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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2012
I was able to managed to get my PS3 controller hooked up with this blutooth and motionjoy on my PC to play emulators. Works perfect!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2010
I looked at a zillion of these Bluetooth adapters, wanting to add BT to my wife's PC to sync her BlackBerry, and I saw this one consistently reviewed among the best on every site that sold it.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, the installation could not have been easier, I simply enabled the BT services in Win7, then plugged it into a USB port, and Win7 did the rest. The whole deal took less than 1 minute.

What attracted me to this adapter was it seemed to work farther away than most of the other adapters, according to others who had purchased several different ones.

The cool part is now my wife can sync her BlackBerry with her Outlook calendar - when her computer is upstairs in her office, and her BlackBerry is downstairs in the kitchen in her purse !!

Highly recommend this adapter, I'll be getting more for my other computers.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
*Update 3/29/13*
I've encountered one issue with the range for this bluetooth adapter. It seems the DS3 will not communicate with the adapter and the controller will not register at all. I think the problem is that the wireless range isn't very far even though it's rated at 328 feet. I have a HDTV connected to my computer and I sit about 7-8 feet away from the adapter. I had to use a USB extension cable to solve that problem. I'll update again if the connection drops. I took off one star because of this.

I had some trouble getting the Azio Bluetooth adapter to work with Motioninjoy properly. At first I installed the drivers and software from the Azio website which ended up installing the Toshiba bluetooth software. I was able to pair my phone without issues but I couldn't get Motioninjoy to detect the bluetooth adapter. So I uninstalled everything associated with the bluetooth adapter and let Windows 7 handle the installation. When I restarted my computer, Windows 7 did not installed any drivers. I opened up Motioninjoy anyway to see if I could pair my DS3 and sure enough my bluetooth adapter was detected as Cambridge Silicon Radio. With my DS3 plugged into my USB, I clicked pairing and the DS3 was given a mac address. After that, I just unplugged my DS3 from the USB, press the PS button, and now I can use my DS3 in Windows.

Do not install the drivers and software from the CD-ROM or from the Azio website, those drivers will interfere with Motioninjoy auto detection of the bluetooth dongle. You will most likely lose the ability to use your bluetooth adapter for other needs like syncing with your phone. I only bought this bluetooth dongle so I can use my Dualshock 3 controller wirelessly.

Instructions:
1) Plug in the Azio Bluetooth adapter. Do NOT install any drivers or software.
2) Install the latest Motioninjoy software.
3) Plug in your Dualshock 3 controller through the USB port.
4) Open up Motioninjoy, click on "Driver Manager."
5) There should be something that looks like this "Port_#0003.Hub_#0005 USB\VID_0A12&PID_0001&REV_5276." It doesn't have to be exact since every USB port is different. Make sure there's a green check mark at the end of that. Select it and load the drivers. It should take about a minute to install the drivers for the DS3. You will hear the new device sound.
6) Goto "Profiles" and test the controller by enabling a controller profile. Check to see if the vibration works and open up the "Game Controller Panel."
7) You should see Motioninjoy Virtual Game Controller, click on properties and test every function on the DS3.
8) Go back to Motioninjoy program and click on "Bluetooth Pair."
9) You should see some information about your Bluetooth adapter. It should show Cambridge Silicon Radio, Mac Address, HCI, LMP, Features.
10) With the DS3 still connected to the USB, click on "Pair Now." A new mac address will be given for the DS3. Now unplug the USB cable that's connected to the DS3.
11) Press the PS Button on the DS3 and you will hear the new device sound in Windows. Go back to "Profiles" and click on "Game Controller Panel." Your controller should now be working wirelessly in Windows.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
I completely deleted my old Bluetooth dongle's software and installed this new Azio unit using the included installation disk. I have paired the Azio and used it with headphones, speakers, and mouse; the results have been outstanding. The Toshiba stack is superior to what I had before. The hardware is solid. I haven't challenged the Class 1 range since all of my devices are Class 2 but I can say that the quality of the audio and the functioning of the mouse are perfect where they weren't before. The sensation of using this unit is sublime. I cannot recommend it more highly.

Jim

Update September 15, 2012

I got a new Windows 7 netbook to complement my laptop. I installed the Azio software and switched the dongle back and forth without a hitch. I finally went ahead and bought a second one.

I obviously like these things!

Jim

Update January 23, 2013

I bought an Azio Bluetooth keyboard and it, too, works flawlessly with this dongle.

Jim

Update March 29, 2013

I bought a Toshiba Bluetooth mouse and it, too, works flawlessly with this dongle.

Jim

Update December 18, 2013

The older of my two adapters failed after 18 months. I called Azio and had a replacement in hand in a few days. Excellent product support.

Jim

Update July 6, 2015

The newer of my two adapters failed after 34 months. I called Azio and will have a replacement in hand in a few days. Again, excellent product support.

Jim
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2010
The docs included with this device say it works only with Windows. Boy, is that wrong.

Connected the Azio to a free USB port on an old G4 iBook with no built-in BT. Holy moley, this thing BLASTS out its signal! In terms of range of operation, it definitely beats the factory BT in a recent Mac Mini and a late-model MacBook Pro. I just got it today, so I can't vouch for its longevity. But right out of the box, it's pretty amazing.

Consider: iBook (with Azio attached) in the living room, streaming podcasts over our local network. Me in the kitchen listening on a BT headset while making a snack. Whoops, turned on the microwave! There goes the signal, right? Wrong! It kept playing. Not even a stutter or a drop. Let me repeat that: IT KEPT PLAYING OVER THE MICROWAVE.

Unbelievable. And at that range, at least 20 feet through an interior brick wall.

The iBook runs the latest version of Leopard, and it recognized the Azio instantly. Don't know if it will work with earlier or later systems. I haven't yet tried making Skype calls over the Azio, but I bet it works great. The Azio paired up with my stereo Samsung WEP870 headset easily.

I can heartily recommend this device to Mac users.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2014
This little Bluetooth dongle is licensed to use the Toshiba Bluetooth stack, which is almost often required to use some wireless controllers, namely Nintendo Wiimote and Wii U Pro controllers. This little adapter has worked perfectly for connecting my official Nintendo controllers and is very affordable. The dongle barely sticks out, and while it's not as small as some I've seen I can't believe bumping it would be an issue except in the worst located USB ports on a laptop.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2013
There isn't too much to say about this unit aside from it works well as advertised. It's got great range, easily keeping a connection with my PS3 controller through 3 walls and about 30 feet away. I originally was using it to play games with a Dual Shock 3 controller, which requires it to be installed with different drivers, but I later realized that I'd rather use it for a regular Bluetooth connection. In this case the installation is pretty straight forward. This is installed on Windows 8 Pro, using the supplied disc there were no hiccups. I should note that the disc is not a standard CD size, but rather the smaller 3 inch one. This would pose a problem to those with slot loading drives.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2014
Bluetooth device did not have the range as advertised. When paired with a class 1 headset with a proven range of 100m, this adapter was unable to sustain a connection further than 10m. Further, the software is difficult to use and it takes multiple minutes, when done correctly, to make a connection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2014
Purchased in order to use 2 Nintendo Wii Motion Plus controllers on my PC. This Bluetooth adapter utilizes the Toshiba Bluetooth stack, and therefore is one of the few adapters that can natively, properly communicate with WiiMotes with the "RVL-CNT-01-TR" designation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2014
Super easy to get it working with Wii Remotes and Dolphin on Windows 7. Just install software, plug in when it tells you, hit the sync button on the wiimote, and Dolphin recognizes it nicely.

Official guide is available here: [...]
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