Lancehead and OS X Support

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by leafoflegend, May 23, 2017.

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  1. leafoflegend

    leafoflegend New Member

    I just got the Razer Lancehead. Didn't even think about OS X support as I have other peripherals from Razer and they all work great. My question is simple: does anyone know about support for the new mice on OS X? I know that Razer Synapse 3 Beta is only showing support for Windows, so I guess the real question is if the new mice work on Razer Synapse 2.x?

    If I get really unbelievably lucky and an actual Razer support employee shows up here - what are the plans for OS X support for Synapse 3?

    Anyway, any help would be appreciated (and yes I own a gaming PC too, but Id like to use this mouse as my daily driver as well).
     
  2. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    Have you downloaded Synapse 2.x on your Mac and tried it yet? I'm curious to know the result. The latest Synapse 2.x driver for Mac can be found here.

    I'd try it, but I don't have a Lancehead. The next Razer mouse I plan on getting is the Naga Hex Chroma v2 - just gotta have those extra buttons!
     
  3. leafoflegend

    leafoflegend New Member

    I am getting it in the mail tomorrow! So I'll get back to you with the result. I'd be pretty upset if they didn't have legacy support for the peripheral! The Naga Hex is great.
     
  4. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    I've been interested in getting this too... Maybe I'll pick the wireless beast up today and test it out on the macbook pro. My situation is also similar, where I have a gaming rig but want to be able to take the mouse with me since I do web dev and iOS dev as well. Would be nice to ditch the Logitech G602.
     
  5. leafoflegend

    leafoflegend New Member

    So, I can confirm it works fine on Mac. It is running on the Synapse 2.x build. Doesn't seem to be an option to try Synapse 3 (which I anticipated). Not a big deal. We lose out on the 'Hybrid Cloud Memory' for the moment. My one warning here, would be if you are using a new mac - this is USB reliant - so you will need to get a dongle/hub to even use the mouse on the new line of MBP's.
     
  6. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    I have a question for you Leafoflegend! I remember Min mentioning that this would function as a wired device, but he didn't specify if the 2.4GHz dongle was always required.

    Example: If I kept the dongle plugged into my macbook pro (late 2015 with USB) but kept the charge cable plugged into my gaming rig... could I essentially then use it at home on my rig to charge and game, then unplug for work/on the go without having to move the dongle around? that'd be so sick!

    If you have two machines to try it on let me know the result!
     
  7. leafoflegend

    leafoflegend New Member

    No, if it's plugged into the charging cable - the dongle is not required. So you could leave the USB dongle in your mac, and charge when its at the rig :smile_:
     
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  8. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    THAT'S AMAZING. RAZER TAKE MY MONEY! ha. Thanks leafoflegend :smile_:
     
  9. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    Interesting. So I bought one and all is well. For some reason though, I can hear it when I move the mouse when connected to my mac. It's like my mac speakers are running into some interference of some sort?

    Seems to be less if I disconnect some of the external monitors and what not but I found it odd. Maybe I'll find a place like support to provide feedback? Not sure what they would do. Maybe my spectrum is different than others lol. Doesn't happen on the gaming rig though.

    -1 Apple, -1... lol
     
  10. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    nm, I answered my own question. The 1000hz ultra polling causes the feedback. 500hz or 125hz generates no noise. Since I don't game on my MBP, I think this is just fine =)
     
  11. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    What does the "dongle" look like? My Naga Epic Chroma works in a similar way to what you described with the Lancehead, in that if you are connected via the cable, you don't have to be using the dongle. In the case of the Naga Epic Chroma, the dongle is actually a charging cable. Is it the same for the Lancehead?

    One thing to watch out for - on my Naga Epic Chroma, if I have recently used it wirelessly and have the switch set to "on", but have it plugged directly in via the USB, then the mouse still tries to send info wirelessly instead of down the cable. The cursor goes haywire. If I turn the switch to "off", everything is fine. I'm not sure if the Lancehead has a similar switch, but make sure that if you're plugged in using the charging cable, the switch is actually off.
     
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  12. Technickel

    Technickel New Member

    The dongle for wireless is the slim USB dongle, and the cable does plug into the mouse creating a (wired) mouse. However, my use-case is to keep the hardwired cable on my gaming rig and the wireless dongle on my Macbook Pro, then I can charge it when I'm at home gaming and use it when I'm at work coding =)

    I can confirm the issues switching from wired to wireless, so I always turn the unit off before I plug it in hardwired.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
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