I recently wanted to prototype with the RFM12B wireless transceiver from HopeRF.
The bad thing is that this transceiver comes in a SMD package/form. So I had to find a solution for this, luckily Steve Evans had a nice suggestion for me.
His suggestion was to use two male headers on each side, bending the pins slightly to each other (the middle pins are not used in my circuit). And then soldering it onto the RFM12B.
This is how it looks:
And this is how it looks on a (solder less) breadboard:
Great stuff, thanks Steve!