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Belkin debuts cable-free USB hub

updated 12:20 pm EST, Mon December 4, 2006

Cable-free USB hub

Belkin today debuted its cable-free USB hub (site not updated) that enables instant wireless connectivity of USB devices. The device utilizes Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology with the Wisair chipset, allowing users to place a laptop anywhere in a room and still access USB-based devices such as printers and scanners. The device offers connectivity up to 30-feet from the hub, transferring data at up to 480Mbps for USB 2.0 devices. The cable-free USB hub includes a USB dongle that connects to a computer as well as a Dongle stand to provide optimum wireless reception. The device is scheduled to ship in the U.S. in mid-December for $200, with planned launches to take place overseas at an undetermined date.




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  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    cool

    cool idea, the whole dongle thing sucks. too bad this high speed data wireless thing isn't some standard that apple could include in their laptops...

  1. mmirage

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not a standard YET

    ... but they are working on it, along with a number of other companies. Mind you, it's not like we need yet another wireless standard that is going to simply fry our brains.

    (I'll take my brain sunny side up, thanks!)

  1. tomodachi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah

    The hub is pretty much useless until all our computers and peripherals ship with this WUSB builtin. I'm sure the hub will be MUCH cheaper by then.

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