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IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter

B&H # IOGBU521 Mfr # GBU521
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Product Highlights
  • Ultra-Low Power Consumption
  • Asynchronous Transfer Rate of 3 Mbps
  • Wideband Audio Support
  • Ultra Portable Design
  • A2DP Stereo Audio Wireless Streaming
  • Up to 30' (10 m) Maximum Wireless Range
  • Built-In Security

The Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter from Iogear offers Bluetooth connectivity at a fraction of the size of normal Bluetooth USB adapters. You can plug the Adapter into your computer and exchange images, music, files and other data between your Bluetooth device and the computer. It allows you to connect to all the latest Bluetooth devices like cell phones, headsets, computers, PDAs, mice, keyboards, printers and more. The Adapter being small in size easily plugs into your computer without blocking any surrounding USB ports.

The Micro Adapter enables you to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With its low power consumption you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers and offers a wireless range of 30' (10 m). It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.

The Micro Adapter wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, headsets, computers, PDAs, mice, keyboards, printers and more
It allows any computer with a USB port to be converted into a Bluetooth-enabled computer
The Adapter consumes less power as well as supports dual-mode and Bluetooth low energy feature
It supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3 Mbps
The Wideband audio support provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
The Micro Adapter's ultra portable design easily stays connected to your laptop without blocking any surrounding USB ports
It supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
The Adapter offers a maximum wireless range of 30' (10m)
It features built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption and authentication
The Micro Adapter supports Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP) and Synchronization (SYNCH) profiles
It is backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
Interface USB
Frequency Band 2.402-2.4835GHz unlicensed ISM band
Data Rate Up to 3 Mbps
Transmission Power 4 dBm (Class 2)
Security 128b AES and application layer user defined
Modulation - GFSK for 1 Mbps
- n / 4-DQPSK for 2 Mbps
- 8-DPSK for 3 Mbps
Sensitivity <-82 dBm at < 0.1% BER
Supported Protocols Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Fax (FAX), LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio / Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
Range 30' (10 m)
POP Information - 10" (25.4 cm) peg hook: 14
- 6" (15.24 cm) peg hook: 8
- Click strip: 6
Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Humidity 5 to 90% non-condensing
Requirements - Hardware requirement:
- Available USB port

- Operating system:
- For PCs: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Dimensions (W x H x D) 0.69 x 0.38 x 0.75" (1.75 x 0.95 x 1.91 cm)
Weight 0.2 oz (5.7 g)
IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
  • Driver/ Manual CD*
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3 Year warranty
  • Note:*The included CD is a minisize disket and is not recommended to be inserted into the slot-loading CD ROM drive to avoid damaging the drive.

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IOGEARBluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Reliable connection (11)
    • Fast (9)
    • Fast connection (7)
    • Secure connection (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (10)
      • Small networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (11), Low bandwidth user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (13), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (17)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Very Good Bletooth Device

      By Raybot 1

      from NYC

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection
      • Secure Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network
        • Large Networks
        • Small Networks

        Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

        My laoptop was not Bluetoth enabled so I purchased thid device.It comes with the deice (tiny) installation disc and instructione. If you nhave Bletooth drivers in yor'puter that do not work, uninstall them befor running the new disk. Once mine was up and ruunning, I could easily pair it with my smartphone, speaker or any other Bluetoth enebled deice, providing I hsd the passwords. Mainly, I set up a playlist on my laptop, turn it on power saver or medium and put it and the attached USB Bluetooth in my baqckpack. Now I can comfortably walk down the street, subway or anywhere listening to my music on my speaker.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Good bluetooth adapter

        By Mike B.

        from Arizona

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Reliable connection

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

        Had some problems setting it up. Had to change the port settings in the bluetooth settings on my computer. But think this would have happened with any adapter. Once I figured that out, it works like a charm.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Better than from factory

        By Tim

        from Indianpolis, IN

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

          I have a Lenovo Yoga Pro2. From the start I experienced inconsistency with my bluetooth connectivity and device management. I purchased the IOGEAR Bluetooth adapter and all my problems disappeared. I also increased the distance that my bluetooth headset will function away from my pc. I now have a more reliable bluetooth environment.

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

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          5.0

          Blue for You

          By Pete

          from Cape Cod, MA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

              This handy and very compact Bluetooth 4 adaptor supports it all, be it file sharing, music playing, or just mousing around you got it covered.
              With the included software you can see its connected, as well as controling what and when
              Handy and small, its barely noticable, perfect for giving your laptop / netbook or even your desktop bluetooth connectivity

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              This thing really works

              By Glockmore

              from Eustace, TX

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                  In my office I am in charge of our music entertainment. I have a Bluetooth speaker that sets 20 or so feet from my desk. My main machine is a desktop system so it did not come with Bluetooth. This is the third Bluetooth adapter I have tried. The music would get choppy at times and break up if anyone walked between my computer and the speaker. With this IOGEAR adapter I have not even had so much as a hiccup through the speaker. This is hands down the best adapter I have used so far.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  works.

                  By hewstigator

                  from brooklyn, ny

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                      i started using a bluetooth keyboard/trackpad and the internal bluetooth module in my laptop (a dell 375 something-or-another) was laggy and kept on losing the connection.

                      this thing fixed all of those problems! the only caveat is that, since i'm only using it with a keyboard / trackpad, i have not tested out the more advanced features (e.g., audio, any hi-bandwidth 4.0 features) but nonetheless, WAY more responsive than the internal bluetooth in my laptop

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Best Bluetooth adapter

                      By Antonio

                      from NH

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Audio Transfer Quality
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio Streaming
                      • High Data Rates
                      • Small Networks

                      Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                      This bluetooth adapter works flawlessly every boot with no connection issues.

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

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                      4.0

                      great once installed

                      By david

                      from royal palm beach fl

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                            great device but needs software inaddition to drives which self install.. once I figured that out it works really well

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great Product at a great price

                            By JR

                            from The Boot

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                            • No Cons As Of Now

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                            Great Product at a great price

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            Just what you need.

                            By I'm Batman

                            from West Michigan

                            About Me Low bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable connection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                              Nothing fancy. Does what it says. No problems.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Works Well!

                              By Krys

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                              • Unreliable connection

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network

                              Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                              - The small size is a great advantage; its unobtrusive
                              - The connection is secure and works well
                              - Pairing is very easy and makes managing devices fun

                              - Software for apps like SMS Editor is outdated; downloads all SMS's like older phones instead of threading
                              - Connections drop under high loads; large file transfers (>100) are not recommended

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Yehuda

                              from NY

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network

                                Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                I use this Bluetooth adapter to connect to my Bluetooth mouse and it works great. Connects instantly once the driver that comes with the package is installed.

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

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                                5.0

                                My laptop now has Bluetooth capability

                                By Spokaloo

                                from Spokane, WA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                    My laptop's 5+ years old without Bluetooth capability. That changed in a few short minutes. This adapter was the least expensive out there with free shipping. It is definitely "micro" and easy to install. Plus, B&H treated me like I was a big spender with immediate shipping and excellent followup. The product and company are wonderful!

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Price

                                    By G Gardner

                                    from Lincolnton, NC

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable connection
                                    • Secure Connection

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Connection Speed

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home network

                                    Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                    Great little adapter for the price. Low profile doesn't get in the way of other usb plugs. Great for transfering pics and music between my phone to the computer.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Works like a champ

                                    By The Dude

                                    from Eastern, NC

                                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast

                                    Cons

                                    • no cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home network

                                    Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                    I bought this since my laptop did not come with bluetooth installed. Connected to my Iogear hub and paired it to my mouse and it has worked great. No issues when powering computer up and down or when coming out of sleep mode. I would buy this item again.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Small wonder

                                    By DJ

                                    from TN

                                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                          Works great and is really small. Bluetooth from my phone to computer and save pics.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          Very Good Product

                                          By Quita

                                          from Parrish Fl

                                          About Me High bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home network

                                            Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                            The connection is fast and very good, I am able to connect to my headphones.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            4.0

                                            Just as advertised

                                            By Hootjenkins

                                            from San Francisco

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast
                                            • Fast Connection Speed
                                            • Reliable connection
                                            • Secure Connection

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home network

                                              Comments about IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter:

                                              The iogear bluetooth 4.0 adapter works great on my laptop!!! I have connected a mouse, keyboard, and headset. No problems. I love bluetooth on my tablet and phone and now that I have this wonderful little dongle I am forever without wires. B&H was also great got to me in 4 days. I would recommend this to anyone. Only thing negative is that it can be a little tricky to remove from the usb port.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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