Elgato puts more control at streamers’ fingertips – or should we say toes – with the launch of the Stream Deck Pedal.
The $89.99 Stream Deck Pedal connects to Mac and Windows computers and provides hands-free control for just about every action available on Elgato’s standard Stream Deck.
Although the pedal only has three controls, Elgato explains that with Multi Actions “any number of actions can be chained together, assigned to a pedal, and triggered intermittently or all at once.” An example provided by Elgato was a pedal press taking a screenshot, opening the folder where the screenshot was saved, and launching Twitter to streamline the sharing process.
Since the Stream Deck pedal can connect using a USB-C cable up to 16 feet away, you don’t need to be sitting at your desk to use it. “Go live, switch between cameras and more, all without touching your PC,” says Elgato.
The hands-free nature of the Stream Deck Pedal also allows it to serve as an accessibility tool for those who cannot use the Stream Deck’s manual controls, notes The Verge.
Elgato says the Stream Deck pedal can also be used in-game as an extra set of controls, in presentations to navigate slides, and with various editing software. With smart profiles, the actions assigned to each pedal can automatically change depending on the application you are running on the computer. Users can also customize the feel of the pedal with different springs provided in the package.
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Accompanying the product announcement is the launch of Elgato’s official Discord Stream Deck plugin, which provides mic mute, mute, push-to-talk, push-to-mute, and join and to leave voice or text channels.
The Stream Deck pedal is available now and should ship in one to two weeks.
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