CES 2006: Belkin go cable free with new USB hub
Belkin has announced a new CableFree USB Hub that does not require a cable to connect to the computer.
The aim is to allow people to place their laptop anywhere in the room while still maintaining wireless access to their USB devices, such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players.
Belkin will offer the four-port hub that will enable immediate high-speed wireless connectivity for any USB device without requiring software.
The CableFree USB Hub gives desktop computer users the freedom to place their USB devices anywhere in the room without running long cables.
Belkin's CableFree USB product will be compatible with the more than 700 million USB devices estimated to be in the market today.
The CableFree USB Hub's wireless functionality is enabled by Freescale Semiconductor's Ultra-Wideband technology.
Freescale's UWB solutions enable high rate transfer of video, audio, and data streams wirelessly. At rates 100 times faster than Bluetooth technology and with wire-like quality, UWB brings a new wireless option to auto, consumer electronics, and PC/peripheral manufacturers.