Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit

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

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  1. zing4u_no_id

    zing4u_no_id New Member

    very good :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
  2. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    Well you are correct there, about R&D costs, however I think that this kit currently is meant for developers not average end users, hence the high cost of the first few units.
    Do not quote me on this, but I am almost certain that the price will drop somewhat within a few months (probably 20-40 bucks at most though).
    Since similar kits with a controller are only somewhat cheaper, however they lack so many effects and features. (closest I can think is NZXT Hue+).
  3. Pentalobe

    Pentalobe Active Member


    The people knowledgable in this hardware know you can buy a 5 metre strip of digital LEDs for half the price as this. https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/32688092455.html

    They are charging for nice packaging and Synapse integration and warranty and support... they spend much more on software and support than they do on hardware. "Developers" would prefer to "develop" their own.

    This is for end users who don't want to muck about with power supplies, interface chips, device drivers, people who want a warranty and some technical support if necessary: the opposite of a developer. You get none of that buying a bare strip.
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  4. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    You partly misunderstood me - Chroma SDK dev's, not the "real" ones out there, who would indeed make their own software to those cheap LED strips.

    Either way the price point is not that high compare to other similar competitors.
    DIY is always (almost) cheaper, than buying something ready for end user.
  5. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    so such thing as a in-stock notification?
  6. Pentalobe

    Pentalobe Active Member

    Oh. Duh. :oops:
  7. Corrupted_Dinosaur

    Corrupted_Dinosaur New Member

    And here we see that razer has decided they need more chroma. now we can make our own razer toasters.
  8. Maygenj2

    Maygenj2 New Member

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!! I have been waiting so long for you guys to come out with this. So we get a new razer desktop chroma case right?
  9. Kaceus

    Kaceus New Member

    Oooh i want this!
  10. markieg

    markieg Active Member

  11. larssy1

    larssy1 New Member

    Oh god, yes please :ok_hand:
  12. Or at least offer a kit to change over the case that already exists in a DYI fashion. Honestly it wouldn't be that hard to replace the bottom two lights and the front panel, but a bit expensive to change the entire case just for Chroma. Hope they do think of away to change out some of the lighting!
  13. I was wondering about these, I was thinking 4 for the case and 2 for the monitor is that possible I know one box can handle 4, but is 4 too much inside the PC case?

    I'm assuming you can hook up two of these to the same PC without any issue?
  14. larssy1

    larssy1 New Member

    I seriously think you are overthinking this, I see one, tops 2 being enough for the case itself (internals).
  15. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

  16. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    Don't know about Razer strips as such, but other LED strips have been successfully and beautifully used as 4 strips around the window. Looks awesome.
  17. Kpfhorn

    Kpfhorn New Member

    This is great and all, but usefulness is limited at best until Synapse 3 is out of beta. As it is it can only sync with devices recognized by Synapse 3 beta, presumably just the Lancehead and Lancehead TE :/
  18. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    Well SDK means in developement anyway, so who knows, maybe their aim is to get more Chroma apps, features, etc done with the strips before S3 release? :) would be cool.
  19. Ganym3de

    Ganym3de Active Member

    I can confirm that Synapse 3 only supports the Chroma HDK and the Lancehead. Seems like we'll be running both at the same time which worries me a bit from cross talk but so far so good.

    Based the way the software lays out the strips so far, it appears there may be longer ones in the future. Which is good as I wish to replace my Philips Hue light strip with these permanently.

    I would test if it supports more than one controller, but I didn't buy two because I didn't want to invest to much on what is basically a dev preview. Again the way the software address the controller it appears that you can have more than one.

    Setup Pic After:

    And before with a Philips Hue light strip:

    Better After shot with same colors/setup:

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
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  20. topher82

    topher82 New Member

    i cant wait to pick this up and try it for myself!
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