Good Mac compatible bluetooth dongles?

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  1. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    I just got a SE T616 and would like to start syncing with my address book/iCal with bluetooth. What would be a good brand or model to check out, without breaking the bank? I don't need range, as it wont be more than 3 feet away from the computer, I just want compatibility and ease of use.
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I've got the Belkin USB bluetooth adaptor. It works great. Range is decent, certainly more than enough for your needs. Got it for about $30 from Macconection I think. Its got a bright blue LED that flashed a lot, some think its cool, but I just put some electrical tape over it :rolleyes:.
     
  3. gello2424 macrumors member

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    I also have the Belkin USB bluetooth adapter have not had a single problem with it does work just fine with the T616 I used it today to add some pictures to my phone today......If you try to use it on Windows good luck I have had nothing but problems.
     
  4. logicat2001 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I've got a D-Link DWB-120M. I used it with my Sony-Ericsson T68i for both iSync calendar and contacts syncing and manually moving notes and background graphics for my phone. The first time I tried to sync, I was amazed how it just worked (this was the first time I ever tried using Bluetooth). It's super tiny and worked flawlessly with Apple's own Bluetooth drivers.

    I now own a 12" PowerBook that includes internal Bluetooth and no longer need the external dongle.

    If you're interested, I'm selling the DWB-120M in original box w/manual and installation guide for $35 and free shipping. If I don't hear from you I'm putting it up on eBay, so no worries.

    Best,
    Logicat
     
  5. WannabeSQ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sweet, $35 seems to be a good deal, especially with free shipping. I will PM you with more info.
     
  6. Xero macrumors 6502

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    i would check out belkins website. they have refurb. bluetooth usb adapters for $24.
     
  7. goglamosh macrumors member

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  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I have a, um, well, the company begins with the letter "A" and it's not Asanté. It usually works, but lately, it's been giving me problems that neither a log out/in or a restart seem to fix (yes, I reset the PRAM too). Seem to work fine for a month and a half, then stop for a week...
     

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