October 30, 2004

iBook built in Bluetooth

Tonight I came across a cool hack where a guy actually installed a USB Bluetooth module in an iBook. Yes, an external USB module inside the iBook. Not terribly involved, but will certainly void your warranty.

The author complains at the end that this will of course keep that USB port from being used for anything else. It occured to me from looking at the pics that there might actually be enough room to install a small unpowered USB hub in there too, giving him his port back. I've picked these up on sale at Fry's for under $5. You'd need to remove the shell, but I think it might work...

Posted by Jim at October 30, 2004 8:20 PM | TrackBack