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The Razer Cynosa Family
Posted: 26 Oct 2017

Today we announced the launch of the Razer Cynosa family. This introduces two new Chroma keyboards into the Razer Chroma ecosystem. This means that getting a Razer Chroma keyboard just got more affordable, and better, as these two keyboards are the first to be supported in Synapse 3 Chroma Studio. Down the road, expect more of our current products to also be supported in Chroma Studio - there are exciting things coming that are in the works, and this is just a small taste of what's to come, so stay tuned on our social channels! Let's get down to the new Cynosa keyboards.

At a glance:

  • Individually customizable backlit keys
  • Most advanced device configurator – Powered by Razer Synapse 3
  • Razer Chroma Customized Backlighting – with full 16.8 million color options
  • Razer Chroma™ Underglow lighting (Pro version only)

With the introduction of these products, we're able to provide an entry level Chroma keyboard. With full individually backlit keys, and an underglow for the Pro version, this keyboard brings the same familiar personalization that our Chroma keyboards bring, compatible with all available profiles found in the Chroma Workshop, as well as all integrated games, including Overwatch, Quake Champions, Warframe, Gigantic, and more! With soft, cushioned membrane keys that still feel very solid (especially when compared to traditional rubber dome keys), you can be assured that each keypress will feel responsive.

Setting your Razer Cynosa Chroma up on Synapse 3

Setting your keyboard up is straightforward. If you don't have Synapse 3 installed, plugging your new keyboard in should prompt an installation. If it doesn't, you can download it here. Once installed, you can quickly start customizing your keyboard by clicking on the Keyboard tab.

From here, you can do the following:

  1. Set individual keybinds
  2. Toggle Gaming Mode
  3. Set Hypershift binds (click on "Standard" to toggle between that and Hypershift)
  4. Create and switch between profiles

After which, we can get started on setting our lighting:

From here, you can personalize your keyboard by setting the brightness, and choosing between the preset effects - Breathing, Fire, Reactive, Ripple, Spectrum Cycling, Starlight, Static, and Wave.

If you want further customization, toggle Advanced Effects and click on Chroma Studio, which brings you to this page:

The Chroma Studio has everything the Advanced Configurator in Synapse 2.0 had - and a lot more. On the top left, you can layer effects, which you can add from on the bottom left corner. On the right side, you can customize the effects of the selected layer, and Save all changes.

Make sure to select which lighting zones you want the layer to be affected, shown in the screenshot below:

Remember you can select different effects for different zones. For example, I can set only my Function keys to wave:

You can also store multiple effects per profile, found on the top side of the page!

Note that this is just the beginning of many changes coming to Chroma Studio - we've more exciting things in the works that I can't wait to share with you guys, but they'll be coming in the near future - so stay tuned!

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