The Difference Between Wired Keyboards & Mouse Vs. Wireless

Monday, July 19th, 2021

wireless mouse vs wired mouse

Modern technology gives us the opportunity to transform our desktops. We get to choose between having wired and wireless equipment to make our work go smoother. But, what is really the difference between the two? Besides the obvious difference, the wire. Which option will give you the most optimal workflow? In this article, we will dive into the key differences to help you choose the right option. 

Wired mouse/keyboard pros

  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Lower cost
  • Secure 

Wired mouse/keyboard cons

  • “Messy”
  • A hassle to use
  • Have to plug it in 
  • Takes up space

Wireless mouse/keyboard pros

  • Movement is easier
  • Travels well
  • Reduces clutter
  • Helps with ergonomics

Wireless mouse/keyboard cons

  • Might need to charge
  • Batteries
  • More expensive 

Wireless accessories for your laptop

Since most people travel with their laptops, it’s important to also invest in wireless accessories to go along with them. Wireless accessories are much easier to clean. Your keyboard and house are some of the dirtiest things in an office, including the bathroom. Using a wireless keyboard helps with eyestrain that might occur from being too close to your computer screen. This is because you can have your keyboard closer to you as you are working, while also keeping your computer a good length away. 

Our advice

Overall, our opinion on wired and wireless is pretty neutral. It all depends on your unique personality and how you like to work. Some people prefer to have nothing on their desks, making wireless options the perfect choice for them. While others don’t necessarily care about clutter on their desk, a wired mouse and keyboard won’t affect their work. It also depends on if you have the money for the wireless option. Some offices already come with keyboards and mouses with wires, so if you want wireless you’ll have to purchase them yourself; which some people may not want to do. 

Looking for new office furniture?

The Office Center is one of the largest Office Furniture providers in the Southwest. This volume allows us access to multiple furniture lines always with the knowledge of design trends and great buys. We specialize in Hon, Rocky Mountain, Lorell, and dozens of other product lines. Whether you need a new desk, workstation, bookshelves, file cabinets, chairs, or chair mats, please contact our furniture representative- Nancee Addis. Her years of experience will be sure to aid you in the right direction. Call us at 575-763-5589 to find out more!