Elgato Stream Deck XL Review: Simply, A Streamer's Best Friend (Page 3)

| Oct 24, 2019 at 9:25 pm CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ElgatoModel: 10GAT9901

Using the device

Now what would urge you buy the Elgato Stream Deck XL? After using the Stream Deck XL for a considerable amount of time I compiled a list of the best reasons why I think either an established streamer, aspiring streamer or someone outside of those categories should pick up the Elagto Stream Deck XL.


Firstly, for someone who has already established a regular streaming routine and would like to add a bit more functionality to their broadcasts, while also wanting to keep that same functionality in tight uniform product, this product is for you. Since Elgato's Stream Deck XL has 32 programmable keys, most problems that streamers will have when it comes to linking directory openings for games/programs, clearing twitch chats, playing ads, changing chat options, or adding efficient system-linked options will be solved. This would obviously only be the case for streamers, or users in general, that require a large amount of programmable keys to better their streaming experience.

For aspiring streamers that haven't yet acquired a great setup, or if other options arise that are more necessary to the initial stream, I would say that this product isn't for you. This product is more aimed at already established streamers as an extra piece of desk clout that adds additional efficiency to the stream. But if you really do want a stream deck, I would recommend the 15 programmable key variant or even the 6 key variant since they are considerably less expensive but you still will get a decent amount of keys.

Consumers who are looking at buying a stream deck purely for an awesome looking programmable key desk-buddy, then I would have to recommend the XL variant. Users can program all the keys to show one single image by individually programming each key with a certain part of the desired image. This no doubt takes some time do, but once completed can really make for an awesome looking desk addition.

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