other. With a diameter of 4.1 inches and a height of 2.7 inches, it’s relatively tiny to that of traditional routers.

The white body of the router is divided, by an unobtrusive LED light which lends a touch of elegance to the design. Overall, the design deserves high praise and will be well-suited to modern homes.

The Google Wifi system is brimming with many unique features. Here are some of the major features of this Wi-Fi system.

  • The Google Wifi system has simultaneous dual-band Wifi (2.4GHz / 5GHz) which supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards.
  • The 3-pack Google Wifi system is perfect for a large home (3000-4500 square feet).
  • You can quickly expand the network by purchasing another Google Wifi unit.
  • The 710 MHz quad-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM, ensures excellent network performance.
  • It has an antenna-less elegant design.
  • It has two high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • The two ports function as a LAN and WAN port on the primary unit, while on the secondary units both the ports can provide LAN functionality.
  • You can control the system using Alexa and Google Home voice commands.

The Google Wifi system’s superb mobile application enhances its experience. The following are some of the features of the Google Wifi app:

  • The app provides detailed statistics for each device.
  • Schedule your Google Wifi system to pause the connection automatically.
  • Prioritize a device and ensure it operates at the desired bandwidth.
  • Control smart lights and even the Nest systems using this app.

The setup procedure is analogous to the Google Wifi’s hardware design. In other words, it’s simple and elegant. At first, you need to download the free iOS or Android app and scan the QR code on the unit connected to your modem and power.

Once the scanning process is complete, the app will guide you to configure your network with a name and password. After that, you need to pair the secondary units and label them in the app for reference. Voila! Your setup is complete!

Don’t underestimate the size; this tiny device can put many large routers to shame. When it comes to wireless performance, the Google Wifi system can hold its own against the big guys like the Talon AD7200 and Nighthawk X10.

In the 5 GHz frequency band close-proximity (same-room) test, the Wi-Fi system scored higher than 450 Mbps. That’s seriously impressive when you consider the fact that the much larger Talon AD7200 managed a similar rating.

It also performs very well in the long-range test, with speeds of 200 Mbps. Bear in mind that this is a single unit and not the system as a whole. When all the units updates strategically, there will be no range anxieties whatsoever.

The Google Wifi unit performs respectably in the 2.4 GHz frequency band as well. The speeds of 100 Mbps for the close-proximity test and 70 Mbps for the long range test are comparable to high-end routers.

The Google Wifi system provides an experience, unlike any other router. It’s elegant, simplistic and offers lots of versatility. If you have a large home and want superior connectivity in all parts, the Google Wifi system (3-Pack) is the one we recommend.

No router or Wi-Fi system can provide a seamless experience like this one.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The performance on all the Wi-Fi bands is impressive.
The subtle and compact design fits anywhere in your home.
Other than managing and setting up the network, the proprietary app provides nifty features like controlling your smart home.
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3. Asus RT-AC88U – The Gamers Choice

Most of the computer enthusiasts or users know of the company Asus because of their top of the line laptops for gaming. However, Asus is also at the helm for creating several high ends, top of the line routers. The device we are talking about is the RT-AC88U. This router costs under $300, and it happens to be one of the best wireless routers someone can buy right now.

The wireless router offers a stylish, sleek look. If someone has used an Asus product in the past, they will find this design familiar. The router is aesthetically pleasing with its complete black construction with red accents along the antennas; it looks straight out of a gaming lineup by Asus and could easily complement your other gaming peripherals.

Be that as it may, most of you are not here for the looks and wish to know about performance. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at how the router performs.

The RT-AC88U is an AC3100 router which comes with a total of 8 Gigabit LAN ports. Do keep in mind though that these ports are capable of delivering high-speed internet without suffering from any performance issues. Also, don’t forget that it is a dual-band router that can act as a NAS as well. With that said, Asus has paid a significant amount of attention to detail even when designing the web interface as it happens to be super intuitive and easy to use. The WiFi performance of the router on both 2.4 gigahertz and the five gigahertz bands stayed faster than ever without any performance decreases.

Installation, Configuration, and Performance

The installation process of RT-AC88U is a piece of cake, thanks to the fantastic web interface. When you connect it to the PC and the internet for the first time, the Asus Web Interface will automatically launch and give you two options to configure the router after you power up the PC. You can then continue with the wizard or set it manually.

The Quick Internet Setup wizard will check your internet connection and configure your router as a Dynamic IP, Static IP or PPPoE, depending on your connection type selection. After that, it allows you to set a name for each SSID, and then create a network encryption key for each band. With that complete, it’s setup.

When it comes to performance, the Asus RT-AC88U provides multi-client MU-MIMO data streaming, works extremely fast on both bands (2.4 Gigahertz and 5 Gigahertz) plus file reading/writing and transfers were great.

In short, the router is perfect if you are willing to spend money on it. The phrase, “you get what you pay for,” fits nicely.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The router comes with 8 Gigabit LAN ports that can easily handle the fastest possible internet
The Wi-Fi performance happens to be one of the best we have used in a long, long time.
Asus’ has given us one of the best web interfaces we have used on a wireless router. It’s simple, easy to use and highly intuitive.[/i2pros][i2cons]The placing of the USB 3.0 isn’t the best we have seen.
Once coupled with an external hard drive and used as a NAS, the router manages to give the only mediocre performance for the price you are paying for it.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

4. NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 – AC1900 Dual-Band Router (best inexpensive option)

The next up is another dual-band router. Although, the offer is from none other than the famous Netgear. For those who don’t know, the company is known for creating a plethora of top of the line wireless routers that have become increasingly famous over time. Netgear is a company that has dedicated itself towards providing top of the line, unparalleled networking hardware, including their brilliant wireless routers.

The product that we are bringing you today is called the Netgear Nighthawk R7000. As the name suggests, the router looks nothing less of a stealth fighter jet. The Nighthawk R7000 is AC1900, with 1,300 Mbps speed in the five gigahertz band and 600 Mbps speed on the 2.4 gigahertz band.

I like R7000 more than R8000 because it’s affordable and much easier to install.
During our testing, it became apparent that the R7000 may be the best Netgear wireless router we have used till date. Curious yet? Let’s find out.

From the looks of it, the router looks amazing. It has a minimal and stealthy vibe to it. The router has an all-black construction and comes with three detachable antennas. Our only issue on the design front was the weight and the size of the Nighthawk. In all seriousness, the router is an absolute mammoth and needs some free space to be put down. Not to mention, the added but this device comes with as well.

However, we found that issue to be subjective as it happens that you will only need to make space for the router once, and won’t be moving it a lot afterward.

The Netgear Nighthawk offers a stellar performance, and it’s one of the fastest routers we have used till date. The performance on both five gigahertz and the 2.4 gigahertz bands is impeccable. There was no hiccups or slowdowns during the entire testing process.

The WiFi router also manages to perform well on different ranges. The bands manage to give you performance that is better than the performance provided by your standard Ethernet connection.

Moving on to the features, the Nighthawk AC1900 has plenty. If you are wondering what you’ll be getting, you should know that this router comes with the support for DD-WRT. For those curious, this means that the router is fully capable of running 3rd party firmware based on Linux.

The router also comes with the support for OpenVPN and thanks to the OpenDNS; there is a complete parental control package built into the router.

The router even comes with QoS (Quality of Service) for those who don’t know. A feature that can let you manage the upstream and downstream of your internet connection. Cool, we’d say. If you want more, the router can also act as a NAS and a pretty good one.

Overall, the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 is an impressive router that offers a lot for the price you are paying for it. Sure, it’s bulky and has some performance issues on the 2.4 gigahertz band. But considering the price to performance ratio, the Nighthawk AC1900 may be one of the best routers you can buy in the market right now.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The Nighthawk gives an incredible, unparalleled performance on the five gigahertz band.
It has a slew of features that you usually won’t expect from an affordable router.
The router looks and feels amazing. It also has a great build quality.[/i2pros][i2cons]The amazing build quality comes at a cost of added bulkiness that might not allure everyone.
Although the performance is good, the 2.4 gigahertz band suffers to deliver as good as the competition.
The software features are a nice addition, though they need proper finishing.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

5. D-Link DIR 890L – Best Range Wireless Router

The next up on our list is one of the top tier wireless routers from D-Link. For those who don’t know, the company has a long history of providing some of the best networking products and the AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi DIR-890 isn’t here to tell a different story. It’s perhaps one of the most stylish looking wireless routers we have encountered. Where the Nighthawk resembled a stealth jet, the DIR-890 looks like race car enthusiasts built it. But looks aren’t everything, right? Let’s find out how this router fairs in things that matter.

The DIR-890 is a fantastic router regarding speed and functionality.

Testing revealed that the router is fast, easy to setup and use. It also has a good speed/range when using this device for Wi-Fi. Another great thing about this router is that it comes with the ability to be doubled up as a NAS by adding an external hard drive.

Do keep in mind that the DIR-890 is a tri-band router, and if you happen to be a general consumer who just wants a router for regular use, then this one will be overkill for you.

We have already discussed how the design of this router ends up making a statement of its own, and that’s quite right. The router has an overall red build with black accents. The router easily manages to stand out, and if you have a computer that follows the red/black color scheme, this is something you must have. Enough about the looks, let’s talk about the things that matter.

If you happen to live at a comparatively large place and have a lot of Wi-Fi devices that consistently need a connection to the internet, this one is a must’ve for you. Although, it does come with six antennas and promises proper range too. If you happen to have issues with antennas, they cannot be detached.

During the testing, the range seemed promising enough.

If you want more LAN ports, the DIR-890 is not something you want. The router only comes with 4 LAN ports as opposed to some routers that have 8 LAN ports. With that said, if you can overlook that limitation, then the DIR-890L is a stellar router.

D-Link DIR 890L (Distance from Router vs Speed Test on LenovoYoga 14)2.4 GHz5 GHz5 GHz (#2)010020030040012 Feet (Within Sight)45 Feet (Within Sight)39 Feet (Out of Sight)14 Feet (Out of Sight)2nd StorySpeed in Mbps (LongerBars are better)

Whether you love the unique and sharp design of the router or some features it comes with; the DIR-890 by D-Link is perhaps one of the best routers on the market that prefer style over substance but manages to give you a respectable performance.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Incredibly fast and problem free Wi-Fi with decent range.
Stellar build quality and amazing aesthetics.
The router is easy to setup and use.[/i2pros][i2cons]The antennas can’t be detached.
The price might be an issue for some.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

6. NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 – Expensive yet Powerful

The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router is for those looking to have the best VR gaming and 4K video streaming experience. It doesn’t come cheap though. This behemoth of a router will make your pockets lighter by over $400!

In all fairness, this router does offer an awful lot for the price! In addition to supporting three Wi-Fi bands (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz, and 60 GHz), it has 7 Gigabit Ethernet ports (6 LAN, 1 WAN) along with a 10 Gigabit SPF+ LAN port. On top of that, it features Multi-User Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) data streaming, and 160 MHz Wi-Fi technology which doubles the Wi-Fi speeds to mobile devices.

In this comprehensive review, we will explore all these stellar features and find out whether the Nighthawk X10’s high price is justified.

With dimensions of 8.81 x 6.61 x 2.91 in, this is not a small router by any means. In fact, it weighs more than a 15-inch MacBook Pro! However, that is not exactly an apple to apple comparison. Putting it against the TP-Link Talon AD7200, we can say that the Nighthawk X10 looks a lot less imposing in comparison.

Regarding design, the Nighthawk X10 doesn’t try to be gaudy or in-your-face. The four external antennas feature an interesting stitched pattern of blue LEDs along the side. We feel that it ups the cool factor, although your mileage may vary.

If it’s one area where this product doesn’t lack in, it’s the features department. Here is the impressive feature list of the Nighthawk X10.

  • It features 802.11ac Quad-Stream Wave2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO, which helps in delivering high-speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices simultaneously.
  • The router supports a combined Wi-Fi speed of 7.2 Gbps (Band 1: 800 Mbps @2.4GHz, Band 2: 1733 Mbps @5GHz, Band 3: 4600 Mbps @60GHz).
  • The 1.7 GHz quad-core processor aids gaming and 4K streaming performance.
  • It has four dual-band antennas with high-powered amplifiers to maximize range and throughput.
  • The 10 Gigabit LAN SFP+ port allows for quick Network-attached Storage (NAS) access.
  • Two of the Gigabit Ethernet ports can be combined to provide speeds up to 2 Gbps.
  • The 160 MHz Wi-Fi can deliver up to twice the speed to mobile devices.
  • It has two super speed USB 3.0 ports.
  • The NETGEAR genie app comes with a plethora of features to manage, control and repair your home network.
  • It features Amazon drive backup and supports Amazon Alexa commands.

Despite being state-of-the-art and carrying a feature list longer than that of most luxury cars, it is surprisingly a breeze to install. Once you’ve connected the router to your PC and internet service, you need to visit www.routerlogin.net to access the Setup Wizard which will guide you through the rest of the installation process.

NETGEAR also offers another solution to the installation process – The NETGEAR Up app. With the help of this mobile application, you can quickly setup, update, and configure your router.

Does the Nighthawk X10 deserve its bragging rights? Absolutely! It scored impressively in all the performance tests. The router scored north of 550 Mbps in the 5 GHz close-proximity (same-room) test. That is considerably higher than its direct competitor, the TP-Link Talon AD7200.

The Nighthawk X10 scored nearly 400 Mbps in the 5 GHz band when tested at a distance of 30 feet. Its performance in the 2.4 GHz band was nothing short of excellent. It managed scores of 100 Mbps in the close-proximity test and experienced a drop of 25% at a distance of 30 feet.

The performance in the 60 GHz AD frequency band is what sets this device apart from high-end AC routers. The Nighthawk X10 blazed through the proximity test with scores of 950-960 Mbps! However, the long-range test failed miserably as the 60 GHz frequency can’t penetrate through walls.

Simply put, the Nighthawk X10 is one of the best home routers you can splurge on right now. However, this router has many features that are yet to be supported by devices. Most devices don’t support the 160 MHz Wi-Fi, and very few PCs are available with 802.11 AD network cards.

To sum it up, the Nighthawk X10 is like an electric car. It’s the future, but in today’s limited infrastructure, it will not perform to the highest potential.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The performance on all the Wi-Fi bands is impressive.
The 10 Gbps LAN SFP+ port is fantastic if you use high-end NAS servers.
The installation and management of this router are extremely easy due to the proprietary applications provided by NETGEAR.[/i2pros][i2cons]As of now, the AD frequency band is supported by only a handful of devices and the signal cannot penetrate through walls.
It’s priced a little on the higher side.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

7. Amped Wirelss RTA2600 Athena

Text on the list is the Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena router. As long as you don’t confuse it with the Greek goddess Athena, the router will not disappoint you. Although not expensive, the router is for network enthusiasts. It might not have the bling of the other routers that we have reviewed, but it comes with plenty of features that should be enough for both the average consumer and people who are looking to have some more.

The router managed to fare pretty well in almost all the testing we did. Although, the router doesn’t have an awful lot of features like some of the other ones. However, the ones it has are properly polished and don’t require you to spend countless hours trying to figure out what is what. The router control panel is incredibly responsive, and very easy when it comes to setting up.

The router also comes with powerful hardware that should keep it afloat without giving any performance issues. One thing we love about this router is how nicely everything fits into a compact design. Yes, unlike some other routers, this isn’t an absolute behemoth. With that said, the performance on all fronts was respectable enough, and there were no disconnections during our test run. You can even connect multiple devices via Wi-Fi, and the performance will remain stellar. Perhaps, that is one of the major selling points of the RTA2600 Athena.

Conclusion

The wireless router is easily one of the best we’ve used and makes it to the best wifi routers of 2020 list. While this might not be the number one pick for hardcore network enthusiasts, it’s more than enough to keep things in order without making too much of a mess.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The wireless router surprisingly gives a terrific performance.
The performance over Wi-Fi is even better regardless of the number of devices connected to it.
Setting up the router is a breeze and can be done with anyone who has a little knowledge about networking.[/i2pros][i2cons]Lacks some of the features that are available in competitors.
Price may not allure everyone.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

8. Linksys WRT1900 AC – Best DD-WRT WiFi Router

The next up on our list is a dual-band wireless router from Linksys. This router comes with the support for the AC1900 standard support. That means the five gigahertz band has a speed of 1,300 megahertz and the 2.5 gigahertz band has a speed of 600 megahertz. But is this router capable enough of holding against most of the top tier routers that we have already listed? Let’s find out.

As soon as you set your eyes on this router, you will remember the classic design and color scheme that has been gracing the routers from Linksys for quite some time. If you are thinking about putting this router on a work desk, you may have to clear some space as this is probably one of the largest routers we have seen in a while.

The router has four antennas and the firmware it ships with can be replaced by a completely custom firmware from a user. As soon as you take the router out of the box, you will experience that the router happens to be one of the fastest routers available in the market. It’s easy to set up and loaded with features. Linksys was also kind enough to add a full capability of doubling up this router as a NAS. However, that’s not the greatest thing about this device. The best thing about this router is that the NAS performance is unsurpassed when compared to all the other wireless routers we have been testing. Not to mention that it also supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) and DLNA. Last, the performance on both bands is incredible. This router performs without any hiccups.

Even the Experts are in love with this wireless router. You can read the article by Samara Lynn on PCMag. It’s rated as excellent and got a 4.5 rating.

Conclusion

So is this router perfect? Apart from some minor subjective flaws like a massive, bulky design, there isn’t much to write bad things about for this product. The router emerged victorious in almost all the testing we have done and managed to perform without crashing on us. The software experience might confuse those who are not experts and at the same time, might be lacking for network enthusiasts. With that said, if you have the money, and you’re looking for a capable router, this one’s your best bet.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The router comes with incredibly powerful hardware.
Wi-Fi range is fantastic and delivers excellent speed.
The NAS performance is probably the best we have seen.
The design is retro and will please those who do it for the aesthetics.[/i2pros][i2cons]Price might be a bother for some.
The default software is confusing for the newcomers, and lacking for the enthusiasts.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

9. TP-Link Archer C7 – Best Budget Wireless Router 2020

TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 is the best budget wifi router out there (you can easily get those for less than $100).

The router is perfect for people who want to enjoy internet gaming and streaming because it has a combined speed of 1.75 Gbps.

The router is stylish and performs incredibly at every task thrown at it. For those who are looking at the perfect price and performance ratio, this router is a fabulous choice.

Considering how it’s an entry level router, the build quality isn’t all that good, and the router seems flimsy. Even though the build quality appears to be average at best, the router has a large footprint. So make sure that where you place the router, it has enough space for itself.

Moving on to the thing that matters, keep in mind that it happens to be a dual-band router. The router has a total of 6 antennas, and 3 of them are external while the remaining ones are internal. The increased number of antennas are perfect for giving you a respectable amount of Wi-Fi range, and the speed happens to be acceptable enough. The router also comes with average NAS capability.

TP-Link Archer C7 (Distance from Router vs Speed Test on LenovoYoga 14)2.4 GHz5 GHz5 GHz (#2)05010015020025012 Feet (Within Sight)45 Feet (Within Sight)39 Feet (Out of Sight)15 Feet (Out of Sight)2nd StorySpeed in Mbps (Bigger Bars are better)

What’s lacking is that despite the price you are going to pay for the router, you won’t be getting an awful lot of features. Then again, TP-Link aimed this router towards the entry level and budget oriented consumers who just want to have a good wireless router that has decent enough performance when it comes to streaming and online gaming with ease.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Excellent price to performance ratio
Respectable performance on both the bands
Good performance with streaming and online gaming
NAS capability is a good addition[/i2pros][i2cons]Average build quality (All Plastic)[/i2cons][/i2pc]

10. Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station – Elegant and Unique in Looks

The last in our list is all the way from Apple.

For those who are wondering if this router made it here by accident, it didn’t. Apple has a wireless router, and it’s decent. The router is unconventionally named AirPort Extreme Base Station. So, how does this router fair against other routers in the list? Well, let’s find out.

Let’s start off by how this router looks. Why? Because this is something coming out of Apple’s very own helm, and you should know that the router looks exactly like something made by Apple. Looks apart, the router is very capable and performs well. Do keep in mind that it’s a dual band router and supports the latest Wi-Fi standards as well. The router performed incredibly fast with all the tests thrown at it. Another great thing about this router is the amount of Wi-Fi stability and speed it provides. To be honest, Apple truly outdid themselves with this router as it has everything in the right spot.

As for the downsides of this router, there are none that will make you reconsider your decision of buying this router. The only complaint we have is that the router could have been a decent upgrade over its predecessors. Although it’s fast and fantastic, the upgrades seem subjective.

Final Verdict

The router is probably one of the best routers from Apple till date. It offers fast and stable performance and doesn’t create any issues.
 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]The router is a definitive looker.
The performance it offers is speedy and impeccable.
Very easy to set up and even easier to use.[/i2pros][i2cons]All the upgrades over the predecessor happen to be subjective.[/i2cons][/i2pc]

Whether you’re a professional live gamer or just getting into video blogging, one must-have piece of equipment you’re going to need is a webcam for streaming your video feeds.

Today, most laptops come with built-in HD webcams. However, if you use a PC for your gaming or streaming purposes, your PC probably doesn’t have a webcam unless you’ve purchased and installed one yourself.

Fortunately, there are plenty of webcams on the market to choose from; from cheaper, low quality models, to more expensive HD cams. But since there are so many webcams to choose from, it can be difficult to find the best model to suit your needs.

And, if you happen to be planning on launching your career as a live streamer or video blogger, using the wrong webcam could grind your career to a halt rather quickly.

So, don’t take a gamble and buy just any camera out there.

In the following article, we’re going to go over our review of the best webcams for live streaming.

The Best Webcam for Streaming: Complete Details

To buy the right webcam, it’s crucial to understand a few things.

First, think about what you’ll be using your webcam for. Will you be using the webcam for training webinars, video chatting, video meeting, or video podcasts?

Secondly, webcams are like computers in that they come with many different features, such as resolution, focus, zoom and price. Therefore, it‘s good to know the features that are important to you, so that you only pay for the features you actually need.

To identify the right webcams for streaming, I’ve went over many different factors such as their compatibility with different operating systems like Windows or Mac and each camera’s unique attributes that makes it stand out.

The first and perhaps most important component of a webcam is its resolution, which is the amount of detail that a camera can capture in a single snapshot. It is measured in pixels per inch and denoted as PPI or simply P. A webcam featuring high resolution (from 720 and above) is recommended for most streaming operations.

Note that many modern webcams only support high definition video capture. If a camera is of low resolution, the images and videos tend to have a grainy appearance.

Another crucial component in webcams is the frame rate. This is the number of individual frames that make each second of a recorded video, and is denoted as frames per second (FPS). If the webcam has low frame rates, the images easily stutter and at times, freeze on the your screen.

That said, your goal should be picking a webcam with higher FPS. A rate of 15 FPS is okay for most video streaming, although you’re better off with rates that are higher than 30 FPS.

Here is the list of the top ten webcams to help make your video streaming professional and fun too.

 

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1. Logitech C922x Pro – The Ideal Webcam for Professional Streamers

The Logitech C922x Pro is designed with specs that make it a reliable option for the gaming community. It provides a sharp resolution of 1080p and a frame rate of 30 FPS. This means it has the highest resolution among the cameras discussed in this list. It also implies it is a very good webcam for streaming videos, and is, therefore, worth the investment for professional streamers.

Its automatic light correction capability makes it possible to stream in poorly lit environments. The auto-correction feature is boosted by the automated focus that helps deliver razor-sharp images and consistent videos.

Though the Logitech C922x Pro is one of the more expensive options on our list, you’ll be  impressed by its background replacement technology, which allows you to integrate live images on the background scenes. You can even do this when you’re live streaming a video.

Overall, the Logitech C922x Pro is a reliable webcam. It has a sturdy construction and the capability to deliver good high-quality videos and images. Plus, it’s also easy to use and compatible with most operating systems including Windows and Chrome OS.

What users had to say about Logitech C922x Pro:

“My clients are praising my skills since I started creating videos using the Logitech C922x Pro.” “Though the cost of the webcam is high, rest assured of clear videos with this camera. I am now rejoicing.” “Going for Logitech C922x Pro is going for the best.”

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Background replacement feature
Video compression feature allows you to compress videos and save on space
Omni-directional microphone helps to reduce noise[/i2pros][i2cons]The webcam’s price is $73 on Amazon. This is relatively high compared to some of the other models, but worth the price with the added features
You’ll need to manually install webcam updates[/i2cons][/i2pc]

2. HP HD 4310 Webcam – Best for Video Conference Streaming

The HP HD 4310 Webcam is a very well-known camera for its ability to support three-way video calls. This makes it a great option for video conference, as well as live streaming. It also allows you to stream on Facebook, and store your contacts in a specified location on your PC.

The webcam features an impressive 1080p resolution, which helps make images and videos sharper. HP went a step ahead to include a true vision light adjustment feature that helps automatically adjust the image clarity based on background lighting levels. This has been very useful in enhancing the experience of video conferencing because you can still make great videos, even when stuck in a poorly lit rooms.

As for performance, the webcam is capable of hitting a maximum of 1080p at 30 frames/second. Therefore, your videos will play smoothly and clearly on laptop, PC and mobile screens.

However, it’s important to note that streaming can also be affected by your internet connection. Therefore, it’s prudent to ensure that your internet is fast and stable, especially if you plan on making professional-looking videos. A good Wi-Fi range extender is really helpful in these cases.

Overall, I found the HP HD 4310 Webcam to be a reliable webcam, whether for personal video calls or video conferencing. Though the webcam may not be the absolute best webcam out there, it’s still a great choice for users who need high frame rates and excellent shooting capabilities.


“Though the grip of the webcam is not firm, my video conferencing streaming is impressive.” “This is the best webcam I have come across so far.” “This is a perfect match for video-chatting with friends.”

A summary of pros and cons for the HP HD 4310 Webcam:

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]360-degree angle spinning and 30-degree tilt
Directional microphone cancels out external noise
1080p widescreen video quality provides higher resolution images
Easy user interface for both experienced and new users.[/i2pros][i2cons]Weakened grip on computer monitor
Currently does not have support for Windows 10[/i2cons][/i2pc]

3. Mevo Plus- Intelligent Webcam for Social Media Streaming

The Mevo Plus was designed as the advanced model of Mevo Camera that was originally created for Facebook Live. As an improvement to its predecessor, Mevo Plus allows users to create videos at impressive resolutions; both 1080p and 4K.

The most impressive thing about the webcam is that it works on both mobile platform, as well as PCs. If you’re traveling, your phone makes it possible to easily stream high-resolution videos while on the go.

I found this webcam particularly impressive because it allows its users to easily edit their videos using multiple editing tools directly from their phones. This is especially impressive for travel bloggers who cover events while on the go and want to stream their videos live.

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Though the webcam is on the more expensive end, I found it to be a very impressive webcam, especially for those who want top notch videos and on-site video-editing capabilities.

What previous users had to say after using the Mevo Plus:

“The experience is fantastic. My traveling blog is thriving; thanks to Mevo Plus.” “The videos I make using Mevo Plus are awesome.” “This is the most impressive webcam I have ever found.”

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Front adjustable ring light reduces shadows
Advanced autofocus feature
Compact and portable design[/i2pros][i2cons]Streaming videos with Razor Kiyo could become too bright because of the ring light[/i2cons][/i2pc]

4. Razor Kiyo -The Best Streaming Webcam for Gamers

This weird-looking webcam is one of the best options for the gamers out there. It’s designer, Razor, stripped the webcam of most of the fancy additions found on other high-end webcams, such as the live editing tools on the Mevo Plus, to concentrate on what matters most to gamers; lighting and image quality.

It features an adjustable ring light that helps to remove shadows and auto-balance lighting in the video. The webcam further combines high frames per second (fps) for chatting and video recording (720p 60fps and 1080p 30ps), which makes it a great Twitch streaming camera.  

Overall, this webcam is a great option for streamers, especially for its impressive performance and ease of use. Its design as a plug and play device makes setting it up easy and its use enjoyable because you do not have to worry about updates. Plus, it supports most of the more popular gaming hardware in the industry.

Users’ feedback after using the Razor Kiyo webcam:

“I found the Razor Kiyo unimpressive for video conferencing, but the ideal option for high-resolution gaming.” “Gaming has become a thriller with the Razor Kiyo webcam.” “I cannot imagine gaming without Razor Kiya.”

The following is a summary of the main pros and cons of the Razor Kiyo webcam:

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Front adjustable ring light reduces shadows
Advanced autofocus feature
Compact and portable design[/i2pros][i2cons]Streaming videos with Razor Kiyo could become too bright because of the ring light[/i2cons][/i2pc]

5. Microsoft LifeCam Studio– Your Live Streaming Partner

The LifeCam is designed with an impressive glass element, and is meant for users who use larger displays. It provides a combination of 1080p and 720p live video calling, which makes it a good option for both video conferencing and gaming.

The webcam rotates 360 degrees to help you easily capture video on all sides of the room. But, that’s not all. You can also mount it on a tripod and use its auto-focus feature for automated streaming sessions.

Its wideband microphone helps deliver crystal clear sound and further, cancels out background noise to ensure that all your viewers don’t miss any details.

The main challenge with the LifeCam is that while the resolution is impressive at 1080p, the highest that you can achieve when live streaming is 720p.

What people are saying about LifeCam:

“This camera was really awesome. It has changed my streaming life.” “Though the webcam does not support large tripods, it is a great option for smaller ones.” “I enjoyed using the webcam because it automatically controls the video lighting.”

Here is a closer look at more features and the webcam’s pros and cons.

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]TrueColor technology with face tracking helps control exposure levels for bright and colorful videos
Skype-certified software
High fidelity mic helps make the sound clear
1080p Sensor provides sharp images[/i2pros][i2cons]It is only designed for the Windows operating systems[/i2cons][/i2pc]

6. Logitech BRIO – Ideal for Professional Live Streaming

The Logitech BRIO is packed with impressive features that help make its video streams as natural as real life. It’s among the best webcams for video conferencing because of its high-resolution 4K Ultra HD camera.

The webcam generates razor sharp images by adding light to the targeted subject. It also uses high tech optics and lenses that guarantees  professional quality visuals.

The sound clarity of Logitech BRIO is impressive because of its omnidirectional mic, which helps cancel out external noises. It also eliminates the need for headsets, when running your video conferences.

The webcam is powered by USB ports 2.0 and 3.0, which make it easy to use by simply plugging it into your PC. Note that a USB port 3.0 is needed when running 4k videos, which feature a horizontal display resolution of about 4,000 pixels.

Because of its 4K resolution, the Logitech BRIO is expensive compared to some of the other options on our list. However, I found it to be an overall great webcam because it guarantees clear images and videos.

What people are saying about Logitech BRIO:

“At first I was taken aback by the price. But I went ahead to buy the Logitech BRIO because of its impressive features and am now happy.” “I have used many webcams but none is close to the performance demonstrated by BRIO.” “Top notch: The best ever.”

Here is a closer look at more features and the webcam’s pros and cons.

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]5X digital zoom
RightLight 3 feature aids in correcting the surrounding lighting
Works with several operating systems including Chrome OS, Mac OS, Windows, and Cisco[/i2pros][i2cons]It lacks support for still image capturing[/i2cons][/i2pc]

7. Ausdom AW620 Pro Stream Web Camera – The Webcam Designed for All Systems

While most webcams are designed for specific platforms such as Windows or Mac OSX, the Ausdom AW620 was created to work with almost all of them.

Ausdom went ahead and simplified the webcam’s operations by making it a simple, plug and play device. So, no matter your platform, simply plug it in and you’ll be ready to go ahead and use its impressive streaming capabilities.

The webcam features a 1080 pixels resolution at 30 FPS, which makes it a good option for gamer. Plus, it comes with a manual lens focus, that makes it easy to target specific objects when streaming or gaming.

Overall, I feel the webcam is very good because of its features such as the built-in mic, which helps clear noise and captures sound clearly for your target audience.

Indeed, this webcam has become the must-have piece for many of the top streamers in the industry who desire crisp, clear videos, without spending a forunte.

What users have to say about the Ausdom AW620:

“The Ausdom AW620 was a great option for call streaming on Skype.” “I love the sharp images from Ausdom AW620 especially when taken in brightly lit areas.” “Planning to venture into streaming videos? This webcam worked for me. Try it.”

Here is a closer look at the additional features, pros, and cons of the webcam.

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Noise filtering technology
Tripod-ready design
Plug and play webcam, doesn’t require software updates[/i2pros][i2cons]You may have to manually control the lighting in some cases to get clearer images[/i2cons][/i2pc]

8. Genius WideCam F100 – The Ultra Wide Angle Webcam

Want to capture a large area during your gaming or video conference sessions?

If the answer is ‘yes’, this is the camera for you.

This webcam provides an impressive range of 120 degrees, which can cover up to five people at a time. Its wide range is also preferred by office employees when holding video conferences.

The webcam provides a solid image quality of up to 12MP, which isn’t the best, but still rather impressive. Plus, it’s also very easy to setup and start using. So, you only need about a minute or two to install and start using the webcam.

The WideCam F100 is sold with ArcSoft Webcam Companion software, which allows you to record full HD videos and edit them instantly. It also makes it easy to integrate the webcam with platforms such as Facebook Messenger.

Though this webcam does not have as many features as some of the other top webcams such as Mevo Plus, I found it to be an overall good webcame because of its ease of use and other factors such as the 12MP and 120-degree wide angle lens.

What past users have to say after using the WideCam F100

“I found the WideCam F100 view angle better than the Macbook webcam.” “I liked the webcam’s impressive wide angle range though the image quality was poorer than Logitech C930e.” “If you want the best webcam, this piece will never disappoint.”

Here is a summary of the main pros and cons of WideCam F100:

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Wide range angle lens makes it possible to create videos of larger areasli>
WideCam F100 1080p full HD recording makes for impressive images and videos
Built-in high sensitivity stereo microphone[/i2pros][i2cons]Camera’s mount is designed from plastic[/i2cons][/i2pc]

9. AUKEY PC-LM1A – The Best Option for Full-Time Streamers

If you’re looking for a camera that combines quality and ease of use, the AUKEY PC-LM1A is a great option for you. It’s preferred for its wide field of view, which hits a maximum angle of 80 degrees. This view is wide enough to show two people in the camera at the same time.

Its performance is enhanced by the Automated Light Adjustment feature that makes it effective in a wide range of lighting conditions. If the lighting is poor, the webcam adjusts its lighting exposure to ensure that the objects of interest in the video are clear and impressive.

Overall, the webcam is impressive because of its unique features such as the Automated Light Adjustment and large field of view.

Although the AUKEY PC-LM1A’s field of view is only 80 degrees, which is dwarfed by the WideCam F100 that extends up to 120 degrees, many users are still impressed by its hassle-free setup, which only requires clipping it on top of your PC and plugging it in via a USB port.

A closer look at views from past AUKEY PC-LM1A webcam users:

“This is the most impressive webcam I have ever come across in the market.” “I was very impressed by the webcam’s ability to generate clear videos even in dimly lit areas.” “As a new video marketer, I was impressed by the low cost and impressive features of the webcam.”

Here is a summary of AUKEY PC-LM1A pros and cons:

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Support for multiple video formats/li>
Flexible Fit stand ensures 360-degree tilt
Auto light adjustment feature
Affordable[/i2pros][i2cons]Concerns have emerged that the images can be distorted from time to time. However, you can address this by ensuring that the main computer is stable[/i2cons][/i2pc]

10. Logitech C270 – The Cheap Webcam for Skype Calling

if you are interested in a cheap, but decent webcam for common Skype and Facebook streaming functions, you’re better off with the Logitech C270. To put it differently, it’s the best budget streaming webcam you can get.

At just under $20, you’re sure to enjoying its rather impressive video capture capabilities of up to 1280×720 pixels. This allows you to enjoy streaming great videos, especially on social media platforms such as Facebook or Skype.

Its ease of installation, setup and use has made many people consider it the entry option into the world of live streaming. It provides high definition (HD) capability and the images are pretty good, even when taken some distance from the camera.

A closer look at what past users said about the webcam:

“I found this webcam very impressive when I started using Skype. However, I shifted to a stronger webcam for video conferencing.” “If you want to get familiar with streaming, the Logitech C270 is the best starting point.” “As a student, I really find the Logitech C270 impressive for my online classes.”

Overall, the Logitech C270 is a great option for replacing your standard laptop webcam, when making live videos or running video calls. However, you’ll be required to upgrade to other more powerful webcams, such as the Logitech C922x Pro if you want truly high-quality video streaming. Here is a closer look at the pros and cons of the Logitech C270 webcam:

 

[i2pc show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]HD 720 video calling feature creates impressive videos
Motion detection capability
Pan, zoom, and tilt[/i2pros][i2cons]The webcam only works with the Windows operating system[/i2cons][/i2pc]

The Complete Guide to Picking the Best Webcam for Streaming

As more streaming webcams keep entering the market, the truth is that getting the ideal piece for your specific needs will become more and more difficult. So, how can you tell what is the right webcam for your situation?

Here is the complete guide to help you identify the best model and get the best value for money.

Go for the right resolution

The right resolution for you should be guided by what you want to do with it. Though higher resolution webcams are considered better, it is important to appreciate they do not come cheap.

If you only need a webcam for common video calls on Skype, resolutions between 720 and 1080 should be ok. But, for others who want advanced video conferencing and gaming capabilities, it’s advisable to go for resolutions above 1080p and high definition (HD) ready options.

Remember that the bigger the resolution, the more bandwidth will be required for live streaming.  

Pick the webcam with greater adjustability

There is nothing worse than a webcam that can only be aimed at one spot. Therefore, it’s advisable to go for an option that can easily be turned in many directions, without having to disassemble it.

Today, you can find many webcams that provide up to 360 rotating capabilities.

If you move a lot when making videos, pick the webcam with autofocus

For webcam users who expect to regularly move around or want to capture different objects when streaming videos, it is advisable to go for webcams with an autofocus feature.

This allows the camera to automatically adjust its focus so that the video remains clear no matter the distance of the object of interest.

The cost of the webcam

Only go for the webcam that falls within your budget limit. The good thing with webcams is that they are available on a wide range of price spectrum.

For example, you can get a webcam for as low as $20. However, you’ll need to go for a pricer option in order to enjoy many top-notch features such as video-editing and intelligent noise filtering.

Compatibility of the webcam with your operating system

Do you use Mac OS or Windows? It is important to only go for the webcam that is compatible with your operating system.

Do not stop there! Go ahead and make sure to choose a webcam that is easy to update to ensure you can enjoy the latest features.

Conclusion

As video conferencing, video marketing and video blogging continue to gain popularity, having a reliable webcam is becoming crucial if you want to succeed in these industries.

The best webcams for streaming I reviewed above were selected based on their resolution, the frame rate (fps), ease of use, and compatibility.

Webcams come in a wide range of prices to ensure that no matter your budget, you’re assured of being able to find a matching webcam.

Before picking a webcam for your streaming purposes, ensure to follow the outlined guide carefully.

Above all, it’s crucial to select a webcam that matches your intended use. Do not simply pick any webcam in the market; only go for one that guarantees the best value for your money.

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