Better Bluetooth Range
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Users looking for a bit more oomph from their Bluetooth peripherals can turn to this new dongle from Targus. With a 100 meter range the device delivers ten times the standard range.

The Bluetooth adapter also integrates PC and mobile phone technologies, so providing greater flexibility for voice and messaging communications – including the ability to use the PC to receive and respond to text messages sent to a Bluetooth mobile phone.

Its integrated aerial provides an operational range of up to 100 metres with data transfer rates of up to 1Mbps.

According to Targus product manager, David Radel, Bluetooth wireless technology provides real freedom from wired connections and is being fast accepted in Australia. “Bluetooth is specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution,” he commented. “Class 1 now provides 100 metre cable-free linking between computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet.”

With a form factor (5.6 x 2 x1.1cm) like a USB drive the USB Bluetooth Adaptor connects up to seven 1.2/1.1 compliant peripherals and has an RRP of $99.95.