OSLO, Norway – May 8th, 2019 : Vivaldi launches the new version of its browser – Vivaldi 2.5 – which brings a first-of-its kind integration with Razer Chroma, the world’s largest lighting ecosystem for gaming devices. This integration allows users to enjoy a truly immersive browsing experience with lighting effects on Chroma-enabled devices.
“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.”
Chroma-enabled devices can now dynamically sync colors from websites being visited in Vivaldi.
To unlock this new integration for a whole new level of browsing immersion, users can head to Settings >Themes.
Towards the bottom of the main Themes settings page, users can tick the box to “Enable Chroma” and pick which devices should be synced. 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.
Users can also set Chroma devices to stick with a single color to match their carefully crafted Theme. They can simply untick the box for “Active Color from Active Page” in the Theme editor. The lights will now use the Accent Color of the current Theme.
“We’re excited to see Razer Chroma extend beyond the game and into the Vivaldi web browser” says Razer Senior Product Manager Kushal Tandon. “Gamers can now experience their Chroma devices natively integrated with the websites they visit, syncing in real-time for a truly personalized browsing experience.”
Beyond plain vanilla browsing
Vivaldi gives endless customization options to users, empowering them with tools to express their personal style.
Just like Vivaldi, Razer Chroma puts a user’s individuality and preferences first with playful and endlessly customizable set-ups.
“Being an avid gamer, I have always wanted to experiment with devices that would give more thrilling options to play around with. Razer Chroma has been a fun project,” says Petter Nilsen, developer at Vivaldi who has worked on this integration. “Users can completely transform the way they browse with Vivaldi’s array of features.”
Users, including gaming enthusiasts, can find an unmatched level of fine-grained control and flexible ways to browse such as:
- Hibernating tabs (or group of tabs) to save memory.
- Viewing multiple sites in a single tab (split-screen view) using Tab Tiling.
- Search the web and switch search engines on the fly using search engine nicknames.
- Add any site in the sidebar using Web Panels, giving quick access to sites like Discord, Reddit and more.
- Browse search results quicker with Fast Forward and Rewind.
- Navigate faster with fully-featured, editable and adjustable Mouse Gesture support.
- Watch HTML5 videos in a floating window (Pop-out video) while browsing.
What is Vivaldi?
The Vivaldi browser does not track its users and offers more features than any other modern browser. Vivaldi is driven by the real needs of users today. Highlight features that make Vivaldi a “do-it-your-way” browser include:
- Powerful Tab Management – Ability to group (stack), auto-stack, rename, tile (split-screen view of tabs), search in addition to pin, drag, hibernate and mute tabs.
- Smarter Browsing – Side Panel with easy access to bookmarks, downloads, tree-style tab navigation, notes, browsing history and websites of the user’s choice (Web Panels).
- Raise the Productivity Bar – Built-in functionality such as the screenshot Capture tool, Notes, Image Properties, and Calculator.
- Effortless Navigation – Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Gestures for quick browser commands and powerful History overview that lets users explore their browsing patterns, backed by statistics and visual clues.
- Unique and Customizable Interface – Change the browser’s look with Themes, Speed Dials, Adjustable Zoom levels, a clutter-free Reader View, and Toolbar Customization.
- Privacy is paramount – Data synced across computers is end-to-end encrypted including Bookmarks, Speed-Dials, saved passwords and autofill information, History, extensions and uniquely, Notes.
Vivaldi was the first browser to dip its toe into smart home integration with Philips Hue —straight out-of-the-box. It took the customization aspect one step further by allowing you to connect to and control objects outside the browser.