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Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

Discussion in 'Razer Chroma' started by Razer|Technokat, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. EasyKillsGG

    EasyKillsGG New Member

    No Hdk.. only supports the lancehead at the moment.. so save the money and wait
     
  2. larssy1

    larssy1 New Member

    Well.. it shouldn't be a problem to use Synapse 2 and 3 (beta) simultaneously.. I get synapse 3 doesn't support all devices yet, but atleast i can configure the HDK seperately within Synapse 3
     
  3. iPaperKill

    iPaperKill New Member

    Maybe one day this will rival Philips Hue and be seen in normal households.
     
  4. issouza

    issouza New Member

    Wow... I hope it not cust R$ 9.999,99 here im Brazi... =(
     
  5. EasyKillsGG

    EasyKillsGG New Member

    Yes thats posible.. but then you cant sync your lights..
     
  6. Uruktor

    Uruktor New Member

    Maybe one day..
     
  7. greasytoad

    greasytoad New Member

    All the light look good but I'm not sure. The keyboard is useful and the mouse but other lights are a distraction or just no noticed.
     
  8. larssy1

    larssy1 New Member

    There is new stock people :)
     
  9. EasyKillsGG

    EasyKillsGG New Member

    and still no new on when synaose 3 will support any thing else than the lancehead -.-
     
  10. Sim3Gamer

    Sim3Gamer Active Member

    Yeah, would instantly buy it if they just tell a date or a month when it will be supported :slightly_sad:
     
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  11. Sayliex

    Sayliex New Member

    Considering that no other company makes Chroma products, I'd say they have always been in the lead. Did you mean they took the lead in RGB?
     
  12. LiverChestnutaero866

    LiverChestnutaero866 Well-Known Member

    I was always under the impression that alienware / dell were the 1st ones to have backlit products. I might be wrong on this.

    But whatever the case, it seems to me that razer has leap frogged them and taken a commanding lead in the chroma / RGB wars. (To me, RGB and Chroma are the same thing.)
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  13. Wakypakylips

    Wakypakylips New Member

    Well I need this and the head phone stand with the usb ports
     
  14. Hyncharas

    Hyncharas New Member

    To have one's PC case and peripherals capable of RGB is a given these days, but to give your desk area this ambient lighting in the past has, previously, been very expensive. I applaud your company by making it an affordable solution.

    I know there's no guarantee Project Ariana will become a commercial product but, if it doesn't, you could also expand the HDK to a preset to reproduce the lighting from games/movies; where the kit assumes the hues of whatever a monitor's viewing edge is displaying.
     
  15. VAsRhdHachiRoku

    VAsRhdHachiRoku New Member

    Basically thanks to others investing their money to help the community understand the limitations of this "beta" product.

    I was going to rush to buy, but reading here I'm going to wait until the product is properly supported:

    Here is my the list of features I will want to confirm before purchasing:
    1.) Not using beta software - Meaning Synapse 3.0 is no longer in beta (More on this later 1a. - below)

    2.) Support for Chroma Apps (Diablo 3, Overwatch, etc.) (More on this later 2a. - below)

    3.) Would like to buy two sets total of 6 strips
    3a.) First Set to replace the NZXT - H440 green lights with two of these strips at the bottom, plus two strips inside my case
    3b.) Second Set to put behind my monitor on my desk, 2 strips wide screen 34in monitor

    These will need to be sorted out before I buy the product for sure, which I think these 3 are reasonable and will be addressed, just depends on how long Razer takes to get the product into production.


    Additional feedback
    1a - Right now Synapse software is a wreck, also there is the Cortex App, Razer central, etc. I feel it would be a good idea to discuss publicly what their plans are to fix. (I cant find a thread I created, but it listed out 26 different processes running for Razer. Its crazy the amount of resources it requires, not a lot of resources, just the number of independent processes.

    2a - This is very annoying because there doesn't seem to be away or heck even voting system to show which games are coming or what games we would like to see next? I can understand UWP games not working (yet), but is Razer actively working with these companies to get supported added? Is there anything we can do as a community to show interested? Maybe Razer's API aren't very good and that is holding it up? Right now Blizzard seems to be one of the few is it because they have the $$ to do it? Could Razer make this easier for teams to adapt too? I would really like to see more UWP games get this feature. I have been buying the games that support Cross Play and its nice to go from PC to Xbox and back!

    4.) Would love to see some Chroma Fans also that would round out the kit! https://insider.razerzone.com/index.php?threads/razer-120mm-chroma-case-fan-poll.408/
     
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  16. marios1987

    marios1987 New Member

    Ok, simply awesome! Just a little bit more, and the christmas lights will be rendered useless :D!!! One stripe to rule them all xD
     
  17. Nekora_Xal

    Nekora_Xal New Member

    Still waiting on the Synapse 3.0 beta so i can control the lighting on my firefly.... Then i might get all DIY on my setup with chroma lights, Was just going to use a generic LED controller but if i can get it integrated with my chroma devices that would be sweet. Although i'm still waiting for the ability to sent lighting effects across multiple devices (Key stroke triggering the orbweaver or mouse click triggering the keyboard) we can dream :D
     
  18. EasyKillsGG

    EasyKillsGG New Member

    FINALLY.. :D they added supported devices to the synapse 3 site.. :D
     
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  19. sundae1002

    sundae1002 New Member

    To download Razer Synapse 3.0 Beta: https://www.razerzone.com/synapse-3

    And list of supported devices: Synapse 3.0 Devices Supported at the moment: Razer Lancehead, Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition, Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

    Other Devices still use Synapse 2.0 to configure settings.
     
  20. Zero7strondaa

    Zero7strondaa New Member

    kit my dreams