Ten years ago, wires are everywhere in any tech setup. Before you can make anything work, you need to make sure wires are properly arranged and is set into their respective places. If things don’t work, you need to check the cables as well to see if everything’s okay.
There were times when you will roll your trackball mouse to its own wire accidentally. There were times when you’ll trip over the LAN wire (if not in a proper setup) back when wifi providers are scarce. And who never experienced untangling a pair of headphones from your charger or by itself for almost ten minutes? What if you accidentally broke the wires? What if the rats gnawed at your television cables? That would be another inconvenience that would cost you more for replacement purchase.
Although these are all minor inconveniences from the past, there are also major hindrances that it presents right now and in the future. One of the major pullback of wired technology, specifically copper wires, is their tight connection with the federal, state, and local regulations.
According to Fox News, the damage from the Hurrican Sandy, particularly those wired connections made out of copper wires, were planned to get replaced with the most modern and useful technologies. However, because of the outdated laws, the regulations are threatening the ISPs to curb their plans and just replace the copper wires. Instead of having a more reliable and faster Internet connection, we’re having a slower and more expensive copper wire connections. What’s more infuriating is that if these wires will be easier to get destroyed by natural elements like wind and rain.
In recent years, the revolution against wired connections has started. Apple removed its headphone jack in 2017, which might’ve annoyed a lot of people then (and maybe now), but pushed a new and a better technology than before. Apple earpods pioneered the emergence of a new generation of headphones powered by Bluetooth. Even other phones followed Apple’s path and only its rival, Samsung, is providing the 3.5mm jack.
There’s a lot of reasons why a wireless tech setup and wireless internet connection is better. In the modern age, when things are better organized and people use more kinds of technology, it’s a high time that people will be using a wireless connection rather than an obsolete technology from the past. Here are the reasons why switching your Internet connection to wireless is the way to go.
- You can’t “break” the connection
A good reason why the wireless connection is better than the wired one is that you can’t literally break the connection by accidentally tripping over the wire. You don’t even have to worry about a wear tear that typically happens when using a wired connection. Not to mention that you can share your connection to people around you easily and with just a few clicks.
- No clusters of wires in your room
One of the most annoying things about tech is the maintenance of wires. Clusters of wires will balloon quickly especially if there would be more and more things to be connected. There is also the additional expenses when you need more wires in your setup. And more wire clusters, the more it is harder to maintain.
- Safety hazards
Wires can be presented as safety hazards to your workplace or your home. You can sustain injuries just by getting careless and tripping in your wirings. Wiring cords under the carpeting or near flammable materials are one of the main causes of fire in the workplace and homes. Electric circuits, especially old ones, can make a spark and when not monitored, can spark a huge fire on densely populated areas. And who wouldn’t want to get rid of the risk in damaging a device through power loss?
- It’s easier
With wireless connections, everything seems just easier and hassle-free. You don’t have to untangle your phone charger and headphones everytime you feel like using one of them. You don’t have to cry out loud when someone accidentally unplugged the LAN cable while you’re inside a game. You don’t even have to worry about rats feasting at your wires just because they can. Cabled connections need infrastructures that can be damaged during natural disasters, WiFi and other wireless devices do not. Having a wireless technology is a win-win for all.