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.
80% of the reviewers recommend this productADD YOUR REVIEW
Works GREAT - Almost...
- Lake Saint Louis, MO
- 10/15/2015 7:05:57 PM
Pros: Small, inexpensive, Broadcom chipset, ver 4.0
Cons: Old drivers, hidden software on install, difficult to setup in Windows with included software.
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 https://www.broadcom.com/support/?gid=2
and download the second item WIDCOMM Bluetooth Windows Software. This will handle everything you need and connect easily.
seems OK so far
- San Mateo, CA
- 10/8/2015 11:14:51 PM
on PC1, was able to install the broadcom update and use the dongle with a MSFT BT keyboard right away. on PC2, I couldn't install the broadcom update (it would stop at verfiy device, and give a certificate error). However it was still able to run, I guess with built-in drivers. we'll see how it performs down the road.
- Los Angeles, CA
- 7/27/2015 12:06:10 PM
Pros: Works, but only if you get the drivers manually from Broadcom
Cons: Disc included doesn't actually install the drivers or anything else successfully except for spyware/bloatware apps. Spot on for other reviews wish I had read them sooner.
If you need a cheap Bluetooth adapter and can't find one reliably anywhere else, this will work but please don't use the CD included. Monoprice really dropped the ball with this one.
Didn't work for me.
- Lake Stevens, WA
- 7/15/2015 7:48:37 PM
Pros: Monoprice's usual fast shipping.
Very easy return process.
Cons: The software seemed buggy, the windows did not display properly and soon.
The dongle showed up in my drivers window but wouldn't connect to my speakers.
by Monoprice Administrator
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about your experience with PID 9386. What OS are you running? What steps have you taken when setting up your bluetooth device(s)? Have you tried installing the latest drivers for the dongle? If not you can do so at the following link: http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php
Please let me know if anything changes after installation. Hope this helps!
Does Not Work For Me
- Dartmouth, NS
- 7/15/2015 7:47:21 AM
Pros: Tiny, low cost, quick delivery
Cons: 1. Does not work with my HP ZBook 15 running Win 7 Enterprise 64 bit
2. Very difficult to push into USB ports - took a lot of wiggling and far too much force.
3. Crapware included on install disk - installs invisibly - that is just about a deal breaker for me, even if I could get the dongle working
Horrible experience with this. It paired easily with any device I tried (Blackberry, Samsung tablet, headphones) but would then not connect with any of them even though they all showed up in "Devices and Printers". I first tried the driver disk that came with it. Then I tried the drivers from this page (Monoprice, if you must ship product with outdated drivers, at least include a note to that effect!) Then I tried the drivers from the Broadcom website. Then I tried the HP drivers. I completely uninstalled each one before trying the next one. Tried different USB ports. Same result every time - pairing no problem, but would not connect. I've wasted far too much time and effort on this and I'm done.
by Monoprice Administrator
Truly sorry to hear about the issues you have encountered with PID 9386. Do the same issues occur when testing on a different computer? Should the issues remain, we do offer a one year warranty on this item. If you would like I can assist you in setting up an RMA for a replacement to see if that will work better for you. Please let me know if you would like to proceed with a replacement and I can get that started for you right away.