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Are the dongles:

1. Specific to the keyboard and mouse they are supplied with.
2. Work with any Bluetooth KB/M.
3. Depends on the KB/M.
 

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Theoretically, BT is BT is BT, it's a protected protocol (802.15 IIRC?) and as such all devices *should* be interoperable... In reality, it depends on the devices and dongles.

Logitech do a system with their wireless non-BT stuff where you can connect any number of devices to one micro-dongle: Logitech® Unifying receiver

It's kind of a suck-it-and-see deal...
 
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Finless: You couldn't invent him...
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Theoretically, BT is BT is BT, it's a protected protocol (802.15 IIRC?) and as such all devices *should* be interoperable... In reality, it depends on the devices and dongles.

Logitech do a system with their wireless non-BT stuff where you can connect any number of devices to one micro-dongle: Logitech® Unifying receiver

It's kind of a suck-it-and-see deal...
He has a Philips PC/KB & mouse with a BT Connect dongle.

I've just loaned him my Dell Bluetooth dongle to see how he gets on with that.
 

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Are the dongles:

1. Specific to the keyboard and mouse they are supplied with.
2. Work with any Bluetooth KB/M.
3. Depends on the KB/M.
The mouse that comes with a dongle needs that dongle to work because they're a matched pair.
The keyboard that comes with a dongle needs that dongle to work because they're a matched pair.

If this were not the case how would the dongle know which mouse/keyboard to synch with?
 

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The mouse that comes with a dongle needs that dongle to work because they're a matched pair.
The keyboard that comes with a dongle needs that dongle to work because they're a matched pair.

If this were not the case how would the dongle know which mouse/keyboard to synch with?
I assumed that the little buttons on the devices forced each device to cycle through a range of pre set frequencies until the dongle confirmed it was reading and .............

Are you still alive? We must be the only 2 people still alive now that the world has ended. The Planet Rock DJ may still be alive if I'm not listening to a recorded broadcast. I must admit, I was expecting a bit more mayhem.
 

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I'm sitting on a rock floating in outer space with full dive kit on so I can breath. There's dust and ash all around me. Is that you on the rock over there?
 

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I'm sitting on a rock floating in outer space with full dive kit on so I can breath. There's dust and ash all around me. Is that you on the rock over there?
I don't know about 'the' but certainly an 'a'. :)
 
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