- Corsair launched its latest gaming monitor called Xeneon Flex earlier this month which costs $2,000.
- The 45-inch screen can be folded to create a curved monitor, which can add immersion when gaming.
- It also includes plenty of ports and a low blue light feature to reduce eye strain.
A new foldable computer monitor lets you take matters into your own hands, literally, if you want a curved screen.
Gaming hardware company Corsair unveiled its newest computer monitor earlier this month, the Xeneon Flex. It is the latest addition to its line of gaming monitors which is now available for purchase for a whopping $2,000.
The 45-inch OLED screen can be curved up to 800 millimeters by pulling the handles on either side forward, giving you the option to switch between a flat and curved screen. Curved screens can provide a more immersive gaming experience, although some people also prefer them when working.
Of course, you might wonder if all that flexing is taking a toll on the screen, but Corsair says the monitor can be bent between 10,000 and 15,000 times and should last over five years.
The Xeneon Flex is an OLED display with a resolution of 3440 by 1440 and a refresh rate of 240Hz. It also includes features such as flicker-free imaging, anti-glare, motion blur cancellation and low blue light which Corsair says can reduce eye strain after looking at the screen for long periods of time.
For further customization, the foldable monitor has an array of ports on the back, including a display port, two HDMI ports, a USB video port, and additional USB ports for accessories.
However, some reviewers were quick to point out just how tricky the monitor’s flex can be. IGN found that bending the screen is “disturbing” and that the plastic panel “squeaks and creaks while the entire screen shakes”. Similarly, a reviewer from The Verge found that bending the monitor requires “nerve-devastating force”.
You can see the display fold in a video preview from The Verge below.
Still, reviewers concluded that the monitor packs “an impressive display” and “looks great from multiple viewing angles,” according to IGN and The Verge respectively.
The monitor is now available for pre-order and will ship in late December 2022.
The Xeneon Flex will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 – the world’s largest consumer tech showcase based in Las Vegas – which begins January 5.