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Bluetooth is certainly the way to go.

There is also an alternative called ZigBee.
It offers lower data rates (250kb/s max.) but is better suited for low power. Range is expected to be 30m in a home environment. 250kb/s should be enough for decent browsing :wink:
But I still think BT is a better option when it eventually hits low £ marks :wink:

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:exclaim: hey i just wanted to let u guys know that u cayn buy bluetooth dongles for ur pc which give u 30m for £14.04.if u would like more info send me a pm. 8)

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:exclaim: hey i just wanted  to let u guys know that u cayn buy bluetooth dongles for ur pc which give u 30m for £14.04.if u would like more info send me  a pm.  8)

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That's great. Shame Smartphones bluetooth range only extends to 10 metres, huh. :D

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Good point Pondrew, but when my shiny C500 replaced my battered and re-spayed Canary I had a dilemma: Whether to buy the bluetooth adapter with 10m range for £20, or to buy the adapter with "150m" range for £40? :roll:

In the end, I went for the £40 one. Why? Not because I thought the extra range would work, but because it was a slinky card that went into the side of the laptop showing only a cool, flashing blue light and pull out, fold up aeriel rather than a boring dongle! :twisted:

What's the point in having the coolest phones in the world doing the coolest things if the accesories look bad? 8)

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That's great. Shame Smartphones bluetooth range only extends to 10 metres, huh. 


it doesn't matter what thr phones range is the dongle will pick it up in a 30M diametre

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it doesn't matter what thr phones range is the dongle will pick it up in a 30M diametre

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I was wondering about this, I have a bluetooth adapter which supposedly has a range of 100m HERE , does this mean as long as i'm within 100m I can sync? Becasue I don't think I can get 10m away :?:

edit/ if I read it properly I would have seen

devices enabled with Bluetooth v1.1

Bah

Edited by Furby™, 12 January 2005 - 08:35 PM.

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