how is your laptop with wires?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    ok so i have a powerbook i dont like wires so i have a wireless router, wireless mouse, but i wanna have my speakers wireless too any possibility that can be achieved, i want my printer and scanner to be plugged into some kind of wireless usb hub, are there anything out there similar. because we dont want wires really. :eek:
     
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    ftaok

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    Here's what you might want for your printer and scanner.

    Keyspan USB Server
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey yeah so i guess that would plug into the wireless router that i have via an ethernet port to ethernet port. :rolleyes: which sounds good.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    There are some pretty neat solutions from D-link and others out there that could achieve this.

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=290

    I don't know how well they work, but it seems that bluetooth is probably the direction you would want to go for this technology.

    - reaper
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know if that would work with the USB version of the SoundSticks speakers by harmon/kardon? The USB cords harmon/kardon provides are way to short to reach my computer, so I usually end up having my subwoofer (to which the USB cords are connected) swing in mid-air while I am playing music. :(
     
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    Dude! That is REALLY cool. I think I want one.
     
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    I'd have a lot more confidence in wifi than bluetooth for wireless audio. I think it would be awesome to get my powerbook set up to connect w/ minimal cords. That said, $200 is kinda steep for wireless audio...
     
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    superbovine

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    for wireless speakers you still need a device plug into your headphone jack for your PB, but you will not need to connect your speakers directly to your pb. the draw back is your still need the device plug into your powerbook and your speakers must have an amp as well. you can use wifi device, but i believe you can only stream music, not all the bells and whistles of your pb.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...r-SuvPaYjesKSj7als5fhtM=?ProductSKU=SRSRF90RK
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I think they're talking about using the Harmon/Kardon USB speakers which connect to the machine via the USB port, not the headphone jack.

    BEN
     
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    if I'm not mistaken, your powerbook came with speakers
     
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    While I love to be wireless as well, I don't think these products will give you results that you are happy with.

    Wireless printers are out there if you look for them. HP makes two good ones, the 2510 (scan, print, fax, memory card slots) for about 400, and the HP 5850 i think is your basic deskjet with Wireless, or networking.

    As for sound, I just hook up my iPod to the stereo. If you need more control, they have that remote thing from Keyspan, I believe. Its on the apple website.

    That is really all the wireless I need. I take my laptop all around the house, and can printer from every, but I also have my desk for when I need to use power/ plug in stuff to the PB.

    While all wireless would be cool, I don't think it is the way to go...yet.

    ps, check those wireless audio transmitters, such as the creative ones, I think linksys makes one too, that they are Mac compatible. I can't speak about the creative one, but I think the Linksys one is not.
     

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