Wireless USB might be heading toward the cemetery
, but that doesn't mean it has expired just yet
. With WUSB startup WiQuest calling it quits, the window of opportunity is wide open for rival Wisair
. If you'll recall, one of the biggest hurdles WiQuest never could overcome was generating an energy-efficient one-chip
solution; lo and behold, Wisair has done just that. We can't say with any level of certainty that this Wireless USB Adapter Kit contains the module we saw hit the FCC
nearly a year ago, but regardless, the new set enables non-WUSB-enabled devices to still enjoy the spoils of cordless USB transfers. The $79 to $99 set contains a pair of dongles -- one for the computer, one for the device -- and the company is already planning to sell 'em individually so you can make every last USB device you own a cable-free one. Can Wisair single-handedly revive the flagging technology? Let's kick back and see, shall we?