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Do USB Extensions Increase Mouse/Keyboard Latency?

SpartyTech

3 months ago

So one of these for example - https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Male-Female-Extension-Cable/dp/B00NH11PEY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=usb+cable+extension&qid=1569518301&s=gateway&sr=8-3 I have the razer ornata chroma keyboard and basilisk mouse. Will these extensions increase latency at all? Or if it does are there better ones that wont? My cables dont reach my computer on my new long desk so i need these if i want to hide the cables under the desk. If the amazon basic ones will could someone recommend me ones that wont increase latency? Thanks

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Technically yes. Practically no. We are probably talking nanoseconds here.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

which is about the same time as the time the electrons need to move through the cable

InTEReSting

If he actually wants to have least latency, a wireless mouse/keyboard would be better

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

since it is a digital signal, no

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No latency At All?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It does add latency. Just not as much as you would think. The electrical signal travels near or at the speed of light. It will take time to move an extra 6 feet for a 6 foot cable but at the speed of light just think how little time it takes something that fast to move 6 feet.

So technically Yes there is added latency, though not at a scale you would even be able to notice.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

the latency isn't gonna get any worse

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thankyou just wanted to make sure even a cheap one wouldent do anything

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thankyou but found a solution where i dont need an extension anymore

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