Types of USB Bluetooth Adapters
With a USB Bluetooth adapter, computers can pick up Internet signals in different locations or connect to other computers, cameras, printers and office networks. Several different companies market USB Bluetooth adapters, some of which have specialized proficiencies.
Kodak Wireless 2.0 USB Bluetooth Adapter
Best known for its film and cameras, Kodak makes a wireless Bluetooth adapter for use in offices. This adapter accepts JPEG images from camera phones, PDAs, PCs and digital still cameras. It has a wireless range of 33 feet and supports files up to 8 megabytes in size. With this adapter, high resolution photos can be transferred from a camera to a computer or printer.
The D-Link DBT-120 is a lightweight, 6-gram USB adapter meant to connect all types of wireless products in the everyday workspace, such as printers, cell phones and computers. These adapters are ideal for computers that don't support Bluetooth technology. They support networking, allowing files to be transferred from one device to a number of different computers on the same network. However, this adapter must be used with Mac OSX version 10.2.8 or later or an Intel-based PC.
Linksys USB Bluetooth Adapter
Known for wireless modems, Linksys has used this same technology to create their own Linksys USB Bluetooth adapter. It can connect up to 7 USB-compatible devices at once, as long as they are also compatible with Bluetooth technology. The Linksys creates a personal area network when it is plugged in, allowing Bluetooth equipped computers and devices access to the network when they are in the area.