IOGEAR’s kit provides two adapters to connect computers, including Macs running Mac OS X, to wireless-enabled devices. This allows portable products to perform various functions, such as transfer data files or print faxes. Compliant with Bluetooth 1.1 and USB 1.1 specifications, the US$179.95 starter kit is the first in IOGEAR’s new Bluetooth product line and will be released at the end of June.
The IOGEAR kit requires 128MB or more of RAM and at least one USB port. The Bluetooth product comes packaged with two Class 1 wireless Bluetooth to USB adapters, which reach 10 times further (100 meters) than Class 3 in the current market, according to Miranda Su, IOGEAR’s vice president of sales and marketing. The kit also comes equipped with two USB extension cables, an installation guide and CD-ROM.