|The IOGEAR Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter offers Bluetooth connectivity at a fraction of the size of normal Bluetooth USB adapters. About the size of an adult fingernail, the IOGEAR Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter allows users to connect to all the latest Bluetooth devices like cell phones, PDAs, mice and keyboards. Because the Micro Adapter is so small you can easily plug it into your computer without blocking any surrounding USB ports. The Micro Adapter also features Bluetooth EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) technology for transfer rates that are 3 times faster than traditional Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 adapters.|
The Micro Adapter also allows users to connect up to seven Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the Micro Adapter's lower power consumption, you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is also compatible with both Mac and PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 30 feet (10 meter). It is great for both home and mobile networking needs.
Customer Reviews of IOGEAR GBU421 Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter
Needs better support from Windows11/5/2012
We had a lot of problems setting this up on Windows XP and Windows 7. Then we found a posting on Amazon reviews that helped. If you install the new drivers, everything works.
Simple install; Works great8/25/2011
Quick and easy installation; connected to Plantronics PLT-P260 w/o any issues.
Useful once you get it down!6/30/2011
I got one of these directly from Iogear, and when it works, it works well! I had a very hard time getting it set up on Windows 7, but I think I did some set up wrong the first couple of times. Other than that, I had a successful experience with it!
Did not load software first, let Windows 7 download drivers and everything works well.
Works well but less at Fry's9/28/2010
Brought 2 at $7.99 each at Fry's Sept 2010. Unit was rough inserting into the USB port but once in works well.
Works like a champ!9/17/2010
Works great on my laptop. I had a bit of a problem on one computer I tried it on, but only one. Everywhere else it has been wonderful. The only other issue I've had is that it gets bumped going into/out-of my laptop bag, so the plastic cover on one side comes off on occasion. For now it actually snaps right back on with no problem. A little super-glue will fix it I'm sure.
I bought this product to use with my Microsoft Bluetooth 5000 mouse. No complaints at all. Works great.Easy to install. Good product. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a USB Bluetooth Adapter with a low profile. It only protrudes 1/2" from the usb port. It also comes with a blue L.E.D. light to show its working. I've read people complain about it, but it doesn't bother me at all.
Nice, Very Nice5/4/2009
Works as advertised, strong signal, tiny device and the right price.Will most likely buy another one and would recommend to others.
Good bluetooth adapter for price4/27/2009
I bought this adapter to sync my cell phone with my computer and to use with my stereo bluetooth headset, and it's been working great. Installation was easy and the range has been fairly good, about 30 feet for me. The adapter is tiny but not difficult to remove, when needed. I'm going to get another one for my other computer.
I brought this product to use with my computer and my wireless headphone,cell phone and Ipod classic. It was easy to install and worked well, only problem is that when a phone call comes in while I'm listen to music it does not completely block the music. I still love the product. Without the problem It would have gotten all 5's. The seller JR Music was quick with the mailing.
dont even know it's there2/25/2009
this thing is great. I plugged it into my usb port and forgot about it. when i want to use the bluetooth i just click on the icon. I dont' have to remove it and put it back everytime i putmy laptop in or out of my bag. its size and shape make it perfect for some one like me with lots of wires and bags, it doesnt catch or snag anything.
Does as expected2/21/2009
I purchased this bluetooth device to exchange information between my computer and my Blackberry phone. However Blackberry phones will only work if you use generic Windows bluetooth software which do not come with this device nor is the software included in Windows Vista. It was a pain trying to locate the software however I was able to find the software on a old usb driver CD. Once the software was installed my phone and computer works great.
Good little piece !!!!2/17/2009
Installed without a hitch. Works great.
This product works as advertised .An and set up without a hitch. Will buy again.
The software is a little dated but is very easy to use and I can use Bluetooth for just about anything I need: dial-up from my cellphone, A2DP stereo, Skype, you name it. This little baby works perfect!
Very easy to install. Now have two notebook computers (one running XP and the other running Vista) and a desk top computer connected to one printer. Plugged unit into printer, configured the bluetooth entry, installed the unit in the computers, ran the installation CD and started printing from each computer. Have been looking for something like this for over a year.
Simple elegant blue tooth device11/24/2008
This simple,small,and nicely shaped device works well. I'm using it to sync my PC and Palm Pilot. No troubles.
Outstanding Bluetooth Adapter - Never Take It Out7/13/2008
If you're like me and have a laptop computer you probably bought a regular bluetooth adapter (looks a bit like a USB Memory Stick) and your either lost your adapter (from taking it out of the computer to put the laptop in it's bag or it simply broke, probably from sitting the laptop in your lap (funny that - I mean; where do you expect to use your laptop anyway? it IS called a "laptop" right?) or on a soft seat. I've even busted the actual PC's USB jack this way! With all that constant pressure on the device and the port it's just a matter of time 'till you break it and are looking to replace it... If this isn't you - no worries - keep it that way! If this is your 1st BT Adapter for your laptop save yourself the grief and just buy this one. This device only protrudes from the USB port it's attached to approximately a 1/4in. Even nicer, it's rounded on all its edges so it doesn't tend to snag on anything and you're never putting pressure on the device when it's in your lap so it shouldn't ever break. You can leave it in even when you throw it in your laptop bag - no worries... Highly compatible - uses Widcomm Drivers but takes advantage of the Windows BT Management utility - even works well in Vista (32-bit). - Love the BLUE LED which shines through the dark grey case, it lets you know it's working and flashes when it's communicating with your devices... iO Gear makes some really good stuff - very happy with their products overall...
I bought this to replace the bluetooth module HP removed from my dv2000t laptop when they replaced the motherboard. Rather than send it back again and give them an opportunity to screw something else up, I decided to buy this relatively inexpensive item instead. It is indeed tiny and barely sticks out of its USB socket, which is very cool. It almost looks "built-in." A word of advice; the unit comes with the WIDCOMM Bluetooth software which may not be compatible with all Bluetooth devices. An example is my BlackBerry 7250, which will only work with the Windows stack. However, you can download the Thinkpad bluetooth software from Lenovo that uses the Windows stack...it works great with all my devices.