Originally Posted by NotAgain
Synapse on newer mice!? Instant fail. I won't buy one. Drivers shouldn't require an internet connection or login to use. Razer products may as well be spyware now if synapse is no longer optional.
Not only that, they've pulled all the old legacy drivers off the site for most products so anyone looking for new drivers will have to use synapse, unless they can find an old download link somewhere else. But the new products require synapse and there are obviously no legacy drivers for them, so you're stuck.
Spyware is a pretty good way to describe synapse. Especially if you read the license agreement. Which I encourage you to do: http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2/subscriber-agreement
"4. USER GENERATED INFORMATION
What's odd is, their ever-famous tag line is "made for gamers, by gamers". I can't think of one serious 'gamer' that thinks that storing their profiles and settings on a company owned internet server and not their own machine/mouse is a good idea.