updated 10:50 am EST, Mon December 12, 2005
Bluetooth 2.0 USB adapters
IOGEAR today launched adapters, designed to add Bluetooth wireless technology to any desktop or notebook PC or Mac and wirelessly share documents, music and video at up to three times the speed of the current Bluetooth standard. The adapters can share data with Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, PDAs, stereo headphones, and printers. Both adapters offer lower power consumption for longer battery life with use on notebook computers. The Class 1 adapter boasts a wireless range of 330 feet, while the Class 2 adapter offers a range of 66 feet. The Bluetooth 2.0 USB adapters are priced at $50 for the Class 1 version, and $40 for the Class 2 version. Both models are backward compatible with Bluetooth 1.2 and 1.1 standard, and are USB 1.1 compliant.