Monday, September 23, 2019

Razer Synapse, the best peripheral lighting software

What makes Razer's lighting software so good?

I have a mouse, headset, keyboard, mouse pad, and LED strips, all with RGB. And they are all synchronized. Yet, they aren't made from the same company, either- my mouse pad and keyboard are Razer, my mouse is Logitech, and the headset is Corsair. And the LEDs are just some DIY.

If you're familiar with PC peripherals, more specifically lighting software, you would probably be aware that not everything can sync up, unless a game supports it, or it supports additional software, like Aura Sync, for Asus products, or "Works with Razer Chroma" for Razer support. But what if I told you that there was a way you could control all your lighting, even your smart bulbs, from one program?

And that's where Razer Synapse comes in handy. Synapse is (as far as I know) the only software with Philips Hue integration, which allows you to control your Hue lights just as you would change the lights on a keyboard. But how does that work with my non-Razer, non-Hue peripherals?

Enter, part 2: DIYHue. An almost fully capable Philips Hue emulator, that's open source and works with the Hue app to set up your device, as well as Synapse, all running on a Raspberry Pi, or even the computer Synapse is running on. And with some modding of the config file and some Python code (I hope to share the full details soon on my

Alright so it appeared that my website cut off half of my article, but as of now I'm too lazy to remake it, so I hope that you will check out Synapse and DIYHue for your peripheral lighting :)

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