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WisFox Goes Wireless For iPhones and Computers

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What Wireless Means

Say the word wireless and you get different answers depending on the times. At one time it referred to connecting from one thing to another without a cable -- for example a remote controlled car and its controller. The the term shifted to mean you could connect between a keyboard or a mouse and a computer. Now it's more about being able to transmit music to a Bluetooth speaker or a pair of earbuds. Then there's yet another term where wireless is becoming popular, and that's about being able to charge the battery of a phone or watch without a cable. So let's apply two versions of this term wireless to WisFox and their iPhone 3 in 1 Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Station and their PC Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.

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3 in 1 For iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

The 3 in 1 is interesting more for its design than functionality -- that of being able to wirelessly charge a Qi-enabled iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch. We say this because it's not a single piece but instead a set of 3 bases that can be detached or will fit together and hold their position through magnetic attraction. A 7.5w fast charging adapter is included so that charging speed can be increased and of course the station has UL certification and provides for over-heating, -voltage and short circuiting issues.

It should also be noted that the AirPods (with their wireless charging case) will find the “sweet spot” for making the charging connect quickly, with rubber rings top and bottom on the charging pad to provide for a secure surface. The cables needed for the Apple Watch are hidden so as to keep the entire charging station area looking nice and clean.

The 3 in 1 Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Station includes the Qi wireless charger and two four feet USB type C cables. It is very reasonable in price and works with any Apple Watch series, AirPods and iPhone models 11/11/Pro Max/X/XS/XR/Sx Max/8/8 Plus.

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Getting Wireless Computer Control

When it comes to the keyboard, those with big fingers will find it being full sized a relief. Add to that an ergonomic design for reducing hand fatigue and you’re getting something good here. The design also inhibits spills from entering into the keys and turning the keyboard into the results of a bad cup of coffee. Besides keys, also found on the keyboard is a numeric pad, fast action hot keys along with function keys. But as should be obvious, the best use of a keyboard over time will come from customizing how the hands approach and use the keyboard (not to mention one’s posture and whether sitting or standing at a desk). One suggestion is to get a mouse pad that will aid in not just keeping the mouse’s bottom clean, but have a ridge for holding the wrist so as to avoid carpal tunnel issues (same goes for the front of the keyboard). In the case of the mouse, it tracks with 1600 DPI, which is more than adequate for daily use. Tracker sensitivity is also adjustable.

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Transmit and Receive

As both keyboard and mouse are wireless, they need to connect to the computer. Transmitters inside both utilize the 2.4KHz frequency (pretty common now) and need a micro receiver to be plugged into the computer’s USB port. No drivers or software is needed as the connection is automatic “plus ’n play” and distance between is a more than reasonable 30+ feet. The receiver gets its power from the computer and is stored in a compartment inside the mouse when not needed (though other than taking it with you to use at a different location, most will leave the receiver plugged in to the computer). Regarding power for the keyboard and mouse, both use a single battery - “AAA” for the keyboard and “AA” for the mouse. This provides many hours of use, but for the best results a high grade (i.e., costly) battery should be bought for use as opposed to cheap ones (or a rechargeable battery unless you have the two sizes available or wish to avoid having to return the used battery to a recycling center).

The Wireless Keyboard and Mouse is extraordinarily inexpensive for a wireless keyboard and mouse combination. Perhaps the only negative that pops up is that it is only for PC use — Macintosh computers need not apply. It is compatible with Windows 10/8/7Vista/XP/ME and 2000 (anyone using anything less than 7 should seriously consider upgrading). Both keyboard and mouse come in the same color scheme and in a choice of colors — black, light pink and white, light mint and white or light creme white. For more details, go to