Tiny Bluetooth dongle

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The $3 tiny Bluetooth adapter for my Eee PC finally arrived! I guess I didn’t realize it was coming from Hong Kong directly to me, which is why it took 10 days. I love the typos on the packaging due to translation. Apparently this will make a PC “Bluelooth” enabled is “supporting vioce data” as well. 😀

It’s a lot smaller than my old Kensington Bluetooth adapter, as I’d hoped:

My only complaint is that it doesn’t connect flush with the side of my Eee PC. The metal plug part is a little too long, so it sticks out a little further than I like:

But it’s still better than what I had. Now I can put my Eee PC into its neoprene slipcover without having to remove the dongle.

I had a little trouble re-pairing the new device to my Treo. I spent about an hour fiddling with scripts and PINs and hcitool/hciconfig commands and then finally installed eee-control. After that, it was a snap and I’m able to tether my Eee to my Treo again.

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