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Targus ACB10US1 Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter

  • Internet bridge: connect through mobile phone via PSTN, ISDN, LAN or xDSL
  • Cordless computer: cordless connection to peripherals
  • Interactive conference: easily transfer files between Bluetooth device
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General

Brand
Targus
Model
ACB10US1

Connectors

Specifications
Internet bridge: connect through mobile phone via PSTN, ISDN, LAN or xDSL

Cordless computer: cordless connection to peripherals

Interactive conference: easily transfer files between Bluetooth devices

Wireless synchronization: automatically synchronize PDAs and Smartphones to notebook or desktop computers

Data rate: 723/57.6 Kbps (range is dependent upon the user environment)

Bluetooth Class 2 and v1.1 compliant

Features

Features
With the Targus USB Bluetooth® Adapter, you can transfer files, synchronize your PDA and smart phone contacts and calendar with Microsoft Outlook, use your phone as a wireless modem to connect to the Internet or networks, connect multiple devices (mice, keyboard, keypad) wirelessly to your PC, print from your phone or PC to a Bluetooth printer, fax from your PC through your smart phone, and much more.

Hassle-free productivity: Connect up to 7 Bluetooth-enabled devices like PDAs, keyboards, mice and printers without the hassle of cables or cradles


Unwire your life: Wirelessly connect your notebook to the Internet or to networks via your Bluetooth-enabled phones and PDAs


User-friendly, secure access Plug and play convenience with secure, 128-bit encryption and authentication

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

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Warranty

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


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  • John G.
  • 3/30/2014 1:41:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsHope you have a working CD drive, coz if you don't . . .

Pros: It (eventually) works, Bluetooth 4, unobtrusively small but decent range.

Cons: If you can't use the included drivers/install CD, good freaking luck finding the right drivers for Windows 8 online. The US/international support website only has the Windows 7 and older drivers which will fail and give you the error:
. . . . .
COULD NOT START MICROSOFT BLUETOOTH STACK. PLEASE REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER AND TRY AGAIN.
. . . . .
After lots of google searching, trying other various sites (including Broadcom which actually makes the Bluetooth circuits inside), I was able to find the driver here:

targus DOT com /uk/product_Details.asp?SKU=ACB75EU

Yeah, that's right, you have to use the UK portion of the site to find it. The file you need to download is a ZIP file called
________
btw12.zip
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
Extract the Zip file to a new folder and run the SETUP.EXE inside. This will install the correct drivers in Windows 8 without any compatibility errors.

Whether you use the one from that zip file download or the one from the CD you'll still have to do 2 things:

(1) Open Bluetooth settings, turn on whatever devices you want to use, double-click the bluetooth icon in the system tray (the area next to the clock) then "add a device"

(2) When using devices such as headphones, wireless speakers, etc, you may need to tell your computer to use them. Right click on the speaker next to the clock and select Playback Devices, OR hit Start, type SOUND, click/tap on SETTINGS, then SOUND. Once you have the Sound dialog/window open, click the Playback tab, right click on the device you want to use to play back sound. The music should now play through that bluetooth device. Do the same thing to change back to your computer speakers, or just turn the bluetooth device off.

Other Thoughts: When you buy hardware, no matter what your tech savvy skill is, you should at least be able to get what you need without having to reinvent the wheel in the process. This is why I have no problem rating this device based strictly on support rather than actual functionality.

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  • Reginald B.
  • 2/17/2013 1:17:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssoftware actually works for win 7!

Pros: supplied disc actually installs everything needed to hook up anything you may have. 3 different headsets, 2 different cell phones and 2 different tablets all connected no problem.

Cons: which blue tooth had faster data transfer rate.

Other Thoughts: will give further review if any problems. only had it for today, but am happy that it works as advertized, this device is version 4 so has been updated from neweggs ad.

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  • Bernice R.
  • 3/18/2012 9:03:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks, with a little digging

Pros: I searched online for a Windows 7 driver. I immediately came up with a link to Windows 7 Compatibility Center which recommended WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software for Windows 7, Vista or XP for computers with a "Broadcom-enabled embedded or USB plug-in Bluetooth wireless adapter"

Cons: The Adapter came with its own software disk. I first installed the software using "autoplay." It never completely installed. Then, I then ran the installation manually using the Vista version BTW 6.0.1.6300 that came on the disk. This also failed to install completely.

I followed the links to the Broadcom website, downloaded and installed the software. This version installed completely. In minutes I was listening to my A2DP stereo headset and was able to pair my Nokia Smartphone to my desktop, synchronize it, etc. This is what I wanted to use the Bluetooth Adapter for in the first place. So, for the chance I took, it was a success!

Installation wasn't as easy I would have liked. I did not appreciate the extra steps I had to take to get it to work, and the time I wasted. But, having done so, I am very pleased with the product. Hopefully, some of you may be able to capitalize on these efforts, load & install the above software the first time--not have any headaches with this--but

Other Thoughts: Installation wasn't as easy I would have liked. I did not appreciate the extra steps I had to take to get it to work, and the time I wasted. But, having done so, I am very pleased with the product. Hopefully, some of you may be able to capitalize on these efforts, load & install the above software the first time--not have any headaches with this--but just

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  • Kiril A.
  • 3/11/2012 4:29:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDoes't work in Windows 7 x64

Pros: None, Zero, Nada

Cons: Doesn't work in Windows 7. What can be worst that that?

Other Thoughts: The funny thing is that this little fella works in Ubuntu, openSuSE 12.1, Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (Hackintosh). I could connect all of the cell phones in the family, three mouses and tho headphones in all of the distros listed above without any problem. I have only one Windows 7 x64 box, and this little fella could not discover or get connected to any of our Bluetooth enabled devices. I've bought it with intention to use it on Win 7 x64. What a joke ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2011 9:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: Installation was simple. It's very easy to setup and use. Connection is fast and consistent. The connection between the chip and whatever I'm using with it has broke only a handful of times out of the ten months I've had it for. I find myself going through batteries more than problems!

Cons: None so far.

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  • Steve M.
  • 5/23/2011 9:41:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt works with Win7 32/64 and XP

Pros: I have used this on several systems including XP, and both 32 and 64bit versions of Win7. The installs for Win7 are nice and smooth. The XP install is a bit more cumbersome, but overall it's not bad.

Cons: On XP, whenever a new user logs on they get a BT configuration wizard that pops up and bothers them, which scares end-users

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  • David Y.
  • 11/10/2010 1:28:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't bother for Windows 7

Pros: Small, inexpensive, works great with Windows XP, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.

Cons: Even though it is supposed to work with Windows 7 32-bit it does not. It loads all the necessary drivers but the option to allow devices to discover/connect remains grayed out.

Other Thoughts: Good thing it was cheap.

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