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Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« on: April 15, 2012, 08:20:45 PM »
I want to buy some accessories but I am wondering type to buy. What do you all personally use and why?

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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 08:35:19 PM »
Insufficient data to compute.

Rather depends on the accessories what you will be doing with them ?

A wired network is generally going to be faster data transfer than bluetooth, wifi, then USB. But then it is also about convenience were a wired network isn't a flexible.
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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 08:17:26 AM »
Insufficient data to compute.

Rather depends on the accessories what you will be doing with them ?

A wired network is generally going to be faster data transfer than bluetooth, wifi, then USB. But then it is also about convenience were a wired network isn't a flexible.

I wanted to buy a bluetooth headset for the laptop but some articles told me that there is radiation. I am not sure if that is the case.

Then it needs to be charged, thats a bother.

Yes, I guess wired ones are best

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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 09:29:55 AM »
The only problem iv found with bluetooth devices is that they chew up the batteries, if you want wireless go with the mini USB nano reciever 2.4Ghz, the usb plug is about the size of a tictac and i tend to get about 8 months of battery life for the headset or mouse.
Wired one's are much cheaper and no need to charge as long as you dont mind a few cables about ;)

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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 12:35:40 PM »
Not sure where you heard (excuse pun) about bluetooth headset radiation, nothing about it in the wikipedia page about radiation, which if there was any associated data there would probably be a mention, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_headset.

I don't believe this would be the same as the scares about mobile phone radiation as their antennas and power would be much greater compared to low powered bluetooth devices.

So as Craig mentions wifi with a mini-usb receiver you could leave it in a USB slot without it getting snapped off. But then you have the problem that it takes up one of your USB ports, if you have enough that wouldn't be an issue.
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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 02:27:42 PM »
Thanks guys for the info  :)

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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 02:49:50 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Wired vs Bluetooth vs 2.4 GHz vs USB
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 03:02:34 PM »
Your welcome Chris :)