I use a hose connected one for two main reasons. First the cost, it is still a wide range between the hose and wireless types. Second is the peace of mind and assurance. It is hard for a direct connection to be off. I have seen guys with the wireless transmitters have issues time to time. Personally, I use an Air II so I already eliminated a hose on my reg unit, I also have a quick disconnect on my computer so it is very easy. It comes down to preference and budget. Dont just go with what everyone uses, go with what works for you.