How do I get rid of the USB peripheral wires?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Steveatesh, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Steveatesh macrumors regular

    Steveatesh

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    So I have my nice shiny new RiMac on my desk, with it's single cable providing power and a USB 3 external hard drive. And occasionally I have to add a printer or two, and a Wacom pen, oh yes and a scanner.

    I would like if possible to avoid having to plug wires into the rear if the imac so I am hoping there is a peripheral that will allow USB devices to be connected wirelessly?

    I don't want to change both laser printers for AirPrint models. Is there something available that the RiMac will use to avoid wires?
     
  2. HazzaB macrumors newbie

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    A USB hub hidden away? The it's just 1 cable to the iMac.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    If you have a computer on your desk, and attach things to it, there are going to be wires.

    My suggestion:
    Just get used to them.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Networked or WiFi printer and or scanner. Bluetooth peripherals.
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    This!

    I always hide my hubs under my desk. Thus it is only one cable to my spider web of "junk"....
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    My printer/scanner isn't even in the same room as my iMac. If you want to loose wires, get a wireless printer/scanner. If not hide them away under your desk. Those are you options.
     
  7. shokunin macrumors regular

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    For the printers, you could always add an airprint printer server on your network, you just need one and it'll connect up to 8 printers.

    http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/xprintserver/xprintserver.html

    Scanners and wacom, have 1 long usb cable routed somewhere to a hub. Or sell them on ebay and buy a wireless wacom and a network or wifi scanner and put in the closet near your router/switch/hub.
     

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