Best Prime Day 2020 deals: Webcams, mics, green screens, and video studio gear

Whether you want to be the next big YouTube star or you’re just required to show your face in Zoom meetings, it’s time to upgrade your video hardware. In this guide, we locate some of the better items that are on sale for Prime Day. Some of these are finds just because all video gear is in short supply due to the pandemic. Some of these are genuinely good deals no matter what the current events.

The bottom line is this: if you’re doing video, you need more than just your smartphone. You’ll need sound, lighting, a place to put your camera, possibly a new camera, a tripod, and various mounts, backdrops, and accessories. 

Go for it! And when you produce some exciting YouTube videos, let us know in the comments below.


$24 off

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Vitade

This has to be one of the best webcam deals we’ve seen in a

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sets launch record as it tests NASA moon gear

Blue Origin set a new mark for recycling rockets Tuesday morning by sending the same New Shepard spacecraft to the edge of space for the seventh time.

The spaceflight company founded and funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos completed its 13th New Shepard mission from its private launch facility in west Texas while also testing some key equipment for future NASA missions to the moon. 

The mission was originally set for late September from the Texas site, but was delayed multiple times due to weather and technical issues. It finally left Earth at 6:37 a.m. PT (8:37 a.m. Texas time) Tuesday and returned to land at the same facility in two pieces just about 10 minutes later. 

A New Shepard launches for the seventh time.


Blue Origin video capture by Eric Mack/CNET

A few minutes

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Konami rates classic games like Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Contra for PC

In a new report from Gematsu, the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee has reportedly rated a selection of classic Konami games for PC, which could indicate an imminent relaunch for these games on PC on official platforms. Eight games in total were rated for PC, five of which are in a collection, spanning a fifteen year period starting all the way back in 1987 and ending in 2002. The games that were rated include:

  • Metal Gear
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  • Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania and Contra, which includes
    • Castlevania
    • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
    • Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse
    • Contra
    • Super C

It’s not clear if these are HD remasters that are intended for release on all modern gaming platforms, or if Konami is simply porting the original games to PC (which would be a slightly baffling move). Either way, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing these games

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