Elgato announces Stream Deck MK.2, Facecam, Wave XLR, and much more, available now

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What you need to know

  • Elgato is a company that specializes in accessories perfect for streamers and content creators, and features a huge portfolio of products.
  • Today, Elgato's lineup expanded considerably with new announcements like the Stream Deck MK.2, Facecam, Wave XLR audio mixer, and much more.
  • Many of Elgato's new products are already available right now, with a new studio configurator to help you perfect your setup.

Elgato is a company that any streamer or content creator should be familiar with, as they're behind some of the most popular PC and streaming accessories such as the Elgato 4K60S+ capture device and the Elgato Wave 3 condenser microphone. Today, Elgato's already impressive lineup of accessories just got a lot bigger with several new arrivals, many of which are available right now. Elgato's announcements are so exciting, in fact, that Elgato's website is struggling to keep up with the influx of traffic.

Alongside the new product announcements, Elgato has released a new studio configurator to help you personalize your setup and plan ahead before you buy, so you can obtain the best streaming setup for your budget.

You can read more about everything Elgato announced below. You can also find plenty of links to Elgato's website if you're interested in any of these products.

Elgato Stream Deck MK.2

The Elgato Stream Deck is a fantastically popular device that features up to 15 programmable buttons that streamers and content creators can use for any number of uses. The Stream Deck is an invaluable tool for many users, and now it's being updated with a MK.2.

Featuring the same 15 programmable buttons and customizable icons, the Stream Deck MK.2 offers interchangeable faceplates, a detachable stand, and now uses a versatile and standardized USB Type-C port for connectivity. Now, your Stream Deck is even more personal and versatile. Stream Deck MK.2 is available now, along with several choices for faceplates, starting at $150.

Elgato Facecam

Elgato already offers the Elgato Multi Mount to make it easier to use the camera of your choice as a high-quality facecam, but now Elgato wants to make the process as painless as possible with their own official solution. The Elgato Facecam is a 1080p / 60 FPS camera that aims to offer the perfect experience for streamers with onboard memory for settings, easy setup and mounting, and an included privacy filter.

The Elgato Facecam also doesn't include any built-in microphones, so you don't have to worry about interference. The Facecam is all about "plug-and-play" convenience. Just like the Stream Deck MK.2, the Elgato Facecam is already available to purchase directly from Elgato, and will run for $200. The Elgato Facecam may stand a decent chance at becoming one of the best PC webcams.

Elgato Wave XLR

The Wave XLR is a microphone interface and digital mixer, and aims to pair with your existing Elgato mic to offer you additional power and control that you otherwise wouldn't have. It comes equipped with anti-distortion, a mic mute button, integration with Elgato's Wave Link mixing software, customizable faceplates, a multi-function control dial, USB Type-C connectivity, and a way to connect your microphone and monitoring headphones.

The Wave XLR is available now for $160, and has a handful of customizable faceplates available for purchase as well. More faceplates will come in the future.

Elgato Wave Mic Arm and Wave Mic Arm LP

Another product to pair with your microphone, the Elgato Wave Mic Arm aims to make it as easy as possible to position your mic exactly the way you want it and move it when you need to. There are two variants of the Wave Mic Arm to choose from. The standard variant is larger but is designed to be as flexible as possible with tons of control, included counterweights for heavier mics, and more. The LP variant isn't quite as flexible, but it's made to be "low profile" and blend into the background without taking up much space.

Both Mic Arm variants are fully adjustable, easy and secure to install, and support a wide variety of mics, including the best microphones for streaming. The Elgato Wave Mic Arm is available now for $100, and the Wave Mic Arm LP comes in at the same price.

Other announcements

Elgato decided to take today by storm with several major product announcements, but they also sprinkled some smaller ones in there, too. Elgato also announced the Master Mount S, or a more advanced version of their ordinary mount, the Wall Mount for the Elgato Facecam, and the Light Strip Extension Kit, which does exactly what you'd expect it to do.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

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