Bluetooth Adapter Features and Benefits
Bluetooth Adapter is a USB-based device that transmits and receives Bluetooth wireless signals. It plugs into the USB port to support Bluetooth mice, keyboards, and other Bluetooth devices. Also called a “Bluetooth dongle.”
There are many reasons you might want a USB Bluetooth adapter on your home computer or laptop. Wireless printing, communication with cell phones and PDAs, file transfers, network sharing, and using a wireless keyboard and mouse are among the many things you can do with Bluetooth. Bluetooth is cheap to implement, supports a high rate of data transfer, and is very secure. Because Bluetooth uses “spread-spectrum frequency hopping” there is little worry of interference even when many devices are communicating at once. The only downside to Bluetooth is its limited range, although more expensive adapters can communicate effectively over 300 feet.
How It Works
Bluetooth adapters work using the plug-and-play feature of the Windows and Mac operating systems, so they can be removed and reinserted at any time. When you plug a device in, the software driver stored in the device is transferred to and interpreted by the operating system. There is usually no installation required, although some adapters do require you to install drivers from a CD the first time you use them.