Top 3 Products for Twitch Streaming Pros

Live broadcasting or streaming on Twitch is not only great fun, but can also allow creators to share their passion for gaming (and sometimes other subjects) with really loyal fan bases. Sharing video gameplay online can be quite daunting when it comes to the gear required. Assuming you already have a computer and web camera of some sort, improving the quality of your streams is always very rewarding.

Here’s our top 3 products that will take your Twitch streams to the next level. Of course, this can be applied to other live streaming platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. All links in this article are affiliate links, they do not cost you a penny extra, but do earn Geekanoids a small commission on purchases.

In top spot is a very cool product from Elgato. Their Stream Deck connects to your computer via USB and is a bank of buttons that each contain a tiny screen. The buttons allow you to automate actions, for example “starting a livestream” or “tweeting out a message” and some more complex actions too. The screens are full colour and the clever software allows you to customise them with your own designs, making them easily recognisable. This is a superb piece of kit and very worthy of the number one place here.
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Next up is the Rode NT-USB microphone. I personally use one of these and it is a very high quality microphone that simply plugs into your computer USB port. There are some rotary controls on the side of the mic too that allow you to control your audio and monitor levels. You will also find a headphone port on there too. One really nice touch is the custom shaped pop shield, which will help with your audio quality. This is one quality piece of kit and it must be said that audio is a very important part of your live broadcast, so should not be overlooked.
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Last but by no means least is another product from Elgato. If you have even seen a video or livestream where the presenter seems to be floating on top of their game, they are using a green screen. The software you use allows you to “key” out anything in your camera frame that is green, so that it becomes transparent. You can then position yourself on top of any background, but we often see gameplay presenters on top of the game itself, normally in the bottom corner of the video frame. Some green screens are really cumbersome to set up, but this Elgato Green Screen is pre-tensioned in its own case. Pull the screen up, attach and you are ready in under five minutes. Then when you are done, it packs away easily for storage. This really will help take your streams to the next level.
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Top 3 Gaming Keyboards

A decent gaming keyboard is very important if you want to take your experience to the next level. It is the interface between your lightning fast reactions and the game you are playing and when you develop your skills it could mean the difference between winning or losing. Here’s our top 3 picks of the best gaming keyboards available, plus a budget conscious choice thrown in for good measure.

In at number one is the Razer BlackWidow Elite. This is a mechanical gaming keyboard, so has a very tactile response. It features Razer Green Switches and is RGB Chroma Illuminated, so will look stunning on your desk. It also has fully programmable Macro Keys. For quick access to some of the features on your computer it also sports Multi-Function Digital Dial with dedicated media controls.
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The number two spot goes to the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 and this also features mechanical switches. It has different styling to the Razer and features AIMO LED Per-Key lighting and in my opinion looks stunning. The ROCCAT Titan switches are very accurate and great to use during gameplay. The quality is here too with a durable design and aluminium top plate. This keyboard also features a multimedia wheel and detachable wrist rest which works via magnetic mechanism and helps with ergonomics.
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In third place is a keyboard that should not be dismissed. The Logitech G613 Wireless Gaming Keyboard features Lightspeed Wireless technology which is more responsive and faster than most wired gaming keyboards. The Romer G mechanical switches deliver a quiet, precise mechanical performance. The short-throw actuation at 1.5 mm is 25% faster than the competition's standard key travel.
The G613 is nice and configurable too, with six programmable keys that can be assigned commands per profile and have been positioned for optimal speed and accessibility. Logitech certainly make some great gaming peripherals and claim that the G613 is the world's first high performance wireless mechanical gaming keyboard, designed for a wireless world.
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Last but not least is our more affordable wildcard and still a great performer. The Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard allows you to personalise five individual lighting zones from a spectrum of over 16.8 million colours, so will look great whilst performing admirably. It has a slim body that is built for gamers of all levels with a durable construction that repels liquids, crumbs and dirt. The anti-ghosting gaming matrix on this keyboard is tuned for optimal gaming performance, keeping you in control when you press multiple keys simultaneously. It also features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly.
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AverMedia Live Gamer Portable Game Capture Device

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Gadget Showdown - Xbox One vs PS4 ... the battle of the next gen consoles ... which one will win? Watch to find out.

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Mad Catz GameSmart R.A.T. M Wireless Mobile Gaming Mouse Unboxing & Review

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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Review

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SpeedLink Strike FX Gamepad

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Super Mario Bros U - Helping Hand Ep 3

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