If you want to improve your gaming experience on the computer, you need to take a look at your input devices. How are your mouse and keyboard holding up to the ravages of time? If you haven’t upgraded in a while, you may want to consider it. Today, we’re going to be reviewing Razer’s Cynosa gaming keyboard, so let’s get right into it.
There’s a lot of features that come packed into the Razer Cynosa, as you would expect from other products marketed by Razer. The company has done an excellent job of establishing themselves as one of the most recognizable makers of PC gear, and this keyboard is just as flashy as the rest of their product line.
You’ll find that the keys on this keyboard can each be set to their own color through the use of Razer Synapse 3, which is better than the lighting zones present on other models. While the colors may not be quite as defined if there are two different colored keys next to each other, it still gives you the option.
One of the main weaknesses of the RGB system on this keyboard is that you have to use the Razer Synapse 3 program to set them, which will always have to be running in the background. While this wouldn’t typically be a problem, we’ve faced some bugs and glitches using this program over the course of our review.
Where this keyboard impressed us was in its durability, more specifically, in its resistance to spills. If you’re used to keeping drinks as far away as possible from your gaming keyboard, then the Cynosa will probably come as a relief, as this model is meant to withstand light water infiltration.
You also won’t have to worry about bothering everyone around you, as the membrane design of this keyboard means that key presses don’t result in a noticeable clicking sound. Of course, you also have to deal with the downsides that are associated with a membrane keyboard such as mushier keys.
There’s also an anti-ghosting feature that allows for ten key presses at the same time, allowing for all of the combos and macro setups that you can ever dream of. Overall, we were impressed by this keyboard, especially when you consider the reasonable price that you can find it for.
- Keys are individually backlit
- Resists spills for greater durability
- Anti-ghosting supports up to ten keys at a time
- Supports Razer Synapse 3 for programming
- Quiet key presses
- No wrist pad
- Membrane construction
- Individual keys don’t stand out much