Download, print, surf the web and more—the digital world is better when you cut the cord
I despise wires, but I love the devices they connect. On or around my desk, there are no less than a dozen peripherals, tools and gadgets, each of which requires at least one wire, and some, two or more.
There's my laptop, LCD monitor, two digital cameras, a flatbed scanner, an external hard drive for backups, two iPods, an inkjet printer, a laser printer, a fax machine, and a Wacom tablet, mobile phone, keyboard and mouse—a veritable constellation of technology products that connect to each other. You can imagine the tangled web of wires involved to bring all of this together. Maybe you feel the wires closing in on you, too.
Wireless technology offers a way out of the tangle. In the last few years, two technologies, Bluetooth and WiFi, have gained in popularity, finding their way into more and more devices.