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Razer launches value-priced Cynosa Chroma keyboards

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Oct 27, 2017
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  1. Razer to close out the work week has launched two new additions to its Cynosa Chroma line of gaming keyboards.

    The new Cynosa Chroma and Cynosa Chroma Pro, described as feature-packed but value-priced boards, each feature soft-cushioned keys, 10-key rollover with anti-ghosting, programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, 1,000Hz ultrapolling, a gaming mode option and a spill-resistant design for improved durability (how many keyboards have you ruined by knocking your drink over during an intense gaming session?).

    In line with the latest trends, the boards also feature individually-backlit RGB lighting for a “colorfully immersive gaming experience” that’s driven by Razer’s Chroma technology. And if you really want to step your light game up, the Pro version adds 24 customizable lighting zones underneath the base of the keyboard to illuminate your desk. It’s the first time Razer has offered an “underglow” effect but probably won’t be the last.

    The boards have access to lighting profiles that change dynamically during gameplay and can be activated when installing titles like Overwatch and Quake Champions.

    Most of Razer’s products are named after predatory or venomous creatures. This latest release is no exception as Cynosa is a genus of spider in the Lycosidae family. It apparently only contains one species, Cynosa agedabiae, which is said to be found in North Africa.

    The Razer Cynosa Chroma and Razer Cynosa Chroma Pro are available as of writing from Razer’s online store. Expect to pay $59.99 for the base model and $79.99 if you want the Pro variant with the added lighting effects.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,504   +3,897

    Putting pretty colored lights in a keyboard is about the same as pretty neon lights under the running board of a car. Looks pretty, and is useless .......
     
    Reehahs, Jamlad and seeprime like this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Oooo! Blingy!
     
  4. Normally I'd agree, but there's something about having pretty lights in a dark room. If it's done tastefully and effectively, it can be great. Is tastefully even possible?
     
    Reehahs and davislane1 like this.
  5. I was about to say.

    Pretty lights in a dark room > paint in a dark room.
     
    Reehahs likes this.
  6. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 544   +330

    There's nothing "value" when it comes to Razer. Everything is just too expensive, for the so-called premiums ...

    I find it idi0tic to have RGB colored keyboards when your eyes need to be on the screen.

    Backlit keyboards are useful, when what we really require are only the alphabets and numbers to be clearly seen in the dark.

    As for the rest colored lightings, I guess those who have money to burn, can do so.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
    Johnukguy likes this.

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