Bluetooth USB Adapter: Bluetake BT007Si (Updated)

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Date: Friday, June 17th, 2005, 19:33
Category: Accessory

Bluetake BT007SiI finally took the plunge and purchased a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, but it created a problem all its own. How could I make it communicate with my (non-Bluetooth) Titanium PowerBook? After searching (and I mean SEARCHING), I finally found a USB Bluetooth adapter (dongle for those in the UK) that I felt worthy of my PowerBook. UPDATE: We’ve uncovered some issues with this adapter. Read More…


Bluetake BT007SiI finally took the plunge and purchased a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, but it created a problem all its own. How could I make it communicate with my (non-Bluetooth) Titanium PowerBook? After searching (and I mean SEARCHING), I finally found a USB Bluetooth adapter (dongle for those in the UK) that I felt worthy of my PowerBook.
My Bluetooth USB adapter needed to fit three simple criteria:
1) Slim form factor
2) Ascetics that matched my PowerBook
3) Below $40
4) Bluetooth 1.2 support
So what did I find?
The Bluetake BT007Si from ThermalTake. It is amazingly small (47 x 19 x 10mm), it has a pleasing form factor, and the price cannot be beat (US$24.49 shipped) (We spotted it for as low as US$20.90 (Trendhut) on Froogle.)
UPDATE 2005-0622:

Some issues with the Bluetake BT007Si Bluetooth USB adapter:
-They cannot be updated with Apple’s BT firmware – not Thermaltake’s fault, but guarantees problematic operation with Macs.
-They will not reconnect after an Apple wake from sleep event – major problem.
I recommend the D-Link DBT-120 (available from RadTech) because it accepts the Apple Firmware update and reconnects on wake from sleep. -Ed

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