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Does anyone use bluetooth on their PC and why if so?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by shevanel, Sep 3, 2010.

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    BT headphones. Used for a while but range was an issue, couldn't get more than 20ft before signal got choppy.
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    stream music to my laptop from my N1
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    I use BT for my mouse at work and a keyboard also.:toast:
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    Works btw but is a real pain to set up !
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    BT is cool, and cheap for phone file transfers.
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    I use to use it for my phones back in the day before they started shipping with data cables as standard to hook them up to a pc.

    a few high end SAMSUNG MP3 players have bluetooth built in to support bluetooth headsets.

    I think asside from mobile phones & other mobile devices - theres very little reason to use it on a PC
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    GPS dock which is on the dash--wireless because a cable between the computer and the dash is dangerous for the computer. It also means the computer can be removed from the vehicle without unplugging the GPS device.
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    I use it for wireless stereo audio and to Sync my WinMo phone. Works very well :D
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    I don't but been thinking getting some thing with it if possible as i like how they work ( at least how they do with the PS3 ).

    Just don't know what item MAYBE a keyboard if the chance comes along.
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    pretty much all smartphones can do it, mine does it over BT and wifi.
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    I have a Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and i was curious if i could use it as a media remote over Wifi rather than bluetooth and apparently there are programs for this phone that do that! Result!
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    salling clicker is what i use, does the 5330 even have wifi? if so, you're set.
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    The 5530 has wifi, it doesn't have 3G though which is unrelated i guess lol.
    Going to check out "salling clicker" right now.

    EDIT: Going to try the trial on their main site.
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    sorry about quality, had to use phone A to take pics of phone B (which has the good camera)

    [​IMG]
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    Wow Mussles that was fast!
    Right i will try it out let you know how it is, since its also bluetooth its kind related but...
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    the main benefit to salling clicker is that it doesnt just give you media keys, but also access to the playlist of the program in question. i found that really awesome when controlling over wifi, as i can select what song to play at parties 100M away from the PC :p
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_5530

    Phone isnt in the list even when updated, seems like 1 or nearly 2 years out that list for the Nokia phones. Lol at the N Gage support.
    Trying it with another phone though, that has symbian OS S60.

    EDIT: Okay seems to work so far after installing it on the phone. My phone uses an onscreen keyboard and the one i selected did not so i cannot input any passcode lol.
    Cool im using Vectir PC software now instead.
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    check their forums, i recall seeing an update/beta for the new touch screen phones.
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    transferring music to and from my phone,
    backup contacts and some other stuff they mention here.
    remote, and such..

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