As I finish my shopping, I’ve noticed just about everything seems to use USB, or at least the gifts I have purchased. The iPod iTouch, Canon DSC, Bluetooth headset. The only thing I haven’t found is a Foot Spa powered by USB. If anyone has seen one, let me know.
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In addition to a Wish for Wireless USB products, I like toys. PC Magazine has 10 USB powered gift ideas . I like the Solar Powered Bluetooth car-kit for use in your card (it charges via USB also). I figure, if I leave this on the dash of my car, it will charge enough for my drive home and drive to work each day. I also love the USB Microscope. Mattel had one like this years ago, and I’m glad to see there is one again. This is one toy I might get for my kids. But they are spoiled enough already.
Posted in USB 2.0
Looks like the IOGear and other Certified Wireless USB products are available now on Amazon. I just received a Google Alert telling me that Tom’ Hardware Review Holiday Gift Giving Guide recommends the IOGear product. My dad has been bugging me for a USB 2.0 Hub, but I think this is better. The USB 2.0 Hub works great, but if I give him the Wireless Version, all the peripherals stay plugged into the Wireless Hub and he just plugs a USB Stick (like a flash drive) into the Laptop and he’s done. One less cable.
I looked under my desk at home the other day, and with the 8 Power Cables, 6 USB cables, 2 1394 cables, and 2 speaker cables. At least I could reduce the 8 USB cables to 1 with Wireless.
Posted in Certified Wireless USB, UWB
The Price of CWUSB products.
As I recall WiFi pairs when they were introduced were $500 or more at their introduction back in before 1999? And that was when $500 was worth something. I adopted WiFi in 2003 when the pairs cost about $230. As I recall this is around the time 802.11b was introduced at a price premium in the laptop chipset. You still needed to buy a router for $120 in those days. How fast did the throughput those systems run? Did we need to cut cables in 2000? 2003? Can we live without WiFi today?
Posted in Certified Wireless USB, IP, UWB
I agreed to do this blog because there is so little opinionated stuff debunking the debunkers of Wireless USB. Yes, I’m a USB chauvinist, and a Wireless USB chauvinist, but I understand how this stuff gets adopted and used. At least in my own mind. 🙂
Posted in Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB Certification, USB-IF, UWB, WiFi