If you are a gamer who likes to livestream your play, so Elgato is going to make streaming easy with an interesting-looking gadget. Video capture hardware manufacturer Elgato has revealed a brand new Stream Deck, it has 15 LCD keys which streamers can use to switch scenes, launching media, adjusting audio or customize to their liking. You can trigger self-promotional tweets, and chat commands, as well as a bunch of things you would usually have to Alt-Tab to do. This Stream Deck is powered over USB 2.0 on either macOS 10.11 or Windows 10 and later.
The Elgato Stream Deck is designed to take the guesswork out of the streaming. It provides a hardware keypad much like the ones used in broadcast TV studios, enabling users to instantly call up anything from starting or stopping a Twitch stream to dropping in intro and outro graphics.
The company says that the its device is compatible with Elgato Game Capture, TipeeeStream, Twitter, Twitch, OBS, and other services, although it does not list any others explicitly. It automatically detecting things like scenes and audio sources to let you quickly control them. You can even use it for gifs, videos, and more, all of which is customisable, as you can drag and drop actions onto keys. More than anything else, this Stream Deck reminds us of the customizable Optimus keyboard.
Elgato previously produced the Elgato Systems Game Capture HD, a device that enables users to stream live and capture gameplay footage from the modern consoles. Egato later introduced the Elgato HD60, which bumps the video quality up to 1080p at 60 frames per sec, and making it the capture card of choice for many streamers.
Elgato Stream Deck is available for pre-order now through GAME and Amazon, and it will run you $149 / £139.