View Full Version : Wireless USB?

07-10-2011, 11:29 PM
Posting this for a friend as I do not think there is anything out there like he wants besides bluetooth but could easily be wrong. So I came here to seek an answer... Also I apologize if this belongs in wiring but it does have to do with headunits.

"So I am looking for something that just may not exist. Since the usb outlet on my headunit is on the front, not the back, i have to run a wire from the front around the back behind the dash to my glovebox for ipod interface. This = not clean looking. I was thinking how they make wireless usb mouses with the little nano receiver and thought I can get a similar thing except instead of having a mouse at the other end have a female usb port which i can plug the ipod into in the glovebox. Basically i want a wireless usb extension cord with a nano receiver. obviously battery powered or 12V at the least. Does such a thing exist? I have a wireless mouse with nano receiver, can I alter it to work. I searched the internet for a good hour and found nothing. "

Thanks for the help guys!

07-11-2011, 12:08 AM
saw this tonight:
BBC News - A remote control for your entire home (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9533810.stm)
skip to 6:15
could do that in conjunction with this USB 2.0 to 3.5mm Female Audio Stereo Microphone Adapter | eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-3-5mm-Female-Audio-Stereo-Microphone-Adapter-/390315394126?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae09c444e)
?????????????????????? maybe

07-11-2011, 02:30 AM
interesting... watching this for replies..

07-11-2011, 02:59 AM
Is something like this what you're looking for?
Amazon.com: Cables Unlimited Wireless USB Kit with Transmitter and Receiver with Base (Black): Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-Wireless-Transmitter-Receiver/dp/B0036VNZHA).

Pretty sure they only work with PC's

07-11-2011, 09:01 AM
I believe the short answer is no.

I'm pretty sure you'd have problems interfacing anything like that with an HU because you have to no way to install drivers.

07-11-2011, 04:57 PM
I honestly have no idea if that would work but will share it with my buddies. Our most techy friend among us is baffled so Im assuming that simple answer "no" is correct.

To simplify it....needs a usb receiver on front of H/U and a usb resiver able to connect to either a) headphone jack b) that 30pin on the ipod.

I appreciate the responses and as he said...he is probably searching for something that doesn't exists. But never hurts to ask!

07-11-2011, 05:03 PM
It would be easier and probably cheaper in the long run to just buy a headunit that had a usb port in the back. Just my .02 lol

07-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Yeah thats what I was going to suggest after all this. My buddies like to be crafty. Think he gave up on this quest. Thanks for dealing with me haha