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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:47 pm

Picked this up for a pound from...poundworld. Worth a punt i reckon, have no idea about compatability.


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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:51 pm

delicious-pi said:


Picked this up for a pound from...poundworld. Worth a punt i reckon, have no idea about compatability.





Got a similar one from a different poundshop chain - works ok under Windows, I haven't tried with Linux.

Hey ho - its only a pound after all!
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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:54 pm

Jongoleur said:


delicious-pi said:


Picked this up for a pound from...poundworld. Worth a punt i reckon, have no idea about compatability.




Got a similar one from a different poundshop chain - works ok under Windows, I haven't tried with Linux.

Hey ho - its only a pound after all!


Yup, using under w7 64bit right now I have a couple of sd's and this to try out, the suspense is killing me!

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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:12 pm

Considering the amount of work/tech involved in a bluetooth dongle, they really are remarkably cheap.

But then you could say that about the Raspi.
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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:27 pm

JamesH said:


Considering the amount of work/tech involved in a bluetooth dongle, they really are remarkably cheap.

But then you could say that about the Raspi.


We need to get the raspi's produced in the same factory as these!

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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:24 pm

thanks for posting this.  I may try to get one at that price.

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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:44 am

Hmmph. Poundworld. Sucks to live in US.

You rarely find stuff like that at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. Big Lots did have a $12 USB keyboard with wireless mouse this week, plus a $6 powered USB hub/universal media reader with a 4GB micro SD card.

Sad, though, all my cash went to rent, petrol and bills this week

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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:36 am

Dealextreme has all this stuff for cheap

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/s.....ible-11866 <-- looks very similar, and I used this on my linux eeePC with no problems.
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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:38 am

delicious-pi said:


JamesH said:


Considering the amount of work/tech involved in a bluetooth dongle, they really are remarkably cheap.

But then you could say that about the Raspi.


We need to get the raspi's produced in the same factory as these!


They might be!
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Re: Bluetooth Dongle £1

Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:16 pm

I bought one of these, and so far, I've managed to get it to install and find my laptop and phone. To get it to work, I installed Bluez using

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sudo apt-get install bluez
Then I created a hcid.conf file in /etc/bluetooth, based on Code Listing 3.3 on this page (yes I know it's Gentoo, not Debian, but it's Linux, innit?).

Then I restarted the BT daemon with:

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/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
and the bluetooth device hci0 was up and running. hcitool scan found my phone and laptop. I'll investigate further when I have a decent internet connection for the pi. Bridging my laptop's wifi seems to be unreliable.

I did notice, however, that the dongle didn't like my USB hub. It didn't even like the ps2-USB adapter my keyboard and mouse are connected to running off the hub. I'll have to investigate that further, too. I'm gonna make a USB lead with no power wire to see if that makes a difference.

My ultimate goal for the BT, for now, is to be able to connect a PS3 remote to the pi for XBMC.
Mark (not George), Derby, UK.

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