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  1. gjlowe's Avatar
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    I have been looking for BlueTooth adapters for my notebook in anticipation of receiving my Treo 650, and I am in need of some assistance. I have never used BlueTooth before, so I am somewhat unfamiliar with how it is configured. I gather that there are different revisions of the standard, and that this phone is 1.2 compliant.... Do I need an adapter that is also 1.2 compliant, or is a 1.1 adapter fine? Can anyone recommend some brands/units?

    Thanks!
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    Check out this link, I asked that question

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=61741
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    http://store.treocentral.com/content.../9-51--103.htm

    The new store is still under construction, but the Accessories tab and checkout works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus
    http://store.treocentral.com/content.../9-51--103.htm

    The new store is still under construction, but the Accessories tab and checkout works.
    Here is an excellect bluetooth usb adapter adapter, great range, great company, not a generic clone.


    http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=581&scid=36
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbrummels
    Here is an excellect bluetooth usb adapter adapter, great range, great company, not a generic clone.


    http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=581&scid=36
    I just got that same one off of ebay for $35 shipped
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    Targus also makes a very good BT adapter that is 1.2.

    Very small. I've had better luck with it than the Belkin one, which was kinda krappy (it all comes down to software)
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    Does anyone know of any apps for the PC that provides some of the BT features that the Mac OS X provides? OS X works with a BT phone to display caller ID info on the screen, answer calls from the PC using the built-in mic, etc.

    I have a Mac, but it's not my primary computer.

    Sorry if this is a little off topic. I'll move the question to another forum, if you'd like. I just thought this looked like a good thread to ask.

    Mike
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    Most of the adapters I've seen have been USB...I'd rather have a PCMCIA card. Anyone know of any good ones?

    Thanks,
    -Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeK2
    Does anyone know of any apps for the PC that provides some of the BT features that the Mac OS X provides? OS X works with a BT phone to display caller ID info on the screen, answer calls from the PC using the built-in mic, etc.

    I have a Mac, but it's not my primary computer.

    Sorry if this is a little off topic. I'll move the question to another forum, if you'd like. I just thought this looked like a good thread to ask.

    Mike

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    I agree....I would much rather have a PCMCIA adapter on my notebook. There seem to be lots of them on ebay. I am just pondering WHY I need Bluetooth on my notebook? Is it just to Hotsync wireless? I can do that today with IR.

    What other applications of Bluetooth on a PC/notebook are there?

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    I think 3Com has an interesting design for a PCMCIA one that is totally flush with the slot until you activate it by pressing in so that a small tray deploys. There is a little plastic blue antenna that you can then flip up so that it only slightly protrudes from the slot when in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mszatny
    I agree....I would much rather have a PCMCIA adapter on my notebook. There seem to be lots of them on ebay. I am just pondering WHY I need Bluetooth on my notebook? Is it just to Hotsync wireless? I can do that today with IR.

    What other applications of Bluetooth on a PC/notebook are there?

    MS
    Man? I think everyone would like to have the ablility to transfer jpg, wave and pdf files wirelessly from about 30 feet!
    If it can't do those things collectively and singularly then there would be no real urgency imho..
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    I was thinking about a pcmica, but if something happens to my labtop, i can use a desktop, thats why I bought a usb one. I just bought the Belkin F8T001 on buy.com for 34.99 with free shipping. I watched ebay auctions, but brand new ones ended at 38.00 plus 9 for shipping. People should always check pricegrabber first, because some things are cheaper off ebay.
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    I would recommend getting a device called a "Thinkpad T42" made by IBM (www.ibm.com). Either that or a suitable PowerBook from Apple (www.apple.com). No additional drivers necessary. Should work great with your new Treo 650 too!

    "Go big or go home."
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    I got the D-Link DBT-120 adapter from OfficeMax. It was $19.99 after $10 rebate and $10 instant savings. Can't wait to use w/my iBook!
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    Since we're talking about PCMCIA cards, anyone know of an IR PCMCIA Card. My laptop doesn't have IR and I want to sync wirelessly with my Treo and don't want to connect a USB IR each time.

    Tks
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    Syncing through IR really is not all that great IMO. I would just look to get a BT PCMCIA card.
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    I like the looks of the DBT-120 but I had good experience with linksys. Would there be much advantage to having the linksys with the external antenna? Is it going to improve the range or would the Treo have to have a better antenna also? I like the idea of being in another room than my home office and still being able to connect to my computer. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by scsanden; 11/19/2004 at 10:48 AM.

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