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ShadowCast 2

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
Sale price$49.99 USD

The Genki ShadowCast 2 is a game-changer for gamers seeking a more integrated experience. Effortlessly connecting your favorite gaming console to your laptop, it offers a bandwidth that's 10 times more than its predecessor, transforming your laptop into a dynamic gaming hub. This device converts HDMI output into a video stream without the need for additional drivers, expanding your gaming world onto your laptop screen​​.

 

"If you don't want your streaming setup to require a ton of wires running to and fro, the Genki ShadowCast is what you'll want."

Best Capture Card of 2023

New and Improved

We love a good sequel and the ShadowCast 2 is no slouch. It builds on everything the best-selling original has and manages to maintain its itty bitty form factor.

A Significant Upgrade

If there’s one thing you can say about the ShadowCast 2 is that it seriously punches above its weight. While not as powerful as its Pro sibling, the ShadowCast 2 gets quite a significant upgrade inside including a USB 3.2 upgrade allowing you to get 10x more bandwidth.

1080p60

While the ShadowCast 2 also can input 4K60 video to support all the latest consoles, the capture quality gets a significant boost with 1080p60 - giving a clearer and smoother video feed than the previous iteration and even less latency. This means you’ll get an overall better gaming experience with less compression artifacts- and there’s a noticeable difference in performance even in games like Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Small and Mighty

Even with the increased power, ShadowCast 2 shares the title of the world's smallest capture card with the original. What’s the secret to keeping it so light and so small? It’s about the quality/efficiency of components and a custom-designed PCB layout that allows ShadowCast to run much cooler without bulky heatsinks like others.

Connects to Anything

Connecting ShadowCast to your camera and then to your Mac, iPad, Windows, or Linux allows you to get a live preview of your footage, way more affordable than expensive camera monitors - and more convenient too.

Compare the ShadowCast Lineup

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ShadowCast Sale price$29.99 USD Regular price$49.99 USD
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ShadowCast 2 Sale price$49.99 USD
ShadowCast 2 Pro
ShadowCast 2 Pro Sale price$159.99 USD
USB C Video Output

1080p30 or 720p60

1440p30 or 1080p60

4K60, 1440p144, or 1080p240

Consoles

Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam Deck

Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam Deck

Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam Deck

Outputs

OBS, Twitch, StreamLabs, Genki Studio

OBS, Twitch, StreamLabs, Genki Studio

OBS, Twitch, StreamLabs, Genki Studio, and more...

Direct HDMI Passthrough

No

No

Yes

What Our Customers Say

average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
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Reviewed by Hans-Georg G.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Perfect delivery

I'm very satisfied with this product . fast and uncomplicated delivery. Many Thanks

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Reviewed by Quiana B.
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Rated 3 out of 5

Confused

The ShadowCast works incredibly; I think because of a user error or something, I couldn't figure out where to download the software for Windows. It took a while to find it; I ended up on a forum that directed me to an archive page. It was a lot of work, but I finally got it.

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Reviewed by Martin H.
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Rated 4 out of 5

Good for the price

I get a decent picture quality after tweaking the brightness and contrast etc. settings in OBS. The device gets noticably warm when using it. Hopefully it won't affect the performance. Definetly a good deal compared to the competition. It seems convenient to be able to capture almost any hdmi video and audio.

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Reviewed by James Q.
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Rated 4 out of 5

:D

Works great and was easy to plug-and-play. Web browser version worked really well in my limited testing and I'm happy with that as a general user. Only have 4 stars because I had some issue getting the standalone app to work at all.

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Reviewed by Chan
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Rated 5 out of 5

Exceeded my expectations

The ShadowCast 2 exceeded my expectations. It's a compact and easy-to-use device that provides seamless screen mirroring for a better viewing experience than the previous model. (Don't get me wrong, I love ShadowCast 1, but it has a slight lag issue.) The image quality is impressive, and it works with a wide range of devices. Highly recommended!

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