Anyone who sees Razers Cynosa Chroma for the first time quickly realizes that Razer is primarily targeting a target group that does not have the essentials for lighting. Because the Cynosa Chroma has neither separate macro buttons nor dedicated buttons for media control like a volume wheel.
Instead, Razer presents a clear and down-to-the-minute gaming keyboard with RGB lighting, which, in terms of design and interior design, is more like a membrane version of Razer's Black Widow with a mechanical keyboard.
Overall, the Cynosa Chroma presents itself similar to Razers Black Widow with a very tidy and clear layout. The individual keys are embedded in a heavy, black plastic body, which has prevented unwanted slippage in the test also thanks to the total of five integrated rubbers.
If desired, two separate feet can be folded out on the underside of the Cynosa Chroma to match the tilt of the keyboard. However, the Cynosa Chroma does not have a separate palm rest - if you value this comfort, you have to use separate means.
With the Cynosa Chroma Razer has a gaming keyboard on offer that convinces on various levels: For a Rubberdome keyboard, the Cynosa Chroma has a pleasant feedback and high precision in triggering each key. One of the strengths of the Cynosa Chroma is the fact that every single key can be adapted with the help of the associated driver software, not only in their function but also in their lighting.
The low equipment may not be enough for some gamers, while others may be displeased with the slightly too weak lettering. Also, that Razer uses barely recognizable markers for the luminous dots above the number pad disturbs the otherwise positive overall picture of the Cynosa Chroma something.