Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Choosing a wireless keyboard and mouse can ease your working
environment a great deal.
This is especially important in a recording studio situation or
similar environments where you sometimes need to be in a different place
than right in front of the screen and still have access to the keyboard
or the mouse.
You can turn the screen to wherever you're located in the room and still
have complete control over your computer's functions, even at a distance
where a wired keyboard and mouse just wouldn't reach.
advantage of a wireless keyboard and mouse is the absence of wires in
itself. This is especially important in your home recording studio which
is probably "wired" enough as it is. Besides, your desktop would look
and feel much more tidy with a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Wireless keyboards and mice use most commonly
either radio signals or Bluetooth technology for transferring the signal
from the keyboard or mouse to a receiver which is connected to the USB
or PS/2 port on your computer.
A wireless keyboard and mouse
usually run on batteries or they come with a docking station where you
can charge them. Battery life in this kind of equipment is quite long
(depending on battery type and brand), from weeks to several months.
What kind of wireless option should you choose?
Wireless keyboard and mouse combo
keyboard and mouse usually come "bundled"
together, and then they are often referred to as wireless/cordless
desktops or wireless/cordless combos. These bundles tend to be a little
bit cheaper than buying the keyboard and mouse separately.
This kind of wireless desktop is a little more
expensive because it uses Bluetooth technology to transfer the signal,
but by that it also gives you the opportunity to connect your PDA or
cell phone through the same receiver.
So, now for the different types of keyboards and
mice. There are several different types to choose from.
Different types of wireless Keyboards
The computer keyboard as we all know it. Recent
versions have been improved though, with for instance multimedia and
internet short cut keys.
Split-key keyboard (a.k.a. ergonomic keyboard)
These keyboards are designed for comfortable typing.
The keys on the keyboard are split into two separate sections which are
slightly angled towards each other allowing your arms to maintain a
natural position while typing. This reduces the tension on your arms and
Different types of wireless Mice
The regular mouse with a wheel. Suitable for most
This kind of wireless mouse uses an optical window
instead of the common mouse wheel to determine it's position. This
is great when you think about maintenance, no lagging mouse pointer
where you have to take out the wheel to clean it. It also shows better
performance on surfaces that are too rough or otherwise unsuitable for a
A wireless keyboard and mouse is deeply recommended
in almost any case.
Keep the wires down to a minimum.
GO WIRELESS!! :)