I used to think that a toaster would be the final frontier for RGB lighting, but apparently Razer has that covered, or at least it is planning to. So what else does that leave? I'm not sure, maybe washing machines and dryers are on the radar. In the meantime, companies are coming up with new ways of leveraging RGB lights, with Vivaldi baking in support for Razer's Chroma lighting into the latest version of its web browser.
In case you've never heard of it, Vivaldi is a cross-platform browser developed by a company founded by Opera Software co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. The idea was to re-introduce a bunch of features that had been axed during Opera's transition to Blink. In the latest version of Vivaldi (version 2.5), the browser "brings a first-of-its-kind integration with Razer Chroma."
“This unique integration with Razer Chroma adds another dimension to browsing altogether”, says Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner. “Razer Chroma respects a user’s play style and unique expression of individuality and that’s a natural fit for Vivaldi.”
Infusing support for Razer Chroma means that compatible keyboards, mice, and other hardware can dynamically sync colors from websites being visiting in the Vivaldi browser. To turn it on, just head over to Tools > Settings > Themes and tick the "Enable Chroma" box that is towards the bottom of the page.
"The lights will now adapt to the color of the site being visited in Vivaldi. This integration is fully compatible with a PC running Windows," Vivaldi explains.
This is not Vivaldi's first rodeo with lighting integration. If you navigate to Themes, you'll also notice a setting for Philips Hue Theme Integration at the very bottom. This was something Vivaldi introduced in November 2016. It works similar to the new Razer Chroma theme, in that it can dynamically adjust your smart lighting based on the color themes of the website you are visiting. Chrome and Firefox can do this as well, just not natively—those browsers require an extension.
If you want to give any of this a try, or are just curious about the Vivaldi browser, head over to Vivaldi's website and grab the latest build.