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Wireless USB is here

wireless_usb.gifThe Wireless USB is here … finally. After all the talk about using low-power wireless connections that would replace the wired USB, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today endorsed products from six companies – Dell, D-Link, IOGEAR and Lenovo. Most of these products will carry a “Wireless USB logo.” So far folks like myself have been using bluetooth-based devices to unclutter our desks (though it is a bit impossible.)

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11 Responses to “Wireless USB is here”

  1. Whats the difference between wireless keyboard and mouse? Yes i still plug in to USB in the back but nothing is on my desk. So how is this better short of a USB “antenna” being attached and out of the way?

  2. greendrake

    @Mackey, wirlessUSB is compatible with how many devices? BT has worked better and better; my last 4 phones, 3 dongles, and 4 headsets all have some version. I am using a 2 yr old Samsung streaming stereo music to my moto S9s, sounds awesome. Plus skype calls at 30ft range with either my desk or lap tops. Get a clue.

    @Om, thank you.

  3. USB has been a great success considering is lowly roots as a serial port. I’d say USB devices and cables on my desk definitely win the battle for table space due to their popularity. Will be interesting to see how Wireless USB devices deal with sharing their existence with others and if they’ll play nice with each other. — Clay S Perreault

  4. greendrake

    Where is the analysis of how this will compete with Bluetooth v3? Comparable performance, and backward compatibility could give BT the edge.

  5. Jesse Kopelman

    But will version 1 be any good? It took version 2 to get the wired USB that many wanted and Bluetooth v2 still isn’t that hot . . . How many years will it be before we get a really worthwhile wireless USB? Less than 3 would seem to be a major stretch.