Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Cordless Mouse Vs Corded Mouse

Wireless mouse technology has been around for a while now, yet wired mouse still remain readily available for purchase from stores. Herein, the advantages and disadvantages of both cordless and corded mouses will be discussed.

Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Positives of the Wireless Mouse

The primary and most obvious example of the benefit of the wireless mouse is that it has no wires. The wireless mouse communicates by sending information from the mouse to a receiver attached to the computer. This receiver is most often in the form of a USB adaptor of some kind. It is great to be able to use your mouse without the cord getting stuck, as well as to be able to drag the mouse along with you at a bit of a distance while studying.

The secondary positive of the wireless mouse is that it can be particularly easy to travel with, as the wire does not get caught on things. There are specific laptop models available that work particularly well for this application, some models even being able to attack to the side of a laptop to be taken along with it.

Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Negatives of the Wireless Mouse

The primary and by far worst negative of the wireless mouse is battery usage. This particularly applies to the models made for laptops or smaller wireless mouses, as they tend to use only one AA battery. While they are often advertised as having a long battery life, for those that use them for applications such as games or drawing, the battery life will be significantly lower than those that use them for word editing.

The second negative of the wireless mouse is that they tend to cost quite a large amount more than wired mouse. For a mouse of similar quality, the price for a wireless mouse is at least double that for a wired one. For those on a budget, this can just be too expensive.

Third negative of the wireless mouse is not so much an issue now, but once was. Basically, the signals being sent from the wireless mouse would sometimes interfered with by outside signals. There have been examples of remote controls for toy cars interfering with and affecting the behaviour of the mouse attached to a computer. That said, this negative was previously pretty rare and is now almost completely mitigated.

Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Positives of the Wired Mouse

First and foremost, buying a wired mouse has become increasingly affordable to the point where take away buying dinner for one person is more expensive than buying a wired mouse. This often includes some very good brands with a whole range of features.

Secondary positive of the wired mouse is that even a cheap model will simply keep working and working. No need to worry about batteries or even maintenance. They just work and keep working, which given the price means that two can be bought on the off chance that one breaks.

Wireless Mouse Vs Wired Mouse: Negative of the Wired Mouse

The primary and really only negative of the wired mouse is that the cord can be a real pain. It seems like a minor complaint, but because the cord contains metal wiring it can force itself into a particular shape and it can then be difficult to get the kink out of it. Furthermore, the cord can become stuck on things when moving it and can subsequently drag these things along with it should it fall from the table.

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