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Topic # 65039 28-Jul-2010 11:38
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Is there a difference in the performance of a mini bluetooth dongle vs the standard size bluetooth dongle?

I'm about to purchase a mini usb bluetooth dongle on tradme for $3, the standard size dongles are $6. What am i missing here?

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  Reply # 357629 28-Jul-2010 11:44
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Thanks, thought as much! Strange why someone would buy a standard sized bluetooth dongle when you can get a mini one for the same price, if not cheaper.

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  Reply # 357669 28-Jul-2010 12:42
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There are, I believe, 2 standards for BT... in essence one has an approx 10m range whilst the other an approx 100m range. But you'd be able to tell the difference because of the hardware size etc. Most are short range.

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  Reply # 357670 28-Jul-2010 12:44
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Most of the cheap mini ones I found have the same Bluetooth MAC Address.. I have 4 of them . all look different on the outside but have the same address so useless if you are trying to use more than 1


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