Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

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

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  1. Is there no way to use multiple chroma HDK in synapse 3?
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  2. Atmo28

    Atmo28 New Member

    You prefer Razer Hardware Development Kit or Phillips Hue ?
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  3. Eden_1337

    Eden_1337 New Member

    Any update on when Synapse 3 will be out of beta? I'm assuming the HDK will sync with older chroma products (Firefly, Blackwidow) at some point in the future? Also, are there plans to make it compatible with Chroma Apps like the Overwatch integration?

    I'm considering purchasing , but need assurance that these issues will be resolved soon... Otherwise I will just buy some cheap LEDs. Thanks!
  4. RazerThe_Fiend

    RazerThe_Fiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Firefly is already supported on Synapse 3. Quite a few Blackwidow versions have been ported as well. Check the device list to check if your specific keyboard model is supported or not.

    Chroma apps would work exactly the same regardless of the supported Synapse version because it doesn't have much relation to Synapse at all. The game (like Overwatch) itself takes over the lighting.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Will Blackwidow X Te be supported by Synapse 3 in the future? Since I saw BWX listed on the list. Or is there any mechanic(parts) difference between old BWX with recently released three colors options one?
  6. Eden_1337

    Eden_1337 New Member

    Good to know that the Firefly is supported... but a shame about the Blackwidow TE. It seems a bit silly to use Synapse 2 and 3 simultaneously, but I guess they will eventually add more legacy products to Synapse 3?
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  7. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Devs responded to this one already :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.

    Apparently both of those keyboards have different mechanics involved when it comes to the drivers and such, and they still need to re write the code for both of those keyboards so they can work.

    The next update is said to be more mouse based and that is said to come out later this quarter of the year I think, so there are more and more products being added and tested all the time, but they try to iron all the bugs out before they put those products to the new software.
  8. Mrjaffaman

    Mrjaffaman New Member

  9. alfmetal

    alfmetal New Member

    can we use the HDK without a pc ?. I'm planning on adding a lightstrip to my e-skateboard.

    thank you.
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  10. technoJellyBean843

    technoJellyBean843 New Member

    i belive you gotta buy another whole thing knowing razer it aint that easy XD

    ANy suggestions on any chroma setups?
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  11. WaschBaer

    WaschBaer Active Member

    there is a upgrade kit for 2 more strips .. if you need more than 4 in total, you have to buy another kit
  12. CaptainKita

    CaptainKita Active Member

    Is it possible to have 2? Thanks to zSilver I have two connected, but Synapse only sees one.
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  13. ShamanWolves

    ShamanWolves New Member

    Anyone know if there's a way to have the strips shut off with your PC without impacting the brightness?
  14. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    What do you mean? Maybe you try to change profiles or something? My brightness stays the same after I shut down and restart my PC.
  15. ShamanWolves

    ShamanWolves New Member

    Still a bit inconvenient to have to go and turn it off each time though, kinda easier just to unplug it

    Whenever I turn off my PC, the strips stay on (if I have both the micro usb -> usb and DC -> usb plugged into my computer) but if I only have the micro usb -> usb plugged in to my computer, the strips will shut off with my computer but the lights aren't as bright
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  16. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Responded too you standalone thread, but you never mentioned how bright they are plugged into the PC in that one. I use the wall block for mine, how much brighter are they? I thought this was as bright as they would get but I might be wrong.

    Might not make a difference but I use a different Micro USB cable, the one Razer included with it was not long enough for where I have it put, this other cord works just fine though (Or at least it seems too).
  17. i2apier

    i2apier Member

    RGB all the things!
  18. ShamanWolves

    ShamanWolves New Member

    You can actually plug both USBs into your PC, instead of using the power adapter. You'll achieve the same brightness as if you were using the adapter. The strips wont turn off with your PC, however.
  19. Bitauren007

    Bitauren007 Well-Known Member

    my hdk lights wont go off when i shut down my pc for some reason

    had to go in synapse to off it everytime. sometimes i forgot and the lights stayed on whole night
  20. EFO00

    EFO00 New Member

    Dear Razer,

    i just bought the light kit and why it doesn't include " usb a to usb motherboard 4-pins header" it will make cable
    management possible without cutting the case or finding way to rout the usb cable outside. [​IMG]

    this will clean up the cable management for mounting inside the case..
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