LINKPAL USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter USB Wireless Bluetooth Dongle, Compatible with XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/10, A2DP Stereo Playback & EDR, Broadcom Chip BCM20702 inside,
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- Broadcom BCM20702 chip inside, Improves Bluetooth support for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP
- Extremely compact USB adapter; Supports A2DP stereo playback, Safe to leave in for laptop travel
- Convert non Bluetooth PC into Bluetooth enabled, connect with your Computer/Laptop with Bluetooth Enabled Devices such as keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, printers, modems, serial devices, phones and more
- Supports Bluetooth 4.0+EDR Widcomm Bluetooth software; Latest Bluetooth specification v4.0 Class 1 with low energy technology, Backwards compatible with Bluetooth versions 2.1/2.0/3.0
- provide transmission rate up to 3Mbps and transmission distance up to 33ft/ 10m (In free space without interference)
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|Item Dimensions||0.2 x 5.3 x 4.2 in||0.69 x 0.75 x 0.38 in||0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in||5.3 x 0.9 x 6 in|
Bluetooth Protocol: Bluetooth Version 4.0 with low energy technology
Host Interface: OHCI, UHCI
Chip: Broadcom BCM20702
Power Class: Class 2
Range: 30 ft (10 m) under open space
Input Power: DV 5V (USB Power)
Secure Simple pairing (SSP)
Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 (with built-in drivers; Broadcom drivers not needed for most common profiles)
Windows 7 / Vista / XP (with included WIDCOMM driver)
Note: Does NOT support ARM-based Windows RT computers.
Mac OS X 10.10 and higher (with built-in drivers, additional Continuity Activation Tools might be needed for Handoff,
Instant Hotspot, and New Airdrop features)
Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 (with built-in drivers)
Mac OS X 10.7 and lower (need additional manual configuration for advanced users)
Note: This Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle will work for following models ONLY:
MacBook Air Late 2010 and later, Mac mini Late 2009 and later, MacBook Late 2008 and Later,
MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2009 and later, MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 and Later,
MacBook Pro 17" Early 2009 and later, Retina MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and later,
Mac Pro Early 2009 and later, iMac with Broadcom Wi-Fi chip Late 2009 and later)
Kernels 3.0.34 and higher, with open source stack (may have limited functionality vs Windows, some Linux distributions need additional manual configuration)
Note: Does NOT support adding Bluetooth functionality to home theater or automotive systems.
New Driver download：http://jmp.sh/nw4Efr6
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So finally I put the disc in and loaded the windows 8.1 64 bit drivers thinking they would be the closest compatibility to WIndows 10... BAM!! Now everything works just like I hoped it would. I did not uninstall the previous drivers, so when I click on the Bluetooth menu I get the same original Windows 10 Bluetooth screen that I can connect the devices from (hint here: click pair on the PC first for the phone, it sends a passcode to the phone and if it matches the one on the PC click connect on both and they will pair). Once I paired the devices then a new window would pop up due to the supplied drivers that would configure the settings and actually run the connections. This one works great for WIndows 10, and gives you options to use the connected devices in practically any way you want, unlike the plug and play software and driver pack.
In summary, load the supplied drivers if you are having trouble using your Bluetooth devices the way you want. I am very happy with this dongle now. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the directions could have been a little more clear and saved me a few hours messing around with it. The thing functions perfectly, passes data between devices as quickly as it should (pictures - fast, music files - not so fast), and has a good range.
UPDATE (Oct 25th): After doing some research on the internet I found that the device might still work using the default Windows 10 Bluetooth driver, so before I committed to returning it I decided to give it another try. The previous attempt had been on my five year old HP laptop running win10 build 1607 with the driver supplied by the manufacturer. The new attempt was on my desktop PC also running win10 build 1607 but using the driver that Windows installed when it detected the adapter. After it had been updated I was able to successfully pair my Nexus 6 to the PC and transfer files in both directions via Bluetooth. Because of this I am changing my initial one-star rating to three stars. Hopefully the manufacturer can get a working driver to ship with the adapter or else inform customers to let Windows install the driver.
Now the worst part, I decided to disconnect the USB, restart the laptop and test again and USB came apart (see attached images).
Didn't expect this as this isn't a cheap one as compared to other $4 ones.
Disappointed. Returning it.
While reading one of the other reviews, I saw someone posting that after they received a faulty product and they gave a bad review, the seller immediately contacted them. I thought maybe that would happen with me as well if the seller were worried about their product reputation. Don't always believe reviews that are at the top. Just saying.