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Targus USB Bluetooth® Adapter - Class 2 ACB10US

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  • Unwire your life - Wirelessly connect your notebook to the Internet or to networks via your Bluetooth-enabled phones and PDAs
  • User-friendly, secure access Plug and play convenience with secure, 128-bit encryption and authentication
  • Connect up to 7 Bluetooth-enabled devices like PDAs, keyboards, mice and printers without the hassle of cables or cradles
  • Profiles supported - DUN, LAN, FAX, FTP, HID, HP, HCRP, SPP, GAP, GOEP, SYNCH, PAN, OPP, SDAP (uses WIDCOMM Software v1.4)
  • Supports Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98SE, and Mac OS X (requires USB 1.1 or 2.0 port)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Targus
  • Model: ACB10US

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 9 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002K6RK0
  • Item model number: ACB10US
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 5, 2004

Product Description

Targus ACB10US USB Bluetooth Adapter - Class 2

Customer Reviews

Knowing this, I too a chance!
Book Glutton
I will be receiving my bluetooth stereo headphones in a few days.
Johnny Cash
It is NOT compatible with Mac OS X.
Johnny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Cash on January 31, 2007
I was expecting this to be a major hassle, given all the bad reviews of BT dongles out there, but I was able to link up and share files between my sony ericsson w810i and my Dell Inspiron 6000 within ten minutes of opening the box. So far, no problems at all (and none of the problems I've heard of from reviews of the Kensington device). This thing works very well in my PC environment, and doesn't saddle you with any useless or unnecessary "cute" applications. One caveat on the software, however. I can see where it would be confusing to those who are not at least reasonably computer savvy, with some experience in BT jargon, too. It's definitely not plug n' play, but it is intuitive to some extent.

The weird thing is, the packaging (at least for the product I bought at Best Buy) says that it is Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and that it supports the A2DP stereo profile, but I can't find anything on the Targus website or in the included documentation to support this claim. As far as I can tell from the extremely fast data transfer rate, however, the claim on the packaging seems to be true.

I will be receiving my bluetooth stereo headphones in a few days. Hopefully, the package is right and I'll be able to stream music from my laptop. This is the main reason I bought the dongle, so if it doesn't work, back to the store it goes.

**Edit**

Well, I received my headphones, and it turns out that it does support A2DP, but the connection with the headphones stinks!!! I hear sound for only a few seconds at a time before it cuts out for large gaps. This thing is okay for data, but if you want to use it to broadcast to stereo headphones, beware!

If I could change my rating, I'd change it to a 3. Back to the store it goes!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Book Glutton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 19, 2010
I bought this because I have used the Targus brand before. I also liked the tiny size. However, I needed something to work with Windows 7 on my Dell desktop and I heard about more than a few success stories with this product, although it does not say so as part of the Amazon's product description. Knowing this, I too a chance!

The Adapter came with its own software disk. I first installed the software using "autoplay." It never completely installed. Then, I then ran the installation manually using the Vista version BTW 6.0.1.6300 that came on the disk. This also failed to install completely.

I searched online for a Windows 7 driver. I immediately came up with a link to Windows 7 Compatibility Center which recommended WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software for Windows 7, Vista or XP for computers with a "Broadcom-enabled embedded or USB plug-in Bluetooth wireless adapter" (which is what this Targus product hardware actually is). The software offered was version 6.3.5.430 supporting Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Extended Data Rate).

I followed the links to the Broadcom website, downloaded and installed the software. This version installed completely. In minutes I was listening to my A2DP stereo headset and was able to pair my Nokia Smartphone to my desktop, synchronize it, etc. This is what I wanted to use the Bluetooth Adapter for in the first place. So, for the chance I took, it was a success!

Installation wasn't as easy I would have liked. I did not appreciate the extra steps I had to take to get it to work, and the time I wasted. But, having done so, I am very pleased with the product. Hopefully, some of you may be able to capitalize on these efforts, load & install the above software the first time--not have any headaches with this--but just enjoy using it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. MCCALL on December 27, 2010
If you're using 64 Bit Windows 7 software, the drivers included on the CD may not work with your computer. What I did to make it work: Uninstall the Broadcom drivers that come with the adapter, go to your computer manufacturer's website, find the bluetooth driver that's compatible with your machine, install it. This fixed the issues. Pain in the A-- though.

Hope this helps someone. This probably applies to other bluetooth adapters as well.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Devlin on June 9, 2012
I bought the Targus USB Bluetooth Adapter ACB10US1 to pair my Rocketfish Bluetooth headphones with my HP desktop. The adapter did not work. Everyone once in a while even the best manufacturing plant turns out a "dud," and I was prepared to return to Target and exchange it for a another. But first, I wanted to make sure that I was not having some kind of tech issue with my setup or my computer so that I would not have to return the product and have a repeat failure.

This is was what happened.

1. I tried to install the adapter without the driver. I did not see the cd in the packaging. Since it did not work, I
2. Went to the Broadcom website to download the latest driver. (Broadcom makes the driver for the Targus.) The driver installed, and the computer recognized both the driver and the adapter.
3. I put the headphones in pairing mode. Nothing.
4. I tried to add a bluetooth device via the control panel while putting the headphones in pairing mode. Nothing.
5. I checked the headphones with my phone. Both worked fine.
6. I contacted HP customer support. After a session of splendid customer service, they said the problem was probably with the Targus.

This is where things started to go wrong.

7. I went to Targus customer support and started a chat session. The customer service representative suggested that I download the new driver. He gave me the address. He than said I could chat with him anymore because I had to reboot my computer. I told him I had already done that. He wrote, "you downloaded the wrong driver." This comment was provided with no information from me about the site I had visited or my former problems.

8. I uninstalled the driver and downloaded the driver (again). This time, the driver would not install.
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