Since its inception, Elgato Stream Deck (now owned by Corsair) has been the epitome of video streamers and broadcasters. Comes in a 4.6 x 3.3” figure, with smaller and bigger sizes available, the desk accessory serves as a command center with 15 mappable keys at your disposal.
In the case of broadcasting, streamers can create toggles through the Elgato Stream Deck Software to quickly switch between scenes and overlays, or queue sound effects and background music. Likewise, the Stream Deck lets you switch between A-Roll and B-Roll cameras at the push of a button.
This all sounds meaningful and convenient, but what if you’re not a streamer? It’s a question I asked myself a month ago when a friend gave me a Stream Deck and suggested I use it for work. After spending the past few weeks fidgeting and playing with it, the Elgato Stream Deck quickly became the work-from-home accessory I didn’t know I needed.
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At the end of the line
I wouldn’t go so far as to say the Elgato Stream Deck is a must-have, especially if you’re not a streamer. But clearly, the gadget has a lot of applications that are worth it if you decide to choose one. Elgato Offers 6 keys, 15 keysand 32 keys versions of the Stream Deck, so it all comes down to your needs and use cases. They are not cheap and you can easily replace one by one regular macro keyboard for less, but for its ever-increasing software support and visual appeal, there’s nothing better than the Stream Deck.