Elgato Key Light Mini offers illumination wherever you choose to stream

Lighting to go.

If you’re looking to improve your vlogging and streaming content or simply require additional lighting to get that perfect selfie or TikTok, the Elgato Key Light Mini could be a welcome addition to your current setup.

The newcomer to the firm’s creator-friendly range features a standard 1/4in mount thread to pair with your existing mounting hardware, though it does not include any mounting accessories out of the box.

Elgato markets this product as a portable go-anywhere device that you’ll be able to utilise in the trickiest of situations. Rightly so, there is no need for an external power source as Key Light Mini has a built-in 3.7v 4000mAh battery promising four hours of lighting at half brightness. It supports 60 minutes fast charge via a 15w USB-C port, and can also be plugged into the mains if you’re planning on using the light solely on a stationary setup.

A bevy of software controls are available, but it’s good to see Elgato include onboard physical buttons, which we tend to prefer over app-based adjustments. As you’d expect there’s also full integration with Stream Deck, and such controls do come in handy when fine-tuning; at 800 lumens peak brightness the OSRAM LEDs can be adjusted between 2,900 and 7,000 Kelvin.

The portability aspect is enticing, but it is also reflected in price. At $99.99 the Key Light Mini is undoubtedly a premium choice for someone starting off. Those already using existing Elgato products may find that staying in the same ecosystem aids ease of use, but newcomers looking for a cheaper option will find a plethora of alternatives on your local Amazon listings.

If those listings are a little overwhelming and you want a brand name you can trust, Logitech’s recently released Litra Glow is a potential adversary, at $59.99 it doesn’t include all the bells and whistles of the Key Light Mini but serves as a budget alternative.

Convinced the Key Light Mini is for you? Full specifications and buy links are now available at elgato.com.