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Mac Bluetooth Dongle

Discussion in 'Mac & OS X' started by 42395_skyline, Apr 12, 2012.

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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    Completely just realized to use my Apple Wireless Keyboard on my birthday I will need a bluetooth dongle, so what's a very good and compact one that works with Mac too?
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    Xenonmagnum Community Development Team Staff Member

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    What model & year Mac do you have? If it doesn't have Bluetooth natively, it may not be supported anyway. You can check which computers are supported on Apple's Online Store for that keyboard or probably on the box.

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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    In my sig is my specs, it's a hackintosh.
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    Xenonmagnum Community Development Team Staff Member

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    I found this 42395_skyline. You could also get the actual hardware and install it internally. Did you forget you might need Bluetooth?
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    Yes actually, I completely forgot I need bluetooth! All the bluetooth adapters that I found for hackinotshes were big and ugly. I need one small and sleek. I have too many wires behind my computer and don't want a USB on my front port. Honestly, a big adapter might not fit.

    I also saw that you can build your own but it's more expensive than a regular dongle.
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    Xenonmagnum Community Development Team Staff Member

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    You could put it inside instead of it hanging outside on one of the ports. Or like I said before, just get the hardware and install it.

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    I do have a free spot inside my case... hmm..

    with this I can have it inside. I found one that might work that's small from BestBuy. I read online it would work so I might test it out since I can always return.
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    Xenonmagnum Community Development Team Staff Member

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    Great, I hope it works out for you. Although it'd be a lot simpler and cheaper to just install the Bluetooth hardware.

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    How cheaper? Link to cheapest hardware?
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    It'd be cheaper because all you'd have to do is buy the Bluetooth hardware instead of the USB adapter and the internal USB extension.

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