A Stream Deck is a perfect companion for anyone doing extensive Twitch streaming on a Windows PC or Mac, but it’s also versatile enough to control just about anything on your computer, even smart home stuff. Although most people are fine with opting for the six or 15 key Stream Decks, the XL can help you go full Sicko Mode. Just think of all the things you can control and program with 32 buttons — that gives everyone’s workflow room to grow. And since one of my colleagues made a free app to turn the Stream Deck’s buttons into digital bubble wrap, you can always set up a few for some tactile and heavy time-wastering.
The Vizio Elevate soundbar currently retails for the lowest price of $649.99 ($350 off MSRP). Amazon And Best Buy. The unique 10-channel 5.1.4 sound system features 18 drivers, an 8-inch wireless subwoofer and rotating speakers that pop up for more immersive Dolby Atmos surround. The 48-inch Elevate supports eARC, so it’s fully compatible with the latest TVs and isn’t plagued by the audio latency common with older soundbars. Plus, it also has two HDMI 2.1 ports, so you can connect two sources without sacrificing image quality or higher refresh rates.
While there are plenty of cheap soundbars out there – and frankly, there are far better than the tinny audio emanating from most TVs these days – few offer something as unusual as the Elevate. It’s an easy way to get true surround sound.