Creating individual folders for certain applications, creating folders within those folders for more organized workflow.For example I have a Premire Pro folder that has a bunch of normal commands I use, then a folder within that that has hotkeys set up to launch scripts I have to automatically throw certain effects or transitions on clips.Then for work I have more scripts that I use to automate my workflow, after showing this to my boss he was impressed and wanted the link to it himself for potential companywide use.All of this is made even easier by being able to assign specific Icons to each key, making it easy to remember where I have stuff stored.The only things I will complain about is the cable, which is relatively short, I have a sitting and standing desk, and it needs to go into a powered hub or motherboard to work.The other thing is that the keys fee slightly loose, I am not certain if this is just because of the rubber domes in general or the type they used.Bottom LineThis gear is perfect for what is advertised for and is very simple to use in that regard.However if you have the itch to take it further and create more uses for it using scripting, your possibilities are endless with this piece of gear.
You can program it to do just about anything with ease and if you are just looking for a box of buttons you push to do things for twitch then this is perfect for that as well.
You know what is and isn't active and can just use 2 monitors, no need for 3 just to ensure you're streaming correctly, since the stream decks switches "Source" and being able to assign a graphic for when you have something on/off, is immensely useful.Also you can assign System tasks, such as launching certain websites or opening media, so if you want easy access without another desktop icon or manually going to where the file is; this is also very useful to have the Stream Deck for, I'd imagine this would be great for Podcasts and the likes as well.
I will be using this for quite some time.I have seen that they will have a smaller version with less buttons, but since you program what the buttons do you may not need one this size.One of my favorite features, is you can program a button to take you to another set of programmed buttons.
This product is great - you can do so much with it.
Elgato has no plans of supporting any earlier versions of windows based on another review of this product and their reply.
The feeling of the keys ruins it for me... the keys are wobbly and dont activate reliably, if you dont hit them in center they can even get stuck the keycap material feels rubbery and sticky keycaps act like lenses and distort the display below them, so the icons only look right when looking at it right from above if you are used to a mechanical keyboard these feel just awful think of the worst membrane keyboard you ever used... and this one is probably a bit worse than that feels more like a kids toy, like a fake calculator or computer for 3 year old kids, not a professional keyboard, especially not a 150$ one its all about the display below that allows custom icons creating custom icons and keys is easy, and they look REALLY cool but once the novely effect wears off they arent actually that useful to me personally, and the feeling just ruins it... i prefer using a cherry MX USB numpad keyboard with little stickers and custom keycaps that trigger software macros.
The hotkey commands only worked when I was in windows but not when I was within a DAW program.
That said, the build was great and it did work very well on the windows 10 platform, but just not within my DAW.
I get a lot of use out of this device and I would LOVE to recommend this product BUT for $150 dollars is too much money for a device that requires a soldering iron to replace the USB cord.