updated 09:45 pm EST, Thu March 6, 2008
AirQueue USB 2.0 extender
Synchrotech today unveiled the AirQueue, a 7.75-inch USB 2.0 extension cable specifically designed to allow large or unusually designed USB devices to work with Apple's recently released MacBook Air. The AirQueue is certified to work with Synchrotech's own MicroU2E USB ExpressCard reader, which allows users to access a wide array of USB 2.0-based ExpressCards with a MacBook Air. The extender cable is priced at $6.
"AirQueue provides mobile users the perfect distance away from a USB port. No need for 1 to 2 meter extension cables at a coffee shop or airport," said Synchrotech. "AirQueue features the highest quality shielding, connectors, plating and molding."
The AirQueue supports 480Mbps transfers and works for any A (Male) to A (Female) accessory, providing 19-20cm clearance from USB ports. The cable is CE approved, and utilizes a standard operating voltage of DC +5.0 volts direct from USB.