HYTE, the PC components, peripherals, and lifestyle brand of iBUYPOWER, today, announced the release of CNVS, its qRGB intense gaming play mat in tandem with Nexus, its personal experience software designed as a high-fidelity solution for HYTE qRGB products as well as a universal hardware support platform. “The HYTE CNVS expands your digital world beyond the screen,” said Rob Teller, Product Director of HYTE. “Softening the edges between the physical and virtual planes of existence, immersing you more deeply in the experience of life.”
Previously announced during CES 2023, CNVS boasts a 50-pixel qRGB lighting array framing the massive 900 x 370 mm seven-layer gaming desk pad. With continuous lighting over the power hub and sans any stitching around the outer edge, CNVS will take any desktop setup to the next level acting as an extension to the on-screen lighting display. The soft polyester top layer of CNVS is water and stain resistant as well as provides a silky-smooth work space for precise mouse movements and minimal resistance.
CNVS is plug-and-play out of the box and connects via Type-C to Type-C USB cable with an included Type-C to dual Type-A USB adapter. Users can customize CNVS through HYTE’s personal experience software, Nexus. Nexus enables CNVS lighting to be synced to music, mirror on-screen content, be set to personal animations and more.
Designed as HYTE’s high-fidelity qRGB lighting control solution and universal hardware support platform, Nexus provides users with a fresh and capable platform to coordinate and control lighting and monitor hardware performance. Featuring a widget-based interface for easy customization, Nexus has the ability to display time, media, image galleries, and real-time hardware health.
“As Bill Gates once said software is a great combination between artistry and engineering,” said Jasmine Tseng, Nexus Software Project Lead. “Nexus represents an example of this, as we utilize advanced hardware and software technologies to bring qRGB to light up your world.”
With an ever-expanding product library, Nexus will power HYTE’s current and future qRGB-enabled components to provide a cohesively brilliant lighting experience. In addition, Nexus is capable of controlling lighting on several of the major keyboard brands with weekly software updates planned to extend its universal hardware support abilities.
IBP and Nexus
iBUYPOWER Nexus Edition PCs will be available for purchase in April of 2023 at 400 Best Buy stores within the continental United States. Each system will come with a Nexus hub for RGB fan control, iBP Chimera KM7 Keyboard and Mouse Combo, and the ability to control lighting and monitor the system through Nexus.
HYTE and iBUYPOWER will have CNVS and Nexus Edition PCs on display during PAX East at the Boston Convention Center, Booth 17055.
Pricing & Availability
CNVS is available immediately for pre-sale in North America for a starting MSRP of $119 USD and will be available globally at a later date.
Nexus will be available for download, globally, from HYTE.com on Thursday, March 23, 2023.