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Nice small size, but was not compatible for me
on December 1, 2008
This is the smallest bluetooth adapter that I could find in the market. This small guy is rated for 30 feet range, which is good for a bedroom or small office, while it's larger counterpart is good for 100 feet within a house (Belkin USB bluetooth adapter F8T012-1). However, I have found that these bluetooth adapters need to be in direct eye view without obstructions to my laptop, so the 100 feet might not be necessary after all. This mini size is great so that I don't snap it off when it protrudes out of my Canon printer, but I found that it is not compatible with my system since it was the newer Bluetooth version v2.1. I was using a Mac laptop and Canon printer Pixma MP610 which needed v2.0 +EDR and USB 2.0, so I needed something with backward-compatibility with Bluetooth v1.1-, 1.2- and 2.0-compliant devices. Fortunately, Amazon accepted my return with no problems and I ended up buying the tried-and-true version, Belkin USB bluetooth adapter F8T012-1. This did not end up being a equivalent replacement for Canon BU-20 bluetooth adapter (designed for my printer) or the tried-and-true Belkin F8T012-1, but maybe it will work for other devices or set ups.