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An Introduction to Wireless Computer Speakers

An Introduction to Wireless Computer Speakers

If you have ever wished you could get rid of some of the tangled up wires that surround your work area, you will be happy to hear about wireless computer speakers. With these speakers, you can hook up a transmitter to your computer that sends a sound signal to the speakers. This allows the speakers to play your music without being connected to your computer.

The transmitter uses an FM radio signal to send the sound to the wireless speakers. The use of FM radio signals allows the speakers to be placed in a different room than the computer because the radio waves can travel through walls, floors and ceilings. The distance you can place your speakers from the computer depends on the strength of the signal. Depending on which wireless computer speakers you are using, you may be able to place the speakers anywhere from 100 to 300 feet from the computer.

Obviously, if you need the speakers to be further away from your computer, you are probably going to have to spend more money to get a model with a stronger transmitter. If you are using your speakers in the same room as your computer, you can settle for a more inexpensive model with a weaker transmitter.

It is possible to use some wireless stereo speakers with computers as well, but you may not be able to tell which models will work with a computer until you get them home to try them. Since it is sometimes difficult to return electronic items, it is probably best to stick with wireless speakers that are made specifically for computers unless you know for certain that the model of stereo speakers you are looking at can be used with your computer.

The frequency of most wireless speakers for computers is about 900 MHz. Some other common household items often operate in the same frequency range. These items may conflict with the wireless computer speakers, resulting in feedback. The items that are most likely to cause interference with the wireless speakers are cordless phones and baby monitors. If you use these items in your home, you should try to purchase a model of computer speakers that operates on a different frequency.

Most companies that make wireless speakers manufacture them so that they can use either batteries or an AC adaptor. If you are going to be using your speakers in a location where you will not be able to plug them in, it is important to make sure that the model of speakers you are buying can be operated from batteries.

Your wireless computer speakers can give you the flexibility of being able to use your computer to play music in another part of your home or even outdoors without dragging your computer to the location where you want the music. They can also help free up some of the cord mess that surrounds most computer stations.