|Sony PlayStation 4 - I've been a PlayStation fanboy since the start, and now I've had all of them. PS4 is currently my main console after being more of a 360 guy last gen. With my focus being sports games, the PS4 gives you the all the EA and 2K games, as well as the PS4 exclusive, and the only MLB sim out there, MLB The Show.|
|Microsoft Xbox One - I wasn't really expecting to get an Xbox One until later in this console cycle, but my wife was great enough to pick one up for me for Christmas. The main thing I use this for is playing games via EA Access. It actually doesn't get a ton of play time right now, since it's in the living room, and not my office where I normally game.|
|NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 - After having a Nexus 7 for a few years, I decided it was time for an upgrade. The NVIDIA has some really solid build quality and a nice suite of built-in programs. The main use of this is for watching YouTube/Twitch and working on posts, alongside playing games.|
|Sony PlayStation Vita -|
|Nintendo 2DS -|
Microphones and Accessories
|Audio-Technica ATR2100 - I've been using the ATR2100 for a few years now. One of the great things about this mic is the ability to connect it via USB and XLR, even at the same time. Since I bought this mic, it's popularity has increased a lot amongst podcasters and streams. Because of that, this mic, which could regularly be found on Amazon for $35-$40, now sells for it's MSRP of $79.99.
If you want to save $20, check out the Audio-Technica AT2005.
|Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone -|
|Miracle Sound Deluxe Lavalier - I've been using this recently with my Nexus 6 and NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 to record the Hit & Run episodes of ThatSportsGamer Show. I'm not completely sold on this mic yet. There is just something I don't love about the audio it's picking up. There is a decent chance that I'll be recording future episodes with the Audio-Technica ATR3350 into the Zoom H1. The two things I like about this lav mic are that it works with phones/tablets, and it has a short cable (5ft, compared to the ATR3350's 20ft). I'm going to try to see if I can tweak some settings to get better audio out of this, if not, I might just get the smartphone adapter for the ATR3350.|
|Audio-Technica ATR3350iS Lavalier Microphone -|
|Zoom H1 Digital Recorder - The H in the name stands for "Handy", and that's exactly what this recorder is. This has come with me to multiple events to record interviews, panels and much more. One day I'd like to upgrade to something with XLR inputs like the Zoom H4N or the Tascam DR-44WL.
A good substitute for the H1 is the TASCAM DR-05.
Cameras and Accessories
|Canon VIXIA HF R500 Camcorder -
*Discontinued, replaced by R700*
|Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 -|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements - There are lots of options for video and image editing out there, from free to crazy expensive. Premiere and Photoshop Elements are the perfect mix of powerful application, and great price. At less than $100 for the two, you can't go wrong.|
|Bluestacks - Sometimes capturing mobile game video from a device can be tricky. Bluestacks allows you to run mobile games on your PC to be recorded or streamed.|
|Elgato Game Capture HD60 - While it's possible to stream directly from both the PS4 and Xbox One, having a capture card allows you to do so much more. With the Elgato and it's software, or 3rd party software like Twitch, you can make your streams look extremely professional for a very reasonable price.|
|Sony MDR7506 Headphones -
|RODE PSA1 Boom Arm -|
|Razer BlackWidow Chroma -|