Logitech is updating its line of desktop microphones and lighting today with the Yeti GX microphone, Yeti Orb microphone and the G Litra Beam LX light. The products mark a break from the Blue brand, which Logitech acquired in 2018, as it drops the old naming and incorporates more gamer-focused RGB lighting into the series.
The $150 Logitech G Yeti GX is the company’s latest take on a “premium, broadcast-style gaming microphone” somewhat reminiscent of the Yeti Blue X. The GX uses a supercardioid pickup pattern, which focuses on sound in front of the microphone while reducing ambient noises from the sides and behind. It includes RGB lighting, customizable with the company’s LightSync, which synchronizes color and lighting across devices. It also has a scroll wheel for one-handed volume control; pressing it activates Smart Audio Lock, which the company says prevents clipping and reduces background noise.
The Yeti GX is a USB-C to USB-A plug-and-play mic and is compatible with the Blue Compass boom arm and a (not yet available) updated Logitech Compass arm the company teased.
Meanwhile, the $60 Logitech G Yeti Orb is a ball-shaped mic similar to the company’s Snowball Ice model. The company pitches it as an entry-level microphone (“designed for gamers new to streaming”); it’s built with a custom condenser capsule and uses a cardioid pickup pattern. Like the more expensive Yeti GX, the Orb is compatible with the company’s Blue Voice software, which can apply voice filters and let you tweak levels.
Finally, the $150 Logitech G Litra Beam LX is a new desktop light similar to the company’s Litra Beam. The new model still includes TrueSoft adjustable LED lighting (ranging from “warm candlelight to cool blue”) for streaming / video calls but also adds RGB lighting to the mix in sticking with the day’s theme.
All three models are available for pre-order today from Logitech’s website and Amazon, which lists them as available as soon as September 21.
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