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Thanks to the spread of Bluetooth, now your business can be as wireless as you want it to be.

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Bluetooth as a technology is entering its teenage years. We're past the early hype, and it's now popping up in everything from cell phones to mice to digital cameras. So we've rounded up a variety of Bluetooth hardware add-ons to see firsthand how convenient this version of wireless really is.

The Concord Eye-Q Go Wireless is a nifty little digital camera with built-in Bluetooth. For $149 (all prices street) it comes with a USB Bluetooth adapter for your computer. Setup is fast, and everything functions as advertised. At 2 megapixels, the image quality won't blow you away, and the Bluetooth speeds are less than instantaneous when transferring graphics files. But for quick, down-and-dirty snapshots and extremely convenient transfers, it will handle the tasks. It's also an easy choice if you want to transfer photos to your noncamera mobile phone.

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