The_Decryptor, on 02 February 2013 - 12:03, said:
I've pretty much never run into problems with the mouse cable being caught on things, but I leave enough slack in the cable that I don't need to pull it towards me to be able to move it, etc.
Uh, no. I don't see the benefit in a device that costs more and needs to be recharged, compared to one that doesn't.
So is it that you don't see a benefit, or you choose to ignore the benefits because for whatever reason they don't apply to you? There is a difference. You can't say there is no benefit when there are several.
- The ability to setup and use an HTPC or system that can be used/controlled more than 3-5 feet away from the tower.
- Less wire clutter (We all know how ridiculous wires can become when you have multiple things plugged into the back of a tower).
- 2 less wires for our furry friends to hurt themselves on.
- Reduction in desktop clutter (Ability to move the devices to where you want them, rather than where the cable will allow you to put them).
- No cables to snag themselves on random things.
Those are just off the top of my head. If batteries are such an issue, the device is either defective or somebody skimped on the purchase. That being said, for the 2 keyboard/mouse combo's I mentioned earlier (The ones I used/use), neither costed me more than $50 as I purchased them while they were on sale. $50 + rechargeable batteries that I (and most others) have around their house, is hardly a steep price to pay for the freedom to move around uninhibited.
I'm rambling now, but I realize not everyone may want
wireless, but don't say there's no benefit. That's false.