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Razer's Synapse 2.0: Store Peripheral Settings in the Cloud

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Razer's got a new cloud-based peripheral settings storage app.

You probably know Razer as a peripheral company that's been on the gaming scene, producing keyboards and mice for years. However, this month, Razer is launching software, as opposed to hardware. Razer last week debuted Synapse 2.0, a software that allows users to keep a better handle on the various different custom settings they have set up for their peripherals.

Currently in beta (and set for full release at the end of this year), Synapse 2.0 means you can store your settings for your Razer equipment in the cloud and access those settings from anyway. This means if you're going to a tournament or a LAN party, you don't have to spend time fiddling with keyboard settings -- you can just sync with Synapse 2.0 and be on your way. Check the video below for more on Synapse 2.0:

Razer Synapse 2.0

Synapse 2.0 will be compatible with the Razer Naga and next-generation Razer products.

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    icepick314 , October 25, 2011 3:16 PM
    and I thought point of LAN party was going offline and having only local connections with your friends...

    how times have changed when you HAVE to be online all the time and LAN is now WAN...
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    hoof_hearted , October 25, 2011 4:05 PM
    I don't see the point. This would mean you have to disconnect the mouse and keyboard and bring it to another computer. Then you would have to download and install the drivers. I would think most people bring their computers with the settings to the LAN party.
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    southernshark , October 25, 2011 5:09 PM
    Well its probably something they created without much effort, so in that sense I guess it makes sense.
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    dj1001 , October 25, 2011 6:00 PM
    gaming mice have had onboard memory for a long time. why over complicate things when what we use now works perfectly fine.

    My G700 stores all the settings on the few kilobytes in internal memory. all i do is plug it into any computer and all my settings are as if I was at home.
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    dark_knight33 , October 25, 2011 9:06 PM
    Seems like a pointless exercise in using the phrase "Store it in the Cloud" to market something.

    My G13 is way more complicated, and stores all of it's settings internally, as well as having exportable profiles for sharing/backing up. If I take it from one machine to another, all the profiles are still there.

    Why would I *want* to store my profile in "the cloud" anyway? Useless feature. They can keep their cloud storage, then sell me the device $5 cheaper, with that, I'd be happier.
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    hetneo , October 26, 2011 12:10 AM
    icepick314and I thought point of LAN party was going offline and having only local connections with your friends...how times have changed when you HAVE to be online all the time and LAN is now WAN...

    Huh? LAN Party is also type of gaming events, and anyway has nothing to do with being ol or off. It's a party which main part is creating LAN, and WAN is different bag of potatoes.
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    hetneo , October 26, 2011 12:12 AM
    dj1001gaming mice have had onboard memory for a long time. why over complicate things when what we use now works perfectly fine.My G700 stores all the settings on the few kilobytes in internal memory. all i do is plug it into any computer and all my settings are as if I was at home.

    What about people who go to some type of gaming event or competition and are forced to use certain mouse or keyboard instead of theirs, something Razer could do as organizer/main sponsor of event.
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    eddieroolz , October 27, 2011 2:20 AM
    I think it would be simply better to have a ROM to store the settings instead.