Software and Summary
Despite a facelift for iCue 4, the software will look and feel familiar to anyone who has used a Corsair peripheral in recent years. Compatible components are identified and displayed across the top, and synchronised lighting can be applied across the board with a single click.
Those seeking further customisation can drop into the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless sub-pages to find all the options you'd expect. All six keys can be reassigned to a full suite of functions, including keystrokes, text input, media shortcuts and complex macros that can include delays and repeats, to be triggered on keypress, on release or while pressed. What's odd is that in its out-the-box state, our review sample arrived with the forward and back buttons assigned to keystrokes 1 and 2. We had to manually remap those keys to forward and back and then overwrite the default profile, and other media have reported the same issue. Very odd, and a sign perhaps of a faulty first batch.
Elsewhere, there isn't a great deal of interest in the lighting sections - the Sails logo can be set to a choice of three preset effects or a static colour - but the DPI section does reveal a useful Sniper function that can assign a temporary low DPI to a button of your choosing. Each DPI stage can be assigned an RGB indicator colour of your choice, and all three hardware DPI profiles are customisable from within the software.
While tweaking the various options, don't forget to dip into the device settings menu, where you'll find firmware updates, an option to disable on-the-fly DPI adjustments, brightness control, sleep settings and the ability to adjust lift height. Last but not least, if you prefer not to load additional software on your system, note that key assignments, DPI presets and hardware can be automatically saved to onboard memory for use on any PC, meaning iCue can be uninstalled once you have the settings the way you want them and the buttons doing what they're intended to do.