Howto: Connect bluetooth speakers to your PC using a dongle OR to iPhone using a wire/transmitter?

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Found 2nd May 2009
BACKGROUND: I just got two items advertised on HUKD, but no idea how to make them work! These are the items:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/365332/super-mini-bluetooth-2-0-adapter-do/showthread.php?t=365332
hotukdeals.com/ite…fr/

MAIN PROBLEM: I have an iPhone i'd love to connect to the speakers but apparently this won't work without a hard connection (i.e. cable) or some form of transmitter - cheapest/best options would be appreciated

MINOR PROBLEM: Also, I want the speakers to play music from my PC - I put the dongle in and it said the drivers were installed successfully, etc. By fiddling within the device manager I can disable one set of speakers and enable the other - but I have to restart the PC for the changes to take affect. Any way for me to switch between speakers without restarting (im using Vista)?

Thanks all for reading, will rep any helpful contributions

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http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/365332/super-mini-bluetooth-2-0-adapter-do/showthread.php?t=365332
hotukdeals.com/ite…fr/

just launch the accompanying bluetooth utilities from the PC,
it should recognised the speaker automatically

Are the speakers and bluetooth ad2p or whatever compatible? I think they both need to be to be able to play music.

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harlzter;5101989

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/365332/super-mini-bluetooth-2-0-adapter-do/showthread.php?t=365332http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/354868/sony-srs-bt100-portable-speakers-fr/



Thanks for that :thumbsup:

nuabdi;5102083

just launch the accompanying bluetooth utilities from the PC, it should … just launch the accompanying bluetooth utilities from the PC, it should recognised the speaker automatically



With a bit of fiddling i've managed to get them to work. But every time I want to switch between my speakers I have to restart the PC xD

Benjimoron;5102103

Are the speakers and bluetooth ad2p or whatever compatible? I think they … Are the speakers and bluetooth ad2p or whatever compatible? I think they both need to be to be able to play music.



Yup, they are. iPhone doesnt allow audio streaming to speakers nativley but it is capable of ad2p, so you need to actually connect the bluetooth speakers to the iphone yourself using either a cable or wireless transmitter, I think...

CReilly;5102221

With a bit of fiddling i've managed to get them to work. But every time I … With a bit of fiddling i've managed to get them to work. But every time I want to switch between my speakers I have to restart the PC xD



cant you just close the blutooth manager/utility?

Original Poster

When I disable one and enable the other it pops up with a box saying "you have made hardware changes, you must restart your PC for them to take affect".

Im on vista, btw.

Original Poster

Anyone? :?
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