Love D-Link, but watch for 30 day evaluation periods!!!!!
groomRN "Erik", Amazon
14 August 2010
Summary: D-Link has always been my pick for bluetooth adapters. In the past has always worked the best. Purchased this one for another computer, and after installation, the bluetooth icon says 30 day evaluation period. Well, guess what? After the 30 days, IT STOPPED WORKING. So, when you purchase this item, after installation, if you get this message, uninstall it and send it back!
Summary: There are no drivers or software for windows 7. When you install the D-Link BT software you are directed to a Toshiba laptop web site by MS helper program. There is no support to be implemented by D-Link for Windows 7 use.
Works wonderfully under linux, Ubuntu 10.04; no setup or installation required.
Yojimbosteel "Jimbo", Amazon
3 June 2010
Summary: I am very careful when looking for Linux-friendly hardware. In my experience anything can be "made" to work under Linux but it is one of those small joys in life when a device works beyond your expectations, no headache necessary. As with anything else in Linux your experience is heavily based on the kernel/computer hardware/distribution/version you are using, so for reference I am running the netbook remix of Ubuntu 10.04 on a Toshiba nb305.
Summary: I purchased this bluetooth adapter because my old D-Link bluetooth adapter wasn't compatible with the new Apple Magic Mouse. I have an older G4 pro Mac tower and wanted to use the new Magic Mouse. After a lot of frustration trying to get the OLD adapter to work I performed some research on the internet and found this model. It worked flawlessly. My Magic Mouse now functions perfectly well with my G4 Mirror Drive Door tower running 10.5.8.
Summary: I bought this product, based on it being advertised as compatible with a MAC. What I did not know, and what is buried in the technical specifications [if you are lucky] is that it has only two, very limited "link protocols" - ACL and SCO. Therefore it is really only designed for linking phones, etc. It can not link headsets and other audio.
Summary: I just received Rev. C, the latest design, of this adapter, but the enclosed instructions and software were not for Windows Vista, just XP. I have Vista Home Premium for 64bit. I attempted to use the setup disc and found that if you have Vista, you should not follow the installation instructions nor use the enclosed set up disk. The packaging included an orange notice that if one has a problem installing the adapter to go to the D-Link support site.
Summary: While I am an old time computer user (started in 1968) I have never owned a bluetooth device until I was recently acquired a Motorola RAZR. I looked around for a way to get the music and ring tones from my older Mac (G4 running OS X 10.4.11) to the RAZR. I found the D-Link device and saw many positive reviews so I ordered one. It arrived and with much fanfare, I opened the box then inserted the device into the end of the USB extension cable.
Summary: This product has been with me for years. I have the revision 3 and I believe they are up to revision 5 already. It has worked flawlessly with my old Sony Ericsson T610 phone. And it works even better with my current Nokia 6600 mobile. I installed the product in my Apple PowerBook G4 and iBook Dual USB and it instantly recognized the product without any drivers.