Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

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

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  1. TheFranubian

    TheFranubian Active Member

    Yeah, I looked through Amazon's stores, Alibaba, Aliexpress, eBay, etc. but nothing at all, thank you both for the suggestions. What Fnac store did you use, by the way?

    I guess my only option is to wait for the extension kit to be available on the Spanish Razer Store, then use some third-party service like Borderlynx to get it to my region... if only the Spanish store didn't ignore this Spanish archipelago, that'd be great.
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  2. greasytoad

    greasytoad New Member

    The options seem to be either find someone over the border who can take the delivery and re-direct it or take a holiday and have it delivered to the hotel
  3. ComparedMink50

    ComparedMink50 New Member

    I think i could sit and play with just the lights for hours!
  4. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member


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    At this Point im realy disappointed about the HDK.

    Yes its nice the LED Quality is realy Nice, and yes its make PC more shiny. But in a "productive" way there is no gaming scenarios to it for more than an indirectly lightning to be the same like 10€LED Strip. Yes Warframe an Deep Rock Galactic can show what it possible but there is still room for improvement. In the most Software solution the is simple not support for HDK.

    Its my first Touch with Razer Software policy and im still frightened how incomplete the Featureset in Synapse it.
    Its cant be true to relize a Systemsaling Reason to build an Ambilght like System with a Modder Community. Razer does not realy believe to say "Okay Guys here is the Softwareground, make our Hardware complete with the only realy Reason to buy it."

    I see in the near Feature a Ebay Sale
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  6. Eelick

    Eelick New Member

    Yeah it just feels like they've abandoned it and forgotten that it exists. There has been no new features, the 2 strip extra pack has been out of stock for god knows how many months and the chroma workshop is practically dead. NZXT just announced the Hue 2 packs which look way better and I'm probably switching from HDK to it.

    Also did they forget this?
  7. RazerThe_Fiend

    RazerThe_Fiend Well-Known Member Staff Member

  8. Eelick

    Eelick New Member

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  9. FrostyGunman

    FrostyGunman Active Member

    So is there any possibility on using the HDK as an ambient kit? Been waiting for such a long time for this feature now, that I almost forgot I had the kit myself. Would love to have a clear answer on this, and if the answer is no, I also have no documentation to build it myself!
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  10. Azarkhan

    Azarkhan New Member

    Hi guys, so it's mean any possibility to have a led lightstrip synced to chroma ?
    I know Philips hue works but it is very expensive for a big one. And effects are not the same than true Chroma effect ?
    It will be Amazing.
    Thanks for your answers
    And sorry for my Bad english (french Guy....)
  11. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    Other then Hue and the Razer Chroma HDK light strips you can not yet, but the feature for third party apps is set to come out late this year (Or it was, not sure if it is still on track). Even then I don't know if there would be any cheaper companies coming too it, NZXT has light strips but as far as I know they are only really made for PC's and they are still expensive too, and that is all I can see on that list so far.
  12. d4icon

    d4icon New Member

    Help me, i cant power off
    With the microUSB-USB cable connected to the PC and the DC cable connected to a wall outlet the led strips are not turned off along with the PC
  13. imReqi

    imReqi Well-Known Member

    Mine do that as well. They are all plugged into an APC power strip that I switch off after I turn off my PC.

    You would have to connect both USBs, power and box, to the PC, for all the lights to shut off with the PC...or some sort of arrangement like that. Some of the newer keyboards have two USBs to give the LEDs more power (Huntsman Elite & wrist rest). Same idea here.
  14. Ree4x

    Ree4x New Member

    I have a 130" screen that I play on with tower speakers on either side where I'd like to place the strips (behind). Is it possible to get extenders longer than 30 cm? I would need extenders to be at least 5'. 30 cm extenders are incredibly tiny and would be unusable for me with my setup, although I'd love to be able to use this product.
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  15. d4icon

    d4icon New Member

    when this? :-S
  16. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I think it may be pushed back now, as we are near the end of this year / near the end of Q4. Don't quote me on it, but I thought I saw @RazerThe_Fiend post somewhere that it may be Q1 2019 now, but I can't seem to find that post.
  17. Hello all,

    I just got my HDK a few days ago and this one is not detected by Synapse.... Have you ever had this problem?

    The HDK is well powered and does its default light cycle
  18. xCryptik

    xCryptik Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Install latest Synapse.
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  19. i.rzayev

    i.rzayev New Member

    Dear Razer Chroma Team,
    I'd like to suggest you this scope of addons and updates:
    1. HDK - User must have option to connect RGB Led strips like ws2811 ws2812b and others.
    2. User must have option to connect Arduino to Synapse 3 for Chrome sync and others things....
    3. Option to auto change brightness of chroma by time schedule

    You're making good product, but you want to earn money from everything. Hey Guys, we are fans, and if you wanna to be #1 in the world you must make some free features for users!
    I bought 1 week ago Razer HDK, and you know, this products real cost is 20$ not more, I can do all that things on arduino or esp8266 in 10 minutes.

    I'm ready to buy HDK if it will be real Hardware DEVELOPMENT KIT - DEVELOPMENT!!!!
  20. xCryptik

    xCryptik Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    It's for you to develop it. Haha.
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