Bluetooth USB hub

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Does anyone know if there exists any Bluetooth USB hubs out there ? I have a PowerBook G4, and my girlfriend has an iBook. Therefore it becomes a hassle connecting and disconnecting devices (printer, scanner, mouse etc).

Is there any USB hubs with Bluetooth wireless connectivity that can be utilized for this kind of usage ? :confused:



  • Reply 1 of 4
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    none that i know of. and there never will be.

    bluetooth is not fast enough for this kind of thing.

    there are some usb switch/hub types of things. i know belkin makes stuff like that.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Is the computer in another room from yours? If not you should get another hub, you can daisy chain up to 127 devices, so you could go from one hub to the other.

    I don't know if that helps, I'm sure you've considered this, but I share the same stuff with my girlfriend too, and that's what we have figured out between our two printers and what not.

  • Reply 3 of 4
    boemaneboemane Posts: 311member
    How come Bluetooth is too slow for Printer and Scanner connections ? at 1 Mbps you should get enough speed for both of them!

    at 1Mbps (128 KBps) you should be able to do that dimultainously...

  • Reply 4 of 4
    pesipesi Posts: 424member
    because 1 Mbps is slower than USB (12 Mbps).

    in practice, bluetooth is much slower than that 1 Mbps.

    also, USB devices cannot be used by more than one computer at a time.
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