So how good is the Elgato Key Light Air? Well, for its price of $129.99, buyers will be getting an easy to set up light that has much more control and features than a cheap light. If you are a streamer and are considering getting into the streaming game for the long haul, I would definitely recommend the Key Light Air as a long term investment.
It might be a bit pricey at first glance, but for the features it gives you, it's more than worth it. My reasoning behind this can be boiled down to one word, versatility. Since the Key Light Air's settings can be tweaked via your PC or phone, it will be great for every gamer's set up. This gives the Key Light Air an advantage over traditional lighting setups, which might have restrictive lighting control.
If you happen already own any of Elgato's Stream Decks and are in need of new lighting, then I couldn't recommend the Key Light Air more. Paired with any of Elgato's Stream Decks, the Key Light Air just gets better exponentially.
If you own an Elgato Stream Deck, then you have no doubt already downloaded the Stream Deck software. In this software, users can add a bunch of buttons that can control the Key Light Air's features. Those buttons are as follows; On/Off, Set Brightness, Adjust Brightness, Set Temperature, Adjust Temperature, and Set Color. Above is a screenshot of all those buttons added to my Elgato Stream Deck, and I can say after using the Key Light Air with and without the Stream Deck, that the Stream Deck makes the Key Light Air almost twice as good.
Having all of the Key Light Air's features within a physical arms reach makes using it satisfyingly smooth. Owning a Stream Deck also means that users won't have to use the Elgato Control Center, as all of the options that would originally have to be tweaked on the PC/mobile app will be on the Stream Deck instead.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Specification Details and Close-up]
- Page 2 [Design & Software]
- Page 3 [Usability & Stream Deck]
- Page 4 [Final Thoughts]