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Subject: Re: My first post...Can the Jukebox do bluetooth?
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2004-02-12


There are two kinds of USB interfaces; host and device. The USB
interface in your PC is a host interface. The USB interface in your
ARCHOS Jukebox, an iPod, a digital camera, a mouse, or a keyboard is a
"device" interface. So is the interface in a USB Bluetooth adapter. You
cannot hook two USB devices together and have them talk to one another.

The Bluetooth wireless communications scheme has a theoretical maximum
data transfer of 723 kbps. In the real world, it's going to be a lot
less. That's not a lot of bandwidth when you're downloading MP3 files.
Compare that to the 12mbps of even USB 1.1 and it's rather weak.
Compared to 480mbps of USB 2.0, it's downright pathetic.

Regards,
Fred Maxwell

Ready, Matthew wrote:

> The future of mobile computing and multimedia is going to be bluetooth
> enabled hard drives. These devices will enable everything from pda
> watches, cell phones, and ear pieces to have access to high quality
> databases of multimedia content. The question I have is who will be
> first? Apple or someone else? Ipod is apparently going bluetooth soon.
> I was wondering, is it possible to make the Archos Jukebox do
> bluetooth networking using a simply USB bluetooth dongle? There are
> tons of them available cheap such as this one at walmart:
>
> _http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2432046&sourceid=1500000000000000624080_
> <http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2432046&sourceid=1500000000000000624080>
>
> Anyways, thatís my question. I am looking forward to the replies!
>
> Matt
>
> www.wisdomproject.net
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