questionsdo those $0.99 mini bluetooth adapters work?

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I've had a few from Meritline, all have worked without issue on various desktops and laptops, with headsets and file transfers from my phones.

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You get what you pay for. YMMV. :)

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Same here, I bought a cheap one that has served its purpose.

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Picked one up from Meritline, it worked well for about a month and then stopped working. I guess for the price can't complain to much but did not last long.

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I've used several and all work, though finding drivers for a specific application can be a PITA (in particular, finding drivers for stereo BT headsets can be a challenge with the older adaptors).

The $0.99 ones I've gotten from Meritline and the like work well (even with various stereo BT headsets) though I don't use them all that much. I don't recall any problem finding drivers for them (they come with nothing).

A Kensignton (sp?) one that a friend gave to me (and that probably cost $20 originally) was a major PITA to find drivers for and using the $0.99 one was much easier in the long run.

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@misry: You meant to say "retired to a Bag Of Connectors," right?

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I've bought a few from Meritline on sale and they've been generally trouble free, but it seems like the more you spend, the more consistent they are.

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@misry: did you just pop it in and it just connected? or was there software needed to install?

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I have one from when they were $6.99 and my laptop didn't have built-in bluetooth. It worked as expected and I didn't wear it out before it got retired to a bag of adapters I hardly ever use, (I used it a couple of laptops ago).