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5.0 out of 5 stars Works great as advertised., 10 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: StarTech.com Mini Bluetooth Dongle with USB 4.0 Adapter (Personal Computers)
Thinks I connected to it.
headphones, samsung hs3000 , cheap ebay Bluetooth stereo,
OBD II reader,
mouse (Logitech)
keyboards, (Microsoft 5000, cheap ebay bt )
Cell phone: Android note 2
heart rate monitor
arduino through serial port and a Bluetooth adapter I had made

I also used it both on a 2 cpu 8 core total server, and an i7 quad core laptop.

The good:
It supports all profiles and devices I could throw at it.
Very small
Drivers that come with it seem excellent ( The chip in it is popular, likely to maintain compatibility with future OS's)
Better range than regular class 2 adapters. Probably not 50m thought, works through 1 brick wall, not through cement floor. Similar range as FM frequency wireless rf headset.

The bad:
1.Common bluetooth problem when watching video with bt audio, even a minor skip results in video-audio lag increasing with every skip. So don't move away during a movie ( not even if you pause the movie, you have to disconnect-reconnect headset) This is a problem with bluetooth in general not just this adapter.
2. No external antenna or power connection. At least the antenna would be appreciated. To use on a desktop I used a usb extender to move it to the front of the box instead of the back that resolved serious range problems.
3. Pointless in my opinion green constantly blinking LED.

The bad aspects are either because of the Bluetooth protocol, or it's size (led solved with tiny black tape). Thus I gave it 5 stars since I still think it's the best option on amazon. I do wish a company used this chip on a larger adapter with a real antenna and external power.
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