Bluetooth USB dongle for iBook G3 and Cube?

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  1. smoothbit macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone recommend a USB Bluetooth dongle as known to work with a 2001 iBook G3 and a Power Mac G4 Cube?

    I see that Bluetooth 3.0 dongles are cheap and plentiful but I don't know whether they'll work over USB 1.1, nor which is the oldest version of Mac OS X they'll work with.

    This is intended for using my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad with said machines, will they work under 10.4?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Those micro USB 2.0 Rocketfish Bluetooth adapters have been flawless for me and are only $10 on eBay.
     
  3. jbarley, Jan 9, 2015
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    jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I also use these dongles, and have one running an Apple aluminum keyboard and mighty mouse on my G4 Cube running 10.5.8.
    I was using it on the Cube running Tiger but with a Logitech BT mouse.
    In both cases I had no problems other then slow reconnections when waking from sleep.
    The mighty mouse is a joy to use what with it's smooth scrolling and 2 finger swipes for web browsing back-forward.
    BTW, it is plugged into the back of my Apple monitor attached to the Cube.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I never had any slow reconnections after sleep. However, one should plug it directly into the Mac for best speeds if reception allows.
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    You mean magic mouse
     
  6. smoothbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion and the confirmation, they look good indeed.

    However, I forgot to mention that I'm in Germany, and I can't find any shop that sells them here.

    Does anyone know of one that's available in Germany? If not I can of course pay the postage to get one from America.
     
  7. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    In the past I've bought the cheapest ones off ebay (99p) and they've worked in Tiger, Leopard and on USB1.1 no problems - at that price it's worth a gamble.
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    That's correct, actually I was just "testing" you...:D
     

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