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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.
and download the second item WIDCOMM Bluetooth Windows Software. This will handle everything you need and connect easily.
PROS: Small, inexpensive, Broadcom chipset, ver 4.0
CONS: Old drivers, hidden software on install, difficult to setup in Windows with included software.
As someone else mentioned here, Since I was running Windows 7 64bit, I installed the drivers from rather than the included disc:
I still couldn't get it to see my phone or headset and was pulling my hair out. I then came across a post somewhere else mentioning to check if you had the Windows Bluetooth services running and of course, I had one of them disabled!
Under Component Services (type services.msc in the start menu search box) you should have
- Bluetooth Service (Automatic startup)
- Bluetooth Support Service (Automatic startup)
set (and started!) in order to have it detect any of your devices. Hope that helps some other people that may have disabled those previously.
PROS: - Great price
- Low profile.
- Blue indicator light is nice
- Driver CD included
CONS: - Packaging is excessive. Mini DVD/CD so you can save a little plastic!
A note to buyers: When you buy a wireless product like this, don't even bother with the disc that comes with it. It will just waste more of your time. Just find out who makes the chipset and go right to their website. 99% of the time that will work just fine. In this case of course, it is a Broadcom chipset, so go to the Broadcom website and download their bluetooth driver.
PROS: Compact, great signal, hides in your USB port without getting caught on anything, low cost
Download and install new drivers from the broadcomm website (https://www.broadcom.com/support/?gid=2) entitled WIDCOMM Bluetooth Windows Software (its the second one from the top).
Connect your device
Run the driver installer again and click repair
Connect your bluetooth device
If you are connecting a speaker, find your playback devices folder and select the device
This worked on a windows 7 x64 machine.
PROS: It works, I'm able to connect things to my computer
CONS: Support is garbage. It comes with faulty drivers and even after you download the new drivers is still fails to work.
PROS: Out of the box Ubuntu linux support
PROS: The thing is small. The range is good. It worked flawlessly in Windows 7 and Windows 8 with zero effort on my part.
CONS: None. Don't drop it if you have bad eyes because it is very small.
CONS: Need the win 7 bluetooth update
Two months ago my power supply and motherboard went out, so I had to replace them. I was on an Asus motherboard with an AMD X2 250 (read: just a few years old) and replaced that with an Asus on the latest Intel chipset and Intel processor. I happened to notice this sitting on my desk so I tried installing it. Windows update grabbed some drivers, but it still wasn't working. Downloaded the drivers from Monoprice's links... still not working (restarts in there as well). I tried the Broadcom drivers (just Google Broadcom Bluetooth Driver it's the first link) and this time it validated! So I don't know what was going on with my old motherboard, but even using the same case and USB ports on the front of that case, it validated, installed, and they're working perfectly!
PROS: Finally working!
CONS: Story, supplied drivers are awful