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Razer announces Synapse 2.0 cloud storage service

The gaming PC peripheral company Razer has announced plans to offer owners of some of its products a way to upload their profiles and settings on the Internet. The company sent out a press release announcing that it would soon begin closed beta testing for Synapse 2.0. Synapse 1.0 is Razer's designation for adding on-board memory to its gaming PC mouse products back in 2006. Synapse 2.0 will extend that kind of support onto a cloud-based Internet storage service. Razer's press release proclaims with the advent of Synapse 2.0 "onboard memory for devices is now obsolete."

In basic terms, owners of upcoming Razer products will now be able to store info like gaming macros, key binds, and profiles on the Synapse 2.0 cloud server. If a gamer with those products is traveling to a LAN event, pro gaming tournament or just on vacation, he or she will be able to pull down those game settings for their Razer devices from the Synapse 2.0 cloud server. You can check out a video explaining more about how Synapse 2.0 will work below.

Razer has not said whether or not it will charge money for the Synapse 2.0 service. It is currently in internal beta testing and will launch later this year, starting with support for the gaming PC mouse and keyboard products made for the launch of the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. 500 people who own Razer's Naga gaming mouse will be selected later this year to participate in a closed beta test of Synapse 2.0.

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