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Just a brief overview and breakdown of the differences between wireless Bluetooth dongles and the new Sony Wireless Adapter.
|Form factor||Low profile||Somewhat large dongle|
|Maximum supported controllers||~4||1|
|Audio support||No||Headphones and Microphone|
|Average pooling frequency (under optimum conditions)||650hz||130hz|
|Supports exclusive mode||Yes||
Edit: I now seem to get exclusive mode without issue each time.
|~ 10ft signal strength||~70%||+90%|
|~ 20ft signal strength||~40%||~75%|
|~ 30ft signal strength||unstable||~50% (still very useable even with audio)|
|Transmit power||2.5mw||Unknown but suspect also 2.5mw but with higher gain antenna|
The larger form factor of the Sony Adapter seems to allow for not only a higher gain antenna than those found in common BT adapters, but also houses the hardware needed to decode audio and expose as a WDMA audio device. The refresh rate is slower, but overall latency feels faster and more responsive.
Also worth noting that the Sony Adapter drowned out my wireless BT mouse when in too close of proximity causing the mouse to become un-responsive, the controller when using BT shared the space much more easily.
Its good to have both options available until the exclusive mode is figured out (if possible), but for games that do not require exclusive mode I will likely be sticking with the Sony Adapter due to it feeling slightly less latent despite slower pooling rate.
Unknown, but from the verbiage in Sony's PR regarding the dongle "once controller per dongle", it leads me to believe that yes, you can have multiple dongles.
Midboy wrote: Can you connect 2 sony dongles tp play with 2 controllers wirelessly ?
Yes, you can have multiple different connection types at once, but BT being the weaker of the 2 signals can be easily drowned out if in close proximity
Midboy wrote: Can you connect 1 controller via bluetooth and the other via aonya dongle ?
You can create a profile and assign it to the Sony dongle controller that has emulated device turned off.
Midboy wrote: If so, Can you emulate only the bluetooth controllers and keep the dongles controller non xinput emulated ??
Wobbles wrote: There is no faster, BT pooling speed is BT pooling speed regardless of the dongle used.
There are Class 1 dongles (100mw) that could in theory help with signal strength, but I have yet to find one that is a Broadcom compatible chipset.