What is a USB hub? USB Hub is a device to increase the number of the available USB port on the computer with only consume one single port on-board. As we know that, the USB hub requires one port to connect and adding an additional port. But, does it possible to make it not occupying any USB port? How to make a wireless USB hub?
Several things you should consider that USB hub requires a connection for power and data transfer. While computer still a good one to manage them, there was an idea to convert USB into a wireless device.
Introducing USBB2BT Connection
USBB2BT or USB to Bluetooth allowing you to connect any wired device to the computer without USB port. Let’s say you want to use an external USB keyboard on the laptop but none of the USB port remains.
As long the laptop has a Bluetooth, the USBB2BT device can manage it. Simply by plug in the USB keyboard to B2B and pair it with Bluetooth connection, and bam, your keyboard is ready to use.
But where is the power come from?
The USBB2BT device usually comes with a built-in battery that can last for few hours depending on usage. For example, the RGB high-end keyboard would drain the battery quickly, rather than a standard ugly-looking keyboard.
This device is support for most peripheral, such as a keyboard, mouse, webcam, flash drive, and sure, USB hub. Yet, the power consumption may vary and also the performance for data transfer would quite slower due to wireless communication.
A device like this was actually rare. But I’ve found some products on Amazon you probably want to pick.
- USB2BT Convert Adapter: It designed for the DIY project, so it probably will tricky when used by the average consumer. The device also doesn’t come with a battery, but it provides Micro USB port for supply power from power bank or wall socket.
- Nulaxy Wired USB to Bluetooth: This device seems to be the most relevant object based on your need. It comes with AA battery, Bluetooth, and two USB port. It supports various OS, like Windows, Mac, and Android.
- IOGEAR MediaShair: Is using WiFi, instead of Bluetooth. It provides SD card slot and USB port that can be connected to many devices at once. The battery claimed to have 9 hours of endurance.
With those devices, your USB hub can be wireless. But don’t forget about the power, passive USB hub only served very low energy. So, please only use low power peripheral when using it.