Elgato Stream Deck Review
Published: 13th December 2018 | Source: Elgato | Price: |
We weren't too sure whether to show you the software setup first and then the product itself, or vice versa, but we know that if you see the software without knowing how it looks in use you wont pay attention, and if you have an image of how the software actually is in use then it will make more sense, so we've done it this way around. If you wish we'd have done it the other way go to the next page then come back. Yes, we cater to all wishes here thanks to our easy-to-use page flipping web-design.
Having plugged the Stream Deck in, easy thanks to its USB 2.0 connection, and fiddling around in the software quickly this is what we came up with. The element that really opens up possibilities is the folder capabilities. Instead of being limited to only 15 or 6 items, each thing can have a submenu.
Let's give you an example :
Press the button...
Tada. 14 ancient memes. Obviously you can select more current ones if you frequent the places on the internet that generate such things, but these are very recognisable so they make a good demo.
You can have the same thing with the bookmarks button :
Of course OC3D should be the first bookmark. It should be everyone's first bookmark. Heck it should be your homepage. Now, thanks to the Elgato Stream Deck you can be a single button press away from having our daily-updated content delivered right to your face.
Naturally it works as a way of keeping your Twitch stream running smoothly, but you can also use it for almost anything you can think of. Here we have all of our social media places in a single menu, letting us quickly spread the good news about a new review - such as this one - quickly across the interwebs.
Thanks to its small foot print and nicely angled stand the Stream Deck fits snugly onto your desk without taking up too much room and ensuring it's always within easy reach.