Wireless USB Set To Kill Off Bluetooth

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Key to the uptake of the new technology is ease of use. Bluetooth has turned off many users due to compatibility problems, but USB is well understood and some analysts rate it as the most successful interface in the world.

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    http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/41049.html
     
  2. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    BT is too slow but I think we are talking 5 years or more to get enough market penetration of new wireless standards to have any signficant effect.
     
  3. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Are you referring to a Mac? The article talks about this technology being on products by Christmas.
     
  4. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    BT is pretty ubiquitous. USB wont do much for the millions of phones and pdas on the market which is where BT really works due to low power and short range.
     
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  6. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Bluetooth is a weird technology - its cool but USB is much better.

    The only bluetooth device I would get is when i get a 12" pb a bluetooth mouse because the USB is on the left and im a righty.
     
  7. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    "Wireless USB is designed to be used at ranges of less than 10 meters and will allow peak data speeds of 480 mbps." (from the article) So it's much high bandwidth than BT, but must use far more power. Still no high fidelity compact wireless headphones. Darn.
     
  8. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Just use another type of mouse. Two button mice are much more useful to.
     
  9. rasp macrumors regular

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    widespread in under a year? haha nice one.

    Dell still shipps ps2 keyboard and mouse with new towers. and USB has been around how long? :)
     
  10. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh, but I'm pretty sure that the PS/2 has something to do with the bios settings or something, i'm not sure though... I don't use it...
     
  11. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I for one think that BT will remain on products that don't need the massive bandwith that USB Wireless provides (ie phones, PDAs, mouses, keyboards, etc.). I think that USB Wireless will be great for cutting cable clutter. Just pop in an adapter in your printer/external hard drive/iPod, plug one into your computer and voila...
     
  12. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Do we really need another wireless standard. We already have 802.11, Bluetooth, and soon to be Wireless Firewire. Each one serves a need I don't see Wireless USB needs to compete against.
     
  13. The Black Rock macrumors regular

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    What do you mean "soon to be wireless firewire"? I feel like wireless USB has a much better chance of taking off faster than FireWireless.

    FireWire 800 will never get anywhere, so I'm not too sure about the future for Firewire. They were supposed to get to firewire 1600 and 3200, but now... who knows.
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I think Bluetooth is a sort of sucky technology. It's a step in the right direction, but it's not quite there yet. Bluetooth mice, for example, don't response as well as USB-based or wireless RF-based mice do. Like the lineup of ethernet, USB and Firewire I think we'll have a lineup of wireless that are respectively 802.11, Wireless USB and Wireless Firewire.
     
  15. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Great, I just bought a Apple Bluetooth keyboard this afternoon. Figures.... Oh well, it works great so no regrets.
     
  16. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    We will just have to work the current technology that we have. It works, so we can enjoy.
     
  17. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

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    Yep...about as useful as Micro$oft XP


    :rolleyes:
     
  18. simie macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason that Dell still ships PS2 keyboards and mice with thier machines is basically because they now cost pratically nothing to produce.

    They are cheap!
     

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