Logitech Buys Rival To Stream Deck
Loupedeck, a company known for their editing console loved by streamers and creative professionals, has been acquired by Logitech for an undisclosed amount.
This is just one of Logitech’s recent steps towards gaining ground in the streaming market against Elgato, who acquired Mevo in 2021, a camera hardware/software company known for livestreaming.
The press release noted this new found partnership was designed to provide, “a more seamless experience for creators,” potentially providing Loupedeck hardware with specialised presets and better integration with Streamlabs.
Loupedeck originated as a Lightroom editor before transitioning toward more advanced consoles. Recent years have seen the launch of Loupedeck Live, and Loupedeck Live S, designed to compete directly with Elgato.
Logitech has been at war with Corsair to buy up gaming-related accessory makers recently. In addition to Streamlabs, Logitech has snatched up Blue Microphones and Astro. Recently Logitech moved to kill the Blue mic brand and sell Yeti and Astro under Logitech’s G brand.
Corsair have been on a spree, snatching up Drop earlier this, Visuals by Impulse in 2021, Scuf Gaming and Origin PC in 2019.
Logitech are intending on embracing Loupedeck’s “strong and growing developer community” and building on the joint “complementary expertise.”
Loupedeck assured existing customers and partners it will continue to support them and operate as per usual for the foreseeable future.
General Manager of Logitech G, Ujesh Desai has said, “Empowering streamers, creators and gamers is a joint passion of Loupedeck and Logitech. Together we are focused on removing all barriers so they can create, edit and stream without limits. This acquisition augments Logitech’s product portfolio today and accelerates our software ambitions of enabling keyboards, mice, and more to become smarter and contextually aware, creating a better experience for audiences across Logitech.”
A spokesperson for Logitech, Ben Starkie said, “Loupedeck will operate as usual for the foreseeable future,” and it hasn’t made longer term plans.