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Belkin F8T016NG Mini Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

Released on 01 August 2008

Manufacturer: Belkin

3.0 out of 5 (7 customer reviews) | Write a review

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This incredibly small Bluetooth adapter stays connected to your laptop for quick and easy Bluetooth connections.

The adapter simply plugs into one of your laptop's USB ports, quickly connecting you to the latest Bluetooth wireless technology. The Mini Bluetooth Adapter communicates with mice, headsets, printers, phones, and other devices enabled with Bluetooth technology.
  • Product Description: Belkin Mini Bluetooth Adapter - network adapter
  • Device Type: Network adapter
  • Form Factor: External
  • Interface (Bus) Type: USB
  • Data Link Protocol: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
  • Bluetooth Class: Class 2
  • Data Transfer Rate: 3 Mbps
  • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
  • Compliant Standards: Bluetooth 2.1
  • Colour: Black
  • System Requirements: Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Microsoft Windows Vista

customer Reviews

 Average rating (7 reviews)

 Tiny but works well!

| | See all efcsted's reviews (2)

This thing is tiny, it is smaller than the USB connector.
The driver software is useless though, I am running Vista Home Premium and when I try to run the Belkin installation software it brings up a message 'This installation must be used with Vista' and then does nothing.
However, the USB connection does install the minimum drivers necessary for use and it connects to my Sony phone no problems..
Only thing with this is that as it is so small (it sticks out about 1cm when plugged in), there is a good chance of losing it when it is not plugged in.
I would recommend that if you get one, use an old end cap from a usb key to keep tabs on it.

 Excellent and small

| | See all wayneyboy's reviews (15)

This works very well on Vista Home Basic. It didn't get recognised when I put it in a USB1.1 port but all was perfect on USB2. No problems whatsoever (I didn't get the message that the other reviewer got). This thing is tiny and files get transferred extremely quickly. Very easy user interface, much better then 2 previous dongles I've had on my desktop. It also says it's compatible with Windows 2000 if you're running that.

 Do not buy this if you plan to use it with blutooth headsets

| | See all Jin2k8's reviews (4)

Here's a breakdown of my review:
+ Easy and simple to install after using the CD and changing the Bluetooth settings to allow it to be recognised at all times
+ Picks up bluetooth devices easily
+ Decent data transfer speeds when transferring from/to a mobile phone

Now for my disappointment:
- Does not support A2DP, meaning that it does not support audio streaming via Bluetooth headsets (like my Sony DR-BT21G)
- A2DP is now meant to be a standard for all Bluetooth dongles
- Also I am surprised at Belkin's attempt in making a bluetooth dongle due to the fact it is a respectable manufacturer
- Wasted about £7 on this and now I can't return it. Grrrrr........
- I'm now stuck with a "cheap-shot" Bluetooth dongle

In conclusion I give this product a generous two-star rating.

 Very difficult to use, and install

| | See all sid100's reviews (2)

When I brought this little blue tooth device, I thought it would be perfect for my phone. Downloading pics and music on, how wrong was I. Now with USB, you should install the software first before putting in the USB device. It doesn't install until you put the device in, but doesn't indicate this. After spending a long time trying to install it. There is no easy to use program only setting menu, this enables you to add devices but not instruct the device to do certain tasks, but yet it states it on the box. So if you want my advice DON'T TOUCH IT. Eventually you will be able to transfer files but it's just to dammed difficult.

 Belkin Bluetooth

| | See all NickInvisible's reviews (4)

Perfect little bluetooth device ideal for laptops without built-in ones.
2.1 EDR not the latest technology but who needs it that much really, great speed and capability.
Overall happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend it.

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