Will bluetooth be viable for gaming some day?

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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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       #21

    zebal said:
    That's interesting, are you saying a cable mouse is better for FPS games than bluetooth mouse?
    There's always lag with remote mouse and KB. At 60Hz it's not noticeable but can be annoying at higher frequencies and faster FPS serious players play.
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  2. zebal's Avatar
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       #22

    Believe me that cable handicap would make me more nervous than any amount of input lag, the only cable thing I have is mechanical keyboard because obviously you don't have to move it for gameplay

    I always though high DPI and DPI configurable mouse is all it takes for precision, but speaking of input lag does anyone know what improvement in milli/micro seconds does cable mouse bring?

    I did quick googling and gave up on following 2 fold quote:
    Now, while the difference between today's wired and wireless technology is less than noticeable, it still plays a major role in our decision-making process.
    Wired Vs. Wireless: Which Gaming Mouse Should You Choose? - WePC | Let's build your dream gaming PC
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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       #23

    zebal said:
    Believe me that cable handicap would make me more nervous than any amount of input lag, the only cable thing I have is mechanical keyboard because obviously you don't have to move it for gameplay

    I always though high DPI and DPI configurable mouse is all it takes for precision, but speaking of input lag does anyone know what improvement in milli/micro seconds does cable mouse bring?

    I did quick googling and gave up on following 2 fold quote:

    Wired Vs. Wireless: Which Gaming Mouse Should You Choose? - WePC | Let's build your dream gaming PC
    I on other hand, prefer everything wired, no interference, no #$&@$ batteries, no worries about distance and placement of transmitters, easier troubleshooting, no problems with pairing devices. WiFi and BT use same frequency so they can interfere at radio wave level. Most other electronic devices also emit some kind of radio waves that can interfere.
    Some lag is inevitable when you change mode of data transport, analog to digital to analog, WiFi and BT send data in packets which have to be acknowledged at receiving and confirmation be sent. Those are technical reasons.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       #24

    CountMike said:
    There's always lag with remote mouse and KB. At 60Hz it's not noticeable but can be annoying at higher frequencies and faster FPS serious players play.
    @zebal @CountMike
    Agreed. A noticeable effect is letting the BT mouse rest several seconds, next movement indicates a sticking or stall before the pointer moves. Not a problem with browsing or office-type work but would be a killer with games.
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  5. zebal's Avatar
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       #25

    I didn't pay attention but I have wireless mouse not bluetooth mouse which requires USB receiver to connect to PC.

    Most if not all desktops do not have bluetooth and if anyone cares so much about gaming performance they'll surely get PC instead of a laptop.

    My point/question here is what is the difference between those 2 non cable options?
    quick search seems to imply there is no difference regarding wireless technology used:

    Whether a mouse uses Bluetooth or a wireless USB receiver only dictates the technology the device uses to connect to your computer. The actual performance of the device will depend on the technology your mouse uses to detect and track your hand's movement.
    Bluetooth Mouse Vs. Wireless Mouse | Small Business - Chron.com

    Also since desktops mostly don't have bluetooth I wonder what's the big deal with bluetooth gaming?
    The OP does mention wireless as well ofc, so are there any flavors of wireless hardware? ex. WI-FI standards used although that probably doesn't make sense for mouse..
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
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       #26

    zebal said:
    I didn't pay attention but I have wireless mouse not bluetooth mouse which requires USB receiver to connect to PC.

    Most if not all desktops do not have bluetooth and if anyone cares so much about gaming performance they'll surely get PC instead of a laptop.

    My point/question here is what is the difference between those 2 non cable options?
    quick search seems to imply there is no difference regarding wireless technology used:



    Bluetooth Mouse Vs. Wireless Mouse | Small Business - Chron.com

    Also since desktops mostly don't have bluetooth I wonder what's the big deal with bluetooth gaming?
    The OP does mention wireless as well ofc, so are there any flavors of wireless hardware? ex. WI-FI standards used although that probably doesn't make sense for mouse..
    It's not necessary for PC to have own BT, most KBs and mice come with BT or other USB adapter. Some have so called "Unified" controller that can work with two or more BT devices at same time.
    Logitech Unifying Receiver for Connecting Multiple Devices
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