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 When a mouse requires an internet connection, you're doing the "cloud" wrong

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PostSubject: When a mouse requires an internet connection, you're doing the "cloud" wrong   Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:15 pm

In a situation eerily similar to "always-on" DRM schemes, Razer mouse and
keyboard purchasers are finding their high-end peripherals bricked by software
that requires an internet connection to function.

So, why would a mouse need an internet connection to be usable? Well, it's
supposed to be a feature, but it's behaving more like a bug. A forum member
at Overclock.net explains the problem with his new ~$80 mouse:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/17594020942/when-mouse-requires-internet-connection-youre-doing-cloud-wrong.shtml

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Razer Synapse 2.0 software/mouse unusable if you dont have an internet connection or their...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1319323/razer-synapse-2-0-software-mouse-unusable-if-you-dont-have-an-internet-connection-or-their-servers-are-down

-This isn't DRM, it's a way to obtain user data, which you do indeed give them right to by accepting the ToS.
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