Razer Synapse 2.0: Cloud Storage for Your Personalized Peripheral Settings

Paul Lilly

Like it or not, everything's trending toward the cloud, from music and movies to simple file backups, and now you can even store all your gaming peripheral settings on a far away server. Now accepting beta signups, Razer Synapse 2.0 is "the world's first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in the cloud, making your settings for gaming available anytime, anywhere," Razer says.

Synapse is familiar buzzword coming from Razer, which it first used in 2006 to denote an onboard memory feature for gaming gear to store macros, key bindings, and profiles in the hardware itself. Synapse 2.0 takes this concept to the next level and puts those same settings in the cloud, where gamers can access them from any computer with an Internet connection. You can even access your stored settings on someone else's Razer peripherals, such as might be provided by a LAN party tournament host.

"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 plans to launch Synapse 2.0 with all next generation Razer gear. If you want to get a jump start, you can sign up to be part of the closed beta, which Razer will roll out to selected users of the Naga.

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