Corsair Made a 45-Inch Gaming Monitor You Can Bend With Your Hands


Corsair has announced a new gaming monitor, the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, which has an interesting (albeit niche) feature: you can physically bend the display with your hands.

My first immediate thought when seeing the announcement was, “How is this possible??” According to Corsair, thanks to LG’s W-OLED display technology and close collaboration with LG, the company was able to create the monitor. Of course, this would not be the first time a concept was created; LG created a 48-inch bendable TV prototype and demoed it at CES 2021

As for how you bend it, Corsair did not explicitly mention it in the announcement material. However, YouTuber Bitwit uploaded a hands-on video of the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, revealing that you bend the monitor’s curve using a pair of handles located on each side of the monitor. 

You bend the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 using the two handles on the side of the monitor. | Image Credit: Bitwit

Outside of the abilidy to adjust the curvature, the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 features an OLED screen with a 45-inch 21:9 ultrawide panel, a refresh rate of 240Hz, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. Additionally, the monitor supports variable refresh rate technologies made by AMD and Nvidia — FreeSync and G-Sync.

The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 is one of the more interesting monitors to be announced this year. At CES 2022, Samsung unveiled the Odyssey Ark, a 55-inch curved gaming monitor that does the work of three monitors and allows you to switch from landscape to portrait mode instantly.

Corsair has not yet shared any info on pricing or the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 it will release, but the company plans to share more details later this year.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.



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