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MasterC 04-15-2007 02:18 AM

Bluetooth 2.0 USB adapter

I've been considering a bluetooth device (since they've dropped to basically free since the last time I was interested) but am totally blown away at the choices. From what I gather, I want a Bluetooth 2.0 device that connects via USB 2.0 (not 1.1 and not Bluetooth 1.2 or 1.1). So I've always found Trendnet to be relatively Linux friendly, but I can't verify that any of their 2.0 USB adapters are truly Linux friendly (though some of their 1.2 ones are). In fact, I really can't find any list of devices that lists any 2.0 devices "Linux friendly" which makes me wonder if they just stopped adding them, or if 2.0 just doesn't have a chip that is friendly at this point.

Any hints, links or pointers? I could buy a stick and just "try" being ~$20, it's not like I'd be throwing my money away (my wife's laptop is an XP machine so I could always use it there anyway), but I'd rather have some sort of a "yeah, it'll probably work" from someone before I blow the $20.

Specifically, looking at:

And I know this one works (according to some lists):
but it's 1.2 (and connects USB 1.1) not 2.0 like the one above.



RadonPL 04-16-2007 07:45 AM

I bought this idream USB Bluetooth adapter and it is working exceptionally well under openSuSE 10.2.

Truth be told, I only bought it to be able to connect the Wii remote to my computer, I was influenced by this video. Have a look!

MasterC 04-17-2007 03:14 AM

Sweet video :)

Thanks for the link! I've already purchased the above mentioned stick, I'll report back if it's working and post to the HCL.

I really like the idea of a wii remote, I was looking at getting something similar (to do something similar), check out this video: LinuxMCE.


MasterC 04-27-2007 03:31 PM

Yep, works like a champ. I've posted up a little thing on the HCL.


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