What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter

You Pay: $43.24
Product Highlights
  • Use with Select Canon Printers
  • Works W/ 7D & Wireless File Transmitter
  • Bluetooth Adapter

The BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter from Canon allows you to add Bluetooth connectivity to select Canon printers as well as to the 7D with the wireless file transmitter. It works with the following printers:  

  • PIXMA iP100
  • PIXMA MG5120
  • PIXMA MG5220
  • PIXMA MG6120
  • PIXMA MG8120
  • PIXMA mini320
  • PIXMA MP280
  • PIXMA MP470
  • PIXMA MP480
  • PIXMA MP495
  • PIXMA MP520
  • PIXMA MP560
  • PIXMA MP610
  • PIXMA MP620
  • PIXMA MP640
  • PIXMA MP970
  • PIXMA MP980
  • PIXMA MP990
  • PIXMA MX330
  • PIXMA MX340
  • PIXMA MX360
  • PIXMA MX410
  • PIXMA MX420
  • PIXMA MX850
  • PIXMA MX860
  • PIXMA MX882
  • PIXMA MX870
  • SELPHY CP740
  • SELPHY CP760
  • SELPHY CP770
  • SELPHY CP780
  • SELPHY CP790
  • SELPHY CP800
  • SELPHY ES2
  • SELPHY ES3
  • SELPHY ES30
  • SELPHY ES40  

Bluetooth Adapter for Canon Printers
Use this adapter to enable your Canon printer to work with Bluetooth connectivity.
Connectivity Bluetooth

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CanonBU-30 Bluetooth Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy installation (5)
  • Easy to setup (5)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (11)
  • Travel (7)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Portable printing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (9), Casual user (5), Enthusiast (5), Semi-professional (5), Professional (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WIRELESS FOR ALL!!!

Easy installation with a compact discreet lightweight size. Works perfectly for the wireless or portable savy user. If your computer does not have Bluetooth you can easily attach a Bluetooth USB Adapter ie Iogear...Read complete review

Easy installation with a compact discreet lightweight size. Works perfectly for the wireless or portable savy user. If your computer does not have Bluetooth you can easily attach a Bluetooth USB Adapter ie Iogear Bluetooth Adapter. Softwares and installation for both are a breeze though require some reading, the time is well worth it. As for the price- I feel that it is within reasonable means. I has little ones running around my small work area when I am indoor so having to de-clutter and go wireless is more practical than having cords and wires across the room just waiting for someone to trip, damage a device, get hurt, and having to go to the hospitals ER and paying an expensive medical bill is quiet a chaos I am avoiding especially in this though economic times. Great wireless within 10 meters (30-33feet). Good Luck to all the wireless savvys!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yes, It works

I bought this knowing that it would arrive with no instructions, and that the installation might be tricky. There weren't any instructions and installation was tricky.

In my case I had to...Read complete review

I bought this knowing that it would arrive with no instructions, and that the installation might be tricky. There weren't any instructions and installation was tricky.

In my case I had to uninstall the wired version of my printer in Mac OS 7.7 before it recognized the Bluetooth connected printer. I also updated the driver from the Canon website, but I don't know if that helped.

After a while of struggling I turned everything off and restarted everything and it magically worked. I haven't tried the fax or scan functions of the printer via Bluetooth, but from comments out there I am not too hopeful.

It is a shame that Canon doesn't support this better. I bought the printer for my daughter's dorm room because it was "wireless". The wireless in her dorm is the University wireless network. It doesn't allow her to attach a wireless printer to her PC, so Bluetooth is her only option. I am sure there are lots of situations like hers across the country.

Reviewed by 36 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Traveler

from Alexandria, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

      Product does exactly what it was intended to do. I do not notice any loss in print speed and it eliminates the need to connect the computer to the printer by wire. I can place the printer anywhere in my office that's convenient for me. Also, when I'm in a hotel with limited desk space I can place the printer anywhere. I can also use my printer while in another room.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      Share this review

       
      3.0

      Yes, It works

      By achamberlainob

      from West Virginia

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Small Office

        Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

        I bought this knowing that it would arrive with no instructions, and that the installation might be tricky. There weren't any instructions and installation was tricky.

        In my case I had to uninstall the wired version of my printer in Mac OS 7.7 before it recognized the Bluetooth connected printer. I also updated the driver from the Canon website, but I don't know if that helped.

        After a while of struggling I turned everything off and restarted everything and it magically worked. I haven't tried the fax or scan functions of the printer via Bluetooth, but from comments out there I am not too hopeful.

        It is a shame that Canon doesn't support this better. I bought the printer for my daughter's dorm room because it was "wireless". The wireless in her dorm is the University wireless network. It doesn't allow her to attach a wireless printer to her PC, so Bluetooth is her only option. I am sure there are lots of situations like hers across the country.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Work Perfect!

        By Auto Body Man

        from San Francisco

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Traveling

          Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

          Set up fast and easy. Must have for compact printer!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          BLUETOOTH BLUETOOTH ITS WORK

          By THE ADM

          from TAC WA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

            I LOOK AT THE RATING FOR THIS AND ALMOST DID NOT BY IT. BUT I DID AND ITS WORK VERY WELL, WITH AND CANON PRINTER AND SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB GT P 5113. IF YOU NEED A WIRELESS PRINTER HERE THE ONLY WAY TO GO.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            1.0

            Nope!

            By Vavotommy

            from Brigantine, NJ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

            I have a Canon MX860 AIO printer. It never saw the BU-30.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            2.0

            Ennh...

            By The rockman

            from Brig, NJ

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Studio

            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

            I was sure this was plug and play, but it isn't, and I still can't make it work....I tried everything.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            1.0

            Not very useful

            By NightingaelSean

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                I thought I was going to be able to use this with my iPhone but it doesn't work. I found out after I had purchased it. I was under the impression Bluetooth spoke to Bluetooth but apparently that is not the case.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Works. Great with ip100

                By Canon Man!

                from Lancaster, Pa

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                      Works great, great range!

                      Rather expensive for a bluetooth dongle.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By T Roy

                      from Mississippi

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                        It worked straight out of the package. No installation was required. Now my printer does not have to be on the table when I print. I can print anywhere without being tied to a USB cable.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        exactly as advertise

                        By costa

                        from Montreal, Canada

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                            I use it with my canon pixma i100

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Awesome for truly wireless printing

                            By Simply Andi

                            from Newark, Ohio

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                            great for a traveling salesperson. I have to print in people's homes multiple times daily and it is great to do that effortlessly without wires.

                            Share this review

                             
                            3.0

                            Doesn't pair with iPod Touch 4G

                            By Mont.Bens

                            from NW Montana

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not Functional

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                            This might work well for those who use phones, but it wouldn't pair with my iPod Touch 4G (even though it is the same technology as the iPhone). It also would be better if it could be permanently installed instead of having to plug it into the USB drive socket.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Perfect...Once you have the right driver

                            By KatG

                            from Prescott, Arizona

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Freedom

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home

                              Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                              I used this with my Canon printer and it worked perfectly after a little finagling. If you have trouble, make sure you have the correct driver. That was my mistake. Once remedied--perfect!

                              As always, B&H had a good price, fast shipping, and an excellent product.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Works Perfectly

                              By Joan

                              from Illinois

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home

                                Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                This was easy to install and works perfectly. Good price and good buy.

                                Share this review

                                 
                                5.0

                                Canon Bluetooth BU-30 adaptor

                                By markypolo

                                from Flagstaff, AZ

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy set up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long range over 30 feet
                                • Reliable
                                • Small profile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                  I purchased a Canon iP-100 portable printer a couple years ago(BEST Ink-Jet printer I ever owned). I dreamed of going 'Bluetooth' but did not want to spend the extra $50-$60 bucks for the BU-30. I found the BU-30 at B&H video for a VERY good price and FREE shipping so I "bit the bullet". The iP-100 has a hidden area inside just for the BU-30 so there is no Adaptor outside the unit to risk getting broken. I am very happy with the now wireless Canon Printer.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME!

                                  By Lordav29

                                  from Jamestown, ND.

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                  The shipping was swift and the item came as described. I wish i could rate them 6 stars to express how much i appreciate working with them.

                                  Share this review

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter

                                  By Nic

                                  from Baltimore

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • A bit pricy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                  I use this product in conjunction with a Canon iP100 PIXMA printer in order to print from my iPhone 4S and MacBook Pro. I was looking for a portable printer that could be taken to my parents house during holidays or special occasions in order to provide quick and easy printing of pictures of their grand kids.

                                  I believe in brand compatibility, and went with this product as opposed to other Bluetooth dongles. Caveat: I have been a Canon camera/video/printer user for the past 15 years.

                                  It fits as one would expect, and has given me reliable usage throughout the few weeks that I've owned and utilized the equipment.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Does what it's meant to do

                                  By LAR

                                  from Hoboken, NJ

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Overall Quality
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                      The product works well with the Canon PIXMA iP100. Fits inside the printer in the space provided and it's easy to install, connect and use.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Product

                                      By JDub

                                      from San Ramon, CA

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Setup
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                          This was easy to install with the directions given in the ip100 Pixma user guide. After following all of the directions, the adapter worked great. I love it!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          works good (as advertised)

                                          By ktowngermany64

                                          from Yuma, AZ

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy Setup
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter:

                                              bought this little baby for my Canon ip 100 portable printer. Works pretty slick - now there's no need for me to mess around with an USB cable - one less thing to keep track of - especially when traveling. It fits right inside the printer so it doesn't show anything sticking out - I like that! Makes for a nice clean installation. I'd also like to make a comment about B&H... been buying stuff from them for a couple of years now and they always come through. NO HASSLES... stuff just shows up at my doorstep. I'm always amazed at their speedy delivery. Keep up the good service B&H! ...and, their prices are fair and better than a lot of other places, but the BEST thing... you can count on their reliability and that is worth more than maybe saving a few bucks at the cost of frustration. Thanks

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

                                              Share this review

                                              Displaying reviews 1-20

                                              Back to top

                                              Previous | Next »

                                              See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                              Close

                                              Close

                                              Close