Guest Author - Debbie Jackson
There are all types of wireless devices to minimize clutter and maximize space and efficiency in your office and home office. Utilizing a router to share internet capability also offers file sharing between all computers on the home network and allows multiple usage of storage capacity.
There are wireless printers, wireless mouse, wireless phones, wireless keyboards, wireless internet, wireless lamps, wireless speakers, wireless microphones, wireless amps, wireless monitors and the list continues to expand to accommodate small places and areas with limited power sources. I have become addicted to using less and less wires which I now realize created unnecessary clutter and hazardous conditions.
Utilizing wireless devices in the home with small children and pets can be a very smart decision. Using wireless devices can prevent wires from being pulled out of electrical sockets, pulled down laptops, chewed cords, dangerous trip and falls, and possible electrocution. Statistics show that small children move very fast and without thinking causing lots of accidents. Taking advantage of wireless devices can help minimize the occurrence of these accidents caused by falling over “unseen” wires.
Wireless networks and devices have some drawbacks that over time I am sure will be diminished. Some individuals might notice slower interaction speeds, less functionality or options of device or websites when on certain internet sites due to “noise” interference that interrupted the signal to your wireless device.
Wireless devices are also good for individuals with limited mobility by eliminating the need to plug in cords sometimes located in awkward corners near the floor. The ease of use of the wire free devices can give these individuals an increased sense of independence.
Educational systems are using the freedom of wireless internet to use the smart board system as a huge computer monitor to show real time research to classrooms full of students with full touch screen capabilities to turn pages, show various screens to compare data and make notes. Students are tapping into the facilities internet from anywhere in the building and free to hold study groups in a comfortable environment.
As technology expands into more and more areas of our lives, the uses for wireless devices will continue to grow and spread and assist in more and more of our day to day tasks. There was a time we were very excited about a remote control for our television, DVD player, CD player and radio. Time will continue to show how amazing wireless technology is, as we joyfully embrace its uses and quickly forget that it hasn’t always been this way. Generations to come will not know any other way without reading and researching the history and principles of such device evolutions.