Gearlog has an interesting announcement/introduction from D-Link, their first Wireless USB hub. They are reporting that it’s set to retail for about $120. It’s not shipping yet though; all we know is that D-Link is shooting for sometime in the forth quarter of this year. This is one of the first wireless USB hubs to be rolling out, and at a very reasonable price.
This is fairly big news for those ultraportable owners who want to skip port replicators and who don’t want a bunch of USB devices plugged into their laptops – you plug the USB dongle (but it’s wireless!) into your laptop, and your printers, scanners, digital camera card readers, etc., into a hub, and without plugging any of those into your laptop, you have access to all of them.
It’s the D-Link DUB-9240 and you can find more details at the D-Link Dub-9240 website.
Quoting D-Link’s announcement/description:
The DUB-9240 Wireless USB Kit takes advantage of UWB radio technology to deliver fast wireless communication between your computer and USB peripheral devices. The DUB-9240 is designed for wirelessly connecting USB peripherals up to a 30-foot* range of your computer. It unties you from USB cables, enabling wireless connection of multiple devices for transmission of video, audio, and other high-bandwidth data. Additionally, a wireless frequency range of 3.4GHz to 4.5GHz is used to help avoid interference with other wireless devices such as Wi-FiÂ® networks, mobile phones, and cordless home phones.
The D-LinkÂ® Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless USB Kit (DUB-9240) enables you to conveniently connect USB devices to your computer wirelessly up to a 30-foot range. Simply connect the Wireless USB Adapter (DUB-1210) to your computer and connect USB devices such as printers, cameras, and external hard drives to the 4-Port Wireless USB Hub (DUB-2240). Utilizing UWB radio technology, this kit is excellent for wirelessly streaming audio and video as well as transferring files from storage devices like USB flash drives or external hard drives.