gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Sandberg Mini Bluetooth Dongle

Be it a desktop or a laptop, this ridiculously tiny little dongle will add Bluetooth unobtrusively to your computer.

It’s a great addition for any netbook or notebook that, for some reason, lacks Bluetooth and will open up the possibility of over-the-air syncing for your phone, Bluetooth headset connectivity and, of course, letting you use a PS3 SIXAXIS controller or Wii Remote for some good ol’ gaming fun.

At £15.99 delivered it’s not the cheapest mini Bluetooth dongle out there, but it remains to be seen how it fares against cheaper alternatives of the same form factor.

I will endeavour to obtain one and give it a once over for performance/compatibility, particularly in respect to PS3 controllers and Wiimotes which have a surprising number of creative uses when connected to a PC.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009, News.