I`m in the middle of renovating my basement, and while disconnecting the giant wire monster from under my computer desk, camera cables, psp cables, ipod and so forth a thought occurred to me. Why could n`t a shelf be constructed, perhaps on the other side of the room with a usb jack built into the wall. (also add a electrical socket for additional power). Then I should be able to just plug my computer into one jack placed directly behind the computer desk. One wire no mess and I can have my devices neatly placed on a shelf.
so a few questions.
1) Whats the max distance I can run a usb cable
2) Do I need a usb hub?
3) Has anybody seen such a setup somewhere? I suck at creativity but I can generally copy anything I see.