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

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  1.    01 Apr 2018 #1

    Is bluetooth viable for gaming?


    I like the idea of having all my devices connected to one bluetooth usb adapter, and i also prefer my computer equipment to be wireless.

    So far though, i havent found any bluetooth devices suitable for gaming. If anyone knows some, please let me know.

    Solved, i got rid of it as its way too slow and unreliable for gaming.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 18 Aug 2018 at 06:23.
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       01 Apr 2018 #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.    01 Apr 2018 #3

    I was thinking casual gaming mostly.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 18 Aug 2018 at 05:57.
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  4.    01 Apr 2018 #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.    01 Apr 2018 #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.    01 Apr 2018 #6

    USB adaptors that plug into the mains.
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  7.    01 Apr 2018 #7

    Okay, that seems a bit weird. I was thinking about usb bluetooth devices you connect to your computer.
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  8.    01 Apr 2018 #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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  9.    02 Apr 2018 #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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  10.    02 Apr 2018 #10

    cereberus said: View Post
    Bluetooth is far too slow.
    I get a significant delay with most of the bluetooth gear that i have tested, so yes i agree.

    Seems to be an article about iphones and how bluetooth affects their batteries?
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