The 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 & Bluetooth Combo Adapter simultaneously provides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, allowing you to concurrently link to...... more
The 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 & Bluetooth Combo Adapter simultaneously provides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, allowing you to concurrently link to Wi-Fi Internet hotspots and Bluetooth devices. Experience the power of downloading ring tones, iTunes, or digital pictures from a wireless Internet connection and transfer the same files seamlessly into your Bluetooth enabled phone. The external antenna can be adjusted easily to improve signal strength gain and transmission. Wireless Wi-Fi Compliant with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b Standards Supports Ad-Hoc (Peer-to-Peer) Mode or Infrastructure (AP-Client) Mode Dynamic Data Rate Scaling at 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps for 802.11g Dynamic Data Rate Scaling at 11, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps for 802.11b Supports 64/128/256-bit WEP and WPA Encryptions Range of 100 meters indoor, 400 meters outdoor (depends on the environment) Bluetooth Compliant with Bluetooth v1.2 and Class 2 Operation Fully Bluetooth v1.2 BQB Qualified Compatible with Microsoft HID Devices Support up to 7 active and 8 parked slaves Bluetooth Range of up to 10 meters General Uses 2.4 GHz Frequency Band, which Complies with Worldwide Requirements Compatible with Windows 2000/XP (SP1/SP2) Simple User Setup & Diagnostics Utilities 3-Year Warranty
Advantages: Small, Sleek, Connects to Phones, Good Coverage, Slim, fast, easy install Disadvantages: Cap can get lost as it is quite small
...I have had this little product for about 4 Months now and I can say it is a wonderful little thing.
The model I have is the:
Belkin Bluetooth USB Adapter * Class 2; v1.2 10m
This model is currently available for £8.99 on amazon (£3 cheaper than what I paid for it) and I can say it is the best thing I have bought.
The reason why I bought this adapter was to connect my phone to my laptop...
Advantages: Small and Discrete. Easy to install and use. 10m range. Disadvantages: Not as fast as a serial cable or infra-red.
...This is a great piece of kit. I bought it so I could transfer files between my phone and computer, but it can be used with any bluetooth device such as a PDA or laptop.
The manual simply explains how to install the dongle and I installed it without any trouble in minutes. The dongle is USB 1.1 compatable and is truely plug and play. You can disable the bluetooth connection in the dongle...
Advantages: Looks, High build quality Disadvantages: Expensive
...Fed up of using a USB cable to connect my ipod touch to my laptop and draining all its battery, I decided to invest in an USB power adapter. Being pretty naive at the time of purchase, I thought I had to use an apple one, so unfortunately paid £20! Looking back on it, this was the craziest purchase I have ever made, because it didn't take me long to realise, I could get the for a few pounds...