Gaming peripherals giant Razer is continuing its efforts to push its Chroma programmable RGB lighting system out to its entire product line, announcing the launch of the Chroma-enabled version of its Tartarus gaming keypad accessory.
Available on Razer's keyboards, mice, headsets and even mouse mats
, Chroma is claimed by the company to be more than a simple means of customisation. While the bundled software allows the user to set the RGB LEDs included in every Chroma product to any of 16.8 million colours, the real power comes from the company's software development kit
which allows Chroma to be integrated into games and other software packages. Using the SDK, the LEDs on Chroma-enabled products can flash according to received attacks, fade to red as the player gets damaged, or even act as cool-down bars for MOBA and RPG titles.
Chroma forms a major part of Razer's future line-up, and the Tartarus gaming keypad is the latest of the range to receive the upgrade. Typically provided with green LED backlighting to its keys, and recently relaunched as a blue Classic Series variant
, the Tartarus includes 25 programmable keys and an eight-way thumb-pad, and is designed to be used under the player's left hand while the right wrestles with a mouse.
The Razer Tartarus Chroma is available to pre-order now ahead of a 26th of June shipping date from the Razer Zone store
, priced at £69.99 - the same price as the standard and Classic Tartarus variants.