I bought a laptop about a year ago and I want to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse for it. I am not sure if I should buy RF or Bluetooth. I know I have a Bluetooth receiver on my laptop. I am not sure about RF. I saw one RF mouse (see VXNano below) that came with a transciever that connected via USB. Do all RF mice come with a USB (or some other) transciever or is RF sometimes built into the laptop like Bluetooth is so I don't need a separate USB receiver? If it is sometimes built in, how do I find out if I have it?
What are the pros and cons of RF vs Bluetooth?
- is one more secure?
- does one work smoother?
- do a lot of other users in a big room affect either?
- does one use less power and therefore hold its charge longer?
I just talked to someone at work and they did not know about RF vs bluetooth but he did say you have to watch out for the keyboard batteries running out fast. Besides my questions above, does a wireless keyboard drain power all the time or only when you press a key? If all the time, s there usually an on/off switch for when you are not using it?