Wireless Peripherals: Do They Represent the Future?

Love them or hate them, the one thing that you cannot deny is that wireless peripherals are slowly becoming more and more common in the modern day and age. However, what you must know here is that these peripherals are nothing new; they have been around for as long as one could remember. However, back in the days, they were not nearly as good or popular as they are today. As a matter of fact, most people would only invest in them just for the sake of being wireless.

The wireless peripherals of today are much better in overall performance. They do not have just as many disadvantages as they used to have. Most importantly, one of the biggest issues; the input lag is slowly becoming a thing of past as wireless technologies are getting better and better and offer more fidelity, as well.

Keeping that in mind, today, we want to talk about just how good wireless peripherals have become and whether they represent the future or not. This is not an opinion that is just representing the peripherals in general, but also gaming peripherals that are slowly moving towards wireless. We recently did a review of the Corsair HS70 wireless headphones and found them to be one of the best headphones that you can buy in the market.

With that out of the way, let’s focus wireless peripherals and whether or not they represent the future.

Performance

The first thing that we are going to focus on is performance. Back in the old days, the wireless peripherals were littered with issues such as input lag, and terrible battery life. As a matter of fact, the only reason for anyone to buy wireless peripherals was the bragging rights that came along with them.

However, things have become a lot different now. With the progression of both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, wireless peripherals have become a lot better nowadays. Both in terms of input lag, and battery life. You really do not have to worry about the performance on most of the modern day hardware. Whether you buying a high-end wireless peripheral, or you are saving money and going for something that is cheap, the performance will be, for the most part, economical at best, and you will not have to worry about losing anything in return, either.

The performance on wireless keyboards, mice, and headphones is consistent, and in most cases, just as good as their wired counterparts.

Price

Another thing that you must know about wireless peripherals is that back in the day, they used to be a lot more expensive. Most manufacturers used to charge a premium just because they were making the wireless peripherals and no one else was able to. However, that has changed nowadays since nearly everyone is capable of making these peripherals and that too, without any issues.

The pricing is just as competitive as anything else in the market, and you can actually go ahead and buy a decent wireless mouse for as long as $20 if you are looking to buy one, Needless to say, wireless peripherals has become a lot more affordable as compared to the older days, allowing a far greater audience to buy it without any issues.

Compatibility

Another area where you have to look at when it comes to wireless peripherals is the compatibility that they offer. Most of the wireless peripherals work on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or both. However, these technologies were not as common in all the devices back in the old days.

In the modern day and age, you can pretty much buy any wireless peripheral and connect it to pretty much any device you want and that too, without any issues that might come in the way. This is one of the best benefits of wireless peripherals.

Portability

Being a writer, I absolutely have to work on a mechanical keyboard because otherwise, typing on a laptop keyboard is nothing short of an ordeal for me. Nowadays, I do not have to worry about working on the go because I can simply pack my wireless mechanical keyboard in my backpack and forget about any issues that might come in the way.

Wireless peripherals always had the portability factor in them but considering how they have become a lot more compact, as well. You really do not have to worry about anything.

Do Wireless Peripherals Really Represent the Future?

So, back to the question that we had in the first place. Do wireless peripherals really represent the future? Well, considering how these are becoming better and better with time, it is safe to say that they do represent the future. We have seen this technology get nothing but better in the past couple of years. As the Bluetooth technology along with the Wi-Fi technology gets better, and companies spend more time enhancing their products, we can guarantee you that this technology will definitely get better as the time goes on.

Bill Wilson


Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.