Wireless USB Poised to Cut the Cable
After many years of discussion, fast wireless connections between PCs and peripherals will soon be a reality. We may even be able to experience the true "Cable-Free" PC experience as soon as January 2007.
UWB technology can deliver data rates at up to 480 megabits per second at around 3 meters, with speeds dropping off as the range grows to a limit of about 10 meters. Real-world speeds will probably be a little slower, but this is as fast as the wired version of USB 2.0 and much faster than current Wi-Fi networks are capable of transmitting data.