Logitech International has bought streaming controller maker Loupedeck. Logitech announced the acquisition earlier this week.
Who is Logitech?
Logitech was founded in 1981 and is based in Switzerland. The company makes computer peripherals, including keyboards, mice, headsets and webcams. Logitech also makes Bluetooth speakers and universal remote controls for televisions and other AV equipment. In addition, since 2008, Logitech has bought a number of companies, including Ultimate Ears, Astro Gaming, Blue Microphones and Streamlabs.
Who is Loupedeck?
Loupedeck was founded in Helsinki, Finland, in 2016. The company began with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a Lightroom editing console. They now also make custom-built editing consoles designed for major software programs for photo, video and audio editing, design, and livestreaming. Most recently, Loupedeck launched its Live S console in December 2022. The Loupedeck Live S has native support for Twitch, OBS, Streamlabs and Voicemod. However, you can also use it with applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
Why has Logitech bought Loupedeck?
Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G, 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.”
What we think
One of Logitech’s most recent acquisitions was Streamlabs back in September 2019. Streamlabs makes software and tools for livestreaming, so acquiring Loupedeck makes great business sense. Logitech will be able to ensure that Loupedeck consoles work even more closely together with the Streamlabs applications. The company will also be able to produce presets so that you can use the two products together straight out of the box. It looks like Logitech’s acquisition of Loupedeck may be great news for livestreamers.