G4 upgrades usb 2.0 + bluetooth for $30 at newegg?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kenmasters, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i am looking to add bluetooth 2.0 and usb 2.0 to my powermac G4.

    i found some very good prices for both items at newegg for $30 + shipping.

    the main reason why i want bluetooth is so i can use my LG phone and use a wiimote or a ps3 controller in the future on mac osx 10.4

    also how many devices can one bluetooth usb dongle handle?

    i would like to have a bluetooth keyboard an mouse aswell is this going to be a problem? will i have to buy a dongle for each accesory?
     
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    thegman1234

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    I assume that any bluetooth device other than a hands free kit (because that's really not necessary) would be able to connect to multiple devices at one time. Even though it's a usb device, I'm sure you would be able to use at least 2 devices at a time (keyboard and mouse for example) otherwise it would be near useless. You can probably get better specs on the company's website as well.

    Can you link the product?
     
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    thegman1234

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    Well, I can't give you a definite answer, but I assume, being as this is for the computer, you'd be able to connect more than one device at a time. I can't imagine why it wouldn't, as I think any bluetooth device can connect to more than one device at a time, granted the interface allows it. In other words, a phone won't let you connect two headsets at a time because it's useless, and a possible invasion of privacy. But, if the interface allows it, such as a computer being able to read a keyboard and mouse at the same time, I'm sure it would connect them. I'd say give it a shot, if it doesn't work, return it.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    you should be able to connect as many devices as you will need but you need to pair those devices with your computer first before it will work.
     
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    SmurfBoxMasta

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    Well, a while back, I had a BT Keyboard, mouse & my phone all connected & using them at the same time notta problemo.....

    and that was with a USB BT adapter on my QS :p
     

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