YoloLiv YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder and Monitor

The YoloLiv YoloBox Mini All-in-One Ultra-Portable Smart Live Streaming Encoder and Monitor is, as the name suggests, a standalone live streaming monitor and encoder.

The YoloBox Mini All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder and Monitor is essentially a central hub that allows you to record from your camera while streaming live from virtually anywhere without need a computer.

The YoloBox Mini has USB input, HDMI input and HDMI output for local viewing, analog mic and line audio inputs, Qualcomm 660 encoder/processor and LCD touch screen 5.5″ with a brightness of 500 cd/m².

Main characteristics

  • 5.5″ LCD screen with 500 cd/m² brightness
  • Integrated simultaneous streaming to up to 3 destinations
  • HDCP Compliant
  • Stream via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE
  • 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 capture PDFs
  • Add logos/comments to feed
  • Import photos/videos from SD card
  • Records internally to SD card up to 128GB
  • Direct integration with YouTube/Facebook/RTMP(s)
  • Supports up to 1080p60 video
  • Touch screen control

So how is it streamed live? The YoloBox Mini can simultaneously stream up to three video streams via Wi-Fi, Ethernet RJ45 or 4G LTE with a SIM card and subscription available separately.

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The YoloBox Mini is ideal for streaming from a single camera or when connected to the output of a switcher, as it will not only encode and stream, but also add graphic overlays so you don’t need to a computer. You simply connect your video input to HDMI or USB 2.0, then connect to a local network via Wi-Fi, Ethernet or LTE (LTE connection requires SIM card and data plan not included). It also has an HDMI output to display your stream locally on an optional HDMI display. The YoloBox Mini supports input resolutions up to 1080p60 and can stream to YouTube, Twitch, and other streaming services via custom RTMP presets.

You can save your stream directly in MP4 format to an optional SD card of up to 1TB using the built-in SD card slot.

  • Video encoding format: H.264
  • Audio encoding format:AAC (44.1k)
  • Video recording format: MP4
  • Audio input format: 32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz/16bit/16kHz
  • Video input format: 1080i/720p/1080p
  • Live streaming resolution: 480P/720P/1080P
  • Frame rate: up to 60 fps

Now, you must be clearly aware that there are two different versions of the YoloLiv YoloBox Mini Ultra-Portable All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Monitor and Encoder. One model, the EM version, will work over Ethernet and Wi-Fi anywhere in the world, but it only supports 4G LTE outside of the US, Canada and Mexico. If you’re in the US, Canada, or Mexico, you’ll need to purchase the non-EM version which will give you 4G LTE capabilities in those regions.

The EM version is intended for cellular networks for non-US/Canadian/Mexican users and supports the following frequency bands: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B38/B39/B40 /B41

Other Features

You can customize your live stream by adding logos/watermarks/drop-down captions. Custom options, including Interview mode, let you bring a unique look and feel to your stream and you can interact with your audience in real time via commentary overlays. There is a customizable dashboard feature that can display a real-time controlled dashboard and you can also use built-in lower thirds templates.

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Now the biggest caveat for me is that the YoloBox Mini does not have any type of battery plate and it has a 4700mAh internal battery. Yes, you can power it or charge it via USB-C, but that’s not ideal if you’re using it on a small camera. YoloLiv doesn’t seem to indicate anywhere how long the internal battery lasts.

Price and availability

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The YoloLiv YoloBox Mini All-in-One Smart Live Streaming Encoder and Monitor retails for $698.

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