The YoloLiv YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder & Monitor is as its name suggests, a self-contained live streaming monitor and encoder.
The YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder & Monitor is essentially a central hub that lets you record from your camera while live streaming from virtually anywhere without the need for a computer.
The YoloBox Mini features a USB input, one HDMI input and one HDMI output for local viewing, both mic and line analog audio inputs, a Qualcomm 660 encoder/processor, and a 5.5″ LCD touchscreen with 500 cd/m² brightness.
- 5.5″ LCD with 500 cd/m² brightness
- Built-in simultaneous streaming to up to 3 destinations
- HDCP compliant
- Stream via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, LTE 4G
- 1 x HDMI inputs, 1 x USB video input, 1 x SD card slot, 1 x HDMI output
- One USB Type-C charging input
- Mic and line audio input
- Ability to input PDF
- Add logos/comments to the stream
- Import pictures/videos from SD card
- Records internally to an SD card up to 128GB
- Direct integration with YouTube/Facebook/RTMP(s)
- Supports up to 1080p60 video
- Touchscreen Control
So how does it livestream? The YoloBox Mini can simultaneously broadcast up to three video streams via Wi-Fi, RJ45 Ethernet, or 4G LTE with a separately available SIM card and subscription.
The YoloBox Mini is ideal for streaming from a single camera or when connected to a switcher’s output, as it will not only encode and stream, but also add graphic overlays freeing you from needing a computer. You simply connect your video input to either HDMI or USB 2.0, then connect to a local area network via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or LTE (LTE connection requires SIM card and data plan not included). It also features an HDMI output to display your stream locally on an optional HDMI display. The YoloBox Mini supports input resolutions ranging up to 1080p60 and can stream to YouTube, Twitch, and other streaming services via custom RTMP presets.
You can record your stream directly in MP4 format to an optional SD card with up to 1TB capacity using the built-in SD card slot.
- Video Encoded Format：H.264
- Audio Encoded Format：AAC (44.1k)
- Video Recorded format：MP4
- Audio Input Format：32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz/16-bit/16kHz
- Video Input Format：1080i/720p/1080p
- Live Broadcast Resolution：480P/720P/1080P
- Frame Rate: Up to 60 fps
Now, you need to be clearly aware that there are two different versions of the YoloLiv YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder & Monitor. One model, the EM version, will work via Ethernet and Wi-Fi anywhere in the world, but it only supports LTE 4G outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico. If you are in the US, Canada, or Mexico you would need to purchase the non-EM version which will give you LTE 4G capabilities in those regions.
The EM version is for Cellular networks for Non-US/Canada/Mexico Users, and it supports the following frequency bands: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B38/B39/B40/B41
You can brand your live stream by adding logos/watermarks/rolling captions. Customized options, including Interview mode, allow you to bring a unique look and feel to your stream and you can engage with your audience in real-time via feature comment overlays. There is a customizable scoreboard feature that can display a real-time-controlled scoreboard and you can also use built-in lower-thirds templates.
Now, the biggest caveat for me is that the YoloBox Mini doesn’t have any type of battery plate and it features an internal 4700mAh battery. Yes, you can power or charge it via USB-C but that is hardly ideal if you are using it on a small-sized camera. YoloLiv doesn’t seem to state anywhere how long the internal battery lasts.
Price & Availability
The YoloLiv YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder & Monitor retails for $698 USD.