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iogear GBU521W6 - Bluetooth 4.0 USB - Micro Adapter - Warranty: 3Y

by IOGEAR
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Connectivity technology: Wireless
  • Host interface: USB
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Internal: N
  • Data transfer rate (max): 3 Mbit/s
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Technical Details
BrandIOGEAR
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions1.8 x 1.9 x 1 cm
Item model numberGBU521W6
  
Additional Information
ASINB007ZT2AXE
Best Sellers Rank 10,091 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight975 g
Date First Available14 Sep 2012
  
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iogear GBU521W6 - Bluetooth 4.0 USB - Micro Adapter - Warranty: 3Y


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hackintosh 16 Jan 2014
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Ok so I needed a cheap Mac for processor intensive tasks, having an iMac and MacBook Pro I know how expensive they are and therefore for a background server that is just going to render final cut pro projects in the background when budget was tight I cheated and made myself a Hackintosh, the only thing I could not get to work on the motherboard was WiFi and Bluetooth.
This little dongle solved the Bluetooth issue and is great (and stable).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for NAS 9 April 2014
By Padre
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Bought this item for an Asustor NAS, works quite well, bought this model as it is one of the few Bluetooth dongles compatible with this model of Asustor AS-602
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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  468 reviews
339 of 348 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars HUGE WARNING / BUYER BEWARE: Cannot Recommend 29 Aug 2012
By MJG - Published on Amazon.com
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No beef with how the adapter works. The adapter itself works fine for me at the moment on Windows 7 and I'm keeping it despite my reservations of IOGEAR practices. I don't like it for the following reason. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE POST DRIVER INSTALATION SURPRISE & EXPERIENCE with this product. It is absolutely deplorable that something called easybits chat & games installed WITHOUT USER CONSENT during driver installation with absolutely no uninstall option. That is correct: No advance notice that easybits was installing and no uninstall option after its very unwelcome discovery. Had to manually search and delete any references in my system folders and registry to this completely useless and dispicable intusion into my pc.

Did I miss an optout during installation? Don't think so, and I'm not interested in wasting time to test on another pc to confirm.

Copy and paste the following link for experience of reviewer Ericwag at the Newegg site:

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110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome adapter beware bloatware!!!! 3 May 2012
By C. Sneddon - Published on Amazon.com
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Works fantastic with windows 7, great range, very happy. Unfortunetly its not plug and plan, i had to use the cd to get it to work and it put on about 6 garbage programs that i cant delete. What a shame. If anyone figures out how to get the drivers without the garbage please post. I couldnt find it on the website. Otherwise im very happy with the product.
48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works with everything I've tried, even under linux 3 May 2012
By Brett Trotter - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this to connect to a plantronics phone headset I have for use with Skype, but as an afterthought I also bought a logitech wireless speaker adapter. I was a little worried this wouldn't work with my linux (Ubuntu 12.04) system, but after finding another reviewer's comment with a line to add to my configuration, it works great with both the headset and the logitech device. I couldn't ask for more for decently under $20.
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Driver install includes massive crapware with no optout 12 Oct 2012
By J. C. Ellett - Published on Amazon.com
When I installed the drivers I found Easybits Chat and 5 Easybits games installed on my system. There was no option during install to exclude this. This is totally unacceptable. I've purchased IOGEAR products over the past several years, but will not be buying anything more from IOGEAR and will be returning the adapter ASAP.

Update: IOGEAR contacted me and told me the drivers now available from their web site no longer have the crapware. I haven't had a chance to uninstall the old drivers, see if the crapware also uninstalls, and test the new drivers yet; will update again once I do. Meanwhile I gave them a second star for the contact.
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This device does work with Linux 1 July 2012
By Jon Smirl - Published on Amazon.com
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From another review...

In a few months, most distros should have the patch to the Linux kernel driver that makes this a friendly, no-hassle plug-and-play experience. That's when I'd give this product a full 5 stars.Else, if needed, just create a file /etc/modprobe.d/medialink-btusb.conf and put this one line in it:

install usb:v0A5Cp21E8d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* /sbin/modprobe btusb; echo 0a5c 21e8 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/btusb/new_id

Detailed explanation: This device is handled just fine by the stock btusb kernel module. The issue is that the driver does not recognize the exact USB vendor/product ID. However, the driver was fixed just a few weeks ago. It'll just take a little time for your favorite Linux distro update to pick up the fix.
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