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Razer Synapse 2.0 Rolled out

Razer has updated its Synapse cloud storage platform, releasing the software from its beta and making the finished product fully available for use by the public.

The gaming peripheral maker unveiled version 2.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday where Razer let people known that it was available for immediate download.

"I'm proud of what we've done with Razer Synapse 2.0 - its value added for gamers who use Razer products," said Robert ‘RazerGuy' Krakoff, President of Razer USA. "We've made it easier for them to have the custom settings for their Razer peripherals stored in a cloud so they spend less time setting up and more time doing what they should be doing, gaming."

While many current generations of gaming peripherals include their own built in memory - and therefore can retain settings regardless of location - Razer's Synapse 2.0 system allows players to sync and store peripheral profiles on Razer's cloud platform. The idea with this is that when gaming away from home - and presumably on someone else's machine - gamers can get instant access to their favourite settings. On top of this, settings can be used across several peripherals, allowing you to use macros and sensitivity options customised for one mouse, on another.

However, the list of supported peripherals is currently far from exhaustive. It includes: Star Wars: The Old Republic peripherals, the Blade gaming laptop, Razer Naga Hex RPG mouse and the Naga MMO gaming mouse.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the new software, or even give it a try, can do so on the official Razer website.