When we asked our development team to come up with a compact device we didnâ€™t really expect them to literally deliver a â€˜compactâ€™. Fortunately, they didnâ€™t include the powder in the spec. But itâ€™s very handy for checking you havenâ€™t left a bit of marmite on your chin or seeing what colleagues are up to behind your back.”Unfortunately the Lindy website isn’t up to date with this press release, but GetUSB did find the card reader will go for 22.99 and the hub for 14.99 USD. Source: Spanish GetUSBinfo Continue Reading
Four USB ports stream out from a central box which holds the USB hub controller chip for flexible and free USB connectivity. The USB cable hub is fully compatible to the USB 2.0 specifications and plug-n-play for any OS. Price point starts at Continue Reading
WUSB or Wireless USB products just began to ship and WUSB 1.1 is ramping up. Although a mild ramp, as with current transfer rates of 40Mbits/second the 1.1 spec needs to hit at least 500Mbits/second otherwise it’ll never see the light of day.
The 1.1 spec will support band groups at 6 GHz and above, including the 3-4 GHz supported by wireless USB 1.0. It aims to lower power consumption by an undisclosed amount. It also will adopt the techniques of near-field communications for letting two devices identify themselves to each other with a simple contact.
As (source) Gizmodo said: “…realistic or not, we like the ambition.”
Currently the USB Implementers Forum has certified a handful of notebooks and hubs for the 1.0 spec. The WiMedia Alliance is expected to certify the first 1.0 products shortly.Continue Reading