Fastmac offers internal Bluetooth upgrade kit for Apple Mac mini

Fastmac today announced the availability of a plug & play internal Bluetooth upgrade kit for PowerPC (PPC) based Apple Mac Mini computers. The upgrade adds internal Bluetooth functionality to the Mac mini without needing to add an Airport card at the same time, keeping the price of the upgrade affordable, yet providing the flexibility to add 802.11b/g wireless networking later. The upgrade has an effective range of upto 32 feet (10 meters) & can transfer data at upto 721 Kbps. It is fully compatible with all versions of Mac OS X, including Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger & 10.5 Leopard. The upgrade kit is available now for all PowerPC based Mac Mini systems, with special introductory pricing that starts at $49.95. Each kit carries a 1 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee.

Unlike other upgrades that attach externally & tie up precious ports, or cost more money, this upgrade connects directly into the Mini’s main logic board, freeing port space, while adding functionality. While the upgrade is user-installable (and Fastmac includes instructions), a 24-hour installation service is also available for an additional $49.95. Using a box in the mail service, Fastmac will pick up the customer’s Mini, install the upgrade kit and provide a thorough checkup & light cleaning before shipping back to the customer, all within 24 hours.

“This upgrade provides maximum wireless flexibility to the Mac mini user,” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc.,, in the press release. “You can add Bluetooth today, and wireless 802.11b/g later, all without sacrificing any external ports.”

This upgrade can also be combined with any one of Fastmac’s “Take Your Mini to the Max” packages, featuring SuperDrive upgrades from $79, RAM upgrades up to 1 Gb from $69 and Hard Drive upgrades upto 160 Gb from $79.

All PowerPC-based Mac Mini models (all Intel based Mac Minis already include built-in Bluetooth). More information about this product is available via the following product page:


  1. Tommy Boy said: “Can we just get to MacWorld already …”

    Until then Tommy Boy, enjoy the endless dribble of infomercials.

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    MDN Magic Word: until. I swear it doesn’t get any scarier than this!

  2. Base 1.25GHz PowerPC Mac Minis didn’t come with Airport or Bluetooth — it was either an upgrade option or you had to step up to the higher end model.

    50 bones is a little steep though — most plug-in internal Bluetooth modules for notebooks are in the neighborhood of $20-$30.

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