Why The Days Of Wires Are Numbered

You’ve only got to watch the news at the moment to see the signs of the wireless revolution striding forward. The launch of 5G services in the mobile spectrum is here, and it’s predicted to support almost everything that you can think of in the future. It will allow traffic lights to be controlled more effectively to manage the flow of vehicles. It will give us huge data download (and upload) speeds across the country, even in places that have traditionally suffered with no signal.

Wires have always had the habit of tangling themselves up behin the TV or computer, and are a pain to sort out, unknotting them and trying to arrange them out of view.

Recycling wires
Few people would be sad to see ugly tangled wires connecting devices confined to the history books

Wireless Multiroom TV

That progress towards a wireless future is unlikely to slow, and that’s as true inside our homes as it is elsewhere. While your TV package from a company like sky used to need wires to access a multiroom service, you can now use their Q package to wirelessly beam the channels from the main box in the house to those in different rooms.

Wireless Internet Connections

Similarly we used to need to run network cables to each computer from the internet router supplying our internet connection. Today that seems somewhat archaic, and we’re all used to connecting over wireless and hunting for the security password to do so. In fact, it’s even starting to get more common to use our mobile phones as wireless hotspots, even in some cases allowing us to ditch a landline altogether.

Home Computing

Taking that a step further, your computer may benefit from a wireless internet connection, but what about it’s parts communicating wirelessly too? We’ve already considered why you’d want to consider a wireless mouse, but the same applies to keyboards, printers, scanners and more. Your phone is likely able to wirelessly share photos with your computer, so why not replace with wireless each time you upgrade?

We truly are finding new ways to remove the wires from lots of electrical devices. Of course, you still need a power cable – for now at least. Who knows where this will end. You can already charge some mobile phones without plugging in a cable, so it may well become less common to physically plug other appliances in over time.