Use Superbooster to Turn Any USB Device Wireless

Use Superbooster to Turn Any USB Device Wireless

Range Govindan
Oct 12, 2009

This is another way of getting some of your peripherals wireless. This is just a small device in which you can plug a USB peripheral so that it can wirelessly connect to your home network. It is worth the price? Read on to find out more.

At Unplggd, we love wireless gadgets and anything that turns wired gadgets wireless has got to be good, right? The TruLink Superbooster Extender adds wireless connectivity to any anything that is usually plugged into a USB port. The base station acts like a tiny router and enables you to connect USB devices. Your computer needs a small dongle. The base station can be up to 150 feet away. All in all, this sounds like a great add-on to your home computer, right?

Well, maybe not. There are two issues that we see. One is the price. It costs almost $200, which is about 4 times too much in our opinion. Second, it's only got one USB port and it's only compatible with USB 1.1. Maybe it can support a USB hub. Plugging a USB hub into this device might make it work. If this is possible, it might be worth it. However, there still is the issue of price. We think that until these types of extenders become a lot cheaper, you're best of managing your cables instead of going wireless.

A few caveats. This Superbooster is mainly used to extend the range of your USB peripherals. 150 feet is enough to make it work through different floors in the same building. TruLink has got other wireless solutions for those of us that don't need 150 feet. They are still expensive, but a 4-port wireless hub costs about $180.

[via Gizmodo]

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