Elgato Prompter review: One and done, is this the best teleprompter out there?

The Elgato Prompter brings a level of convenience and simplicity that its competitors can only dream of

Elgato Prompter
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Elgato Prompter is a fantastic all-in-one teleprompter that’s simple to set up, easy to use, and customizable enough to suit just about any use case. It’s not cheap, and there are a few niggling issues, but it’s still easily the best option for most content creators. If you want to take your videos to the next level, the Elgato Prompter should be your next purchase.


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    Built-in screen

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    Display clarity is excellent

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    Dedicated app is intuitive

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    Screen mirroring is great for content creators


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    Still needs another device to run

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    No remote control options

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Elgato is an absolute juggernaut in the streaming space, offering just about everything a prospective streamer or video creator could need, from microphones and webcams to stream decks and capture cards. Now it’s adding teleprompters to that impressive line-up with the Elgato Prompter.

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Display 9-inch 1024 x 600 px
Step-up rings49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82 mm
DimensionsW 224 x H 219 x D 282 mm / W 8.88 x H 8.62 x D 11.10 in (with universal bracket)
Weight690g / 1.52lbs (without accessories)
AMBITFUL Teleprompter Kit

The AMBITFUL Teleprompter Kit is our recommendation if you’re looking for a small, budget teleprompter. It costs around $64 at the time of writing and works great with Android and iOS phones.

Glide Gear TMP 100

If you need something larger (so the camera can be further away from you) then Glide Gear TMP 100 is our top pick. It’s designed to work with any smartphone or tablet up to 10.5 x 7.5in, making it compatible with a wide range of devices, including any model of iPad.

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Ian Stokes

Ian is a UK-based tech and games journalist who is now branching out into video content. He has previously served as Reviews Editor for Top Ten Reviews, led the tech and entertainment sections of LiveScience and Space.com, and is currently a freelance writer working across a variety of publications. He's also somehow been getting away with this profile picture for years.