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Asian vendors tout tiny Bluetooth adaptor at Eee PC

Barely bigger than a USB connector

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 21st January 2008 13:01 GMT

Here's a handy add-on for all you Eee PC owners who'd like your micro laptop to be able to handle Bluetooth connections: a penny-sized USB adaptor with wireless stereo and Extended Data Rate (EDR) support.

E-Blue Nova tiny Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adaptor

E-Blue Nova: tiny

The tiny unit - it's called the E-Blue Nova - is barely bigger than a standard USB connector: the metal bit of the connector's 13mm long but the whole adaptor stretches to 19mm. So yes, it will poke out past the edge of the Eee PC's casing - or that of any other laptop or desktop, come to that - but not by much.

E-Blue Nova tiny Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adaptor

Ideal for Eee?

The device has Bluetooth 2.0+EDR on board to deliver data transfer rates of up to 723Kb/s, but it'll connect to Bluetooth 1.1 devices too. It also supports Bluetooth's A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) for streaming stereo music to speakers and headphones.

The price is pretty wee too: $24 (£13/€17) plus three bucks shipping if you buy the adaptor from Hong Kong-based Brando.

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