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dagengster #1 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:05

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I've been running all Logitech peripherals for about 5 years (I like to keep them all from one company so I can just have 1 software for everything). Recently I have been looking at updating them all to Corsair peripherals. However, I read a lot about how bad the Corsair iCue (the software that manages everything) is. One thread on reddit claims it is "the worst software i have ever used". But most threads and reviews are over half a year old. Anyone have a Corsair peripheral and have thoughts about the software? Did they update/fix it yet?

 

TL: DR - If you have a Corsair peripheral, what is your opinion on the iCue software? Does it work or is it a deal breaker?



HOTA_CHATON #2 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:15

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I am running a Corsair K68 keyboard and have had absolutely no issues, for the last 2 years.  I made the purchase, installed the keyboard, and been playing just fine.  i replaced a Roccat FX keyboard with it.

HOTA_CHATON #3 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:25

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Of course, I just checked and there was an  update available for my software.  I just hope I haven't opened my  mouth, so to speak, and inserted my foot now.  LOL:trollface:

venom286 #4 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:26

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Corsair is awesome i have a harpoon cheaper model mouse  but icue is the best and easiest program i have tried you can change how the led works the dpi and everything i dont know why they get so much hate i have had nothing but positive things say about them far as my keyboard i always buy a cheap logic tech keyboard from walmart works great i see no reason for anything else  its under 10 bucks well about 10 after taxes and all but yea i would suggest corsair mouses for sure 

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Insanefriend #5 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:31

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He's talking about the lighting software, not the hardware itself.  

 

My understand is the software is the hardest to figure out but allows for the most options if you want to take the time to learn it.  I've also heard it can cause some games to crash if it's running.



Playz4Free #6 Posted Sep 07 2019 - 23:37

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Have a Corsair keyboard and mouse and haven't had any issues with the iCue software, it offers a ton of options to customize the peripherals for colors, keybindings, and macros. I can see people getting confused at first since it's not a choose one of X preset options type of software, but honestly its very easy to work with. I will say they have updated the software over time so an old review may be out of date.

dagengster #7 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 00:03

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Thanks for the input!

have some +1s



Harvester_0f_Sorrow #8 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 00:10

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I have a corsair wireless headset and it is great.

Harvester_0f_Sorrow #9 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 00:20

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And your post is weird because I have always heard they are the best

TheManFromKekistan #10 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 02:39

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View PostHarvester_0f_Sorrow, on Sep 07 2019 - 18:20, said:

And your post is weird because I have always heard they are the best

 

He is talking about the software not the hardware. Sometimes the tray software that runs in the background can be a bit buggy.



Harvester_0f_Sorrow #11 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 03:00

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View PostTheManFromKekistan, on Sep 07 2019 - 17:39, said:

 

He is talking about the software not the hardware. Sometimes the tray software that runs in the background can be a bit buggy.

All good for me



An_old_slow_guy #12 Posted Sep 08 2019 - 03:49

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I bought the CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit - Aluminum Finish last October and it lasted maybe nine months before about 4 keys started sticking.  Cleaned it meticulously, reset it per Corsair's instructions, no joy.  Now have the Steelcase Apex Pro, it has its own lighting software, but seems more stable and has less of a performance impact than Corsair's iCue.  Will eventually return the defective Corsair, they will not refund just fix or replace it - did the same thing with my old Corsair gaming mouse - which now sits at my office desk.  The Steelcase is a bit pricer than the Corsair, but better, more comfortable keys that are individually adjustable for response - well worth the extra cost.   




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