Razer has always relied on the game stereotype of bright and conspicuous LED lights and other customizable neon aesthetics for PC gaming. It will now allow you to verbally control these lights using Alexa from Amazon. Today at CES, Razer has announced a new Alexa integration for its Chroma Lighting System, the underlying software suite that coordinates color combinations for mice, keyboards, headphones and headphones. other Razer accessories. You will now be able to talk through the microphone of your Razer headset to change these colors and their frequency of change or pulse.
Here are some examples: "Alexa, ask Chroma to change my lighting profile in FPS mode" or "Alexa, sync all my devices to the color of my team." But because of the way Chroma and Synapse 3, the hardware configuration tool associated with Razer, works as a robust controller for both hardware and software. You can also use Alexa to change your computer settings and even start games. For example, Razer says you can ask Alexa to pitch Overwatch via Chroma and change the DPI settings on your monitor via Razer Synapse.
"Alexa, ask Chroma to start Overwatch."
Razer says that the Alexa voice command will work with both Razer hardware and all third-party products connected through the company's Chroma Connected Devices program. The program, announced last year, allows any company to integrate into the Chroma system. According to Razer, more than 300 devices with more than 15 brands are now supported. According to Razer, this feature is expected to arrive in the United States and Canada by the second quarter of the year, with the possibility of using third-party headsets and microphones, as well as integrated desktop mics, for instead of the simple game Razer. headphones for the option of audio input.
To complement its extravagant announcements about gaming accessories, the company unveiled a new PC chassis, including its first ever in-house model. It's called Tomahawk and comes in standard and "elite" versions. The Elite model is composed of aluminum panels and tempered glass side panels, as well as a top cover, all attached to two separate hinges to allow a butterfly-winged opening.
According to Razer, everything in the Tomahawk Elite's chassis is positioned to optimize cooling. There is even a hydraulic elevator for the housing of the graphics processor which provides additional ventilation during more intensive tasks. The standard model is unfortunately much less attractive, but it is a nice standard model in the middle of the tower, with Chroma lighting effects.
Razer does not talk about the price or the actual availability of the Tomahawk Elite, but says that it will probably happen in the second or third quarter of the year. The standard Tomahawk case will cost $ 169.99 and will be shipped by major retailers worldwide in the coming months.