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Razer Cynosa Lite keyboard - first impressions

Our initial impressions after unboxing and quick testing of the Razer Cynosa Lite essential gaming keyboard

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Razer Cynosa Lite - essential gaming keyboard

Razer Cynosa Lite is an entry-level gaming keyboard with simple and elegant design and RGB. We just received it couple of days ago and had the chance to try it out for couple of hours. 

But before we share our first impressions and honest consumer feedback, lets take a closer look at its main specs:

Razer Cynosa Lite - product specifications

Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys
Single zone Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
Razer Synapse 3 enabled
10 key rollover
Spill-resistant durable design
Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
Gaming mode option
1000Hz Ultrapolling
Approximate size: 457mm / 18 in x 174mm / 6.85 in x 33mm / 1.31 in
Approximate weight: 904 g / 1.99 lbs

It is not a lot of specs as you can see, just the most important. Most gamers will be attracted by the Razer Chroma backlighting which unlike the Razer Cynosa V2 is not individually backlit but a single zone. That might be bad news for those color "freaks" that love to have all rainbow colors on their desk.

Cynosa Lite comes nicely packaged in colorful cardboard box

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Some of the main features

And here is a quick video preview, right after I installed the Cynosa Lite keyboard:

 Razer Cynosa Lite - video

Razer Cynosa Lite - comfort of use

The Cynosa Lite is a rather comfortable gaming mouse and also very forgiving if using it for longer periods of time. 

The keys themselves have pretty long travel but feel solid. Typing is also comfortable but there is big spacing between keys, something that I don't like at all in desktop keyboards. 

keyboard illuminated logo
Razer logo - nicely illuminated (RGB) on the bottom part of the keyboard

Razer Cynosa Lite has a spill-resistant design so you should be just fine for some accidental water or coffee accidental spills. Don't push this feature though.

In general it is an OK everyday keyboard but we will share more in-depth impression after long-term use. It is definitely not a silent keyboard but within acceptable levels, nothing annoying.

The version we tested is English (US)

Razer Cynosa Lite keyboard - product price

With a price tag of under $50 the Cynosa Lite is one very good solution for budget gaming configuration. Currently we have paired it with two other Razer products - the Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed mouse and the Razer Kraken X headset, both being budget mid-range gaming devices.

Unfortunately, the Cynosa Lite is not offered in many locations. We were quite surprised to see this model missing from the official Razer website (or at least we didn't find it there).

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