Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Raspberry Pi, Linux Compatible; Classic Bluetooth, and Stereo Headset Compatible)

March 7, 2017 - Comment

Designed for maximum compatibility, small size, and low power, this Plugable adapter upgrades Windows and Linux PCs with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 support. The adapter is a compact USB Class 2 Low Energy Bluetooth Adapter with LED. It works with other Bluetooth devices within approximately 10m (30 foot) radius, depending on environmental factors, with transfer

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Designed for maximum compatibility, small size, and low power, this Plugable adapter upgrades Windows and Linux PCs with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 support.

The adapter is a compact USB Class 2 Low Energy Bluetooth Adapter with LED. It works with other Bluetooth devices within approximately 10m (30 foot) radius, depending on environmental factors, with transfer rates up to 3 Mbps. The adapter offers the market-leading Broadcom BCM20702 chipset and backwards compatibility with classic Bluetooth (1.x and 2.x) devices. It offers the option of the Broadcom (WIDCOMM) software driver stack, for cases when the default Windows drivers do not provide all desired Bluetooth functionality.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (with included driver installer)
Windows 8 & 10 (drivers install automatically through Windows Update, some devices require addtional software)
Linux kernels 3.0.34 and higher include basic drivers. Profile support via open-source BlueZ stack (some Linux distributions need additional manual configuration due to outdated BlueZ stack, potentially less profiles than Windows)

Does NOT support Mac OS X, macOS, or ARM-based Windows RT computers.

Does NOT support adding Bluetooth functionality to home theater systems, televisions, or automotive systems.

Supported Bluetooth Devices

Wireless Bluetooth keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, printers, modems, serial devices, phones, and more. Supports Xbox One S Bluetooth-capable controller in Windows 10 with Anniversary Update applied.

Supported Bluetooth Profiles

A2DP, ATT, AVRCP, GAVDP, GATT, HCRP, HFP, HID, HID over GATT, OPP, PAN, SPP, and more (Note: Profile support varies depending on operating system used, and whether WIDCOMM software is used in Windows.)

Product Features

  • Adds Bluetooth support to Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, or Linux PCs that don’t already have it. Adds Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) support to Windows 8 and higher.
  • Supports Bluetooth speakers, headphones, headsets, keyboards, mice, and more. Extremely compact USB adapter. Safe to leave in for laptop travel. Low power.
  • Uses the built-in Windows Bluetooth software in Windows 10. Inculdes Broadcom Bluetooth drivers for Windows 8.1, 8 and 7. Works with Raspbian and Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Automatic install through Windows Update in Windows 10 with default Bluetooth stack. Includes Broadcom Bluetooth stack for Windows 8.1, 8 and 7 (available separately for 10). Works with Raspbian and Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Some audio devices, such as the Bose QuietComfort 35, require downloading specific drivers to function in Windows 7.

AmazonUltimateConsumer says:

Works and now my Windows 7 PC is Bluetooth capatible I have a great Bluetooth headphones () that I wanted to use at my work computer so I would not distract my other co-workers. However my Windows 7 computer is not Bluetooth accessible. The Plugable Technologies allows any non Bluetooth accessible computer or laptop to have Bluetooth capabilities to use with Bluetooth headphones, mice, speakers, keyboards, etc. 

Johnny_Amazon® says:

Easy As 1…!! This is most likely the easiest installation I have had of a product in a long time, if you don’t count plugging in a pre-formatted hard drive. It literally took five seconds from start to finish. It was so quick, after waiting for a minute, I was thinking “what’s going on? Why isn’t anything popping up to initiate the installation process?” But in fact, it had already automatically silently installed on its own in the background. To test it out, I took out my PS4 Bluetooth…

Kindle Customer says:

Don’t buy if you use wireless headphones or speakers. Garbage if you plan on connecting a bluetooth audio device, like headphones or speakers. It is so laggy you will go mad. Even right next to the computer it is laggy as hell. It works fine with my mouse, but cannot even listen to a single song without non-stop choppiness and lag. My internet and headphones are fine and Bluetooth works on all my other devices. Save your money and time, buy a different brand.

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