You should pick a Bluetooth USB Adaptor that:
- is Driverless (doesn't require extra software to be install) - Mac, Linux, and Windows can use some Bluetooth devices without additional software. That makes it easy for the students to use.
- is Class 1 (100 meter range) or class 2 (10 meter range)
- will probably cost between $10 and $30
We recommend the Cellink USB Bluetooth Class 1 2.0+EDR USB adapter (if you can find it) and the very similar AZIO adapter. But the Zoom mentioned below also works well.
Some details on additional Bluetooth USB Adaptors:
|Name||Cost||Windows Drivers||Linux||Class||Bluetooth version||Notes|
|No-name (Blue Soleil software)||$16||Complex||1||?|
|Anycom 2.0||$25||Drivers Needed||2||?|
|D-link DBT-120||$40||No Drivers Needed||2||?|
|Zoom 4310||$25||No Drivers Needed||1||?||extra-long fold-up atenna|
|Hawking HBTC2||$30||No Drivers Needed||1||?|
Please feel free to add to this list.