Razer gets into the cloud with Synapse 2.0

by: John -
Razer built some of their peripherals with the ability to store a profile in memory. It allowed gamers to save their preferences and take them with them without having to rely on the computer to keep the settings, thus allowing people to take their custom settings to any computer. Well, Razer's looking to take it one step further.

Synapse 2.0 will let you store the settings in the cloud so that all you need is an Internet access to download the configuration back onto your mouse or keyboard. Now, they are saying that it makes onboard memory obsolete, but I have to argue that by saying what if you are some place without Internet access or at a LAN where their outside access is down. It can happen, albeit rarely.

Still, leveraging cloud computing to store settings without having to worry about if your computer is going to lose it or if the onboard memory of the peripheral is fails is pretty cool. You definitely have a lot more storage capability with Synapse 2.0 so if you have multiple profiles for a product, you don't have to worry about the space needed to store them.

There's a closed beta coming and you can sign up to get a glimpse of it at http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2. All future products will be leveraging this new technology.
RAZER REVOLUTIONIZES GAMING PERIPHERALS WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST CLOUD- BASED STORAGE FOR PERSONALIZED GAMING SETTINGS

Razer Synapse 2.0 Beta Signup Available at: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2.

Carlsbad, Calif. – Oct 20th, 2011 – 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 at http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2.


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For more information on product compatibility and the Q4 2011 launch of Razer Synapse 2.0 please visit: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2.
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