Wireless USB could mean a whole new generation of wireless devices. So long wire, I knew thee well...
The future is bright for Certified Wireless USB with the announcement of six products that have passed the USB Implementers Forum’s
The products that have recently been certified include Dell’s Inspiron 1720
, Lenovo’s ThinkPad T61/T61p
, an IOGEAR Wireless USB Hub, an IOGEAR Adapter Kit, along with D-Link’s Wireless USB Adapter (DUB-1210) and 4-Port Wireless USB Hub (DUB-2240).
Collectively, these mark the first batch products to be branded Certified Wireless USB.
Certified Wireless USB 1.0
devices will send data at rates of 480Mb/sec over a distance of three meters but will drop considerably to 110Mb/sec when at the ten meter mark. The peak transfer speed is on par with the rated speed of USB 2.0 while still maintaining a speed greater than USB 1.1 over a greater distance.
The specification is also backwards compatible with previous USB versions and will allow you to use your other USB devices across the room, with an adapter of course. Future Certified Wireless USB devices will have the technology built right into the products allowing them to natively communicate between them at speeds faster than Bluetooth. Consumers can expect to see the Certified Wireless USB logo on product packaging early this Autumn.
Are you ready to embrace a world of no more wires or are you sticking to being tether down? Let us know in the forums
or in the comments box down below.