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UtechSmart US-BTD-BCM USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter - Windows 8, 7, XP, Linux Compatible, Classic Bluetooth and Stereo Headset Compatible

  • Lithium
  • Bluetooth Version 4.0 A2DP
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Introduction

Designed for maximum compatibility, small size, and low power, this UtechSmart adapter upgrades Windows and Linux PCs with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 support. With it, you can communicate wirelessly with Bluetooth devices such as cell phones, PDAs, mice, keyboards etc.

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 built-in Windows drivers do not provide all desired Bluetooth functionality.

Feature

Upgrades Bluetooth support for Windows 8, 7, Visa, XP or Linux PCs
Extremely compact USB adapter. Safe to leave in for laptop travel. Low power.
Supports Bluetooth keyboards, mice, headsets, and more (with Microsoft built-in drivers)
Wireless range of up to 30 feet (10 meters)
Latest Bluetooth specification v4.0 Class 2 with low energy technology; Fully compatible with older Bluetooth equipment


Supported Operating Systems

* Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (with included Broadcom drivers)
* Windows 8 (with built-in drivers; Broadcom drivers not needed for most common profiles)
* Linux kernels 3.0.34 and higher, with open source stack (may have limited functionality vs Windows) Does NOT support MAC OS or ARM-based Windows RT


Supported Bluetooth Devices

Wireless Bluetooth keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, printers, modems, serial devices, phones, and more.

Supported Bluetooth Profiles

A2DP, ATT, AVRCP, GAVDP, GATT, HCRP, HFP, HID, HID over GATT, OPP, PAN, SPP, and more (Note: Some profiles may require installation of included Broadcom Bluetooth driver stack or built-in Windows 8 stack)

In the Box


Bluetooth Micro Adapter with LED (BCM20702 chipset), Broadcom driver installation CD, Quick Start Guide


Learn more about the UtechSmart INC. US-BTD-BCM

Model

Brand
UtechSmart
Model
US-BTD-BCM
Color
Black

Spec

Type
Bluetooth Adapter
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP
Battery
Lithium

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 Year
Labor
2 Year

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Customer Reviews of the UtechSmart INC. US-BTD-BCM

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  • Eric W.
  • 6/10/2014 6:47:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: For the duration of it working, it worked well. Picked up my devices, no drops or nothing.

Cons: Owned it for a few months, but only used it for about three weeks. After the third week it just up and died. I still see the blue LED light on the USB head light up just a small bit, but not as apparent as it used to be. It can no longer be read or picked up by my PC.

Other Thoughts: I tried multiple ways on fixing it, and I hadn't done anything wrong to damage it. It was working perfectly until one day it just decided to give up. :(

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  • Aldo B.
  • 6/6/2014 3:32:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks after online update

Pros: Works for Win 8.1. Good price for good performance. My Bluetooth switches between the laptop and cellphone without problem.

Cons: Had to spend some time to make it work. Fixed with online update

Other Thoughts: It was the cheapest, and works good. (Made a mistake in the past, buying one not compatible with Win 8, but up to win7)

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  • Ju C.
  • 5/30/2014 8:49:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable Adapter

Pros: It worked for the first few months of purchase where I could easily connect to my phone from Ubuntu and send pictures.

Cons: Now, for some odd reason it no longer reliably connects to my Kyocera DuraXT phone, nor to the ZTE Open C I purchased for use and to test out FirefoxOS. I nearly filed a bug report on the Bluetooth part of the ZTE before further testing revealed the adapter just wasn't working correctly. A shame as I bought this primarily because of the Linux compatibility in the title. Maybe it would work better on a Windows machine. Either way, a disappointing purchase.

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  • Henry H.
  • 3/10/2014 6:45:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Works out of the box with no issues on both Windows 7 and Linux (Fedora/RHEL/Debian). Tried multiple headphones/headsets and mice. Works about 15-20 feet away.

Cons: Since it is a micro adapter it has a relatively short range

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  • John J.
  • 1/15/2014 10:14:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCan't Recommend

Pros: Small, software included.

Cons: Not reliable. At the 2 month point became erratic and failed. Will not work on any of 3 systems.

Other Thoughts: Seller offers no warranty other than 30 day return period. I would expect that a concerned seller would offer something better than a 30 day return policy on new items. Makes me suspect the quality of their products. Will NOT purchase from them again.

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  • VINCENT B.
  • 1/14/2014 3:27:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product Works Well.

Pros: Works as expected., I get about 10 meters, no problem.
Clear, no clicks, pops, or anything else, unlike may ASUS mother boards built in Bluetooth, Good product. works well.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Be sure to remove ALL prior Bluetooth drivers and software and disable the Bluetooth controller in your BIOS if you have one. Load the include software and that's it.
Pairs up with no problems.

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  • Henry C.
  • 12/8/2013 4:28:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOccasional problems

Pros: When it works, it's fine and does what it's supposed to do, which is connect to a wireless headphone in my case.

Cons: Occasionally, when the computer wakes from sleep (windows 8.1) my wired USB keyboard doesn't work. The wireless Logitech mouse does, but I can't enter the password to log into Windows. It's because of the Bluetooth adapter because when I unplug it, this problem never occurs. It also has never occurred before I got the adapter. Clearly a problem with the adapter or how it interacts with Windows 8 during startup.

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  • Gregg R.
  • 11/29/2013 9:55:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks, but not with everything

Pros: -Really small footprint.
-Works with some bluetooth devices, like a bt headset, or bt mouse.

Cons: -Doesn't work with PS3 bluetooth controller which was my main reason for purchasing. Apparently you need a receiver with a little more capability.

Other Thoughts: I am using MotionJoy's DS3 software drivers, and the software won't recognize the bluetooth receiver. The software recommends something more like the BT ADPT ASUS| USB-BT211 R which I am going to try next.

Moral of the story is don't assume all bluetooth receivers are equal.

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  • Carolyn C.
  • 11/9/2013 12:07:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with linux

Pros: Don't have any cause I am not a windows user.

Cons: It doesn't work with linux as it is advertised. Buyer beware, false advertising.

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  • Dana M.
  • 10/30/2013 7:20:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWow - Great Bluetooth

Pros: Tiny. Amazing connectivity.
I bought a LG 730 headset to go with my EVGA X79 Dark motherboard since it comes with Bluetooth. So the Bluetooth antenna on the motherboard ends up being on the back and on the bottom. I had heard that the LG headset didn't have great range/connectivity, but wasn't expecting it to be so bad with the motherboard BT.

Bought the USB antenna and WOW. No more connection problems with the headset. I can walk all around the house and even outside and get amazing reception. No blips, no static, just great sound.

And - the dongle is tiny. I'm using it on my tower so it's basically invisible even on the front but it'd be perfect on a laptop.

Cons: none I can think of.

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