The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Belkin Adds To The Invasion Of Bluetooth Adapters

From The Expo Floor - Belkin Adds To The Invasion Of Bluetooth Adapters

by , 1:45 PM EDT, July 19th, 2002

Bluetooth technology looks like it is finally coming of age. We should know, since we were using a D-Link Bluetooth adapter and a Motorola Timeport 270c phone to connect to the Internet and bring you live Keynote coverage.

Unfortunately, unless you were one of the first to order this adapter, you may have had trouble getting one, since the Apple Store has been listing it as "temporarily unavailable" for the last couple of months. Fortunately, Belkin recently entered the Bluetooth space, with the announcement of several Bluetooth adapters last month. One of them is USB-based, and was shown running on a Mac at this week's MACWORLD Expo.

Unlike the D-Link unit, the Belkin unit is a little larger, has more visible indicator lights, and a movable antenna. Although originally slated to ship in July, Belkin has updated their ship date for this product to August, and it will retail for US$69.99.

The Mac Observer Spin:

It looks like this will be The Year of Bluetooth. Now that we are seeing support for this technology from such heavyweights as Apple, Motorola, Palm, HP and now Belkin, we can only see this technology getting better as time moves on.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated February 27th

Mon, 2:08 PM
Why Apple Might Discontinue the Mac Pro - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-27
Mon, 12:06 PM
FRESHeBUDS Air Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds
Mon, 11:34 AM
New Drone Footage Shows Nearly Complete Apple Park
Mon, 11:10 AM
AT&T Revamps Unlimited Data Plans with Tethering, Lower Prices
Sun, 10:47 AM
How do I choose a UPS? – Mac Geek Gab 646
Sun, 1:15 AM
Get Free Bitcoins from 11 Faucets That (Still) Pay
Sat, 9:42 PM
How to Turn Siri into a Metronome (Video)
Fri, 10:17 PM
Stanford's 'Developing iOS 10 Apps with Swift' free on iTunes U
Fri, 8:20 PM
iPhone Screen Repairs By Third Parties Now Get Some Warranty Coverage
Fri, 7:56 PM
Amazon Goes with First Amendment to Protect Alexa Recordings
Fri, 6:28 PM
An App that Automatically Notifies People of Your Trip Progress
Fri, 5:51 PM
Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump's Waters
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!