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    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:

    http://www.cellphoneshop.net/bldasum.html



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    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)

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    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.

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    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.

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