Corsair’s new gaming display changes from flat to curved with a simple flick

As mind-boggling as it is to see a screen bend and even fold in half without any damage, we haven’t figured out the perfect use case for flexible OLEDs yet. Corsair is turning technology on its head with its new Xeneon Flex gaming monitor that allows users to bend to either side to create a more immersive viewing experience.

The Xeneon Flex is not a completely new idea. Back at CES 2021, LG itself had a similar prototype on display at its booth, featuring a 48-inch flexible OLED panel that, with the push of a button, would slowly transform from a completely flat screen to one with a smooth curve that better . it filled the peripheral vision of a player. But as with most prototypes, LG’s demo was straightforward. It also used a motorized mechanism to smoothly fold and unfold the screen.

Motors add cost, and yet another thing that can break, to consumer electronics. For the Xeneon Flex, Corsair replaced them with a pair of pop-up handles on either side of the screen. To introduce a smooth curve, simply grab them and pull, then do the opposite to flatten the panel again. You can even create a different level of curve on each side, which has no real practical benefit, but it’s nice to know it’s an option. Freedom!

The Xeneon Flex’s 45-inch LG W-OLED panel has a generous 21:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels at up to 240Hz refresh rate, and is fully compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD Adaptive FreeSync Premium. synchronization standards. Peak brightness is listed at 1,000 nits, with a contrast ratio of 1,350,000:1 and a variety of well-appointed connectivity ports, both on the back of the screen and on the front. The only thing we don’t know is pricing and availability, which Corsair promises will be shared before the year is out.

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