- Brand Name: TRENDnet
- Model Number: TBW-105UB
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Item Display Weight: 0.25 pounds
- Item Package Quantity: 1
TRENDnet Compact Bluetooth USB Adapter TBW-105UB (Blue)
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- Product Type - Wireless Adapter
- Warranty - 2 years
- - Support AFH (Adaptive Frequency Hopping) and Fast Connection enhanced inquiry scan (immediate RHS response), LMP improvements, Parameter Ranges, Extended SCO (eSCO) SCO handle, Synchronization
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Range seems about right. I got about 30ft (and that's with 2 walls and a washer/dryer in between) before the connection became intermittent. For those wondering why this is not a class 1 it's probably because there is trade-off when it comes to range. You can ether have more range or more throughput at the expense of the other. I don't think there are any class 1 adapters that are also v2 + EDR.
I noticed someone else say that it did not just work out of the box. For it to just work, it would have to be compatible with M$'s BT stack (I don't know if this one is, I didn't even try it). Even if it worked, I've always found M$'s BT stack to be a little lacking in features and settings. If you get this, do yourself a favor and use it with the included drivers (which are Widcomm 5.1, btw).Read more ›
The issue I have is with the WIDCOMM software that comes with it. There's an annoying desktop icon which can't be easily removed and a service that starts automatically upon startup that is also not easy to disable. I realize that a lot of people just want something like this to work and be immediately accessible all the time, but others of us would like to use it on-demand and not have extra icons and crap running on our computers constantly.
If anyone's interested, the desktop icon can be removed by deleting the following registry key:
HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\desktop\namespace\6af09... (delete the item that starts with 6af09...). Others have reported success using Windows desktop cleanup wizard, but this didn't work for me. The service can be disabled by through msconfig. That's what I did, and now I just run the BTTray.exe file in C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software whenever I want to use it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
wont work on windows 8 not compatible
just barely on win 7 some issues win xp
It did not work on Window 7 and I can't erase it because it saves it in a kernel. If you know how please advise.Published on July 6, 2011 by Margaret C. Kamon
It works with Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04. I was able to change the bluetooth usb address and pair it with many other bluetooth devices. It works like a charm! Worth the price.Published on May 3, 2011 by Jay Palma
bought this adapter because of cost and good reviews...product would not download software onto my computer (Vista op-sys)...had to return twice for exchange/refund... Read morePublished on July 27, 2010 by tom
This is really a great little product!! I wanted my computer to have bluetooth, so I could connect to
my cell phone and printer. It is so easy to install and it works great! Read more
after recieving the usb bluetooth i installed it it takes a while to install but it is worth the wait every feature is compatible to my phone it works amazinglyPublished on March 18, 2010 by Gift
It works as it should. I've had no problem getting it to work under Windows. I don't use it much anymore but it's nice to have around.Published on August 14, 2009 by Jaws