In the digital age, hardware has taken a back seat to software, but Elgato Stream Deck has changed the game. While Art Lebedev and Razer both attempted to create a new keyboard that morphs and adapts to our needs, these ideas fell short due to high prices, unfamiliarity with input devices, and the lack of support for new user interfaces.
The Rise of the Elgato Stream Deck
Elgato Stream Deck has revolutionized the industry by making peripheral devices cheap, comfortable, and easy to use. The Stream Deck was designed as a purpose-built tool, equipped with handy buttons to control Twitch, OBS, and Twitter, among other things. Unlike its predecessors, which aimed to replace traditional keyboards, the Stream Deck fits alongside existing keyboards, making it an easy and affordable addition to any workspace.
The Magic of Stream Deck’s Keys
One of the most impressive features of the Stream Deck is its keys, which are soft, cushy, and satisfying to press. While not quite as satisfying as the crunch of a mechanical switch, each press feels like popping a piece of bubble wrap. It’s no wonder that The Verge created their own official bubble-popping Stream Deck plugin, which is available for free on the Elgato app store.
The Future of Peripheral Devices
As the industry continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how peripheral devices like the Elgato Stream Deck will adapt to meet changing needs. In an upcoming interview with the head of Elgato, we hope to learn more about how the company managed to make the Stream Deck’s keys feel so good. One thing is for sure: peripheral devices like the Stream Deck are here to stay, providing users with an affordable and easy way to enhance their computing experience.