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E3 2012: Razer brings its legacy products into the Cloud

Posted by: Jeremy at 6/6/2012 3:24 PM
Razer isn’t content with just their new products supporting the Razer Synapse 2.0 technology. The peripheral maker wants to bring its cloud based-based service to it line of legacy products as well. Since the service launched nearly 6 months ago, more than half a million user settings have been synchronized in the cloud. That number is likely to grow now that numerous other products will be supported.

Razer Synapse 2.0 now officially supports the Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse and numerous other legacy products are following. Included on that list is the BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard. Thanks to this new technology, all of your personal macros, key bindings, and settings will be available wherever you plug in your devices (as long as you have an Internet connection).

The support schedule for their products is planned to roll out as follows:
  • Today
    • Razer DeathAdder
  • 3rd Quarter 2012
    • Razer BlackWidow
    • Razer Abyssus
    • Razer Cyclosa
    • Razer Naga Epic
    • Razer Mamba
  • 4th Quarter 2012
    • Razer Anansi
    • Razer Imperator
    • Razer Nostromo
Those interested can read the official press release for this announcement on the next page.


RAZER SYNAPSE 2.0 TO BRING LEGACY PRODUCTS TO THE CLOUD
Over 600K[1] user profile settings uploaded in less than six months
 
For Immediate Release: June 6, 2012
 
LOS ANGELES (E3 2012) – Razer™, a high performance gaming hardware producer, today announced at the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Cloud and X-Platform Gaming” press conference that the company’s cloud-based service, Razer Synapse 2.0, in fewer than six months, has surpassed half a million1 user profile settings. Razer also announced that Razer Synapse 2.0 now supports the Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse, with other legacy products to follow, including the Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard. With millions of Razer products in the hands of gamers today, Razer expects the number of user profile settings to continue to grow.
 
Razer Synapse 2.0 is a unified configurator that allows synchronization of settings on Razer gaming peripherals and devices through one unique user ID. Designed to improve user experience, Razer Synapse 2.0 eliminates the need to repeatedly reconfigure user settings, profiles and other gaming content, and provides gamers with access to customized options such as macros and key-binds through a single platform. Favorite configurations can be saved via Razer Synapse 2.0, enabling users to replicate and port their user profiles between gaming devices over the cloud, allowing the gamer to move his personalized settings freely between LAN centers, tournament sites and his favorite gaming rigs.
 
Razer plans to enable Synapse 2.0 for more legacy Razer peripherals and devices by year end.
 
Planned Upcoming Razer Synapse 2.0 Support:
 
Razer DeathAdder           Today
Razer BlackWidow           Q3‘2012
Razer Abyssus                   Q3‘2012
Razer Cyclosa                     Q3‘2012
Razer Naga Epic                                Q3‘2012
Razer Mamba                    Q3‘2012
Razer Anansi                      Q4‘2012
Razer Imperator               Q4‘2012
Razer Nostromo               Q4‘2012
 
 
About the Razer Group:
 
Razer is the world leader in high performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the most unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers™.
 
For more information, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/.