Elgato has introduced a new version of its popular $150 Stream Deck Live. Dubbed the ‘Stream Deck Mini‘, its latest release gets a $50 price reduction but loses nine buttons as a trade-off. Although originally designed for gamers, the Stream Deck has found a home amongst Mac power users as a means for quickly calling up apps and various functions.
The latest version may be short on buttons in comparison, but its more attractive price tag is sure to appeal to a larger audience. More below.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a significant increase in livestreaming as services like YouTube and Twitch have become more friendly to the average gamer or casual content producer. The original Stream Deck Live catered to more advanced audiences that needed all 15-buttons for custom setups to control various cameras, lighting and other accessories. But as content creation on this medium has grown to include more amateurs, the clamor for affordable gear has grown.
The small Stream Deck Mini offers a nearly identical feature set as its larger counterpart. Its six-key array can be customized to work natively with a wide range of apps and streaming services like Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Mixer and many more. A drag-and-drop desktop interface allows users to link buttons to various functions and apps for easy access.
Each LCD key can be fully customized with an icon that suits your preferences. Elgato also recently introduced nesting folders, which is going to be particularly helpful on the smaller Mini with fewer keys to work with.
While Elgato originally envisioned the Stream Deck for those sharing live content, it has developed an intense following amongst power users and gamers. Elgato is constantly adding support for new apps, with games like Fortnite now included with the ability to quickly call up building supplies, bandages and more.
The new Elgato Stream Deck Mini is available for pre-order today at $99.99 with an August 1st ship date at Amazon.
Elgato Announces Stream Deck Mini Studio Controller
Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced Stream Deck Mini, a brand-new addition to its line-up of streaming and video production tools. A miniaturized version of the ground-breaking Elgato Stream Deck live content tool, Stream Deck Mini offers six fully-customizable LCD keys, allowing creators to easily switch scenes, launch media, control chat, configure an unlimited number of actions, and more. The ideal addition for streamers and video producers who want to get serious about their content and community, Stream Deck Mini makes it simple to create quality content at the push of a button.
“When Stream Deck launched just over a year ago, it gave content creators access to a level of tactile control that was traditionally exclusive to mainstream entertainment broadcasters” said Julian Fest, VP & General Manager of Elgato. “Stream Deck Mini is every inch a Stream Deck. It keeps all the same functionality, in a smaller form factor, and at a more attainable price.”
Stream Deck Mini features six fully-customizable LCD keys and easy-to-use software that gives creators a level of control previously only available to professional broadcasters. From automatically detecting scenes and sources, to posting on social media channels, Stream Deck Mini is seamlessly integrated into all the leading tools and platforms used by content creators including OBS Studio, XSplit, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Mixer, and more.
Stream Deck Mini’s Key Features:
- Six Fully-Customizable LCD Keys:
o One-touch tactile operation. Instant visual feedback.
- Drag and Drop Setup:
o Simply drag and drop actions onto keys. Assign ready-made icons or create original images.
- Native Integrations:
o OBS Studio, XSplit, Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Mixer, and more – Stream Deck Mini seamlessly integrates into a creator’s favorite tools and platforms.
- Creativity Unleashed:
o Creators can use Stream Deck Mini to enhance their on-screen antics with GIFs, images, videos, and soundbites.
- Multitasking Made Easy:
o Assign several actions to a single key and launch them all with a tap. One by one separated by intervals, or together, simultaneously.
The Elgato Stream Deck launched in May 2017 as the first studio controller for content creators to elevate the production value of their broadcasts without having to take focus away from audience engagement. Since launch, Elgato has continued support and has expanded Stream Deck’s functionality with new features, including a soundboard, GIF support, Streamlabs integration, smart profiles, and much more — all of which will also be available for Stream Deck Mini.
Availability, Warranty and Pricing
Stream Deck Mini is available immediately for $99.95 (Exc. Tax) at Elgato.com, Amazon, and GameStop.
The Stream Deck Mini is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR & Elgato worldwide customer service and technical support network.
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