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wyatt23

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ok, i did a few google searches to find this, but the name describes a few products.

i'm curious if there is a wireless bluetooth enabled usb hub. plug it in to a wall outlet. plug USB devices into it. it will essentially make them wireless. this way i can bring my laptop easily on the go. bring it home and have my printer, mouse, and keyboard already connected.

i found a dozen usb connected hubs with bluetooth, but not bluetooth connected usb hubs. tricky.
 

cube

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Bluetooth is very slow. Maybe this, but not sure about keyboard and mouse.
 
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wyatt23

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wow. that's exactly what i was looking for, just a different protocol. that attaches to a network, then allows you to connect any USB device and it emulates USB. sweet. a little price tho, and i'm not sure what kind of mac support they'll offer. i read the dreaded line... "The software also allows you to easily transfer control of USB devices on the Hub between computers."


that could be a problem.
 
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Brannyh

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^ There
a little late but....

Anyone know about something like this that would work with a keyboard and mouse? I want to use my colorful G4 mouse and keyboard but I want them wireless sitting on my table.
 
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skorpien

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Anyone know about something like this that would work with a keyboard and mouse? I want to use my colorful G4 mouse and keyboard but I want them wireless sitting on my table.

Did you even read the description on the product page?
Perfect for:
Households with multiple computers, but only one printer or scanner
Sharing up to 5 devices: multifunction printers, media readers, and scanners with everyone on your network
Backing up and accessing data from hard drives, USB drives, and other mass-storage devices
Connecting to keyboards, mice, and other USB devices for desktop use of your laptop
 
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skorpien

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I can't say first hand as I don't own one, but according to the page cube linked and the actual product page description, it should. They only state that it won't support some high-speed/high-bandwidth USB devices so I am assuming keyboards/mice will work. Your best chance at getting your question answered is to email Belkin and ask directly.
 
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milk242

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I would skip this product, I tried it and the Mac software is sadly not very good.
 
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audiomatt

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10 year bump? Id love to just sit my laptop down and have my mechanical keyboard and trackpad work without plugging in a 200 dollar USBC hub.
 
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