4/30/2017 – This post is part of a large release of “DRAFT” entries. Many of these these entries were never finished (and may still not be) or were composed but never published for one reason or another. If you run across one of of these in a strange spot or out of chronological order that may be one reason.
I own a wired Razer Mamba and I really enjoy it. Why not take it to the next level? I thought and purchased the wireless version. I opened the box and was impressed by the presentation:
As I pulled everything out I became quite disenfranchised. What was this giant wire thing? It turns out that you plug the “wireless” transmitter into your computer’s USB The Mamba is wireless in the sense that it communicates with the dock and it doesn’t have a cord that plugs into the computer (comical but frustrating).
Anyway, long story short…the wireless Maba has a cord that’s as least as long as the wired equivalent. I understand why (now); the wireless transmitter also serves as a charging dock. Maybe this is great for some people but I work at a laptop on a couch so it’s not viable for me to have a wireless mouse with a huge wired cradle.
Anyone need a Raer Mamba? $100 shipped anywhere in the USA. Brand new.
I enjoyed this post. One of the first Fitbit devices said it was wireless, but it talked to a dongle that was also a charging dock, so… Why is it wireless? So dumb.
I really feel like this product led me astray. They need a different word for these monstrosities. You are exactly right- if there is a wire (anywhere!) it’s not wireless.
And, wireless or not, the word “dongle” instantly fills me with rage.
Would you take 50 for the Mamba?
No, not $50. I would go as low as $88.
Haha, I know! It fooled me too. HUGE wire on a wireless mouse. Whaaat??
But really it’s been a good mouse and I ended up enjoying mine. Already sold?