Much like the recently reviewed Razer Electra V2, the company has been looking at expanding its range of budget gaming peripherals in the likely event that it will attract more gamers with a more versatile price range. It’s their newest keyboard and comes in two slightly different versions, the Chroma at £64.99 and the Chroma Pro version which costs £15 at £79.99. We are reviewing the standard version but for the extra cash, the only addition is the underglow lighting.
Membrane keyboards are almost a dying breed being overtaken by their “better” mechanical counterparts for gaming. However, as I type on a hybrid mechanic/membrane keyboard the Ornata it seems like membrane keeps are putting up a decent fight as to why they should still be a consideration for gamers. The Cynosa Chroma and Cynosa Chroma Pro seem like your standard computer keyboard but with backlighting, Synapse compatibility and the Razer touch.
From a design perspective, it shows the usual signs of a Razer keyboard being all matte black with their logo that is positioned at the bottom of the keyboard. From the get-go, it does look like a sleeker office keyboard with RGB lighting, but unlike other Razer boards, it does not come with wrist support which is a little disappointing. Resting your wrists aside, it also forgoes the parts of a gaming keyboard which is usually offered for gamers, macro keys. There’s also no sign of dedicated media controls either but much like the Ornata, not every gamer will need these or use them if they did. It does, however, have an FN macro recording key which means you can sort them on-the-fly.