Wireless USB

Looks like Gefen is taking orders on a new wireless USB 2.0 extender with 60 foot max. range.


Perhaps this one will work better than Belkin's offering.
I've pre-ordered one. I am thinking about putting one inside my new Formula One DAC. After talking with the rep, I believe it will work fine. Working with Icron to determine FCC requirements for OEM boards.
Now that's cool, Steve! Could this be mounted in the Spoiler too, or any USB DAC for that matter? Do you think this will work with one of your Offramps then?
One thing about the Geffen device that seems a big advantage over the Icron is that all you need is a dongle that attaches to your computer to talk to the hub unit. This is an advantage because if you have a laptop you can move around with it much easier because all you have attached is a dongle. The Icron device is larger and appears to connect to the computer via a USB cable. That's fine if you have a desktop and don't plan to move around but if you have a laptop and want to move around that means you have to carry the unit with its USB cable with you. Am I correct in how I am looking a this?

Exciting, neverthess.
I believe Icron has a dongle too. See picture in this link:


From the link:

The WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub is a four-port hub and dongle set that will enable immediate high-speed wireless connectivity with maximum reach extending beyond 30m.
The dongle is only an idea at this point, perhaps for an OEM. They have no design plans for this.

Pardales - Yes, it will work with my Off-Ramps, but the clock in it will undoubtedly need to be replaced with a Superclock4. I expect it to be too jittery stock. My hope is that the same clock used in the Off-Ramp can also drive the WiRanger. If not, then I believe that a Pace-Car still may be necessary to get really low jitter.

For other USB DAC's the WiRanger can also be used, but I believe the clock will need to be upgraded first to reduce jitter. Using it stock may be worse-sounding than wired USB. I guess we will find out in about 1 month.

If the Geffen device is based on Ultrawideband, then it will probably not work.