Tuesday, July 14th 2020

Control Your Setup with a Touch - CORSAIR Launches iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the versatile CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen, a new accessory that puts the power of CORSAIR iCUE software at your fingertips - literally. Attaching to compatible keyboards such as the CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 or K95 RGB PLATINUM XT, or connecting directly to your PC via USB, the iCUE NEXUS delivers convenient access to iCUE's powerful features, such as real-time system monitoring and programmable macros. With the ability to program more than 200 screens, each displaying up to six virtual buttons using custom drag-and-drop graphics, the iCUE NEXUS also adds an extra layer of personalization to any PC enthusiast's setup.

The iCUE NEXUS functions as an interactive heads-up display for your PC, leveraging the wide-ranging capabilities of iCUE software. Keep an eye on your system's vitals with real-time system monitoring data from the CPU, GPU, and iCUE-compatible devices, including temperatures, frequencies, fan speeds, and more. Any actions programmable in iCUE can be mapped to one of the iCUE NEXUS' virtual buttons, letting you perform a myriad of commands with just a touch, from launching a game or app to executing complex macros in-game.
The more iCUE-compatible devices in your setup, the more the iCUE NEXUS can do. Peripheral settings can be adjusted directly from the touch screen - change the sensitivity of your mouse, cycle your headset's equalizer profile, change your keyboard's RGB lighting profile, and more. All of these actions can be done with a few simple swipes and taps of the iCUE NEXUS screen while iCUE runs in the background, without the need to even open the iCUE software client.

The iCUE NEXUS adds an extra level of customization and personalization to any setup, displaying a variety of user-selected content such as gifs and images as graphics for your virtual buttons, or just as an aesthetic accent for your system. Users can also download pre-programmed screens with unique visuals and custom actions for certain games such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

For PC enthusiasts and gamers looking to unite their CORSAIR components and peripherals in new and powerful ways, the iCUE NEXUS is the command center that controls, visualizes, and personalizes your setup.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing
The CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network. For up-to-date pricing of the iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen, please refer to the CORSAIR website (Editor's note: The iCUE NEXUS launches at an MSRP of $99.99 in the USA).

Web Pages
To learn more about the CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen, please visit: corsair.com/nexus-companion-touch-screen

For answers to frequently asked questions about the iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen, please visit: corsair.com/nexus-faq
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15 Comments on Control Your Setup with a Touch - CORSAIR Launches iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen

#1
AusWolf
A great gadget to replace my 7" HDMI touchscreen. Only if it wasn't so expensive! :(

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#2
AteXIleR
Fix iCUE, after ponder about these hw addons whether ye'd really need to fabricate and release them or not.
CPU power draw is still bad, and that is an unnecessary performance hit on the system's core unit. Without it one cannot even use your gadget.
Would that not be more precise to alleviate the pressure from it first?

If that is already made right, then this could be a big maybe.
True priority should be put forward sometimes, shouldn't it?
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#3
theonek
Hah, logitech G19 resemblance..
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#5
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I think I will wait for a sale or when I accumulate enough points on amazon I can get it for damn near nothing. Would be a nice little "have" for keeping track of CPU/GPU load and temps for me. But outside of that, I dont think I would find very much use for this.
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#7
Unter_Dog
AteXIleR
Fix ICUE, after ponder about these hw addons whether ye'd really need to fabricate and release them or not.
CPU power draw is still bad, and that is a real unnecessary performance hit.
If that is cool, then this is a big maybe. Priority should be put forward sometimes, shouldn't it?
This, signed customer owning multiple Corsair products.....
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#8
Enzarch
Some fun naming irony here; could get a refurb Nexus 7 tablet and AIDA64 license for the same price and have an order of magnitude more information at a glance and not have to touch iCUE. (disregarding specialized hotkey functions)
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#9
TheTechGuy1337
I love it, but not worth $99 dollars as the others have said. Just buy a secondary 1080p monitor....
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#10
Mussels
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AteXIleR
Fix ICUE, after ponder about these hw addons whether ye'd really need to fabricate and release them or not.
CPU power draw is still bad, and that is an unnecessary performance hit on the system's core unit. Without it one cannot even use your gadget.
Would that not be more precise to alleviate the pressure from it first?

If that is already cool, then this is a big maybe.
True priority should be put forward sometimes, shouldn't it?
Seconding this - iCue is a massive CPU hog and breaks idle on intel and AMD these days :(
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#11
kayjay010101
Mussels
Seconding this - iCue is a massive CPU hog and breaks idle on intel and AMD these days :(
Thirding (?) this. Use a lot of Corsair's products, including their Hydro X watercooling, but iCUE is a POS and if it was fixed so it was useful software I would be a very happy man. Not only is it a massive CPU hog for absolutely no reason, as it stands now there is no way to exclude control over certain corsair products so other programs can use it. For example I have 2 commander pro's with fans connected. I'd like to control the fans outside of iCUE since the software's fan curves and temp sources are very limiting. But if you run iCUE, even if you don't control the fans on the copro's, the service is still interfering with the fan ports so if I try to control them with my fan control software of choice they go absolutely nuts so I have to have iCUE closed and the corsair service disabled. As a result RGB control is completely impossible so my only option is to set hardware lighting profiles and time my closing of the program so the 3 channels sync up. What a massive pain
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#12
SN2716057
Doesn't Corsair own Elgato (Stream Deck)? It can do that stuff too with a bit of tweaking.

I can't control lighting though cause I have the smallest version but I bet the bigger ones can add that support too.
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#13
kapone32
Why does Logitech not update their G19 and G510 with ARGB keys and a 1080P screen.
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#14
Caliber21
kayjay010101
Thirding (?) this. Use a lot of Corsair's products, including their Hydro X watercooling, but iCUE is a POS and if it was fixed so it was useful software I would be a very happy man. Not only is it a massive CPU hog for absolutely no reason, as it stands now there is no way to exclude control over certain corsair products so other programs can use it. For example I have 2 commander pro's with fans connected. I'd like to control the fans outside of iCUE since the software's fan curves and temp sources are very limiting. But if you run iCUE, even if you don't control the fans on the copro's, the service is still interfering with the fan ports so if I try to control them with my fan control software of choice they go absolutely nuts so I have to have iCUE closed and the corsair service disabled. As a result RGB control is completely impossible so my only option is to set hardware lighting profiles and time my closing of the program so the 3 channels sync up. What a massive pain
Fourthing this. Icue keeps my Ryzen 3900x from going into full idle mode. It literally causes my system to use 25-30W more power. Ridiculous. I idle at 98W vs 71W (powering a water cooling pump which results in a higher than average 71W idle)
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#15
SN2716057
kapone32
Why does Logitech not update their G19 and G510 with ARGB keys and a 1080P screen.
This. Also preferably with mechanical keys.

Btw, I had the G13 gameboard and the one thing that never broke was the display.
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