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Will a cellphone Bluetooth headset work as a computer headset if used with a usb Bluetooth adapter? Answered

 If so does anyone have a suggestion to an adapter that will accomplish this?Thanks, Scott?



Best Answer 8 years ago

Windows (among other operating systems) has a 'stack' of drivers that can operate over the bluetooth protocol. Vista for some annoying reason ditched the 'headset audio' part of the stack, so without that you're hooped. I have successfully used my headset without drivers on winxp and win7. Simply run your bluetooth pairing software on the computer (windows native for me), put your headset in discoverable, then search and pair with it in the computer. Any bluetooth dongle should work. I recommend http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11866 for under 2 dollars shipping included. It's as small as bluetooth usb dongles get. I use a bluetooth whenever I skype so that the other person can't hear everythign in the room from the omni mic attached to the webcam.


Answer 8 years ago

*it is possible to install different bluetooth drivers to change the stack. Some people report more/less success with different brands of stack drivers.