Cirago Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Airica Jones
Date: 11-02-2007
Provided by: Cirago

Several years ago, we got the opportunity to review our first-ever Bluetooth adapter. This was just as Bluetooth technology was starting to develop; well before the time of wireless headsets for cellular phones. While the device did perform as-advertised in our review, I can distinctly remember the author of that review having many doubts about the usefulness of Bluetooth and if it would ever find a place in the mainstream marketplace. Looking back now... boy, were we wrong!

Granted, that review sample was an early (and slow) example of what was to come. Bluetooth did get off to a somewhat sluggish start, but has since found its way into many electronic devices that we use on a daily basis. Mobile phone and PDA manufacturers have integrated Bluetooth into many of their handsets, which allow us to use wireless headsets and connect our electronics to computers and other devices to share pictures, music, etc. Today we will be taking a look at a modern Bluetooth product in the Cirago Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter.

The Cirago Bluetooth Adapter arrived in the clamshell package you see above. The front of the retail package shows the adapter itself, along with a few features. The reverse side lists package contents, system requirements and also has a diagram outlining some of the possible devices you could use in conjunction with the adapter. Below is a complete list of specifications, borrowed from Cirago's website:

The Cirago Bluetooth Adapter uses v2.0 EDR, a specification upgrade adopted in November, 2004 which increased overall bandwidth. The specs list also tells us that this is a Class 2 device, which is most commonly used in mobile devices. This class has a typical range of 10 meters, or 30 feet (in open spaces).

Continue ahead as we take a closer look at the Cirago Bluetooth Adapter...

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