Bluetooth adapters, what do you think of these?

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  1. Matth3w

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    All I want to be able to do is transfer files wirelessly between my PC and my phone and my phone and my laptop. I don't care about any other features, and I won't use it terribly often, which is why I am trying to go the somewhat cheaper route.

    What do you think of these?

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...t_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=AFKOP7NLQRN3Z&v=glance (for my laptop so I don't lose it easily)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t..._shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A311FDP5Z7JF7F&v=glance (for my desktop to leave plugged in)
     
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    I dunno, I figured someone would suggest WiFi....if I have it set up to WiFi tether you would think I could easily set up WiFi file transfer, but I really don't mind just spending the money and using Bluetooth File Transfer to be honest, especially if there are no "steps" involved. I like no steps.
     
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    the file transfer will be the same whether you use BT or wi-fi. If you want the least "steps" than use that Moto portal thread. All the BT does is make you have to buy (and have) extra equipment for no real purpose.

    Besides BT is SLOW... the 'theoretical' (meaning faster than you'll ever see) of BT 2.0 is only 3 Mps. So for anything really substantial (i.e. media) it's will be painful to transfer things. Not to mention you'll be more limited to what/how you can transfer in the future (i.e. what programs you can use).
     
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    Perhaps I missed it while scanning over the article but I didn't see how you could connect to a desktop that is hard wired into the wireless router. One of my laptops is WiFi, the other and the desktop are both hard wired in.

    Either way I'm going to download and try it.
     
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    Call me stupid as well, but I don't see a link to download the PC portion...
     
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    Can I just transfer things like apk files from the computer to the phone via wifi?

    EDIT: NM, I just want to transfer apk files and stuff to my SD card and stuff via the computer. I *might* once every 12 months use the picture transfer feature, but there isn't a single other feature of that program that I am interested in.

    So anyhow, how about that BT device?
     
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    I agree with kzi about the slow part with bt..what is it you're wanting to transfer?
     
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    Simple things. Mostly APK files. ROMs, etc. Nothing like movies or music collections that would take an infinite amount of time to transfer. I use an Archos 5 for my movies.
     
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    Yes, it doesn't matter. You're laptop and phone don't (on wifi) talk 'directly' to each other they use your wifi network (i.e. your router) so your desktop will still see the phone (and vice versa).

    d/l
    The links in your OP aren't working.
     
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    Sorry, try it now :)

    Maybe I'll still try the FTP.
     
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    Nope, still returning 404 error.