Razer announces partnerships for its Razer Chroma lighting ecosystem and the Razer Mechanical Switches coming to third-party devices.
Razer partners with numerous brands to enable Razer Chroma integration with other devices from other brands including MSI, NZXT, AMD, Thermaltake, Lian Li, Vertagear, Ducky, and Philips. Razer Chroma can now be integrated with Philips Hue for a full-blown gaming ambiance which can be fine-tuned to every Philips Hue light bulb. Watch the overview video below.
Razer plans to expands its integration further by partnering with different brands to enable Razer Chroma integration to PC cases, motherboards, cooling fans and more. These devices can tap into Razer’s lighting protocol through an API that lets them enable Chroma lighting through a single click on their software platforms. The first third-party products with Razer Chroma support will launch in Q4 2018.
Razer Mechanical Switches
Razer Mechanical Switches are renowned for their speed and accuracy, built to last 60% longer than the standard mechanical switches. The Razer Switches used to be exclusive for the Razer BlackWidow keyboards, Razer will be partnering with other manufacturers to make its debut on another brand later this year. Razer expects more partners to join later this year as well.
Razer Mechanical Switch Types
- Razer Green Switch: features a tactile bump and distinctive click sound along with optimized actuation and reset points for best in class gaming and typing performance.
- Razer Orange Switch: features a tactile bump and feedback without the audible click. Offers the same optimized performance with less actuation force as a Razer Green Switch, while maintaining a quiet gaming experience.
- Razer Yellow Switch: features an ultra-fast actuation of only 1.2mm and quiet performance for rapid-fire keypresses and lightning-paced gaming.