The best friend of a streamer? Elgato Stream Deck. This convenient device allows you to switch from a screen to another, change settings, and more with a simple touch. It’s easy to configure, and it enhances your streaming experience to a whole new level.
It can be used in various ways depending on your needs and especially your preferences. To use it, just associate the keys of interest on the keyboard with the various buttons on the Stream Deck.
This does not apply exclusively to single actions, as a single button of the device can be associated with a combination of the normal keyboard.
It thus turns out to be the ideal alternative in place of an additional keyboard, with the addition of being much smaller than it, providing convenience and maximum efficiency.
The Stream Deck doesn’t require the associated paths to be rememorized.
Before anything else, it will be necessary to choose the type of Stream Deck product best suited to one’s needs, which could be the six-button, fifteen-button, or thirty-two-button.
Once purchased, a software will have to be downloaded from the Elgato website, thanks to which it’ll be possible to associate the buttons with the previously determined actions.
Connect the device to the PC with a simple USB cable and start using it. It’s also possible to create folders and icons, as well as the possibility for the most enthusiasts to customize the panel through a different arrangement of buttons.
Scenes, sources, special effects, videos and more can be associated with them.
Let’s find out the pros and cons of the Elgato range.
Elgato Stream Deck mini
Small in size, but capable of offering the same functionality as the basic stream deck. It’s ultra-compact and easily portable thanks to its pocket size: 2.4 x 2.3 x 3.3 in with a weight of 176.9 grams.
However, the small size comes at a cost: there are only six buttons on the touch screen, but the response is very quick, with instant visual feedback. The interface is very intuitive and easy to use.
Just one touch and you will be able to change scenes, launch content, control audio and other endless possibilities.
You can launch multiple actions simultaneously or sequentially, together with control of Game Capture, OBS, XSplit, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and more. USB cable is included in package as well as quick start guide.
Elgato Stream Deck basic
In this version, the touch screen contains 15 buttons and can execute up to 250 actions. Measures: 4.64 x 0.8 x 3.3 in and a weight of 190 grams.
System requirements are standard: Windows 10, macOS 10.13 or better.
You can control Elgato Game Capture, OBS, XSplit, TipeeeStream, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and more.
An adjustable stand is included in the package in addition to the device, USB cable and guide.
Elgato Stream Deck XL
32 buttons on the touch screen to manage and connect anything you need to become a pro streamer.
This device integrates with platforms such as OBS Studio, XSplit, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, OvrStream, VoiceMod, Vmix and StreamElements, ensuring maximum versatility and efficiency while playing or working.
It also ensures instant visual feedback to confirm each command. Despite being called an XL product, its dimensions remain compact and convenient: 1.33 x 7.17 x 4.4 in and a weight of 410 grams.
In the package, in addition to the device, there is a USB-C to USB-A cable the quick start guide and an anti-slip magnetic stand that will ensure an ideal angle to comfortably use the deck.
Where to find them?
All of the Elgato Stream Deck versions can be found in our Streamers Box. Register to open it now!