Bluetooth dongle recommendations (Mac OS X)

    Jan 15 2010 | 3:09 pm
    We're trying to connect four Wii remotes to a laptop and finding that the bluetooth signal is variable.
    Does anyone have any recommendations on a dongle that would help (makes, model, etc) ?
    Many thanks, Andrew

    • Jan 15 2010 | 8:31 pm
      i seem to remember reading an interview (with keith mcmillan?) about his "kbow" / max/msp project. they discovered that you have to build custom bluetooth stuff because the bluetooth shipping with laptops / desktops is no good, as you say, variable blah blah. might be worth searching for that interview (i think it was on THIS site) or browsing his website:
    • Jan 16 2010 | 9:05 am
      Hi Make sure it as new as possible - v2.1 EDR. Not sure if newer stuff is out. Some have better antennae then others, and make sure there are no major blocks between send/rcv. Experiment with orientations as well. And make sure theres not too much other 2-4 gHz stuff around.
      Hope that helps some.
    • Jan 30 2010 | 12:19 pm
      Or, if that is an option in your setup, use two laptops with two wiimotes each and have them communicate over via ethernet cable or wifi.
    • Jan 30 2010 | 4:50 pm
      Never used it with Max (control with WiFi, USB, MIDI here), but I'd look into the D-Link Bluetooth adapter. I got one for an old iBook that needed bluetooth after I got a Belkin adapter that didn't work well--no problem with with the D-Link.