Thursday, October 20th 2011

Razer Announces World's First Cloud-based Storage For Personalized Gaming Settings

Razer, the technology leader in gaming user interfaces, brings you the next innovation in gaming peripherals by unveiling the all-new Razer Synapse 2.0, the world’s first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in the cloud, making your settings for gaming available anytime, anywhere.

In 2006, Razer invented Synapse, the world’s first onboard memory feature for gaming peripherals, which allowed the user to store gaming macros, key binds, and profiles directly to their Razer devices, and enabled gamers to bring their personalized settings with them on the go. Onboard memory for gaming devices, pioneered by Razer, has quickly become an industry standard for gaming peripherals all over the world.

The new Razer Synapse 2.0 software revolutionizes this concept by harnessing next-gen, cloud-based technology to ensure that you have full access to all of your peripheral hardware settings, anytime, anywhere at tournaments, LAN centers, at home and at the office. With the advent of Synapse 2.0, onboard memory for devices is now obsolete.

With Razer Synapse 2.0, all of your Razer peripheral settings for any next generation Razer gaming device will be automatically stored in a cloud server which is accessible from any computer. You will be able to take your mouse to a LAN center and instantly sync your custom settings simply by logging into Razer Synapse 2.0. You can even access your custom settings while using Razer peripherals provided by a tournament host, enabling you to spend less time setting up controls and more time gaming. Razer Synapse 2.0 also automatically downloads drivers, game add-ons, and firmware updates as they become available, ensuring your Razer devices are always updated.

“Razer Synapse 2.0 is a testament to our drive to continually innovate for the benefit of the gamer and end-user,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “Razer Synapse 2.0 gives gamers a convenient, single cloud-based platform to access, maintain, and store settings for all of their Razer devices. On-board memory, with its limited storage for user profiles, becomes obsolete when Razer Synapse 2.0 offers essentially unlimited space for all of your hardware settings.”



Razer Synapse 2.0 will be launched for all next generation Razer devices and the software is currently in an internal beta stage. The next stage of closed beta will be rolled out initially to selected users of the multi-award winning Razer Naga, where up to 500 Razer Naga users can get a first glimpse of Razer Synapse 2.0 by signing up here.
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12 Comments on Razer Announces World's First Cloud-based Storage For Personalized Gaming Settings

#1
dir_d
Nice for ProGamers but i cant really see the use of this for anyone but them.
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#2
[H]@RD5TUFF
It's about time something like this came along, I just hope it works well.
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
LMAO, My Xai mouse saves them on it's self so no need for going online signing in and all that BS.

Just plug the mouse in ooh that's it.
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#4
Black Haru
by: AsRock
LMAO, My Xai mouse saves them on it's self so no need for going online signing in and all that BS.

Just plug the mouse in ooh that's it.
all gaming mice do that. this is for if you are using someone else s stuff and want to load your settings.
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#5
Darkleoco
Seems potentially useful but who really uses other people's computers often enough for this to even be remotely worth it? Professional gamers obviously removed from this comment.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Black Haru
all gaming mice do that. this is for if you are using someone else s stuff and want to load your settings.
Yes as i am always borrowing my expensive hardware to people. Although you have a point although it's pretty pointLESS.
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#7
Fx
I am glad they are offering the service cause it shows me they are trying to be creative but I dont see this service as applicable to very many people
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#8
FishHead69
Steam already does this ! and seeing as 90% of my games are on steam thx to the steam sales

But it's not a bad idea for a company like this to try , but if your using someone else's computer wouldnt they still need to have Razer gear for this to work
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#9
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
This will be helpful to save your binds to a keyboard.

For instance, you have the G9 key bound to 50000 different actions at once. Because the internal memory of the keyboard can't store it you can load it from that. Therefore, you have to use the cloud. Might be useful if you bring your keyboard to other computers, however I don't really see a use for it other than that.

And yeah, Steam already does this for INDIVIDUAL KEY BINDS, not macros (actually in the source engine binds can be a combination of things, so you can do macros)
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#10
Depth
Just in case you're bringing your keyboard instead of your pc?

The real dogs at the top of rankings and ladders do not use "gaming" peripherals anyway. This is more consumer babble you can give your money for.
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#11
RejZoR
What good is this if the end system is not using Razer mice (which mostly likely won't).
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