Razer introduces Synapse 2.0

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Razer also wants in on the cloud bandwagon with their latest release for gamers and gamers only – if you’re looking to stash all your extra files from your hard drive online, look somewhere else. We’re talking about the Razer Synapse 2.0 which is touted to be the worlds first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in a cloud environment, so that your gaming settings are always accessible to you just about anywhere and anytime. This is clearly a vast improvement compared to the late 1990s when I carried around my Quake config file on a 3.5″ disk so that I need not re-bind all the relevant keys with each new computer I use.

Glad to know that the next iteration of Synapse is an improvement over its predecessor, where that proved to be the worlds first onboard memory feature for gaming peripherals which was introduced half a decade ago. Basically, with version 2.0, you are now able to store gaming macros, key binds, and profiles directly to the cloud – letting you gain full access to your entire repertoire of peripheral hardware settings. Just make sure that there is a decent Internet connection in the vicinity before you are able to harness the power of Synapse 2.0, of course.

You might not think much of Razer Synapse 2.0 at the moment, but to know that your entire Razer peripheral settings for any next generation Razer gaming device is automatically stored in a cloud server makes plenty of sense – imagine bringing your mouse to a LAN event, where you can right away synchronize your custom settings by logging into Razer Synapse 2.0. Heck, you can still access your custom settings even when gaming with Razer peripherals that are not yours but host provided, leaving you with more time to psyche yourself up for the next match instead of wasting time setting up controls.

In fact, Razer Synapse 2.0 does more than that, including automatically downloading drivers, game add-ons, and firmware updates the moment they are released by Razer so that your device remains updated at all times.

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Poison Dwarf Says: August 12, 2012 at 3:55 am

Would be good if it worked. Its buggy as hell and I have had nothing but issue trying to use this with my deathadder and/or black widow.

Why is this no optional?!?!?!? Its so bad that I am thinking about moving away from Razer.

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