i had an idea. does it already exist?

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  1. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

    MacsBestFriend

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    hi, i was wondering if there is a device that works as a usb hub, but connects to the computer wirelessly via bluetooth to your mac. i think this would be nice since i will have a station where my macbook pro will go every night when i buy it and i would like to simply open it and have it connect to the monitor, printer, speakers, etc. without plug in in a bunch of cables.
    thanks!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There are WiFi based wireless hubs available. Bluetooth doesn't have the data rate for USB. Even WiFi n is much slower than USBs top speed but its usable for slower devices.
     
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    oh. i wouldnt want a full router though, just something that connected the hardware to the computer sans internet.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its not a router. Its simply a USB hub with a WiFi receiver and small controller.
     

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