Date: April 28th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cirago
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL, INSTALLATION AND TESTING (cont'd)
There's nothing tricky about installing the driver, just use all the default settings. A little ways through the install process a prompt comes up to insert the adapter. As a side note, Windows XP SP2 has generic Bluetooth drivers and will recognize and install this adapter simply by plugging it in. However, for this review I will be using the drivers included with the product.
When it's ready to be connected to a device, a blue LED light pulsates. Now it's time to pair it with my Motorola Razr phone and transfer a few files.
The software automatically searches for a device when it is first opened. At this point I turned on the phone's Bluetooth and it was detected by the adapter within a few seconds.
Once the phone was paired with the adapter, I transferred a few pictures and sounds files from the PC to the phone and back again using a program included with the phone. I didn't encounter a single connection problem and file transfers took only a few seconds.
During the first few file transfers, the phone was located about 4 feet away from the computer. I decided to put it in the next room so it was roughly 30 feet away. I then transferred several more files back and forth and again, didn't encounter any problems whatsoever. It worked exactly as described and that's always a welcome experience when reviewing gadgets such as this.
Just for fun, I took a Nintendo Wii Remote and tried to pair it with the adapter. It worked flawlessly. I didn't do anything other than verify the two devices were able to be paired together, but it appeared that the Wii Remote was detected as a joystick controller by the software.