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IOGEAR GBU521W6 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter Multi-Language Version

  • 30 Feet operating range
  • Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
  • Compatiable with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets
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The IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter offers Bluetooth connectivity at a fraction of the size of normal Bluetooth USB adapters. About the size of an adult fingernail, the IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter allows users to connect to all the latest Bluetooth devices like cell phones, PDAs, mice, keyboards and more. Because the IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter is so small you can easily plug it into your computer without blocking any surrounding USB ports.

The IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the Micro Adapter's lower 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 feet (10 meter). It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.


Learn more about the IOGEAR GBU521W6

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GBU521W6

Spec

Type
Bluetooth Adapter
Operating Range
30 Feet
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Bluetooth Profile
Supports the following services: 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), Synchronization (SYNCH)
Compatibility
iPhone 5
Dimensions
0.38" x 0.75" x 0.69"
Weight
0.2 oz.

Features

Features
Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more

Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer

Ultra-low power consumption

Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy

Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps

Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction

2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band

Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the IOGEAR GBU521W6

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  • Jon W.
  • 10/29/2014 5:11:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent and Easy.

Pros: I plugged these in to a Windows 7 PC and was using Blu-tooth headphones within minutes. Easy to use and the sound quality is great.

Cons: None

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  • Carlos D.
  • 6/30/2014 11:11:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDriver? Website???

Pros: None so far.

Cons: Apparently the cd that comes with the product is missing the one driver I need: the Windows 8 driver. So I tried to go online to find it. Their website will not load... I have tried it on various devices and all other websites work for me... It is nowhere to be found elsewhere on the internet either... It should not be this hard to find a driver...

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. Windows 8 and 8.1 drivers are located on the IOGEAR website. http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GBU521#display . Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Jeremy D.
  • 1/13/2014 7:36:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far!

Pros: Does everything I need it to do. I can stream music from my phone to my PC, I can stream music from my PC to my wireless speakers without a noticeable loss in quality. I've even had to do an emergency phone tether via bluetooth when my internet was out for an extended period of time and all went smoothly.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I have not exhausted every technological potential of bluetooth with this particular dongle, but I have done some of the most strenuous and trying and it worked just fine.

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  • Tarunvir B.
  • 12/15/2013 1:21:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and other issues

Pros: The only reason I bought this was because a local store didn't have the Asus one in stock.

Cons: - DOA
- Does not fit well into USB slot and requires ridiculous force
- firmware won't even install unless it's in there, but since it won't get recognized, it's a waste of time
- ridiculously slippery. I wasted half an hour trying to take it out of my USB slot.

Other Thoughts: Returning it. I almost feel like I should be compensated for the amount of hassle this product gave me.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. Please email us with a phone number to contact you at support@iogear.com. We will be more than happy to contact you with quality service and process an RMA. Your comments will be forwarded to the product manager for review. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Virgil B.
  • 12/7/2013 11:08:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: USB plug dimensions are incorrect. Too much force needed to plug in. Will not insert in some USB ports. Same problem on 3 different adapters of the same model.

Other Thoughts: Should not have been put on the market.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Your comments will be sent to the product manager. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Rodger H.
  • 8/5/2013 3:56:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsneed WIN 8 driver.

Pros: never got it to work, so no Pros

Cons: would not work without a WIN 8 driver. Manufacturer suggested software from another vendor but that did not help.

Other Thoughts: have never gotten it to work, ads on site should specify if an item will not Work with WIN 8

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. We do have Windows 8 driver for the GBU521W6 located on the IOGEAR website http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GBU521#display Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Jeb Z.
  • 7/14/2013 8:34:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan't Recommend, Keeps Dying

Pros: When working, works just as it should to connect bluetooth devices to my PC.

Cons: Device stops working within 1-3 months of use

Other Thoughts: Adapter works fine for at least a month to connect BT devices to my PC, but after that (specifically for a BT keyboard I use) the connection then starts to get flaky with typed keys repeating randomly, and when I attempt to disconnect and reconnect the adapter it never comes back on and goes dead.

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  • Bernard J.
  • 7/4/2013 12:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good for HTPC

Pros: It was cheap and it's small.

Cons: The range on this is too short for my HTPC. Which makes it useless for me. It worked fine from about 3 feet.

It's so small that it's hard to pull out from the back of the PC.

Other Thoughts: I have no other thoughts.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. To better service you and understand your set up, please feel to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • James L.
  • 5/6/2013 5:05:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsjimincenterville

Pros: It works.

Cons: installed it and got chatbites junk ware and it incapacitated up a USB host controller on my laptop. Asked them for help and they did give me a place to download that didn't contain the junk ware, but something caused problem with USB Host Controller and they said it ain't my software and kind of told me to stuff it. Really sweet people.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy anything from IOGEAR again. Got new software for there bluetooth hardware, and it works great. Software assistance very limited

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The Error you are describing is related to your host controller and not the GBU521W6. We can only work with problems related specific to the IOGEAR devise. You may want to contact the manufacture of the host controller for information on that specific error. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR

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  • James L.
  • 5/3/2013 8:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR GBU521

Pros: I downloaded software per instructions. The BT worked fine, only problem is that I got a caution and error message that my USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller need a new or different driver and I tried to change the driver by update and MS says I have newest driver and won't change it.

Cons: IOGEAR did help me fix the BT application but will not assist in getting error off of the USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller

Other Thoughts: Sent email to IOGEAR support, I will finish rating when I get their answer.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The Error you are describing is related to your host controller and not the GBU521W6. We can only work with problems related specific to the IOGEAR devise. You may want to contact the manufacture of the host controller for information on that specific error. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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