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Item#: 9SIA1CZ1HJ5200

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): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tyler G.
  • 1/27/2015 8:42:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo range and a 5 second delay

Pros: It connects and works well within range.

Cons: The range of my device was about 5-6 feet. Any sort of obstacle at all completely interrupted the signal. Once signal was lost, moving back into range left me with a 3 second delay in the sound. I am not satisfied with this product and will be returning it.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing IOGEAR and we apologize for the inconvenience. First, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your experience using the GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter. We are sorry to hear that our product has not lived up to your expectations. We will be more than happy to replace the Bluetooth adapter for you under our warranty. To ensure that we are able to deliver the best user experience to you and our other valued customers, we would like to get more information regarding your specific use case to determine how we can improve our product’s operability and connectivity with similar devices. 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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  • FREDERICK M.
  • 1/27/2015 5:29:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to install, worked perfectly

Pros: Just plugged it in, no need for the software that came with it to be installed. Paired up with both the KB and Mouse quickly.

Cons: I really didn't find any cons.

Other Thoughts: Great product for the price, worked well for my needs. I didn't need to worry about the range as the KB and Mouse will remain on a desk. So, I can not comment about the range.

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  • david l.
  • 1/24/2015 2:31:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWORKED GREAT

Pros: EASY SETUP. SIMPLY WORKS. CONTROL A FEW REMOTE ITEMS SUCH AS BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS 20 FT AWAY IN ANOTHER ROOM. REMEMBER TO RESTART COMPUTER, MAYBE TWICE. ALSO DOWNLOAD FROM WEBSITE UPDATE DRIVERS IF NEED. CHANGE POSITIONS FOR PLUG IN TO GET BEST SIGNAL. FRONT WORKED FOR ME.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: AS ALWAYS YOU HAVE TO GO INTO SPEAKER CONFIG, MAKE BLUE TOOTH SPEAKERS DEFAULT. DON'T WORRY AFTER TURNING OFF YOUR BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS THE SOUND WILL AUTO CHANGE BACK TO YOUR DEDICATED SPEAKERS.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 1/16/2015 9:52:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsResults Vary

Pros: When it is working well, the sound quality is the best that my system has produced. On-line gaming and I-tunes sound quality is absolutely amazing

Cons: The nature of Bluetooth connections dropping or having to be re-activated if the system goes on stand by or is inactive to long is a headache.

Sound quality vary drastically from time to time. Audio Lag is a constant issue with EVERY STREAMING VIDEO SITE, the longer you watch the worse it gets

Other Thoughts: This is my first time using Bluetooth and it has not been a good experience overall.

I received two pair of Bluetooth headphones as gifts, one is a high end type like you often see on tv or movies, that set is easy to get connected and usually works well. The second set still trying to set up.

I would not recommend using Bluetooth unless you absolutely have to. Logitech H760 are a bit fragile, use duct tape when they crack, trust me, they will crack, but they are nearly headache free. Or one of the other non Bluetooth headsets

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  • David H.
  • 1/14/2015 9:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat buy, great price

Pros: Plug and play, detects all my devices without hassle. Using it mostly to emulate an Xbox360 controller using a PS3 on my PC.

Cons: Small and stubby, so may be a bit hard to pull out of the USB slot.

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  • steve s.
  • 1/10/2015 11:16:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: works w/o problems. small. connects my lg730 headset!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: none

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  • Alan M.
  • 12/30/2014 2:20:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIOGEAR GBU521 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Micro Adapter

Pros: Works great. Good range. No delays

Cons: None.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 12/27/2014 10:50:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Has good range, syncs to my headset and PS4 controller with minimal fus.

Cons: DO NOT PLUG INTO USB 3.0. It corrupted my windows OS and forced me to reinstall the entire OS. I don't know what it did, but one minute I'm syncing my headset, the next my windows hangs and then I'm forced to restart, and get a boot loop at the window's intro.

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  • jeffery b.
  • 12/27/2014 2:32:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsiogear

Pros: works great on my windows 7 64 laptop,

Cons: none

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  • Jerry K.
  • 12/19/2014 9:47:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Bluetooth

Pros: Easy to install and configure. High bandwidth.

Cons: Very short range. Loose connection less than 25ft away from computer with headset in open air. Headset will stay connected to my iPhone 6 all over my house and up to 60ft in open air.

Other Thoughts: I wish the unit had more power to be able to move further away but up close the audio to my headset is fantastic.

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