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Connect your USB devices wirelessly

Belkin today announced its new Cable-Free USB Hub. The Belkin Cable-Free USB claims to be the industry’s first cable-free USB hub. However, this isn’t the case as DailyTech previously reported Y-E Data announced its YD-300 UWB hub last month in Japan. Nevertheless, the Belkin Cable-Free USB hub uses Ultra-Wideband technology to allow USB device connectivity wirelessly.

The Belkin Cable-Free USB targets laptop, desktop users and promises the ability to access any USB device without being entangled in wires. Supported devices include any USB or High-Speed USB device including printers, portable media devices, scanners, CD burners etc…  The device offers speeds up to 480Mbps and device access up to 30ft away.

Availability is expected later this month with pricing around $199.99. The Belkin Cable-Free USB hub ships with a 4-port hub and included USB dongle. Do note the Belkin Cable-Free USB hub is not a Certified Wireless USB device.


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Does it run on batteries?
By SexyK on 12/4/2006 3:42:51 PM , Rating: 2
I'm assuming the hub runs on batteries... any clue?




RE: Does it run on batteries?
By M0nkeytronic on 12/4/2006 3:55:06 PM , Rating: 3
Actually, the tech specs state that it runs on the tears of baby squirrels.


RE: Does it run on batteries?
By Misty Dingos on 12/4/2006 4:07:00 PM , Rating: 2
M0nkeytronic that is hilarious! My trip to work today is not wasted. A new power source is revealed. As there are many squirrels in my state perhaps I can get enough to power a car? Wait one second, you don't work for Exon do you? Because if you have been hiding baby squirrel tears from the public.


RE: Does it run on batteries?
By jkresh on 12/4/2006 4:41:25 PM , Rating: 2
it doesn't seem to say but it might be powered by any of the usb devices plugged into it (though that might pose an issue if you tried to use a bus powered drive with it). Looking at the images on belkin's page it seems to have a dc input, so it might have to be plugged in to the wall anyway. For $200 i don't think it has a lot of use (unless you have a printer/scanner... far enough away from your desktop to make running a cable impractical).


RE: Does it run on batteries?
By MrSmurf on 12/4/2006 5:13:06 PM , Rating: 2
There is a female power adaptor connector to the right on the USB ports.


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