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Mini USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter - 50m (165ft) Class 1 EDR Wireless Dongle

Add Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities to a laptop or desktop computer through USB

Product ID: USBBT1EDR4

  • Bluetooth® 4.0 LE compliant Bluetooth Smart Ready transceiver
  • Class 1 device with 50m (165ft) effective range
  • Support for Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) with data transfer rates up to 3 Mbps
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  • Low power consumption
  • Ultra-compact form factor
  • Backward compatible with Bluetooth v3.0, 2.0, 1.2 and 1.1 devices
  • Power / Linking / Standby LED indicator
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Overview

The USBBT1EDR4 USB to Class 1 Mini Bluetooth® Dongle lets you add Bluetooth wireless capabilities to a laptop or desktop computer through USB, with support for transfer distances of up to 50m (165ft).

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 LE +EDR , the USB Bluetooth adapter offers data transfer rates up to 3 Mbps and low power consumption. This Bluetooth Smart Ready transceiver is an effective way to connect to a rapidly growing list of the Bluetooth Smart peripherals on the market, including the latest Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth v4.0 also integrates added security for all transfers using 128-bit AES encryption.

A conveniently portable device, this ultra-compact adapter is unobtrusive when connected to your laptop, so you won't have to remove it each time you store your laptop in a carrying case or bag. The adapter is also backward compatible with previous Bluetooth standards (v3.0, 2.0, 1.2 and 1.1) to ensure connectivity with all of your Bluetooth devices.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect to the latest Bluetooth devices with Bluetooth version 4.0 support
  • Communicate across distances of up to 50m (165ft) with a Bluetooth Class 1 transceiver
  • Leave the unobtrusive USB dongle connected while you travel, for maximum portability

Applications

Connect Bluetooth peripherals such as keyboard/mouse or smart phones to your computer system

Reduce cable clutter by using wireless Bluetooth devices (such as keyboard/mouse) instead of traditional wired devices

Connect peripherals wirelessly to a computer in a remote/secure location

Connect peripherals in an industrial setting where the computer can be kept away from the work areas

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID CSR - CSR8510A06
Industry Standards Bluetooth v4.0, v3.0, EDR
Performance
Frequency 2.402-2.48GHz ISM Band
Max Distance 50 m / 165 ft
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 3 Mbps
Modulation GFSK,p/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
MTBF 12,000 Hours
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - Bluetooth Class 1.0
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS 9.x, 10.6 to 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power / Standby / Link
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0~75% RH
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.3 in [8 mm]
Product Length 0.9 in [21.9 mm]
Product Weight 0 oz [0 g]
Product Width 0.6 in [14.4 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.6 oz [74 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Bluetooth Adapter
1 - Driver DVD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS 9.x, 10.6 to 10.13

Certifications

Mini USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter - 50m (165ft) Class 1 EDR Wireless Dongle

Customer Reviews

4.2 (5 reviews)
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Quality of Product
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(2 stars) Key get more than 30 feets

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I bought this 2 days ago to connect my headphones to my computer and I can't get further than 30 feets. I tought maybe it was my headphones so I tried with my phone and it's the samething. someone wrote that it was unidirectional so I tried to align the "signal" with me. Same results. I used a usb extender... tought maybe it was the issue so I removed it. same thing. I tried to put the dongle higher so it wouldn't cause interference with my computer... same result. For now, I'm a bit disapointed of the product. It says 165 feets... I know it's probably on a straight line with nothing in between... but 30 feets... well not far...
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By: Di9ital
You have to have two class 1 bluetooth devices in order to achieve the complete range.
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(5 stars) Works perfectly with my Mac Pro Tower (Mid-2012)

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I bought the Bose QC35 wireless headphones and could not connect to my older Mac Pro. Turns out the Bose QC35 required Bluetooth 4.x, and the Mac Pro has Bluetooth 2.1. So I bought this adapter and it worked like a charm. I can now connect to my iPhone 6S and switch to the Mac Pro easily.
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(5 stars) Excellent Device

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This is a very good product. The driver software is very comprehensive and reliable. A big advantage is that it supports wake up from sleep function for keyboard/mouse devices. This is the first adaptor I have come across which includes this function. So far have not found any disadvantages or problems.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(4 stars) a few surprises

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we defined a requirement for a small computer and purchased an ASRock BeeBox n3000. this design lacks substantial punch when it comes to distance for the built-in Bluetooth. the beebox is attached to a 42" 1080p TV as the primary display. since this TV could be used with a sickbed, it was determined that a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse were desirable. the distance was beyond the capabilities of the BeeBox. I purchased this dongle specifically to handle the distance problem and it works as intended. there are a few things that have proven desirable, the driver software installs a second bluetooth control panel in the computer. this allows you to use speaker support close to the computer and keyboard and mouse further from the computer. there is also another complication. the dongle is directional. make sure you test the directionality of the dongle before fixing your installation. I can find no documentation that indicates what the radiation pattern is. this is good for personal security but not so good when you want to cover a wide area, i.e. a large back yard with a working gazebo. I hope this helps.
Quality of Product (4/5)
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(5 stars) USBBT1EDR4 is a very good product.

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Mini USB Bluetooth® 4.0 Adapter is a fantastic product! Better working range than other Bluetooth receivers/transmitters. Works great with Sony MDR-10R after checking ALL of the configuration for USBBT1EDR4. You MUST install ONLY the last version of the CSR Harmony software; if you have an older version installed, you MUST uninstall the older version first. The new version unfortunately does not include drivers for all of the older transmitters and you can't have more than one version installed at the same time. I highly recommend this product.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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