Our Geek review of Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Raspberry Pi, Linux Compatible; Classic Bluetooth, and Stereo Headset Compatible)
Electronic Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $13.95
Designed for maximum compatibility, small size, and low power, this Plugable adapter upgrades Windows and Linux PCs with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 support.
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.
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (with included Broadcom drivers)
Windows 8 - 10 (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, some Linux distributions need additional manual configuration)
Does NOT support MAC OS X or ARM-based Windows RT computers.
Does NOT support adding Bluetooth functionality to home theater or automotive systems.
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 - 10 stack)