Y-E Data wireless hub offers ultrawideband connections

If you’ve been waiting for the hub without wires, wait no longer. Y-E Data has something for you, and it’s ultrawideband to boot.

The UWB hub has four USB ports, for connection of peripheral devices. What you don’t need on the other side is a wired connection to your PC. The hub is a wireless module, and the included USB dongle does the heavy lifting by connecting to that PC and shipping the connectivity to the hub, at a transfer rate of 100 megabits per second.

That transfer rate holds at a rate of up to 10 meters, which should be enough to provide wireless connectivity throughout most homes.

The UWB hub will available in Japan in October, with a price tag of 25,000 to 40,000 Yen. If that price holds when the product reaches the U.S., the outlay will be US$210 to US$340.


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