Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I speak this Mini Adaptador Dongle Bluteooth 2.1 + EDR (MSI Tiny Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR Adapter Dongle (Vista Compatible)) acquired on DealExtreme. These bluetooth dongles are a little more expensive than those most common of which I have spoken here in Skooter Blog, but appear to be of better quality. The reviews are all positive and there are reports of some users, already bought several models of bluetooth dongle in DealExtreme, that this is the best bluetooth dongle available there.
Or MSI to do title DealExtreme chosen can probably be ignored, MSI has nothing of this dongle and the manufacturer that appears in the corner of the package is Cubix. This dongle comes well packaged in a blister, and is small enough, the smallest bluetooth dongle I've ever seen. He does not have a USB plug with conventional metallic cape, instead only has the contacts on the plastic, but fits perfectly. The close is translucent plastic, Inside there is a blue LED that indicates activity and that is quite evident when the dongle is working.
The packaging also has a mini-CD with the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack in his version 7.10.04(T). Note that it is not necessary for the dongle work on Windows, at least not in Windows 7 from 64 bits, which is what I tested. But the Toshiba stack is higher than it is in Windows, so install it might be a good idea. With the stack from Toshiba and Nokia OVI Suite on your version 3 synchronize conseguindo estou Contatos, transfer files, etc. My phone's pro PC without problems. The only problem that always remains is that sometimes the phone and the PC does not automatically connect despite being configured to do so, but this problem has long, 've seen happen with multiple phones, multiple computers, multiple dongles, then I do not know why it occurs.
Note that the Toshiba Bluetooth Stack is free only for dongles present in laptops from Toshiba. For other dongles you must purchase a license. Do not ask me if these Mini Adaptador Dongle Bluteooth licensed the stack from Toshiba, yes it is possible that, but it may be an illegal version as happens with some frequency in Chinese products. Anyway, there “crackers” or anything in the installation directory and the software does not ask for serial number or anything. So I'm assuming here that this copy is legal. Toshiba has released version 8 of your stack, but you can not upgrade for free. When you install it you will have only a trial version valid for 30 days and then have to buy a license. I chose to stick with the version 7.1.
Decided to buy logo 3 of them taking advantage of the discount bulkrate, I put one in my HP printer 8500 and it is working perfectly, including printing photos directly from the phone. All 3 came with different MAC address. Of course, every network device must have a unique MAC in the world, but experience with other common dongles shows that in China it is common manufacturers produce thousands of dongles with the same MAC address. So it's a nice plus for this Mini Adaptador Dongle Bluteooth have addresses only MAC, or at least different enough not to repeat them easily. The three who had received only the last octet of the six different, this may have occurred because they were all from the same batch, or they are just 256 combinations. I hope it's the first option. The numbers are of type 00:14:35:00:13:xx.
I can not confirm if it is a Bluetooth dongle 2.1, some people say yes, others say no. The only tool I have found for this test was developed by Microsoft, but I could not download it at all. She is not in the package that should be on MSDN, therefore I could not find it.
For anyone interested, or hardware ID é 'USB VID_0A12&PID_0001&REV_3164’, in other words, PID / VID 0A12 e:0001 and review 3164. And these are the information displayed by Sisoft Sandra:
Status : Device Connected
Device Connected to Port : Generic Bluetooth Radio
OEM Device Name : Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Device Version : 31.64
Device ID : VEN_0A12, DEV_0001, PRT_01
USB Version : 2.00
Speed : Full (12Mbps)
Configuration Settings : 1
Open Pipes : 5
Transfer Type : Interrupt
Data Packet Size : 64bytes
According to Toshiba software, The manufacturer is also “Cambridge Silicon Radio”, LMP version: 03, LMP subversion: 0C5C, and the same numbers for the version and subversion of HCI HCI, respectively.
The purchase was made in 25/11/2010 and posted on 01/12. It was my first purchase sent by China Post instead of Hongkong Post, a DealExtreme began shipping by China Post to try to minimize delays year-end, since the Hongkong Post was overloaded. The China Post sent the package to Brazil in 09/12. In the Post only information that is contained in the package left China in 09/12 (certainly information provided by integration with China Post Post) and the next information is already out of the package for delivery in 23/12. No intermediate step was recorded. The deadline for 1 month is very good for this time of year it is common to happen many delays.
|23/12/2010 19:15||CSD (Removed)||Delivered|
|23/12/2010 11:58||CSD (Removed)||Out for delivery|
|09/12/2010 17:00||CHINA – CHINA/XX||Routed|
|In transit to BRAZIL – BRAZIL / XX|
The packet came as described “Bluetooth & IRDA”, with the declared weight 70 programs and declared value of $8,51 USD (U.S. dollars two). It was not taxed.
Update (11/05/2011): Included a video showing Mini Adaptador Dongle Bluteooth 2.1 + EDR (MSI Tiny Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR Adapter Dongle (Vista Compatible)) operation, flashing its blue LED.