Elgato’s new Neo lineup makes video calls and content creation easy


Elago Neo devices
The family of Elago Neo devices could help newbies create great content, and look and sound good on calls.
Photo: Elgato

The new Elgato Neo range of devices — condenser microphone, webcam, LED key light, capture card and stream deck — simplifies video calls, content creation and video streaming for newbies, the company said Thursday. The gear also looks good doing it, with a unified white design across all five devices.

All the Neo products are compatible with iPad, making them an excellent choice for creators who use their tablets for content creation.

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Elgato Neo devices: Microphone, webcam, key light, capture card and stream deck

Elgato intends the new Neo lineup to augment and simplify live streaming and video calls. The five products are simpler versions of gear Elgato already makes, having captured a good chunk of the creator and gaming markets. Now, apparently, it wants everyone else — like anyone who might hop on a conference call.

An earlier move in that direction came when Elgato put out an affordable teleprompter that virtually anyone can use. And its Facecam and Stream Deck are also popular for good reason.

These affordable products are designed to be plug-and-play, making them easy to set up and use. The devices also feature compact designs that make them portable and easy to use in smaller spaces or on the go.

Check out the lineup of more accessible, user-friendly gear, below.

Elgato Neo devices
All five new Elgato Neo devices appear in this computer-setup shot.
Photo: Elgato

Stream Deck Neo

Stream Deck Neo, priced at $99.99, makes for a highlight of the Neo lineup. Like the company’s line of Stream Decks, the device operates as a command center. It features eight LCD keys you can program to automate various tasks, such as adjusting lights or joining video calls. Stream Deck Neo also features a display that functions as a digital clock, making it a versatile tool for streamers and professionals alike.

Where to buy: Elgato

Facecam Neo

Facecam Neo, priced at $99.99, is a high-quality webcam that supports 1080p video at 60fps, ensuring clear images. It comes with an integrated privacy shutter. You can easily mount the camera on top of a monitor or laptop. But it’s not out quite yet, though you can get notified about the release date on Elgato’s website.

Where to preorder/get notification: Elgato

Wave Neo

Wave Neo, priced at $89.99, is a condenser microphone that offers high-quality audio capture with reduced background noise. It features a tap-to-mute function and is designed to integrate seamlessly with Elgato’s advanced Wave Link app.

Where to buy: Amazon or Elgato

Key Light Neo

Elgato Neo devices
Maybe it’s time you looked and sounded better on your video calls.
Photo: Elgato

Key Light Neo, priced at $89.99, is a compact LED light that pairs perfectly with a webcam. It offers adjustable settings to enhance visual presentations and can be mounted on top of a laptop or monitor, freeing up desk space.

Where to buy: Elgato

Game Capture Neo

Game Capture Neo, priced at $119.99, is a capture card designed for high-quality game streaming. It supports capture at up to 1080p 60fps, making it ideal for Twitch or YouTube streaming.

Where to buy: Amazon or Elgato

AI lurks under the hood, of course

In addition to user-friendly design and high-quality performance, the Neo products also feature artificial intelligence. For instance, the new Stream Deck Neo works with an SDK that allows app developers to create profiles for controlling their apps. This makes it possible for the Stream Deck Neo to work with a wide range of applications, providing a versatile tool for streamers and professionals alike.

You can buy all Neo devices now except for Facecam Neo, which comes out in the coming weeks, Elgato said.

Source: Elgato


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