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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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The IOGEAR Bluetooth 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 USB Micro Adapter allows users to connect to all the latest Bluetooth devices like cell phones, PDAs, mice and keyboards. Because the Micro Adapter is so small you can easily plug it into your computer without blocking any surrounding USB ports. The Micro Adapter also features Bluetooth EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) technology for transfer rates that are 3 times faster than traditional Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 adapters.

The Micro Adapter allows users to connect up to seven 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. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with both Mac and PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 30 feet (10 meter). It is great for both home and mobile networking needs.

  • newegg Rich-Featured Bluetooth Adapter The IOGEAR GBU421 Bluetooth adapter turns any computer with a USB port into a Bluetooth enabled computer with up to 30 ft wireless range and the ability of connecting up to 7 Bluetooth devices. It supports Bluetooth EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for up to 2.1Mbps data transfer - 3x faster than Bluetooth 1.1 or 1.2, Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) for stereo wireless streaming and built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication.
  • newegg Tiny Adapter At the size of a coin, the IOGEAR GBU421 adapter can be plugged in and stay connected to your computer unobtrusively, without block neighbouring USB ports.

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.

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  • Victor T.
  • 8/23/2014 5:48:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well with little to no effort on Windows and Linux.

Cons: n/a

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  • Robert M.
  • 6/11/2014 6:06:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMotionInJoy Glory

Pros: PS3 DualShock3 on a PC with this little guy!

Get MotionInJoy drivers and follow the instructions to sweet and familiar controller gaming on your PC!

Price!

Blue LED indicator lets you know when things are working and isn't "all in your face' like most blue LEDs.

Cons: Definitely not

Other Thoughts: Just buy it!

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  • Jason W.
  • 5/20/2014 8:58:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Low profile, works and hasn't dropped my devices and I use it daily.

Cons: (none)

Other Thoughts: excellent little receiver, bought this for my laptop so I can connect my wireless headphones and other devices to it more easily and could not be happier with this purchase.

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  • JOHN H.
  • 5/2/2014 5:27:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEzy connect using Ubuntu

Pros: Worked out of the box with several of my Ubuntu OS computers. Once plugged in the BT symbol appeared in the panel. All I had to di is select connect and configure the sound output so t is directed to the BT rather than the internal speakers. I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS on one computer and Ubuntu 14.04LTS on another and both follow the same procedure.

Cons: Device is very tight in USB connector, it hard to remove (that could be a Pro as it won't fall out in laptop transport).

Other Thoughts: The Linux Kernel has Blur Tooth built in so thei unit shouls work with any Linux distribution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/1/2014 6:09:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple install.

Pros: Throw in the disk, install, plug it in. Simple device functions as expected.

Cons: None so far

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  • James P.
  • 2/21/2014 12:14:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Paired my Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth apple magic mouse flawlessly.

No indication of connectivity issues, works as expected.

Cons: Bluetooth 2.1, however it should work absolutely fine for most wireless devices.

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  • Calvin L.
  • 2/19/2014 4:57:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect size !!

Pros: This little Bluetooth dongle is perfect in size to completely forget that it even connected. It was extremely easy to set up and so far is working perfectly. I have two desktop computers ( one is mine and one is wife's) and a laptop. Now all three can communicate through the Bluetooth connections with each other as far as sharing pics, documents, etc. and I don't even see the little unit (it's in the back of the desktops of course) and takes up virtually no space.

Cons: So far none - IOGEAR has worked great for me for several years so far.

Other Thoughts: The other Bluetooth dongle that I have is a few years old and still works great but is over three times the size (length) of this new one. If this keeps up we'll have complete computers the size of a credit card and can be carried in a pocket easily !!!!

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  • Randy E.
  • 2/12/2014 1:45:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not last

Pros: It works well and installs easily

Cons: This is the second one of these I have had for my lap top. They last a couple of months and without any known cause they just die.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this product.

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. The GBU421 is a low failure device so the problem described may be related to the Bluetooth stack in your computer operating system or software updates related to the driver. The updated driver can be found at http://www.iogear.com/support/dm/driver/GBU421WM#display. The GBU421 carries a 3 year warranty and can be replaced if found to be defective. Once again, thank you for choosing IOGEAR.

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  • Gabriel M.
  • 1/16/2014 8:25:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHassle at times

Pros: Great price, easy to install

Cons: I've noticed that it tends to disconnect a few times a week. This becomes quite annoying and I have reinstalled the drivers on win 7 from their website and the problem persisted. It's come down to the point where if disconnects I just unplug and replug the adapter. Happens maybe three times a week.

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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  • Nicholas A.
  • 1/4/2014 9:50:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCompletely Useless

Pros: It's small?

Cons: No matter what I try I cannot get the driver installer to recognize it, even though Windows will.

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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