The popularity of streaming continues to grow, and while it's the personality that counts more than the equipment, everyone wants their broadcast to look the absolute best. It's only fitting that since Amazon owns Twitch, for Prime Day there are a bunch of great deals that will help you take your stream to the next level. These are our favorite deals on streaming gear right now.
- Best Capture Card: AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K
- Shine a Light: Elgato Key Light
- Looking good: Razer Kiyo
- Crystal Clear: HyperX QuadCast
- Shortcut Everything: Elgato Stream Deck
- Capture Everything: Elgato HD60S
This is currently our top recommendation for a capture card, and the healthy discount just makes it even better. It can capture 4K HDR video at up to 60 FPS, or if you step down the resolution you can capture at 144 FPS at 1440p and 240 FPS at 1080p. Overkill for streaming, right now, but this capture card is perfect for PC and Xbox One X gamers and will certainly last you many a year.
Good lighting is one of the hardest parts of a stream setup, and Elgato has made it super simple with the Key Light. These panels can be controlled from your PC, attached to your desk and above all, take up almost no space thanks to their ultra-slim form factor. There's a wide range of brightness and color temperature, and compared to a soft box, they kick out hardly any heat at all.
The benefit to the Kiyo is twofold. Not only will you look pretty good in up to 1080p at 30 FPS or 720p at 60 FPS, but you'll be illuminated, too. The Kiyo is perfect for those who don't have the space or budget for dedicated lighting with its adjustable ring light built right into the webcam. It's plug and play and is supported by all the major apps and streaming software.
One of our favorite microphones right now, the HyperX QuadCast will make sure you sound your best on stream. It's got four polar patterns to choose from, a built-in pop filter and shock mount and was designed from the outset for streamers, and the neat little stand works especially well for setups tight on space.
The Stream Deck is a game-changing product in streaming, allowing you to map a frankly ridiculous number of functions, macros, and shortcuts to a keypad for easy operation while streaming. Add custom icons, GIFS, integrate with Twitch, Mixer, Streamlabs and so many more apps and services, it's a really remarkable piece of equipment and quickly becoming essential in a streamers arsenal.
If you're on a tighter budget or simply can't use an internal capture card, then Elgato's HD60S is a brilliant way to capture console or PC gameplay. Thanks to its USB 3.0 connection you get super-low latency, a crispy 1080p60 video capture, support for both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs and all in a little black box that's easy to hide anywhere in your setup.
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It really isn't about the equipment you're using when you stream, but everyone wants their show to be the best it can be. It can get expensive, too, but thankfully Prime Day is here to take some of the sting out of that and help you up your game.
If you're in need of a new capture card, there are two solid choices. The AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K is the absolute best of the best right now, supporting not only video capture up to 4K but also in HDR (because you don't necessarily just want to stream with it). But, it requires a desktop PC with a spare PCIe slot to operate, and if you don't have that or your budget is a little tighter, you can't go wrong with the Elgato HD60S.
Elgato deserves another special shout out for the Key Light, making good lighting for your streams incredibly easy, especially for those tight on space. And it's extra nice that they won't kick out so much heat you'll end a stream covered in sweat. In each case, all of these great accessories have some solid discounts to help you take your stream to the next level and keep more of your money in your pocket.
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