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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    I really don't get the point of USB3.0 ok the speed is needed however it isn't cable compatible, they have just hidden a new connector in an old one, so I see something like lightpeek which can learn from some of the problems with USB and improve on it makes more sence to me. There will always been need for low speed devices, I see no point in using a light peek mouse for example, as this would use very expensive circuitry for no benefit, so I see USB2.0 as being around for some time.
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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    hmm I wonder if we could get this to do networking?
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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    Multiple devices through just one cable, that would really help keep any pc desk clean, sounds awesome.

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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by snail View Post
    Multiple devices through just one cable, that would really help keep any pc desk clean, sounds awesome.
    so the same as a USB hub then ?

    many high end products have USB pass through so that side of things isnt new.

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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    so the same as a USB hub then ?

    many high end products have USB pass through so that side of things isnt new.
    Yeah just like that.... Feel kinda stupid especially since I have a USB hub

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    Re: Light Peak cable to replace USB 3.0?

    How do these devices cope with power? At least with USB, low-power devices don't need any extra wiring.

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