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USB Bluetooth® v4.0 USB Dongle
Add Bluetooth™ functionality to your PC, or upgrade the Bluetooth version support on your existing system, by using this USB Bluetooth v4.0 Dongle from Monoprice!
This Bluetooth® adapter provides full support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0+EDR Dual Mode standard and is backwards compatible with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, as well. It utilizes the Broadcomm BTW driver and supports both Single-mode and Dual-mode connections.
The driver for this adapter requires the Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating systems, with somewhat diminished capabilities on Windows XP (see Specifications for full details). It is a Class 2 Bluetooth device with transmission power of up to 4dBm and a full data rate of up to 3Mbps.
- Full support for Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR Dual Mode
- Compliant with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- Uses GFSK & 8DPSK spread spectrum and modulations
- 128-bit encryption security
- Class 2 transmitter with up to 4dBm power
- Supports both Single-mode and Dual-mode connections
- Compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy devices
- Quick Installation Guide for Windows Vista/7 (Apr 13, 2012)
- Quick Installation Guide for Windows XP (Apr 13, 2012)
- Drivers for Windows Vista/7 (Aug 4, 2011)
- Drivers for Windows XP (Jul 25, 2011)
- Distribution disc for Windows (Apr 13, 2012)
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|Primary Standard||Bluetooth 4.0+EDR Dual Mode|
|Compliant Standard||Bluetooth 2.1+EDR|
|Typical Spread Spectrum and Modulation||GFSK & 8DPSK|
|Operating Frequency||2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz|
|Transmission Rate||up to 3Mbps|
|Transmission Power||Class 2, up to 4dBm|
|Bit Error Rate||
< 0.01% BER, 3Mbps, at -75dBm
< 0.01% BER, 2Mbps, at -80dBm
< 0.1% BER, 1Mbps, at -80dBm
|Power Consumption||50mA TX (typical)|
|Windows XP/Vista/7 Profile Support||
A2DP,AVCTP, AVDTP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN-DT,
DUN-GW, FAX, FT, GAP, GAVDP, HCRP, HSP,
HFP-AG, HID, OPP, PAN, SDP
|Windows Vista/7 Profile Support||Generic Attribute, Find Me Profile, Proximity Profile|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||0.7" x 0.6" x 0.3" (18 x 14 x 7 mm)|
|Weight||0.1 oz (2.5g)|
|Operating Temperature Range||+14 ~ +122°F (-10 ~ +50°C)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-4 ~ +158°F (-20 ~ +70°C)|
|Ambient Relative Humidity||≤ 90%|
|Supported Operating Systems||Windows XP*/Vista/7|
|Regulatory Compliance||CE, FCC, BQB|
* Windows XP provides support for fewer profiles than Windows Vista and Windows 7.
PROS: I wanted a very small device that wouldn't stick out far. This device fits the bill. It installs easy, configures easy, and works great.
PROS: low profile dongle, good value
CONS: cant think of any right now
PROS: excellent produt,smoll goodrange ,good price, I recommended.
PROS: Although it is not outright stated this dongle was automatically recognized by my 2011 iMac.
CONS: None so far
PROS: Excellent little product. Barely noticeable on the back of the motherboard. Can use a BT keyboard completely across the apartment without ANY problems whatsoever. Price was exactly right (got it for $9.00). Can't say enough good things about the product.
CONS: The package was a PITA to open
PROS: Quick and easy install.
CONS: None so far.
As Wibb said in the most helpful review on here, I can't say it any better:
"This will work great once you go and get the BROADCOM WIDCOMM drivers. Don't even install the the disc that came with this, THROW IT AWAY. Goto
and download the second item WIDCOMM Bluetooth Windows Software. This will handle everything you need and connect easily."
Drivers easy to download.
CONS: Windows won't recognize it automatically
Included drivers don't work correctly
PROS: Windows 8.1 loads a driver automatically. If you go to the Broadcom site and use their driver package it seems to improve performance.
CONS: The range is not quite as good as I expected, but it's not bad.