Under the Logitech for Creators brand, the manufacturer continues to expand its lineup for content creators. With the Logitech Blue Sona, they now introduce an active dynamic XLR microphone with ClearAmp technology. The Logitech Litra Beam, meanwhile, marks a powerful streaming light with TrueSoft technology.
Logitech Blue Sona in detail
For those who create videos and content, the new Logitech Blue Sona XLR microphone comes just in time. This is a premium broadcast microphone that combines the high-quality audio of Blue microphones like the Yeti Nano (our review) or Yeticaster (our review) with innovative technologies.
“From its integrated preamplifier to its sleek, camera-ready design, Blue Sona delivers everything that makes a top-notch XLR microphone,” reveals Soren Pedersen, senior product manager at Logitech For Creators.
615 grams brings the 165 mm x 67 mm x 185 mm (height x width x length) XLR microphone on the scale and relies on a dynamic transducer principle. It covers a frequency range of 40 Hz to 18,000 Hz with a sensitivity of 20.97 mV/Pa at 1 kHz.
The Blue Sona features ClearAmp technology, which optimizes the XLR experience by providing +25 dB of targeted amplification. So you no longer need an additional microphone amplifier.
Special Characteristics and Shock Absorbers
Also offered is a dual diaphragm capsule and a special supercardioid characteristic that adds extra emphasis to the voice while minimizing unwanted ambient noise. The mount also swivels 290 degrees, which means you can always move the microphone into the right position.
Also integrated is a shock absorber that isolates the microphone capsule and absorbs shocks and vibrations so they are not heard in the stream. The microphone capsule is placed almost five centimeters away from the vents, which should further improve the quality of voice transmission.
In this regard, the XLR connector allows seamless connection to audio interfaces and external mixing consoles to fine-tune the sound, while you can integrate the optional graphite or off-white microphone into your setup. It also features interchangeable front panels in red and graphite, so it cuts a good visual figure, too.
Logitech Litra Beam puts you in the spotlight
Joining them is the Logitech Litra Beam streaming light, which focuses on an innovative design. It features a three-way adjustable stand that can be adjusted in height, tilted and rotated.
It also offers various lighting techniques that allow you to create different lighting moods. Whether from the front, from the side, with butterfly lighting or Rembrandt lighting in combination with two Litra Beam lights.
Logitech TrueSoft technology also provides balanced LED lighting across the full light spectrum with high color fidelity, which is said to provide natural skin tones.
Adjusting the lighting is easy with the help of buttons on the back. Here you have the choice between five different brightness and color temperature settings. For example, the adjustment between 2,700K and 6,500K is infinitely variable.
For even more flexibility and convenience, the Logitech G HUB desktop app offers additional options, while the frameless diffuser easily lasts all day, allowing for a broad light spectrum that avoids harsh shadows. The Logitech Litra Beam can be connected either wirelessly via Bluetooth or via the USB port. According to the manufacturer, the maximum brightness is 320 lumens.
Prices and availability
Both the Logitech Blue Sona XLR Microphone and the Logitech Litra Beam will be available in stores and directly from the manufacturer starting September 28. Price-wise, the microphone has an MSRP of €349, while the LED light comes in at a recommended retail price of €119. For more details, visit the product websites for Blue Sona and Litra Beam.