If you're put off by yesterday's radio technology, now is the time to take another look – radio technology is better than ever. Here are our favorite products to banish cable salad from your desktop.
Currently, you can find a wireless version of just about any product, from HDMI cables to keyboards. You could even argue that there are too many wireless products. A simple Amazon search for "wireless keyboards" can turn into a fearsome shopping nightmare. It's hard to say which wireless products are really reliable, affordable or completely useless.
We love wireless products, but we were disappointed with some of our purchases. That's why we've taken the time to find the best wireless products on the market, from affordable wireless mice to premium wireless gamepads. All these products are reliable, easy to use and guarantee a cordless lifestyle.
Not all wireless products come with a handy USB dongle. If your computer does not support Bluetooth, you can get a USB Bluetooth receiver. These receivers work flawlessly, are cheap and can be connected to up to seven devices at the same time.
Wireless keyboards for typing and gaming functions
Let's be honest; The wire behind a keyboard is a thorn in the eye. It has plagued the desks of good people for decades and should be eliminated from existence. Immediately. OK, OK, even if you are not so sure, you have to admit that a desk looks smooth without a cable running over it.
Thankfully, wireless keyboards are better than ever. They appeal, look fantastic and are available in all shapes and sizes. In addition, some wireless keyboards can quickly switch between multiple devices. This is ideal if you use an additional computer or tablet at your desk.
- Logitech K780 Keyboard with Multiple Devices ($ 60) – The K780 is a great keyboard small keyboard. It's smart, has a kickstand for phones and tablets and can be connected via Bluetooth or USB dongle to three devices each (including keyboards and tablets).
- Logitech Craft Multi-Device Keyboard and Creative Options Dial ($ 170) – The Logitech Craft is like the K780's big brother and an excellent choice for digital artists. It has a built-in button that can be programmed for app functions, and can connect to three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth or USB dongle.
- Arteck Slim Rechargeable Keyboard ($ 23) – This sleek, affordable keyboard is easy to use and easy to maintain. It is connected to computers via a USB dongle and can be charged with a micro USB cable.
- CORSAIR K63 Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard ($ 80) – Looking for a wireless gaming keyboard? The CORSAIR K63 has all the features of a wired gaming keyboard, including programmable LEDs and cherry red MX switches. It is not possible to make a Bluetooth connection, but it comes with a USB dongle.
Now that you have a clean-looking keyboard, it's time to replace the wired mouse.
Wireless Mice for Work and Leisure
Of all the wired devices that you might have on your desk is a wired one Mouse by far the most annoying. A mouse should be able to move freely, but an unpleasant cable can restrict this movement, especially if it catches on the back of your desk. When you feel like your nails are on a blackboard, the feel of your mouse cable dragging on your desk, these wireless mice are here to save the day.
Modern wireless mice respond incredibly fast and connect via bluetooth or a to your computer's USB dongle. Not to mention that the batteries in a wireless mouse can last a few months and some are even rechargeable.
- Logitech M720 Multiple Device Triathalon Mouse (32 USD) – This is a reliable, affordable mouse with programmable buttons and an adjustable scroll wheel. Like the Logitech K780 keyboard, the M720 Triathalon Mouse can connect to three devices simultaneously via Bluetooth or USB dongle. It can even share a Logitech USB dongle with a Logitech keyboard. This is useful if your computer does not support Bluetooth.
- VicTsing MM057 Mouse (10 USD) – Need a cheap wireless mouse? The VicTsing MM057 is a responsive full-featured mouse with forward and backward buttons and adjustable tracking. Plus, it's only $ 10. A Bluetooth connection can not be established, but it comes with a handy USB dongle.
- CORSAIR IRONCLAW RGB Gaming Mouse (80 USD) – The ridiculously comfortable CORSAIR IRONCLAW is an ideal wireless mouse for every player. It has ten programmable buttons, programmable LED effects and customizable tracking. It can be connected via Bluetooth or a USB dongle.
- Logitech G602 Programmable Gaming Mouse (37 USD) – If you're looking for a cheap gaming mouse, check out the Logitech G602. It's comfortable, has 11 programmable buttons and buttons that let you easily switch between button layouts. It is not possible to make a Bluetooth connection, but it comes with a USB dongle.
- Logitech MX Ergo Trackball Mouse ($ 78) – Want to avoid a carpal tunnel? The Logitech MX Ergo is a great, modern trackball mouse – we could not say enough good things about it when we tested it. This mouse has adjustable settings for horizontal tilt and can be connected via Bluetooth or USB dongle with up to three devices.
Okay, so you have the most important wireless features. It's time to tackle some of the other cables that plague your desk, namely your headphone and speaker cables.
Wireless Headphones, Earphones and Speakers
You are tired of headphone cables and messy ones Confuse desktop speakers? Maybe it's time for a small upgrade. Wireless audio is known to not work so well. In recent years, however, we've found that Bluetooth headphones and speakers are better in price and quality than their wired alternatives.
Just remember, if your computer does not support Bluetooth, you will need a USB Bluetooth receiver to use these devices.
- TaoTronics True Wireless Earphones (46 USD) – We love the wireless TaoTronics earphones. They are practical, they sound great and they are super affordable. You can also use it from your PC.
- JBL Free X True Wireless Earphones (USD 100) – The JBL Free X wireless earphones are easy to use, produce a great bass sound, and feature tons of different sized rubber tips. These headphones are great for anyone who wants to use their desktop earphones while doing sports or walking around the house.
- Picun P26 Over Ear Headphones (37 USD) – Need Cheap Wireless Headphones? The Picun P26s are affordable, have excellent bass response and built-in audio controls.
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Over-Ear Headphones ($ 188) – The ATH-M50xBT is one of our models favorite wireless headphones. Like all Audio-Technica products, these are professional headphones at an affordable price.
- Creative Stage Air Soundbar (35 USD) – This is one of our favorite wireless soundbars. It looks clean, it has built-in buttons, and you can take it with you in no time. Plus, it's only $ 35.
Once you have a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones or a wireless soundbar, it's time to think about your PC gaming situation.
Wireless gamepads for mess-free gaming
Do you enjoy playing PC games? Maybe it's time to drop the old wired controller you used. Wireless gamepads provide a familiar gaming experience on your PC. They work great, you do not have to program keys, and they do not get tangled up in unpleasant cables.
While you can sometimes find a dedicated USB dongle for these gamepads, USB Bluetooth receivers are usually cheaper and more versatile than proprietary dongles.
- The Steam Controller ($ 90) – The official Steam controller looks a bit weird, but it's an excellent device for hardcore gamers. It's built to work as a keyboard and you can even play guessing games with it.
- Xbox One Bluetooth Controller ($ 53) – The Xbox One controller is great for playing PC games. Most games are designed for this controller and give you the familiar console experience for your overloaded gaming rig.
- DualShock 4 PS4 Controller ($ 50) – Like the Xbox One controller, the DualShock 4 (PS4) controller is ideal for PC games. Most games support the DualShock 4 controller by default and it is rechargeable.
- GameSir G3s Controller (31 USD) – The GameSir G3s is a great DualShock 4 alternative. It feels like the PS4 controller, is rechargeable but costs only $ 31.
- SteelSeries Stratus Controller ($ 32) – The SteelSeries Stratus is a great alternative to the Xbox One gamepad. It's comfortable, familiar, and one of the only controllers supported by Fortnite Mobile.
There is a good chance that you already have one of these controllers in your home. However, if you want to use one of the controllers for wireless PC games, your computer must support Bluetooth or have a handy Bluetooth USB dongle.
Replace the HDMI cable and the AUX cable.
Some PC accessories, such as speakers and controllers, are not designed for wireless communication. If you want to throw your old HDMI cable overboard or bring Bluetooth to your dusty old desktop, you will need a few wireless transmitters and receivers.
- Avantree USB Bluetooth Reciever ($ 13) – If you really want to be wireless desktop, then your computer needs to support Bluetooth. Fortunately, the Avantree USB Bluetooth receiver is exceptionally cheap and can connect to seven devices simultaneously.
- Mpow Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver (20 USD) – If you want to remove the cables from your existing speakers, you need a set of Bluetooth transmitters and receivers. The Mpow transmitter and receiver connect to audio sources through the AUX port and are the best way to transfer Bluetooth to your wired speakers. Diamond Multimedia Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver ($ 128) – Yes, Wireless HDMI is in place It works well for applications in the same room (such as a desktop setup). When you're ready to pay, the Diamond Multimedia Kit for wireless HDMI can finally remove the annoying HDMI cable from your desktop.
This list is full of wireless hardware. The transition to a wireless lifestyle could take some time, but in the end, it's worth the effort.