iPad owners who are also NEC LaVie or Fujitsu LOOX netbook users might be interested in PLX Technologyâ€™s USB Duet system, which is a combination of PLX-engineered hardware and application software designed directly into OEMâ€™s new netbook and notebook computers. USB Duet enables Windows-based computers to share content and functionality with the iPad, or other PCs, simply by attaching a standard USB cable, without the need for special drivers or set up. PLX says that common usages of USB Duet-enabled PCs include sharing an optical disk drive to load multimedia or software, file sharing, storage and backup, all of which is much faster than engaging the cloud.
â€œLeading OEMs in Japan, including Fujitsu and NEC, already are delivering USB Duet-enabled netbooks and notebooks to customers and PLX is working closely with other global mobile computing designers today to utilize this powerful connectivity technology,â€ said David Raun, vice president of marketing and business development at PLX. â€œOur vision is for USB Duet to become the gold standard mobile connectivity solution for the entire computing market.â€
Pity itâ€™s so limited for now to just a couple of computers. Check out the video after the jump!
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
Source: PLX Technology