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Wireless mouse and keyboard

 Question:  What do you think about wireless mice and keyboards?  I am in the market for new ones and I’d like to try wireless for a change.  Do any of your customers have strong feelings for one or the other?

Answer:  Most of my customers have wired mice and keyboards.  The ones that do have wireless devices like them, but complain about the batteries and having to reconnect them.

Wireless peripherals actually plug into the computer and have a little wire that leads to a wireless emitter.  This emitter communicates with the mouse or keyboard wirelessly.  One of the main problems comes when the emitter loses communication or connection to the device.  When this happens, you have to push little connect buttons on the emitter and the mouse or keyboard so they can resynchronize.  It’s not a big deal, but can be a headache if it doesn’t work right away, and may take a few times to get them to resynchronize.

Wireless mice and keyboards need batteries, which eventually run out of charge.  It’s not a big deal, but can be an annoyance too. Speaking from experience - it's really annoying when the battery dies, your in the middle of doing something and there is no shop open to buy new batteries.

I say just stick to wired keyboards and mice as it’s a lot less bother. 
However, if you must, get a good name brand and don’t skimp on the money.  You will pay for it often over the life of the devices.

Posted on February 23rd 2013