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Making Your Peripherals Remote, With Belkin's Cable-Free USB Hub
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 07:53


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One major drag of using a desktop PC stems from having the PC right there. Whether it's a notebook, home theater PC, mainstream desktop, or hulking enthusiast rig, if you're using a peripheral, you're essentially tethered to a machine. Think about it: scanners, external drives, optical drives -- if they're not built into your PC, chances are that you have them attached via USB.

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Now, imagine being able to use scanners, cameras, CD and DVD burners, USB Flash drives and hard drives without being tied down -- literally -- to your PC. That's the promise of Belkin's Cable-Free USB Hub.

In addition to serving as a powered, four-port USB hub, the device also enables users to use peripherals at a distance of 30 to 60 feet away from their system. That's due to its use of Ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology, which provides for relatively high-speed connectivity -- if short-range -- without the danger of interfering with other wireless devices.

The advantages seem numerous, but let's dig a bit further into the product before we go jumping to conclusions.

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