At CES 2019 today, Elgato announced four new products for video game streamers aimed at improving the quality of broadcasts in the future.
The first announcement was the launch of Screen Link, a new app to capture footage from an iOS device and stream it to a computer for streaming. The app is available for free download but comes with a time limit of 15 minutes and a rate restriction of 16 Mbps. A one-time purchase of $9.99 increases the mbps to 30 and completely disables the time limit.
The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is a rather impressive doc for both Mac and Windows computers. The Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock contains an SD/microSD card slot, headphone output, headphone input, two Gen 1 USB 3.1 ports, two Gen 2 USB 3.1 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and one display port. The Elgato Thunderbolt 3Pro Dock has an MSRP of $349.95 and is already sold out on Amazon.
Also announced at CES 2019 was the Stream Deck SDK, a collection of tools and documentation to help developers create custom integrations for the popular Stream Deck device.
The announcement that got the most reactions from streamers was that of Elgato Key Light, a studio light specifically designed for video game broadcasts. The Elgato Key Light generates almost no heat thanks to its use of LED bulbs and attaches directly to a table or desk via an integrated clamp. The light connects wirelessly to a computer and can be controlled with Elgato’s Control Center app or Elgato Stream Deck.
Elgato has gifted several Key Lights to some popular Twitch and YouTube streamers who have been secretly using them for about a week and the reaction has been generally positive all around. The Elgato Key Light has an MSRP of $199 and is already sold out on Amazon.
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