Competition: Win a XS Micro Bluetooth USB Dongle

October 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

XS Micro Bluetooth USB Dongle Those of you without Bluetooth access on your netbooks will be interested in today’s competition. We have up for grabs one XS Micro Bluetooth USB Dongle courtesy from the guys at Gearzap. The dongle is marketed as one of the smallest in the world and we couldn’t complain with that assessment after reviewing one ourselves.

To enter the competition all you have to do is leave a comment below. We will pick a winner randomly when the competition closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 23rd October. Good luck!

A couple of points to note: 1) please leave a valid email address as we will be using this to contact you, 2) once contacted, if we do not hear from you within 24 hours we will draw another winner, 3) only one entry per household (remember we can see your IP address), 4) this competition is open to our readers worldwide.

Update: Thanks all for entering the competition. We can announce that the lucky winner is… Susan Nisar! Many congrats!

Update 2: As we didn’t hear from Susan, we had to pick another winner. Congrats to Jemma Peyton!

NbC: XS Micro Bluetooth USB Dongle Review

October 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm

XS Micro Bluetooth USB DongleBluetooth is one of those features that does not appear in every netbook. You will find it in mid-range to high-range netbooks, but it’s not often you’ll see Bluetooth in the lower-end netbooks. Bluetooth in netbooks is useful for a number of reasons, whether that be file transfer, music streaming or even cell phone tethering.

Using a USB Bluetooth dongle is one of the ways of getting Bluetooth onto your netbook and it’s a relatively inexpensive option. Gearzap, a specialist retailer of netbook and laptop accessories, kindly sent over the XS Micro Bluetooth USB dongle for review. This particular dongle is the smallest in the world according to its manufacturers and costs £8.95. GearZap applies a small delivery charge on top of this depending on whether shipping is to the UK or mainland Europe. Read more