This is Everything You Need to Know About the Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration

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July 27, 2021 | 6 Min Read

Are you ready for the ultimate RGB gaming experience? You’d better be, because with the new Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration your setup can finally become the battlestation of your dreams!

Sounds cool, but you have questions? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration!

Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration Battlestation Gaming Setup

What is it?

The Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration syncs all of your Nanoleaf and Razer Chroma devices together to create next-level RGB lighting effects that flow across all of your devices while you game. That means your Nanoleaf Shapes, Canvas, Light Panels and Essentials Bulbs and Lightstrips, and your Razer mouse, mousepad, keyboard, headphones and more can all sync up for a completely integrated and immersive experience.

Customizable through the Razer Chroma studio, you can create your own palettes and motions and watch as your Nanoleaf and Razer devices light up like never before. You can even set your lights to react to in-game events, like explosions and power-ups!

Razer Battlestation with Nanoleaf Shapes RGB light panels

How do you set it up?

The setup process has 7 simple steps:

1. Download both the Nanoleaf Desktop App and Razer Synapse for Windows here

In the Nanoleaf Desktop App:

2. Add your Nanoleaf devices through Sign-in or Manual Pairing

3. Go to the “Entertainment” tab in the sidebar, then click “Razer Chroma RGB

4. Select the Nanoleaf devices you would like to control, and position/rotate as necessary

Nanoleaf Desktop App with Razer Chroma Integration

In the Razer Synapse App:

5. Go to the “CONNECT” tab, then the “DEVICES” tab at the top

6. Under the Chroma Connect module, toggle ON “Chroma Connect” and “Nanoleaf

7. In the Nanoleaf Desktop App toggle ON “Enable Razer Chroma

What devices does it work with?

You can use this integration with all of Razer’s Chroma enabled products, and all of Nanoleaf’s RGB lighting products: that means your Shapes, Canvas, and Light Panels, and your Essentials Bulbs and Lightstrips! 

It’s important to note that to use Essentials with this integration, you need to update your Bulbs or Lightstrips to firmware 1.6.8 or higher. Also, you must be using them over Thread rather than Bluetooth, so it requires you to have a compatible Thread Border Router enabled product, like the HomePod mini or AppleTV 4k.

You can learn more about the wonders of Thread here.

The Razer Synapse App and Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect integration are currently only available for Windows. But don’t worry Mac users: you can still enjoy other features with our Desktop App like Screen Mirror!

What can you do with it?

Like previously mentioned, with this integration your lights can all be synced to play the same color animations at the same time. They can also react to in-game events from your favorite games like Overwatch, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. But that’s not all!

You can install different modules within the Razer Synapse App to access different features for control and total customization. You can find the modules by going to the SYNAPSE > MODULES tab. Here are our top picks:

Chroma Studio:

Find RGB lighting effects that are truly unique, and tweak and tinker to your heart’s content. Modify existing effects with different colors and motions, or design your own! Try advanced effects like “Ambient Awareness” for color mirroring from your games similar to Nanoleaf’s Screen Mirror feature.

Chroma Connect:

Control all of your Chroma-enabled apps and third-party hardware devices. Enable this with your games through the CONNECT > APPS tab. (This comes default with Synapse, so no additional downloads required!)

Chroma Visualizer:

Enjoy a dynamic level of audio visualization and colorful sound waves as you play your favorite music, games, and videos!

How is this different from the old/previous Nanoleaf x Razer Integration?

In addition to massive improvements to connectivity and reliability, there are a few big things that set this integration apart from its predecessor:

  1. Works with the entire Shapes and Essentials lines, rather than only Canvas and Light Panels

  2. You can now connect an UNLIMITED number of panels!

  3. You can now connect an UNLIMITED number of supported devices!

  4. Immediate support for all upcoming Nanoleaf RGB lighting products (did someone say Lines?)

Our Nanoleaf team and our friends over at Razer worked tirelessly on this project to deliver you an unparalleled experience of color and light, and we’re so excited for you to experience everything it has to offer! 

Now that you know all there is to know about the Nanoleaf x Razer Chroma Connect Integration, you’re well on your way to becoming a true RGB artist and gaming setup guru.

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