Elgato announces Key Light, Stream Deck SDK, and Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock at CES 2019

Brad Stephenson

Elgato Stream Light

During CES 2019 today, Elgato announced four new products for video game streamers aimed at improving the quality of broadcasts going forward.

The first announcement was the launch of Screen Link, a new app for capturing footage from an iOS device and streaming it to a computer for broadcasting. The app is available to download for free but comes with a 15 minute time limit and a 16mbps bitrate restriction. A $9.99 one-off purchase upgrades the mbps to 30 and disables the time limit completely.

The Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock is a rather impressive doc for Mac and Windows computers. The Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock contains an SD/microSD card slot, a headphone output, a headphone input, two Gen 1 USB 3.1 ports, two Gen 2 USB 3.1 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two thunderbolt 3 ports, and a display port. The Elgato Thunderbolt 3Pro Dock has a RRP of $349.95 and is already out of stock on Amazon.

Also announced during CES 2019 was the Stream Deck SDK, a collection of tools and documentation for helping developers create custom integrations for the popular Stream Deck device.

The announcement that got the biggest reaction from streamers was that of the Elgato Key Light, a studio light designed specifically for video game broadcasts. The Elgato Key Light generates almost no heat due to its use of LED bulbs and attaches directly to a table or desk via a built-in clamp. The light connects to a computer wirelessly and can be controlled with Elgato’s Control Center app or the Elgato Stream Deck.

Elgato gifted several Key Lights to some popular Twitch and YouTube streamers who have been secretly using them for the past week or so and the reaction has been generally positive all around. The Elgato Key Light has a RRP of $199 and has already sold out on Amazon.

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