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Does your mouse need to be online before you can use it?

8th November 2012

Razer have a reputation for making some great PC and console gaming hardware, but I wouldn’t expect a mouse to need an internet connection before you can use it.

From the article linked below on Techdirt:

“Synapse, the software driving the cloud setup, has both an online and offline mode. Unfortunately, you can’t access the offline portion until you’ve registered your new hardware. This is a problem, especially when the company forcing you to create an account before you can use your mouse can’t keep its servers up. Furthermore, if you’re away from your own computer (with its offline settings synched) and without an internet connection, your mouse becomes useless again.”

Unsurprisingly this hasn’t exactly gone down too well in the gaming community.

Read the rest of the article on Techdirt