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    Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    Bridging the gap between WiFi and Bluetooth, wireless USB could be on to a winner in 2008. Find out more.
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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    Isn't this what bluetooth was meant to be - Awireless replacement for USB ?

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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    i was hoping it would use some sort of induction and be powered wirelessly too

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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    i don't think bluetooth was suppose to replace wifi because i think bluetooth doesn't have the speed or the range of wifi

    and i think wifi is more power hungry than bluetooth?

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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    wrong way round usxhe190, mikerr was saying he though bluetooth was supposed to replace usb

    But you are right, bluetooth has never been fast enough to replace USB, and i think it still uses less power than these wireless USB systems.

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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    Bluetooth as i understand it and have been taught was designed to provide a personal area network, the idea was within very short distances to connect a multitude of devices together easily. Which it does quite well. Pretty sure speed was not a design consideration of bluetooth. As for this news article this is really interesting especially the wireless hub idea. I'd like to see mp3 players and perhaps even external hard drives with this built in, no more connecting to get at files!

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    Re: Wireless USB set to take-off. 480Mbit/s over 10 feet.

    sorry funkstar, you guys are right...me reading wrong!

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