Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Soundwave
    Member #
    20103
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale & New Orleans, USA
    Posts
    23
    Liked
    1 times

    Mouse: Blue Tooth vs. Wireless?

    [Yes, I know that Blue Tooth is wireless. If you've clicked here with the sudden urge to 'help' me understand that, and have yet to grasp the inherent question here, thank you for your interest, but probably best to move along.]

    I am debating this option, but don't see a clear winner yet.

    If I am missing something, or one of my assumptions is wrong, please advise;

    Blue Tooth
    Pros:
    - does not require a USB dongle.
    - works (pairs) with tablet itself rather than keyboard, allowing use with or without keyboard attached.
    Cons:
    - More expensive than wireless.
    - Less prevalent. (Did not see any on the mouse rack I looked at yesterday.)

    2.4 GHz Wireless
    Pros:
    - comparatively cheaper.
    Cons:
    - requires USB dongle; tablet must be connected to keyboard.
    - requires USB dongle; dongle drains battery faster (?)

    Any other points that make one a clearly better option?
    Asus Transformer TF-101 (B70) + Keyboard Dock (B80)

  2. #2
    Transformer Forums Legend
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    5624
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet
    TF700
    Posts
    11,748
    Liked
    1818 times
    My opinion, the cons of the wireless outweigh the pros of the BT by miles.

  3. #3
    Soundwave
    Member #
    20103
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale & New Orleans, USA
    Posts
    23
    Liked
    1 times
    Quote Originally Posted by leeshor View Post
    My opinion, the cons of the wireless outweigh the pros of the BT by miles.


    Hmmm... 'What's bad about X is greater than what's good about Y.'

    Let me see if I can find my Elementary Logic text from college to sort that one out.
    Asus Transformer TF-101 (B70) + Keyboard Dock (B80)

  4. #4
    TRANSFORMER FORUMS LEGEND
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    2978
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    /EARTH/USA/NC/
    Tablet
    None
    Posts
    15,780
    Liked
    2676 times
    I am pretty sure the USB will drain less power than Bluetooth being on to use your mouse.

    I use a BT mouse because I like not having to use a USB dongle. This was from 3-4 years ago when I got into BT mice. Now the USB dongles have gotten quite small, and computers have more USB ports so leaving one occupied constantly is not as big of a deal.

    Another thing to consider, on the TF101 there are 2 USB ports, each with a cover. Leaving a mouse dongle it will be open all of the time. For the Prime, it only has one USB port. So if you use it for a mouse, you have to use a USB hub or not use the mouse if you need to use a USB device.

    That is just my thoughts on it, you can make a decision based on what you feel is best for your situation.


    Asus Transformer 16 GB & Dock - Munching on Jelly Beans
    crApple iP*one 5 - Stock

    Just once I want someone to call me Sir without adding you're making a scene.
    - Homer Jay Simpson

  5. #5
    Transformer Forums Legend
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    5624
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet
    TF700
    Posts
    11,748
    Liked
    1818 times
    Quote Originally Posted by BobS View Post


    Hmmm... 'What's bad about X is greater than what's good about Y.'

    Let me see if I can find my Elementary Logic text from college to sort that one out.
    OK then. I would go with the BT despite the power drain issue. One less part to worry about. Leaves a USB port available for something else that would not work on BT or would be less convenient.

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Blue tooth tether to Transformer Prime
    By gradyjohnson in forum Transformer Prime General Discussions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-04-2012, 12:06 AM
  2. Blue tooth pairing problem
    By kow3101 in forum Asus Transformer (TF101) Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-13-2011, 04:16 PM
  3. Logitech PS3 blue tooth keyboard
    By Brian9 in forum Asus Transformer (TF101) General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2011, 08:56 AM
  4. blue tooth tethering with my samsung galaxy s
    By superrob in forum Asus Transformer (TF101) Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-07-2011, 01:39 PM
  5. Blue tooth connection problem
    By drsaidalavi in forum Asus Transformer (TF101) General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-02-2011, 07:28 AM

Search tags for this page

bluetooth and 2.4ghz mouse power
,
bluetooth mouse vs wireless
,
bluetooth vs 2.4ghz mouse
,

bluetooth vs usb mouse

,
bluetooth vs usb wireless mouse
,
bluetooth vs wifi mouse
,
bluetooth vs wireless
,

bluetooth vs wireless mouse

,
mouse bluetooth vs wireless
,
usb vs bluetooth mouse
,
wireless mouse bluetooth vs 2.4ghz
,
wireless vs bluetooth mouse
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 PM.