Does Bluetooth USB Dongle HAVE to be D-Link?

SpaceMagic

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I see Belkin USB Bluetooth adapters for half the price of the D-Link. They say they're compatible with 10.2.4 and over... is this true?

What I am asking is, if I buy one of these Belkin.. although Apple only "supports" the D-Link adapter... will the Belkin work with an Apple Wireless keyboard/mouse? will it be compatible with all the other bluetooth features (syncing with mobile phone) etc...

OR.. does it have to be the Dlink?

Thanks in advance
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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No, you don't have to buy D-Link. I used to have a Keyspan for my iBook, and recently when that was broken I got the cheapest dongle I could find: A Billionton. Works like a charm (even better than the Keyspan, really).
 

tobefirst

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Just a warning though: don't expect to get any help from Apple if you have any other bluetooth dongle besides the d-link. I've had an Ambicon dongle for a couple years, and OS X recently started throwing fits with it, and Apple wouldn't even talk to me. I guess that's to be expected...

I did get it to work, however, and it works just fine. :)
 

shadowmoses

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Ye i got a cheap USB dongle off ebay and it works a charm, plug and play in OSX.....

ShadOW :p
 

kewpid

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The Belkin Bluetooth dongle doesn't support headsets in OS X, but otherwise it should be fine.