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post #391 of 521 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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Why anyone would buy into Razer's garbage beats me. Logitech's mice been around for a long time, true and tried. Razer is made of the same plastic and they charge you 3x more for their items because of what? Materials? Design? No, because they spent so much on marketing and there's always people like the OP that fall for their crap.
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I find it amazing how people do honestly not understand how marketing/manufacturing a product works. You all pretend to understand you know how marketing works, ever thought that if everyone agreed that logitech was the best then Razer/Madcatz/Corsair all would not be in the peripheral business? Companies who wholeheartedly lie to their customers don't last long anyways. IE Enron.

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Wasn't there a post here on OCN about a fake Razer mouse?

Maybe this is to stop mouse pirates.....lol

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I've been through 3 deathadders because it is the most awesome mouse ever with its sensor. Y'all can all be paranoid while I still will buy Razer
If I had gone through three mice of the same model, I'd start questioning the build quality and look for alternatives. Just saying.
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If I had gone through three mice of the same model, I'd start questioning the build quality and look for alternatives. Just saying.

Well I have a Mamba 2 yrs old I just gave my kids and its the best wireless mouse Ive owned. 2ms 6400 DPI dual sensor 8 hr battery life span. The new Ourborous is 1ms 8200 DPI 12 Hr battery span. Logitech G700 5600 DPI is a good wireless mouse but lousy battery life that was too short and I sold it for the Razer in a leap of faith. It proved itself to me and changed my mind about Razer. Different experience yields different feelings about the product.

I digress.....The quality / performance isn't the topic of the thread however. The discussion is Synapse 2.0. and data mining.


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Thank you for the link and clarifying one of our questions on how Synapse 2.0 can work offline: Source

Which means that if you are offline, the software works offline too... not that you can turn it off when you are online, which you can't.

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Hey look I was right all along! thumb.gif

No, you weren't. This thing is mining data as long as you are connected to the internet.

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Hey all. There is quite a bit of confusion out there on what Synapse 2.0 is and what it does. We've got some information here on our CEO's FB page that may clarify some of the confusion.
https://www.facebook.com/minliangtan
For people using our older products who do not wish to use the new software, we have re-uploaded our legacy drivers. http://www.razersupport.com/downloads
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Legacy drivers are available if you don't want to use Synapse. Our CEO clarified that we're only collecting your user settings and we're working to make a more robust offline mode for Synapse.

There is no misunderstanding since the TOS and privacy policy is clear as a day. Such policy states 3 different kinds of information and how Synpase 2.0 mines all of them, with different regards... but all of them nonetheless.

All in all, Synapse 2.0 is bad for everyone and good for no one but Razer. I don't see the point in using Razer products with such "features", seriously.
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Companies who wholeheartedly lie to their customers don't last long anyways. IE Enron.

That's why companies like Razer only lie most of the time, just not all the time. To give you just enough truth to keep you hanging and make your money. kookoo.gif
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Hell... I just bought a Deathadder. Tomorrow I'll return it, but what to get... That store hasn't many options for gaming mice. Only Roccat and I know nothing about.

Seriously, before I see this thread, one hour ago installed Synapse 2.0 and the first thing I tried to find was "Go to Offline Mode" -but... surprise! Incidentally, can this program tell what's the firmware and drivers I use?

Would be ok if I create a rule in Windows Adv Firewall for RzSynapse.exe to block outbound connection? I don't want this thing to keep trying to connect while I'm playing... This program needs a PERMAMENT offline mode, not just "go to offline" like the freakin' Origin everytime you need to re-apply it.

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Thank you for the link and clarifying one of our questions on how Synapse 2.0 can work offline: Source
So for people whining about it "tracking" you when online.
why dont you just denie it internet acess then? oh right, wouldnt be able to whine then.



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I blocked Rzsynapse.exe & RzupdateManager but still connects normally... uhm... why? :S

It goes red some times, then back to green. Meanwhile I log-in/log-out normally.

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