It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted to access the web with your notebook it was time to pull out an Ethernet or phone cable. In a few short years we’ll start to see the end of USB cables.
Mike Krell of Alereon, a company that makes a wireless USB chipset, talks to notebooks.com about the future of wireless USB. By summertime, you’ll be able to order your notebook with a wireless USB card. By next Christmas he predicts that wireless USB enabled printers and scanners will be readily available. Mike demonstrated a Kodak digital camera wirelessly transmitting photos to a UMPC.