Stupid bluetooth question

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I purchased a Sony Vaio laptop recently (my first laptop) and it is
bluetooth enabled. So I went out and bought a wireless keyboard/

The keyboard/mouse comes with a sensor that I need to plug in to my
USB port.

I was hoping to be able to buy a keyboard/mouse that would use the
bluetooth built in to my laptop so I don't have to plug anything in
when I set the laptop on my desk.

Am I misunderstanding how this is supposed to work? Aren't there
bluetooth keyboards and mice that would work with the built-in
bluetooth of my laptop without having to install a USB sensor device?


Re: Stupid bluetooth question

engwar typed on Wed, 13 Aug 2008 07:13:59 -0700 (PDT):
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Yes there are Bluetooth enabled keyboards and mice.

Gateway Celeron M 370 (1.5GHZ)
MX6124 (laptop) w/2GB
Windows XP Home SP2 (120GB HD)
Intel(r) 910GML (64MB shared)

Re: Stupid bluetooth question

BillW50 wrote:
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In other words, you bought an equipment which assumed there is no
bluetooth on the laptop. Your best option is to return those items you
bought in error and to buy the correct ones.
This being said, I personally would use USB mouse and keyboard and
reserve bluetooth for when it really is needed, that is when the data
has to travel some distance.
Bluetooth is a nice technology, but often a PITA. I often connect to the
Internet via a Nokia bluetooth telephone but each time I want to do
this, I have to redo the settings on my laptop if, in between, I have
used, say a cordless set while driving.

John Doue

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