Iogear GBU421 Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adapter - GBU421WM

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Don't buy anything less! This is the best!

by Chaz Antonelli on 3/15/2012

I bought one of these five years ago for over $30. After a heavy clout damaged it, I purchased a (cheaper) replacement only to discover that not all USB Bluetooth dongles are the same! This is the best for the lowest price. When other dongles don't always work with all services or devices, this one's tried and true!

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by Wild Handyman on 3/29/2012

The IOGEAR USB 2.1 Bluetooth Micro Adapter performed as advertised with no surprises on my Toshiba laptop running Windows 7.

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Product Overview

The IOGEAR Bluetooth 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 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.


Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
Mfg Part# GBU421WM
SKU 227657572
UPC 881317503480
UPC 14 00881317503480
Allows any computer with a USB connection to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
Bluetooth EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) - 3x faster than current Bluetooth (1.1 or 1.2) products; up to 2.1 Mbps
Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
Up to 30ft (10m) maximum wireless range
Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
Supports the following services:Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Fax (FAX), LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
Compliant with Bluetooth 2.0 specifications; backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1 & 1.2
Tech Specs
Operating Temperature 0 C - 50 C
Humidity 5% - 90% non-condensing
Transmission Power 4 dBm(Class 2)
Frequency Band 2.402 GHz - 2.4835 GHz Unlicensed ISM band
Modulation GFSK for 1Mbps, p / 4-DQPSK for 2Mbps; 8-DPSK for 3Mbps
Data Rate Up to 3 Mbps
Interface USB
Sensitivity <-82dBm at < 0.1% BER
Security 128b AES and application layer user defined
Profiles Supported Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Fax (FAX), LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
Range 30 ft (10m)
Dimensions GBU421WM
POP Information
10'' Peg Hook 14
6'' Peg Hook 8
Click Strip 6
Unit Dimensions
Width 0.63 in
Height 0.31 in
Depth 0.79 in
Inner Pack
Width 5.31 in
Height 8.11 in
Depth 3.54 in
Inner Pack Qty. 3
Unit Package Dimensions
Width 4.61 in
Height 6.58 in
Depth 0.79 in
Master Carton
Width 11.61 in
Height 9.84 in
Depth 7.8 in
Master Carton Qty. 12
Master Carton Wt. 3.13 lbs
Inner Pack Wt. 0.7 lb
Unit Pack Wt. 0.2 lb
Unit Wt. 0.2 oz.
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