While it is that time of year where companies bring products to market in the post-Computex launch window, nothing about this year is normal. Most companies are still figuring out a work-from-home schedule for employees, which of course does not help when you have to mass-produce items in Asian factories. Larger companies, including CORSAIR, have more leverage and business units to pull from, however, with special edition RAM, lighting towers, and pre-built PCs all launching recently. Today, we take a look at another new CORSAIR launch, and one that is not an update to a pre-existing product either. Enter the iCUE NEXUS companion screen, and thanks to CORSAIR for sending along the review sample to TechPowerUp.
The CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS launched earlier this week, with reception ranging from high interest to high skepticism from those thinking a second monitor would be better for the money. There are a few things, at the very least, that the iCUE NEXUS does which a second monitor does not. For one, it can clip on to a compatible keyboard and have touch-screen functionality supported by their iCUE software. This makes the combination a more powerful version of standalone keyboards with integrated LCD screens, such as the EVGA Z10 RGB we checked out earlier this year. We will aim to address the value proposition of the iCUE NEXUS in this article as we go over it in more detail beginning with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS|
|Screen Size:||5" diagonal|
|Resolution:||640x48 pixels (40:3 aspect ratio)|
|Frame Rate:||24 FPS|
|Screen Color:||RGB, 262K colors|
|Touch Screen:||Yes, single point capacitive|
|Programmable Buttons:||Up to six virtual buttons|
|Chassis:||Plastic, in black|
|Connectivity:||USB 2.0 Type-A|
|Plug and Play:||No, requires iCUE software|
|OS Compatibility:||Windows 10|
|Cable:||6 ft/1.8 m, braided on standalone base|
|Dimensions (w/o base):||154 (L) x 35 (W) x 16 (H) mm|
|Weight (w/o base):||60 g/0.14 lbs.|