On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 12:00:48PM -0400, Trey Smith wrote:
> RF speakers exist, but are generally awful analog devices prone to
> interference. If you must use wireless speakers, I suppose BT is the way to
FWIW, I recently purchased a G-Grip Bluetooth speaker set and
it works great. Available at Target for $69.99  (I found mine on
sale for $59.99, though). Works great with Bluetooth from my
Android phone; haven't been able to sync the audio through my
laptop's bluetooth connection yet, though (Ubuntu 12.04).
There's a standard audio jack on the G-Grip, which allows wired
connections as well, and it can be powered/charged from USB,
which means you won't _have_ to use an extra electrical outlet.
Target has other models of wireless speakers from the same company
as well, they've gotten generally good reviews. I went with the
Bluetooth speakers because I wanted to be able to pair with my
phone and other Bluetooth devices.
Trey is spot-on about the relative advantages/disadvantages of each.
With an RF keyboard, you don't have to worry about pairing or
getting the drivers correct; with Bluetooth you sometimes do.
On the other hand, a Bluetooth keyboard can potentially work
with many other devices (e.g. phones or tablets) that an
RF keyboard won't be able to do.
I currently use RF for my wireless keyboard (Logitech K-800), but
I've had some real troubles with the RF signal whenever the dongle is
plugged directly into my computer. Even at a distance of 4 feet
the mouse will often be jerky or disconnect. I always have to use
a USB extender cable or plug the dongle into a USB hub some distance
away from the computer to get things to work smoothly.
Hope this helps,