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    Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    It sits behind your keyboard offering real-time monitoring and iCUE ecosystem control.
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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Fair play to Corsair, this looks on paper to be a very usable and highly capable little device. Assuming it's around £99, the price isn't especially horrific for all those features, either.
    It's essentially a variant of what my G19 keyboard already does, with some extra stuff that it can't, all rolled up in iCUE's vast capacity for those with the time and patience to do all the setup.

    It's just a little annoying that it appears to be locked into the iCUE ecosystem, though... understandable, but still annoying.
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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    I was debating building a little box with lots of buttons to do this kind of thing. The cost was approaching £50 and was just getting too excessive. I wouldn't mind this but for the price, I am relying completely on Corsair's software keeping up to date and maintaining support. For £100 I just will not do that. I've been bitten too many times by software support dying and taking my expensive hardware with it.

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Looks like it might be an offshoot of Corsair buying Elgato.

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Odd t hat you couldn't find UK pricing as Scan had it in their inventory yesterday -https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-icue-nexus-5-touch-screen-6-programmable-virtual-macros-live-system-readouts-icue-compatible, it is £89.99

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    As per Ttaskmaster, this looks an interesting and potentially very useful product. However the cornerstone of its utility will be the iCue software - and that's something that makes me a bit reluctant to shell out £90 given Corsair's unwillingness/inability to fix some very longstanding bugs in it. And that's just the ones they acknowledge.

    The other thing that is strikingly obvious about this design, once you see it, is the very low screen vs bezel ratio. There's lots of black around the display. And reviews elsewhere picking up limitations with the viewing angle and colour rendition too.

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Not 'badly' priced for what it is.

    It might be worth me considering it purely for monitoring temps while rendering/encoding etc but at the same time I suspect the software will be overly bloated for the minimal use I'd have for it.

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    iCue is an appalling piece of horse exhaust. I love the hardware, but the software is beyond belief.
    Check out the litany on the forums

    https://forum.corsair.com/v3/forumdisplay.php?f=280
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Just remember, you can buy a 7" touchscreen in its own case that'll sit in a similar position for about £50-60. They are designed for Pis, etc but there's nothing stopping you from using that as a secondary monitor showing you whatever diagnostics you want as well as programming some buttons. I did something similar with Visual Basic and custom shortcuts when I was about 12, so I'm pretty sure it's not that hard. This way you're not reliant on Corsair software support, you get a bigger but still manageable screen and you can do whatever you like with it.

    I was tempted to get one to play youtube videos on whilst I'm working. I also am doing some network security courses and it's handy having videos playing off screen.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...c=1&pldnSite=1

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Considering how unintuitive iCue is, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    I have absolutely no reason to buy this, I have a 7" 1080p touch screen attached from a Raspberry Pi... and yet it'll make my K70 mk2 look sweet... so yes, I'll probably buy it

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Seemed pricey to me tbh.

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    Seemed pricey to me tbh.
    Yes, but like some of their other more questionable products, this is designed to be completely plug & play and still offer full support for all the functionality it provides. The target market is people who still think Raspberry Pie is something served with cream or a coulis, or who don't have time to learn whatever Arduino/Raspi is programmed in.
    A lot of what you're paying for is someone else to do the programming and figure out all the integration.

    If nothing else, we also want this product to sell just well enough for other manufacturers to see the benefit and make a better version.
    I know Aquacomputer already have a degree of similar functionality in their kit, and steps could be taken to progress this to a complete unit that far outclasses the Corsair version.
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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    A lot of what you're paying for is someone else to do the programming and figure out all the integration.
    ^ The problem with that is that too often the Corsair people don't do the programming. The irony is that I'm sat here now typing on a system that has an microcontroller with custom-written firmware hanging off a USB port specifically to work around a bug that has been there since the very beginning of Cue (i.e. before it was even called iCue) - and that Corsair staff in their forums originally acknowledged and promising to fix - but most recently appear to ignore. Is that because it's become embarrassing or because the development team aren't bothered?

    The emphasis seems to be squarely on bringing new product to market rather than properly supporting the gear people have already shelled out on. I generally really like Corsair's stuff - and in the past it walked the walk on pure quality of construction/stability grounds. However lately, the more they've leveraged iCue, and the more promises that have been broken re. fixes for issues with it, the more cautious I've been about purchasing decisions - both personally and on systems I've built for others.
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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    are you for real corsair?
    i rather to use old smartphone and instal this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t.rsm&hl=en_US

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    Re: Corsair launches iCUE Nexus companion touch screen

    ...and I already have the Asus OC Panel filling the only bay slot on my Define R6...

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