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CES 2022 | Razer's new Smart Home app will let you control all your RGB devices with a smartphone

Razer has announced its new Smart Home app and Chroma Smart Home Program for RGB peripherals
Razer has announced its new Smart Home app and Chroma Smart Home Program for RGB peripherals (image via Razer)
Razer will soon let users control their RGB-enabled devices with a smartphone app called Razer Smart Home. It has also invited other OEMs to join the ecosystem via the Razer Chroma Smart Home Program, which includes the likes of Nanoleaf, LIFX, Yeelight, Monster, and Twinkly.

Razer is undoubtedly one of the most prolific proponents of all things RGB out there. That's why it wants to make it easier for gamers to sync all of their RGB-enabled devices via its new Razer Smart Home application. In essence, it is little more than a Google Home equivalent for your gaming peripherals. Razer says that the Razer Smart Home app will be available for Android and iOS devices sometime in H1, 2022.

With the new Razer Smart Home application, one can control all Razer Chroma devices such as keyboards, mice, laptops, etc. Currently, offerings from over 50 brands work natively with the software. The app will be able to control by peripherals from Nanoleaf, LIFX, Yeelight, Monster, Twinkly, and more. The Razer Chroma Smart Home Program lets OEMs tap into the Razer ecosystem by integrating their hardware offerings with Chroma.

Given the sheer amount of (often buggy) RGB software out there, it should come as a relief for many gamers, especially when they can run the Razer Smart Home via a mobile device. It'll be interesting to see how many brands hop on board the Razer Chroma Smart Home Program hype train. Industry bigwigs such as Corsair, MSI, SteelSeries, and Logitech could stay away, but we can expect many smaller players to hop on board.

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Anil Ganti, 2022-01- 5 (Update: 2022-01- 2)