You can map any keyboard to serve as a control panel for your livestreaming broadcasts, allowing you launch programs and trigger complex actions with just a single push of a button. If you’d rather have a dedicated device for making your broadcasts feel a lot more professional, the Elgato Stream Deck should have you covered.
A 15-button keyboard, simply hook it up to a PC and use the companion software to program the each button according to your liking. Whether you’re a gamer streaming your favorite MMOs, a pop culture nerd who streams live podcasts, or a social media celebrity who films with a multi-camera setup from your mom’s basement, this thing lets you easily control the broadcast with single button pushes.
Each button on the Elgato Stream Deck comes with a small LCD panel that can any graphic you want, so you have proper indications about what each control is for. Whether it’s switching from one camera to another, adjusting volume, or playing a commercial at any point in a broadcast, this thing puts the control for over 200 actions right at your fingertips. To ensure a press registered, the LCD provides visual feedback, so you’ll know if a command has been executed even though you’re busy staring at the camera. Features include a size of 4.6 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches, a weight of 90 grams, and an adjustable stand for propping it up at your desired angle.
Now available for preorder with a May release, the Elgato Stream Deck is priced at $149.95.