Razer now has its own light bulb. And two lamps. And a flexible LED lighting strip. All are packed with RGB LEDs, all sync with other RGB products on Razer’s Chroma network, and all will be available later this year.
In theory, together they could help you create the image at the beginning of this story, which I’m led to believe is a representation of a “player’s room.” There are no words.
but there is are products, some called Aether, that could look good individually.
The ether bulb will cost $50 each when it arrives later this year; It’s a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bulb that puts out the typical 800 lumens of light you’d expect from a 60-watt equivalent (but maxes out at 9W since it’s LED) and can vary between 2700K and 6500K. color temperature when you are making it turn off white light; There is still no information on its CRI for realistic color reproduction.
It is rated for 25,000 hours of use, is available in E26 and E27 screw sizes for worldwide lamp compatibility, and works with Matter, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Most of this is similar to what you get with a Philips Hue, which now also supports Matter and Razer Chroma, only the Hue also has low-power Zigbee (pros and cons) and is a little less expensive: $90 for a pack of two.
If you prefer not to use bulbs, the $130 Razer Aether Lamp Pro and $80 Aether Lamp (above, center) offer one or multiple colors of Chroma-programmable RGB at a time. They shine at 500 lumens and 300 lumens, respectively, so think about reading or ambient light.
Finally, the $130 Aether Light Strip gives you a large button that clicks under the desk or under the shelf connected to two meters of flexible RGB lighting that you can place almost anywhere within reach of an outlet. You can daisy chain additional one-meter LED strips for $30 each, up to a total of 10 meters.
Both prices seem like a lot for a fairly well-known product category, but it depends on the quality.
Last but not least, for the ultimate in gaming lights, you can always beg Razer for their Dolce & Gabbana Enki Pro Chroma gaming chair concept, so the twinkling rainbow luxury brands can literally have your back. (Razer will sell 1,337 of a version with the 24-karat gold-plated logo for $3,000, but not the RGB version.)
Image: Razer; The Verge GIF
All of these products should work with Razer’s previously delayed smart home app, now known as, no joke, the Razer Gamer Room app. They also support Matter for pairing with other platforms.
Razer is also releasing a standalone PC Chroma app, so there’s no longer a need to install its full Synapse software suite for customizable RGB control.
Correction, 2:06 pm ET: The D&G Chroma RGB chair is a concept, not a product for sale; We combine it with the 24-karat gold-plated version.