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Subject: Re: My first post...Can the Jukebox do bluetooth?
From: Chris Muth (
Date: 2004-02-12

If we feel like being politically incorrect (which I do), USB is this.

There are two kinds of USB interfaces; the Master and the Slave.
It makes sense, the master says what to do, and the slave does it. Period!


On 2/12/04 at 1:25 PM Fred Maxwell wrote:

>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.
>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:
>> Anyways, thatís my question. I am looking forward to the replies!
>> Matt


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