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Item#: N82E16833139027

IOGEAR GBU521 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter

  • USB
  • Bluetooth 4.0 4 dBm(Class 2)
  • Up to 3.0Mbps Transfer rate
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Learn more about the IOGEAR GBU521

Model

Brand
IOGEAR
Model
GBU521

Spec

Interface
USB
Bluetooth Standards
Bluetooth 4.0
Transfer rate
Up to 3.0Mbps
Antenna
Integrated Antenna
Range
30ft (10m)
Security
128b AES and application layer user defined
Transmission Power
4 dBm(Class 2)
Sensitivity
<-82dBm at < 0.1% BER
Radio Frequency
2.402 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Dimensions
0.38" x 0.75"x 0.69"
Weight
0.2oz.

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

Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming

Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication

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)

Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0

Packaging

Package Contents
1 Bluetooth to USB adapter
1 Driver/Manual CD*
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Warranty / Registration Card
Warning: *The included CD is a mini size disket, and it is recommended not to insert the mini size CD into the slot-loading CD ROM drive to avoid damaging the slot-loading CD ROM drive.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jacob W.
  • 12/11/2014 11:24:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: super small and great range. using it with wireless headset and it works great. connected my iphone 6 and it would even let me send my music on my phone to my computer and use the computers audio output as wireless speakers. unexpected functionality that was pretty cool to me.

Cons: none so far

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  • Joel P.
  • 12/10/2014 10:31:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Good for peripherals. works on USB 3.0 ports as well...

Cons: slight lag on apple magic mouse...this is on a CustoMac build and it may just be that....problem is less than cumbersome as it barley interrupts my DAW workflow in Logic Pro X.

Other Thoughts: Haven't done much data transfer with it so I can't say if it's as good as advertised.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/17/2014 6:45:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: none

Cons: it was working perfectly fine, installed the drivers for it and everything until it just stopped working.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • William M.
  • 11/16/2014 8:56:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Not a one

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  • Christopher P.
  • 10/31/2014 7:30:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice deal, good price

Pros: This works very well. I needed a small, inexpensive Bluetooth dongle and this was it. No issues. I am using it with a Logitech keyboard with about a 20' range

Cons: None

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  • Zach P.
  • 10/17/2014 8:40:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbought in 2010 - still works in 2014

Pros: Just wanted to share that I bought one of these in 2010, and it still works with no problems today! (Oct 214)

Cons: none

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  • Robert P.
  • 9/15/2014 12:20:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall and fast

Pros: Easy to setup and use... fast

Cons: None

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  • Kim W.
  • 9/11/2014 8:54:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR GBU521 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter

Pros: Price, the ability to use wireless headset

Cons: none other than my lack of knowledge about bluetooth

Other Thoughts: As soon as I figure out what I an doing it will be great!

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  • Thomas J.
  • 9/9/2014 6:56:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot working

Pros: It's small

Cons: I have yet to get this to work. I've installed, uninstalled, and reinstalled drivers numerous times to no avail. It will not connect to my LG G2 or my Arriva Leo headphones.

Other Thoughts: I followed the instructions (no DVD drive on laptop, so I downloaded the Win7 x64 drivers from the website, started the install before plugging it in, then plugged it in when asked and finished the install. Then when I paired with the headphones, it installed more drivers. When I paired the phone...even more drivers. I did have some "didn't install issues" that supposedly you get rid of by making those be COM ports (via forums). When the initial install didn't work, I removed all drivers and tried again. This time for the phone/headphones I didn't let Windows install it, I pointed it to the install directory which really made no difference. I've searched forums to no avail. At this point I'm fed up. My phone and headphones worked find with my old laptop which had bluetooth built in. This new one needed an add on.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 9/9/2014 11:05:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Til It Died

Pros: Small, price, easy to set up.

Cons: It died after 41 days, disappointed. I guess what can you expect for the price. If i want Bluetooth, I'll replace my wifi card and get one with Bluetooth.

Manufacturer Response:

First, thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for your experience. The product should not behave as you described. Since the unit is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year warranty feel free to contact our customer support at 1-866-946-4327 or email us: support@iogear.com. Again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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