The gaming industry has boomed in the last 10 years and has truly started taking off since gamers began live streaming themselves playing a plethora of different games. It was quickly realized that after enough following is generated that online streamers could use platforms such as Twitch as a means of a stable income. This opened up the gaming industry further and created a brand-new avenue that gamers can take and aspire to travel down.
Aspiring to be an online streamer is much like any job, it requires tools. Just like any good tool, it has to add a level of utility to a process that results in an aspired goal being obtained faster or more efficiently. Elgato's Stream Deck XL falls right into this category, as having one feels like having your own little desk best friend that has everything you know you will need for an upcoming live stream.
It also works as a double agent for use cases such as simple program launch management, web browsing, aesthetic setup taste, basic Windows tasks and everything else in between.