Bluetooth adapter for Wireless PS3 controller?

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  1. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Anyways, I'm starting to really dig these Wireless controllers. Really makes things simpler.

    So I read you can hook em up to the PS3 with a Bluetooth adapter. Now sure I have a PS2 controller hooked up with an Adapter, but not having a wire hanging around would be nice.

    I looked around on Google & Newegg, and found alot of them. Some very cheap. 4$, up to 25$.

    Rather confused on what to get, any suggestions? Thanks. I'll probably be 6-8 feet away, max.
     
  2. bouf0010

    bouf0010 Master Guru

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    i ended up buying the cheapest one i could find and it works great. check out MotioninJoy they have some recommended adapters and its a great software to get the wireless PS3 controller going :)
     
  3. INSTG8R

    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Wait now I am a little confused... PS3 controllers ARE Bluetooth and the PS3 has a Bluetooth receiver built in(all wireless peripherals are Bluetooth as far as I know but that still doesn't stop me from pointing my Bluetooth Remote at it....)

    Just not sure why your looking for a Bluetooth adapter?

    Edit: I guess I am gonna take a leap here and you want to hook up a PS3 controller to your PC?
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    he wants to hook it up to his pc for gaming.
     

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    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Yeah after some deliberation I figured that out tho he made no mention of PC at all.
     
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    On a Computer Hardware forum. Thought it was a given, sorry. Couldn't find any recommended there though.
     
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    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Yeah you just lost me on talk of hooking it up to your PS3 not your PC.

    Now I have never attempted it on my PC(went lazy and bought a 360 pad for mine, wired) But I would assume any decent USB Bluetooth dongle would get you in the door and as mentioned MotioninJoy would handle the setup.
     
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    Maybe if you hadn't said the above.
     
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    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Thank you for pointing that out, why I lost his point in the first place...
     
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    this is the one they recommend, but any will do really. I payed $3.50 for 2 with shipping on ebay, mind you it took me 3 weeks to get it in the mail lo
     

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