Razer is finally working with third-party manufacturers

Razer has warmed up to the idea of collaborating with third-party manufacturers by making Razer Chroma compatible with select partners and Razer Mechanical Switches available for third-party keyboard makers.

Razer Chroma

In their press release, Razer Co-Founder and CEO Mr Tan Ming-Liang said:

“Gamers today own multiple RGB lighting-enabled devices, but they can’t enjoy a truly immersive experience because these devices don’t talk to each other. For the first time, we are letting our partners tap into the Chroma ecosystem so we can bridge that gap for the benefit of all gamers.”

The collaboration, called the Razer Chroma Connected Devices Program, signals a new gaming experience for gamers who own gaming peripherals by MSI, NZXT, AMD, Thermaltake, Lian Li, Vertagear, Gigabyte and Ducky.

For gamers who are unfamiliar with Razer Chroma, which is highly unlikely, it is a software that generates the colour and lighting effects on your keyboards and other Razer’s products. Their partnership with Philips Hue announced months ago also means that if you have Philips Hue smart lights, you can transform your room into an immersive gaming environment where your smart lights react to your gaming effects.

Razer Mechanical Switches | Razer Chroma

Image credit: Razer

Razer Mechanical Switches

Also announced yesterday, Razer is making their mechanical switches available for third-party keyboard makers so that gamers get what they deserve.

CEO Mr Tan Min-Liang said,

“Many keyboards on the market today claim to be made for gamers, but all of them use switches design for anything but gaming. Our switches, on the other hand, are designed specifically for gaming. We are pumped that more partners are validating the advantage they offer and look forward to extending these benefits to even more gamers.”

All three varieties of the Razer Mechanical Switches will be offered to third-party keyboard makers:

  • Razer Green Switch: features a tactile bump and distinctive click sound along with optimised 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 optimised 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.

According to Razer, the first third-party products with Razer Chroma support and the Razer Mechanical Switches will launch at the end of this year.

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Mark Ko

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