Asante Technologies Inc. is shipping the FriendlyNET FBT100 Bluetooth wireless USB adapter that lets users connect Bluetooth-enabled devices such as computers, cellular phones, PDAs, printers and other gadgets.
Bluetooth is an open specification that enables short-range wireless connections between a variety of devices. It uses a globally available frequency band (2.4GHz) for worldwide compatibility.
The US$45 FBT100 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. It also works with iSync, Apple’s synchronizing software. The device uses little power and boasts a compact design, according to Rusty Callihan, Asante’s vice president of sales.