Today we will take a look at the Elgato Key Light Air, and we will see if aspiring or already solidified streamers need to pick up this latest product from Elgato. Throughout this review, we will be running the Key Light Air through the usual paces of price versus features, usability, setup, design, and software.
On top of that, I will also be giving you my thoughts on if I think the Elgato Key Light Air is worth the price tag of $129.99, or if you would be better off just grabbing some cheap lights from your local store. One thing streamers need is lighting, and Elgato plans on solving that problem with the Key Light Air. The Key Light Air is also compatible with all of the Elgato Stream Decks, so if you already own one of those, you are in luck.
Lighting is crucial for any stream, as no one wants to watch someone sitting in the dark. So, let's see if Elgato's lighting solution is worth sliding that $129.99 over the table, or if it's just worth going and getting some standard lights and saving your money for other components for your set up. First, we are going to jump into the close-up.
Above is an image of the front of the box, which showcases a nice image of the Elgato Key Light Air and the features that come with it. We can also see the features that come with the Key Light Air.
Moving on to the back of the box, we can see a more in-depth example of all of the features. We can also note the technical specifications on the bottom right-hand corner.
Next, we have an image of what the Elgato Key Light Air looks like once it's taken out of the box. The unboxing experience was quite mediocre, but then again, the Key Light Air only has a few parts.
Elgato provides buyers of the Key Light Air with a large piece of cardboard that has all of the assembly instructions on it. This is a very nice touch and made assembling the Key Light Air extremely easy.
Moving on, here's an image of all of the contents of the box. From left to right, there's the Key Light Air globe, the Key Light Air base, the Key Light Air pole, and the box that contains the rest of the parts.
Now we are going to go into how to assemble the Key Light Air, it's fairly self-explanatory, and Elgato's instructions are extremely straight forward, but a small guide is always helpful for those that need it. Starting off, users want to take the pole of the Key Light Air and insert it into the base. Then users will want to secure the pole in using the provided screw.
Once that is completed, it should look like the above image (but with the screw tightly located in the base).
Next, inside the box that is provided in the pack, take out the ball mount and screw that into the head of the Key Light Air. Once that is done, users will have to connect the ball mount socket to the pole and then to the ball that users just screwed into the back of the light.
After that is completed, users are 90% the way completed. The above is showcases the height adjustment that can be made to suit whatever kind of setup. The Key Light Air can extend to 28 centimeters, so just change the height to whatever is desired, then tighten with the provided screw located on the pole.
Next, take out the contents of the provided box and find the power supply. Next, users will want to find the power attachment respective of their country and connect that to the power supply. This can be done by simply twisting the adapter into the power supply socket.
Once users have done that, your power supply should look like the above image.
Next, plug the power cord into the back of the Key Light Air and run the cord down the spine of the pole through the provided grove. This grove is an extremely nice touch by Elgato as it means users won't have to deal with a dangling cord after set up is complete.
Once that step is completed, your Key Light Air should look like the above image. Congratulations, you have just completed set up.