We know how gauche it is to even mention serial/DB9/RS232 this late in the game, but believe it or not there are
still a lot of embedded devices out there that use and require it. So if you were looking to upgrade said device (or
your sorry ass 286) to having some Bluetooth
goodness (say, for doing a wireless term session on your PIX), peep Kanda's Parani10 adapter. Sure, at $150 it may be a
bit hefty to cut the cord, but they're claiming 200m range out of box, and up to 1.2Km with an optional
antenna—sufficient for making it even further possible to quell the need for getting up from one's desk.