RGB is all the craze these days (much to the disatisfaction of quite a few PC owners) but along with that demand comes ever increasing prices for RGB you can customize. Razer is bringing it back within reach with the Razer Cynosa Chroma and the Razer DeathAdder Elite. I reviewed the Razer Cynosa Chroma about a month or so ago and you can read it here. In short, it’s a wonderful splash proof, simply designed, per-key RGB keyboard that’s priced to not break the bank. To compliment the keyboard Razer was kind enough to send me the Razer DeathAdder Elite, which I’ll talk briefly about during this article. Together they provide the user with incredibly amounts of RGB customization and coming in at $59.99 (Cynosa) and $49.99 (DeathAdder) they bring RGB to users who crave customization but don’t hate their bank accounts like some of us do.
Razer Cynosa Chroma
- MSRP: $59.99
- Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys
- Individually customizable backlit keys
- Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
- 10 key roll-over with anti-ghosting
- Spill-resistant durable design
- Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- Gaming mode option
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling
Razer DeathAdder Elite
- MSRP: $49.99
- True 16,000 DPI optical sensor
- Up to 450 IPS/ 50g acceleration
- Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches
- Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
- Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
- 1000Hz ultrapolling
- On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
- Gold-plated USB connector
- Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable
- Approx. weight: 105g / 0.23 lbs
Looking at the specifications we can see that both items are quality made and have all the features you’ll ever NEED. That’s not say bells and whistles aren’t missing like macro keys and a mouse with 4000 buttons under your pinky, but for someone who wants to sit down to a session of no frills gaming: it’s a perfect combination. The keyboard feels nice to type on despite not being mechanical and the mouse quickly became my daily driver. I can’t stress enough how much I love the mouse, it’s responsiveness, and my ability to change the logo and mouse wheel colors to my heart’s content. It just feels right at home in my hand and considering I'll pay top dollar for that kind of comfort I wasn't expecting to find it at this price point.
The absolute best part about this combination is Razer’s Synapse software. The Cynosa comes with the Synapse 3.0 beta software and it absolutely blows their 2.0 software out of the water. Using the software you can layer effects, adjust their speeds and widths, and anything else you could think of. I lost hours playing around in the software getting the keyboard to look just how I wanted it. The power this software delivers to the user to customize their peripherals is a step above the rest and puts Synapse on the same level delivered by Corsair with their peripherals. Yes, I said it. Yes, I mean it.
What makes these products great isn’t an abundance of extra buttons, a metal frame, or even a dedicated sniper button. It’s the delivery of bright, saturated, quality lighting at a price you don’t see anywhere else, with a brand that’s trusted by gamers and pc enthusiasts worldwide. Budget users don’t have to settle for weird offshoot ebay brands with sketchy store fronts and non existent customer support to get their RGB fix anymore. They simply have to go Newegg or Amazon and type Razer into the search bar.
This hasn't been your normal review and really, it wasn't meant to be. We here at MMORPG.com are all about helping out the community and bringing good deals to your attention. The Razer Cynosa and DeathAdder bring limitless customization to the biggest demographic of them all: the budget user. So if you're craving some sweet RGB action on your desk you need not look any further: at just over $100USD you can bring home a keyboard and mouse and start losing hours to getting that perfect look for your Battlestation.
Note: Currently Synapse 3.0 is in beta and doesn't not support all devices yet and as such 2.0 is required for making mouse adjustments. This is actively being worked on and will be resolved soon.
The product discussed in this article was provided by the manufacturer.