There are lots of Bluetooth adapters available in stores worldwide, coming in different shapes and sizes, each supporting multiple profiles, but only one model is the world’s smallest.
The standard Bluetooth dongle looks like a USB flash drive, and if in 2007 people were talking about the MoGo Dapter from Newton Peripherals measuring only 10.16 x 18.54 x 9.39 mm, looking like the Nano Dongle in the image, or about the incredibly tiny 19 x 14 x 5 mm adapter from Princeton, designed like the Pico dongle in the image, as being the world’s smallest, now there is a new Bluetooth dongle available on the market with even a smaller size and you can find it at Mobile Fun.
The Atomic Pico Bluetooth Dongle measures only 12 x 13 x 3 mm and in order to be that small it was designed using a 4-pin USB A connector, but without the external metallic sheath, and a 2.4 GHz Ceramic Chip Antenna integrated in the flat top part. With these design features I can’t imagine another possibility to create an even smaller USB Bluetooth dongle.
As it’s so small, the device is almost invisible while plugged in and you won’t have to take it out when moving the laptop from one place to another, or when placing it inside a bag. It looks fragile as it’s so tiny, but while connected to the computer it’s impossible to hit things around and break.
In addition to being the world’s smallest, the adapter uses the latest wireless technologies to allow you perform the same tasks as with all the other advanced dongles. This includes transferring any type of files between a computer and a cell phone, wirelessly, listening to the music via a Bluetooth headset while cleaning your room, connect the latest wireless mouse and keyboard models to the computer, print photos wirelessly using a Bluetooth printer, connect GPS receivers or Bluetooth speakers, all at the same time, as the innovative gadget supports multiple simultaneous connections within a 200-meter range.
To support all these functions, the Atomic Pico Bluetooth Dongle comes with a wide range of Bluetooth profiles including AVRCP, BIP, DUN, FAX, FTP, HCRP, HID, HSP, HFP, LAP, OPP, PAN and SPP.
More than that, the gadget features the Bluetooth 2.1 standard, which is backward compatible with all the previous versions, while enabling lower power consumption and up to 3 Mbps data transfer rates.
You can use it with any Windows-based operating system including Vista, without installing the software on the mini CD it comes with.
First time when you connect it to the computer it is detected automatically and Windows will install the support for the Bluetooth transfers. After that, every time you’ll need to send files from your mobile phone, for example, you’ll access the Bluetooth icon in the desktop’s taskbar at the bottom.
To pair the laptop with the mobile handset for the first time you need to perform a short setup including entering a password to secure the connection between the two devices. You may check the following screenshots to get a general idea of how it works.
I was telling you that included in the package is a BlueSoleisl software that enables compatibility with other systems than Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
You can get the the Atomic Pico Bluetooth 2.1 Dongle from Mobile Fun for a price of £8.95.
The review is the personal opinion of Ladies’ Gadgets based on the experience with the sample product sent by MobileFun, which is the only compensation we received