Loupdeck, which began as an Indiegogo venture with its unique Lightroom modifying console, has been acquired by Logitech for an undisclosed “non-material” sum, the businesses introduced. “This acquisition augments Logitech’s product portfolio as we speak and accelerates our software program ambitions of enabling keyboards, mice and extra to develop into smarter and contextually conscious,” mentioned Logitech G normal supervisor Ujesh Desai in an announcement.
After launching a sophisticated modifying console in 2019 (the Loupedeck CT), the corporate pivoted towards video streaming with the Loupedeck Reside and Loupedeck Reside S. These provide a substitute for Elgato’s Stream Deck, utilized by content material creators so as to add titles, picture-in-picture and extra to dwell streams. Loupedeck additionally collaborated with Razer by itself creator product, the Stream Controller.
Shopping for Loupedeck offers Logitech the power to ship a “premium expertise” for content material creators together with players, livestreamers and others, it mentioned. On the similar time, Logitech is promising extra “seamless” utilization for onboarding, presets and the coupling of Streamlabs apps and Loupedeck gadgets. For its half, Loupedeck mentioned that becoming a member of Logitech will assist it “exponentially” broaden its viewers.
In truth, Logitech acquired Streamlabs again in 2019 to get deeper into recreation streaming — certainly one of a lot of model purchases it has revamped the previous few years. In 2016 it purchased gaming peripheral firm Saitek, in 2017 it bought Astro, which makes headsets well-liked with players and streamers, and in 2018, Logitech aquired Blue Microphones.
How have these acquisitions labored out? Earlier this 12 months Logitech retired the Blue branding, although it nonetheless manufactures a lot of the firm’s unique merchandise just like the Yeti and Snowball mics. Loupedeck’s merchandise are good however a bit costly, so Logitech might be able to carry the worth down whereas growing manufacturing high quality. In any case, “Loupedeck will proceed supporting its prospects and companions and can function as typical for the foreseeable future,” the press launch states.