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iMic
19th September 2010, 05:40 AM
Quick question. My iMac has no internal bluetooth module, or any headers on the logic board for one, so I need to add a USB module. I've tried a couple of cheapies, one failed, the other one was DOA and after repairing it, it still refuses to pair with my Magic Mouse.

In other words, they both suck.

Any recommendations for USB bluetooth modules that work well with Mac OS X and the Magic Mouse?

harryb2448
19th September 2010, 07:45 AM
D Link DBT-120 is the go and late models are USB2. Also recommended by Apple.

You do see them on eBay from time to time in pre-loved condition.

Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: Compatible Bluetooth Adapters (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3043)

Byrd
19th September 2010, 07:45 AM
The cheapest, and the one that works (buy five if you're going to):

DealExtreme: $1.80 Super Mini Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter Dongle (Vista Compatible) (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11866)

JB

iMic
19th September 2010, 10:05 AM
The cheapest, and the one that works (buy five if you're going to):

DealExtreme: $1.80 Super Mini Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter Dongle (Vista Compatible) (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11866)

JB

That's exactly the module i've just received as DOA. Cheap, and maybe I just got a bad one, but I think i'll try a different kind this time around.

I think we have a D-Link DBT-120 at work still. May look into that. Failing that I have another module (http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_328&products_id=13358) in mind that may work. There's also a crazy (but entirely possible) idea about adding one to the iMac's internal Mini-PCIe slot, but i'll explore that at a later date. ;)

Graym
22nd September 2010, 06:35 PM
Hi,
I use a Belkin usb bluetooth adapter model F8T003 v.2 and a Tianlang bluetooth usb 2.0/1.1 adapter on both my iMac G5 and Pismo laptop for bluetooth connectivity. Both work well.
I would check ebay as a source for these.

tom5955
22nd September 2010, 07:07 PM
I just bought a DBT-120 from eBay for about $15. This is the one that Apple recommended for all the products that came without bluetooth.