Has anyone ever used one of these?
It definitely appears that it's that it's the same as a data cable functionally, but just wanted some opinions of anyone who had used one.
Here is an example:
Haven't got one personally, but my brother has one and as you say it works just like a data cable.
I find it more convenient to use a proper USB data cable since on my phone it doubles as a charger. Otherwise I'd probably get one since they only cost about £10 ($175000) here.
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Bluetooth dongles basically turn your PC into a bluetooth device, so you can transfer files to/from your bluetooth phone, and synchronise your addressbook, etc.
So in a sense, like a data cable, yes.
I got one, I use it quite alot.
EDIT: I got mine for about $5677 dollars on Ebay (£8.99)
I use Bluetooth so I can use my phone as a wireless remote for my computer, FTW.
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I've got a bluetooth dongle - i like it a lot and it's never worked anything less than perfectly.
They are good, but.... and I only speak from personal experiance ...if you are thinking of getting one, I would avoid Belkin model F8T003_v2 dongle, as it was a nightmare to set up.. some kinda conflict between MS Bluetooth enumerator that comes with XP and the Belkin version... it still works but it was just a total pain in the arse to set up; eventually.