Wireless or Wired?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boostmiser, Mar 4, 2010.

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Wired or Wireless?

Poll closed Mar 19, 2010.
  1. Wireless mouse and keyboard

    29 vote(s)
    50.9%
  2. Wireless mouse / Wired keyboard

    14 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. Wired mouse / Wireless keyboard

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Wired mouse and keyboard

    13 vote(s)
    22.8%
  1. boostmiser macrumors member

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    #1
    For the times you use the MBP as a workstation, do you use a a wireless mouse/keyboard or a wired mouse/keyboard?
    My kids have the apple wireless mouse and keyboard and they eat lithium batteries. Not sure what I want for my new MBP. ???
     
  2. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    #3
    old bluetooth apple keyboard (wireless keyboard + numberpad = win)
    wireless logitech mouse
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #4
    I'd go for wired, because its easier, and the wires aren't that bad are they? 2 wires aint' hurt anyone =D
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    I use the wireless keyboard and the Magic Mouse with my MBP
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wireless. It gives more flexibility with the placement of your machine.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    #7
    Macbook Pro + 20" Cinema Display
    Elevator for MBP Magic Mouse
    Wireless Aluminum Keyboard

    10x Sanyo Eneloop AA
    BC-700 Battery Charger

    If you want to make your wireless endeavors easier, I suggest picking up the above Sanyo/BC combo. I forgot how much the charger was, but you can get a pack of around 12 eneloop cells from costco @ 19.99 which is great compared to some places selling a 4 pack for 10.99. The BC-700 will keep em running smooth and is considered on of the more "intelligent" chargers because it doesn't use a time cycle and won't overcharge your batteries.
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.

    My desk can be reasonably compared to a study in Chaos theory... I appreciate the desktop real estate I regained by going to the wireless keyboard.
     
  9. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    +1, except that I use the DiNovo Edge Mac Edition
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #10
    Apple aluminum wired keyboard and wireless Logitech MX Revolution.
     
  11. MagicMouse macrumors regular

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    You should tell your children to stop eating lithium batteries! I think that is unsafe! :D

    BTW I prefer wireless both!
     
  12. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    #12
    Same here.
     
  13. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You eat it too? Talk about being a hypocrite:rolleyes:
     
  14. Crath macrumors newbie

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  15. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I both hate batteries and I'm a gamer, meaning I don't have wireless peripherals.
     
  16. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  17. Nein01 macrumors 6502

    Nein01

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    #17
    wired.

    i had a terrible experience with a logitech mx1000.


    i might give wireless another chance in the future though.
     
  18. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Use hybrid rechargeables. Just get 2 sets for each device and swap them when needed. With hybrids, you don't have to keep them on the charger. They'll hold their charge for a long time (low self-discharge like NiCads).

    I use the Magic Mouse daily with my MBP, but on occasion, when using an external display, I'll also use the BT keyboard .
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im the only wired mouse/wireless keyboard person!

    how odd. :\
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #20
    I mostly use a wired mouse and always use a wired keyboard.

    I've found with the wireless mouse (magic mouse) that I don't have the same precision that I would with a wired mouse. To that end, I use both, in some instances I'll use a wire mouse and others the wireless. I choose both because the magic mouse was a gift :D

    As for the keyboard, I've never given it much thought, I always chose wired, mostly because I like the usb ports
     
  21. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #21
    Lol I'm not going near wireless until Apple adopt wireless power (yes, its possible).:D
     

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