Streaming Like A Boss
AVerMedia Live Gamer Mini GC311
Review by: Jennifer Griffiths
Video & Testing by: Philip Griffiths
Have you ever watched videos for game tactics or even just to see a game before you purchased it? Streamers make this possible for us. This is one of the fastest growing things in relation to gaming. Practically anyone is able to go online and record what they are doing to a live audience. Social Media sites such is Twitch, Facebook and YouTube provide ways to host and communicate the streaming experience.
Today I am going to show you a crafty device that allows you to get going with your streaming. It is the Aver Media GC311. Will I stream like a boss or will I get pwned like a n00b. Find out this and more on this week's Tech For Tech's goes gaming.
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Lowest price at its highest spec among competition. MSRP at 109.99pound
HW encoding does everything. You don’t need a beefy PC to capture & stream your HD 1080P60 gameplay
Hard-to-believe compact size that delivers the quality performance
The LGM is a USB 2.0 (Micro) video capture card. Designed primarily for beginner streamers and content creators, people that want to give live streaming a shot or maybe just do some basic recording for personal archives. Focused on console gamers that aren’t really looking for the whole 4K, HDR or high refresh rate experience; think switch, PS4, Xbox and even mobile phone gaming (iPad or iPhone). The LGM is able to pass-through Full HD at 60 FPS content with zero lag and record it at that same resolutions and frame rate (1080p60). Not requiring a high specs streaming PC and keeping things as simple as possible with its plug-and-play nature there isn’t much to worry about for first time streamers. The LGM positions itself as the first external game capture devices for beginner streamers or content creators just as it should be, easy to use and simple.
About AverMedia :
AVerMedia is the leader in Digital Video and Audio Convergence Technology. From
audio and video peripherals for consumers, to professional capturing and streaming
solutions for corporate markets. AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. commits itself to
enrich experiences in entertainment and communications. As a leader in innovative
manufacturing and environmentally friendly products, AVerMedia is also highly
involved in community and social responsibilities. AVerMedia also partners with
ODMs for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integrated applications.
First things first, there is shrink wrap around the box. Knowing what we do about the tons of waste with plastics and how it's bad for our environment, not to mention more to clean up around here, you would think manufacturers would take a hint.
Looking at the package you see the Aver Media logo in the upper right corner. There is a smart looking picture of the product on the box front, and on the sides you find the specs. Looking to the bottom you see the EAN, UPC, and QR Codes. The back has information about the product in multi language format.
Inside, we have another box. Come on guys, we could have done this with just one heavy duty box, this is just more waste!!
User guide in colour. Nice touch!
Download the software
Plug HDMI in from PC
Plug your monitor into the HDMI out
You will see what is being played on the PC on the screen in the window.
If you have ever wanted to get into streaming, AverMedia have a simple to use and affordable product to help you do just that. All you really need is a bit of game time and some energy drinks and you are ready to stream that Double XP weekend for the world to see. Did someone say LeeRoy Jenkins?
Stand out point: Two points here. The size and the price.
Colours and depth look good.
Easy to use
Stream or Capture
Packaging: We could cut the plastic wrap out and use just one durable box to save on waste.
They got Gamer's Choice