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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Charge your Smartphone & Tech Safely

After a rather scary experience with my iPhone 6 charging cable, I really wanted to investigate how I could charge my smartphone in a safer way. In the video below I take a look at various USB-to-Lightning cables, including a rather impressive one from TYLT. To take things one step further, I wanted to take the guesswork out of over-charging, so got hold of a Belkin WeMo Insight switch. Check out the video and let me know what extra precautions you take when charging your technology.

Just Mobile AluCup - Holder & Stand for iPhone iPad & other Smartphones & Tablets

Just Mobile AluCup - Holder & Stand for iPhone iPad & other Smartphones & Tablets ... a versatile & very well made stand. Check out the luxury & see if this could find a place on your desk.

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Spigen SGP Hardbook iPad Mini Case Review

Spigen SGP Hardbook iPad Mini Case Review ... the iPad Mini is yet another successful and more portable tablet from Apple. Keeping it in nice condition is a good idea, but doing it in style is equally important. Check out our review of the Moleskine-looking Hardbook from Spigen SGP.

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Incipio Block Bands - Keep Your Cables Tidy

Incipio Block Bands - Keep Your Cables Tidy ... are untidy & tangled cables a familiar sight in your setup? CHeck out these simple yet effective bands to get your cables & power supplies in order.

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Stylfile S-Clipper & Nailcare Collection Unboxing & Geek Style Review

Stylfile S-Clipper & Nailcare Collection Unboxing & Geek Style Review ... something a little different for you all. All my viewers look at my hands, so with the help of Inventor Tom it is time to buff up my look :D

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HTC One Double Dip Hard Shell Case Review

HTC One Double Dip Hard Shell Case Review ... official case from HTC for their 2013 flagship smartphone. With a three piece, three tone design, let's see how it fits, feels & performs. 

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