FAQ# 2366: How is a Bluetooth Dongle (Adapter) different than a Bluetooth Cradle for a wireless scanner?

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How is a Bluetooth Dongle (Adapter) different than a Bluetooth Cradle for a wireless scanner?

Answer

A Bluetooth Dongle differs from a Bluetooth Cradle, when it comes to wireless scanners, in the regard that the Bluetooth Dongle will not charge a wireless scanner, whereas a Bluetooth Cradle in most cases, will charge the wireless scanner.

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