Windows 10: Will bluetooth be viable for gaming some day?

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Will bluetooth be viable for gaming some day?


    I like the idea of having all my wireless devices connected to one USB adapter, my mouse, keyboard, headphones and smartphone. The problem is that bluetooth is very unreliable from my experience, and has a much bigger delay than regular 5ghz devices.

    Do you guys think that bluetooth will be viable for gaming some day?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 2 Weeks Ago at 14:57.
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Depends on what the users definiton of gaming. For casual use? Sure. For" high-end" precision-gaming and e-sports? Nope. Personally I'm using cords on everything.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    I was thinking semi-competitive gaming mostly.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    I think the USB adaptor would have to be a self powered one in order to get enough to power all the devices.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    I think the USB adaptor would have to be a self powered one in order to get enough to power all the devices.
    What do you mean?
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6

    USB adaptors that plug into the mains.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    Okay, that seems a bit weird. I was thinking about usb bluetooth devices you connect to your computer.
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #8

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Okay, that seems a bit weird. I was thinking about usb bluetooth devices you connect to your computer.
    Bluetooth is far too slow.
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #9

    Bluetooth 4.0: What is it, and does it matter? - CNET
    BT works at same frequency as WiFi 2.4GHz range so it should in theory be just as fast but more complicated protocols are keeping them down for wider range of uses. It might get faster if like WiFi goes to 5GHz range but I doubt it will happen. Other technologies are coming up like LiFi Li-Fi - Wikipedia
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  •    2 Weeks Ago #10

    cereberus said: View Post
    Bluetooth is far too slow.
    I notice that i get a significant delay with bluetooth that i dont get with 2.4/5ghz devices.

    Seems to be an article about iphones and how bluetooth affects their batteries. I don't really use them.
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