Now you can add Bluetooth wireless capabilities to your USB desktop or notebook computer. The Adapter is ideal for home or mobile use. It allows your computer to make cable-free connections to other Bluetooth devices quickly, without having to establish a networking infrastructure. Simply plug the Adapter into the USB port of your computer and connect to your cell phones, printers, PDAs, or other computers enabled with Bluetooth technology. Then wirelessly access the internet and your email, print documents, transfer files and contact information, and more.
The Adapter uses advanced technologies - Bluetooth standard v2.0 +EDR and USB 2.0 - to provide you with quicker connection times, enhanced voice and multimedia quality, greater Wi-Fi environments, and up to three-times-faster data-transfer speeds.
Customer Reviews of Belkin F8T013-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter - USB
I got this so I could syn my Palm Treo with my 64 bit computer. Easy to install: works like a champ.
Was not good with my AT&T Tilt12/16/2008
Poor documentation. The device did finally connect, but was slower that I expected. I may use it ocassionally, but will stick to moving files via the MicroSD card for speed when time is an issue.
I bought this item to connect my cell phone with my PC thru (Motorola Phone Tools) so I wouldn't have to pay for $15 and $20 a day charges by some Motels for internet connection. I was deployed to work IKE when it hit Texas. I left the device in my BDU's and it went through the washing machine. I taped out the water borrowed a hair dryer for about 20 min. and it worked right away when I put in the PC.
Works okay..but has trouble connecting to other device sometime. I am satisfied in terms of money spent and device performance.
OS X and PC compatible9/27/2008
Despite being a little more expensive then the average bluetooth adapter, this is one of the few Vista Bluetooth dongles to work under OS_X. I added this to a g4 power mac running tiger and it worked by following a few quirky instructions for OS X install and has been reliable and dependable. I would buy this again, but for those who want to use it for OS-X, the install cd has instructions for mac install on it (pdf) but no drivers, as the drivers you need are on the Apple OS-X install disc. A bit of a pain, and the install pdf instructions are far more comprehensive than the printed ones that come in the box, but once installed works like a charm.
Works like a charm8/9/2008
I bought this so I could sync up my phone with my PC in order to transfer ringtones and save my contacts for backup. It works great. What else can I say!
works good with the right knowledge7/22/2008
as usual with most computer products, documentation was poor,web site offered little help, finally after a couple of hours determined that this would not work without service pack 3, downloaded sp3 and presto windows picked it up and it works great. Not sure why it wouldn't work w/o sp3 since it came with a set up cd, I use it on my Acer laptop to make phone calls on yahoo voice, I pared it with a samsung bluetooth headset and it works great.
I was trying to sync a Razr V3a phone to MSOutlook on my PC (Motorola Phone Tools), but was unable to do this with USB. I bought a no-name bluetooth dongle, but the software never loaded right. This one loaded easy, and worked with the Razr first try. I also easily up/download photos to that phone. I'm sure some of the other features work too, I just don't care... (Outlook 2002, Windows XP Home)
Great Bluetooth USB Adapter6/23/2008
I've had this Bluetooth USB adapter for a few weeks and love it! The only problem I had was downloading a driver - but that was quick and easy! I can trasfer all I need and more with this little guy and the price it definitely right! Buy it!
Works like a charm6/21/2008
Relatively painless installation and straightforward configuration. Works with both my cell phone (Sanyo S1) and my wife's (MOTO RAZR V3m), as well as my Bluetooth headset (Motorola H700). Once paired with my headset, simply turning on the headset establishes the link automatically, and it's ready for internet telephony stuff like Skype...very nice!
The adapter works great both on my desktop and laptop. Good quality on Jabra headset The only irritating thing was shipping. It took forever to come although it showed on website as delivered.
Working Great. Highly recommended.
Decent functionality, but documentation is weak5/21/2008
Installed without a hitch and appears to work as advertised. My only problem was that it requested a "security code" in order to associate with the headphones I was using, and no such code was included with the headphones. A web search turned up the fact that most times the code is one of a small number of default codes, such as 0000, 1111 or 1234. This should have been mentioned in the manual but I didn't see it anyplace.
I've never used a bluetooth device with my computer before, but this was a snap to set up and connect with my LG Env. Photos and music transferred easily with the Bluetooth connection. You can't go wrong for $13.99. Great Value!
Great product and Great Value5/20/2008
Installation was a breeze, and set up was simple. In 5 minutes I was doing a hot sync with my Palm Treo PDA using the Belkin Blue Tooth Adapter. I highly recommend this product
Broadcom chipset is the best5/15/2008
This dongle has blown away my previous 3 bluetooth adapters. The others required a certain 3rd party application (whose name means blue sun) which caused all sorts of problems (device incompatibility, vista incompatibility). But the driver for this dongle was a breeze to install after I downloaded it from Belkin's website, and it works with all my devices - mouse, keyboard, and headset. Another plus is the USB connector cap fits on the backside of the adapter (none of my previous adapters did that).
Very simple to use3/15/2008
I was confused by Bluetooth USB adapters and what one could do with each model. I had bought a Motorola H500 & PC850 adapter to use with Skype and found that it was the only one that was advertised that wud work to gether. NOT TRUE. I lost the PC850 so took a chance and bought the Belkin F8T013-1 and was shocked at how easy it was to install, even tho had to download driver for Vista from website and was even more shocked when I found that it discovered my H700 Headset which i was told could never be used with Skype! Also discovered my iphone and Epson Printer & Linksys CIT200 Skype phone. I can talk with either my H500, H700, Linksys CIT200 phone thru Skype and transfer pics from iPhone to my computer and print from my wirelesss laptop. also. And all with such ease. I'm very pleased.