Today video game capture giant Elgato revealed the Stream Deck. The Stream Deck is a studio grade controller that gives streamers more freedom over the content of their streams. Designed to help streamers elevate the production value of their streams, the device allows users to easily; switch scenes, launch media, send tweets, control the chat and any of the 210 actions the deck is capable of having setup for use with it’s 15 keys. Key features of the deck include
- Physical and visual feedback: LCD keys indicate status of an action once complete, even in low light
- Unlimited customization: choose from hundreds of professionally-created icons or customize and upload your own key icons and layouts
- Native integrations: choose from a growing number of popular integrations – control Game Capture, OBS, TipeeeStream, Twitch, Twitter and more
- Simple drag and drop setup: Easily drag and drop actions onto keys in the app; create folders of actions by dragging one action onto another
The stream deck can be bought from Elgato or Amazon and has a recommended retail cost of $149.95. The deck’s accompanying software can be downloaded from Elagto’s download page and will receive free regular updates. The deck requires USB 2.0, a PC with Windows 10 (64-bit) or a Mac with macOS 10.11 or later.
To any streamers, can you see yourself using this? I think it could be very handy for those who stream regularly or have a complicated setup. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet us @games_bulletin.