The Power of iCUE at Your Fingertips

Put the power of CORSAIR iCUE software at your fingertips with the CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Companion Touch Screen, enabling control of your setup with a fully customizable interface.

What’s in the Box?

iCUE NEXUS box contents.

Included in the box is everything you need to get going. You’ve got three different keyboard mounting brackets that attach using double-sided tape and allow you to mount the iCUE NEXUS to the K70 RGB MK.2 (including both the Low Profile and SE models) as well as the K95 RGB PLATINUM and K95 RGB PLATINUM XT.

iCUE NEXUS mounted to K95 Platinum XT keyboard.

In addition, there is a helpful removal tool included should you decide to upgrade keyboards and need to remove the mounting bracket for whatever reason.

iCUE NEXUS standalone base station.

And last, but not least, we’ve also included a cradle you can house the iCUE NEXUS in to use it as a standalone device on your desk!

Ready to Rock and Roll

Once you’ve got the iCUE NEXUS set up, download the latest version of iCUE and you’re off to the races with some preset screens that’ll provide easy access to controls for your connected CORSAIR hardware!

iCUE NEXUS preset and custom screens in CORSAIR iCUE.

Customize. Personalize.

Of course, creating custom screens is where the fun really is. You can add blank screens and populate them with animated custom wallpapers, buttons with custom icons or animations, and a variety of different widgets.

iCUE NEXUS screen customization allows you to use custom icons and wallpapers.

Share Your Creations!

A lot of effort can be put into customizing your iCUE NEXUS, so make sure to back up your screens using the export feature! Should you move your iCUE NEXUS to a different PC or want to share your custom screens with a friend, use the import option and select the appropriate save file to load up your custom screens with your personal wallpapers and icons!

iCUE NEXUS screens can be exported to share with friends or for backing up your settings!

Conclusion

And that’s it! The CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS companion touchscreen adds a whole new dimension of customization and control to your iCUE-enabled setup. For more information about the iCUE NEXUS, check out our FAQ or check out this playlist of helpful tutorial videos we’ve put together.

Surround Yourself with a Symphony of Color – iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers

The CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Tower Starter Kit provides everything you need to illuminate your desk with diffused ambient lighting that synchronizes with your system, games and media.

What’s in the Box?

Included with the LT100 Starter Kit are two lighting towers (one main tower with a multi-function control button and a secondary tower), an external power supply, a 1.5m RGB cable, a micro USB cable and a headset holder.

  • Main Tower (with button)
  • Tower (without button)
  • Wall AC Power Adapter
  • 1.5m RGB Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Headset Holder

Expansion kits include a single expansion tower and a single y-cable that allows you to daisy chain expansion towers to the main tower.

The Setup

The starter kit and the expansion kits all the necessary cables to connect up to four LT100 towers together that can be arranged on your desk! You can also install the light bars into the base of each tower in either forward-facing or rear-facing orientation if you want the light to shine directly at you or at your wall.

The starter kit uses a single, straight RGB cable to connect the main tower to the other tower in the kit. Expansion kits include a single Y-adapter cable that allows you to daisy chain towers to the main tower, ending with the straight RGB cable to add the last tower.

If you connect additional towers from an expansion kit, press and hold the multi-function button on the main tower for 5 seconds to run LED detection.

No Software Necessary!

The LT100 Starter Kit can operate without software using the multi-function button on the main lighting tower. A total of 11 preset lighting profiles are included and you can cycle through them (while iCUE isn’t running or the USB cable is not connected) by pressing the multi-function button on the main LT100  tower for 2 seconds. The LEDs on the base of the main lighting tower will blink blue to confirm.

The main lighting tower included in the starter kit features a multi-function button that can be used to control lighting presets, LED detection and toggle lighting on or off.

Here’s a quick list of lighting effects you can access in hardware mode:

  1. Super X (Demo mode that cycles through a preset list of lighting effects)
  2. Color Shift
  3. Color Pulse
  4. Color Wave
  5. Static
  6. Temperature
  7. Sequential
  8. Marquee
  9. Rainbow
  10. Strobing
  11. Visor

If you need to shut the lights off, just press the multi-function on the main tower briefly and it’ll toggle lighting on or off.

But If You Want to Use iCUE…

Using the latest version of iCUE, you can control your LT100 by connecting the provided USB cable to your PC, enabling a wide variety of preset, custom and ambient lighting modes!

When setting up your LT100 in iCUE, swing by the “Lighting Setup” tab, run LED detection to ensure your LT100 towers are detected properly and arrange your LT100 towers by dragging and dropping them on screen to the appropriate position based on your actual desk setup.

The “Lighting Setup” tab allows you to arrange the order of your LT100 towers in software as well as run LED detection if you’ve added expansion towers.

A quick pro-tip for channel-wide effects like sequential or visor, got to “Lighting Effects” and apply a a quick sequential effect then go back to “Lighting Setup”, click and drag the lighting towers in the preview until the towers light up in the desired sequence on your desk!

Ambient Lighting Enabled!

Like our LS100 Smart Lighting Strip Starter Kit, ambient video lighting mode is available to the LT100. New with the LT100, you can assign a specific display to capture and customize the screen area captured by each lighting tower by using the controls to precisely match specific areas on your screen.

Toggle “custom screen capture” and use the preview on the right hand side to customize your LT100 tower capture area for video lighting mode.

When setting up video lighting mode, try using a vibrant background image with a spectrum of colors across the screen like the CORSAIR wallpaper below or use some kind of static test pattern to make video mode configuration easier.

Wallpapers with a lot of variety across different parts of the image help to make video lighting setup quick and easy!

You can also set your LT100’s hardware lighting behavior. Go to the “Hardware Lighting” section and set a static color effect with RGB values all set to 0 (black). This will make your LT100 towers turn off automatically when you lock or power off your PC rather than having to press the multi-function button to disable lighting after your PC has been locked or powered off.

Conclusion

And that’s it! The CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Tower Starter Kit is a fantastic lighting accessory for your gaming or media setup. Click here for product availability and more information about the LT100 Starter Kit and feel free to also check out our tutorial video below if you need additional help with setting yours up!

Check out our tutorial video for more information about setting up your LT100 Starter Kit!

Importing Custom Game Profiles in iCUE (DOOM Edition)

The 2016 reboot of DOOM was awesome and the next entry, DOOM Eternal looks to be even better! To celebrate the launch of another hardcore FPS, we’ve got an updated custom DOOM lighting profile courtesy of RGB wizard, Lewis Gerschwitz.

You can download the profile here. But what next?

iCUE can import and export custom profiles, they can serve as a backup of your home setup’s lighting and performance, but they can also be shared with the community! A few repositories exist for this very reason, but let’s go ahead and dive into how to import and setup a custom profile you’ve downloaded, using the newly updated DOOM profile as an example!

To import a profile into iCUE, start by expanding the profile options tray and clicking on the import/export button (arrows going left/right).

iCUE will now display profile import/export options in the main window.

Click the browse button (the button marked “…”) to open a new window and browse to the profile you wish to import. In this case, we’ll select the DOOM profile.

Click open then select what parts of the profile you’d like to import, if this were a backup of a profile you used for your home setup, you’d want to import everything, but since we’re only interested in the lighting effects, uncheck all the boxes except for the “Lighting Effects” box. Click import and iCUE will proceed with the import process.

Okay cool, we’ve successfully imported the profile… but did you know that you could have iCUE automatically switch to a custom profile when you start up a game? Click the browse button marked “…” next to the box for “Link profile to program”.

A new window will open and you can browse to the executable for your game. We’ll use DOOM 2016 as an example, but this also applies to DOOM Eternal or any other game/program you’re linking the profile to (file names and location will be different of course).

If you’re confused as to which executable is the right one to link the profile to (some games use multiple .exe files), launch the game and ALT+TAB out so you see your desktop. Start up task manager and find your game in the list of processes, expand and you should be able to see which executable is used to run the game.

Now that you’ve linked the profile to the game, you’ll want to go in and tweak settings for your hardware, if you’ve got a Commander PRO or any of our other iCUE-enabled products, you should take this opportunity to set up fan curves, DPI, and remaps that’ll apply when iCUE switches over to this profile when you launch the game!

Alright, the important bits are covered, but don’t forget you can also set a custom background and icon for this profile too. Download whatever images (or be creative and make your own) that you’d like to use and apply them in the profile settings window.


And that’s it! You’ve successfully imported and personalized a custom profile! Now go on and get fragging!

Using CORSAIR Peripherals with iCUE for macOS

If you’re a fan of CORSAIR peripherals, use macOS, and have always wanted that next level of customization, we’re happy to announce CORSAIR iCUE software for macOS. iCUE gives you near unlimited customization options for your peripherals’ glorious RGB lighting.

To download iCUE for macOS, click the link below:

www.corsair.com/downloads

Depending on your device, and when it was last updated, there may be a few steps needed before you can take advantage of all the features that iCUE for Mac has to offer.  You can verify which firmware version is currently installed in the iCUE software under the settings tab.  If your firmware version starts with 3.XX, you are ready to go, and don’t require any further steps to use your device on macOS.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you and put together a list of legacy devices that require a firmware update:

KeyboardsMice
K95 Platinum RGB K66 Dark Core RGB SE
K95 RGB K65 Rapidfire RGB Dark Core RGB
K70 Rapidfire RGB K65 RGB LUX Scimitar Pro RGB
K70 Rapidfire K65 LUX Scimitar RGB
K70 LUX RGB K65 RGB M65 Pro RGB
K70 LUX K63 Wireless SE M65 RGB
K70 RGB K63 Wireless Sabre RGB Optical
K68 RGB STRAFE RGB Sabre RGB Laser
K68 STRAFE Katar

Your device can be identified using either the product name or part number indicated on the product label.  Depending on the type of device you have, the product label will be in one of the following locations:

  • Keyboards and Wireless Mice labels will be on the underside of the device
  • Part Numbers will start with a “CH-“
  • Wired Mice will be on the tag near the USB.

If you find yourself owning one of these legacy devices and isn’t detected in the iCUE software for macOS, you will need access to a PC running Windows with iCUE installed to perform the required firmware update.  Simply connect your legacy device to the Windows PC and follow the steps in the How-To video below to perform the update within the iCUE software:

Your CORSAIR Legacy Device should now be detected in the iCUE software for your Mac.  If you are having trouble with these instructions, or continue to experience issues with your CORSAIR device after manually updating it, contact us at https://help.corsair.com and would be happy to help.


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