IOGEAR Enhanced Data Rate Wireless USB Adapter - GBU321

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I love the IOGEAR Bluetooth adapter. It is easy to install, easy to use. I am able to transfer photos from my phone to my computer, and make SKYPe calls wireless with my Bluetooth headset. I did paid a little extra for this one because the distance is a little longer, I think it worth the extra bucks. From the user manual, it appears that I can listen to my iTune songs through the Bluetooth wireless headphone, I will buy one later to try it.

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It is my advice that the average consumer stay away from Bluetooth technology right now that requires the use of a USB port. Direct communication between two Bluetooth devices (like a wireless phone to a headset) is overly complicated in my opinion but not so much that the average computer savvy consumer can not get it to work with some patience and the use of a magnifying glass if you are over 40 years of age. That being said, involve a PC USB in the process and you have all the makings for peripheral purgatory. It’s like trying to get the religious right and the ACLU in bed together. Just the thought is ugly. I’m no greenhorn on these matters and for those of you who remember the teeth gnashing frustration of trying to get one of the early PC modems to work with all their cryptic variations of COM and IRQ settings and updated driver versions, welcome back to another age of money snatching technology companies quick to throw out a product and just as quick to pass the buck when it comes to getting their product to work on your PC with anyone else’s product. Now to be fair to the Bluetooth/USB fob folks it is very possible, if not likely, that their technology does work fine. The problem of course is that you will not know for sure until everything actually works and that may not happen for quite some time after you initially install their product. Like trying to slay the many snakes on Medussa’s head without being able to look straight at them, the same is true of the viper nest of control panel devices, drivers, services, system tray icons and OS versions that must all shake hands and agree as to the proper order of things for your Bluetooth product(s) to talk to or through a USB port…something that almost never happens right out of the box in any new technology market built on running a proprietary technology over a free one because the attorneys, money changers and stock optioned execs constantly fight to keep their interests above consumer rights and common sense. In the en you may not be able to blame the Bluetooth adaptor for the problem but if you are like me that will offer cold comfort after hours of downloads, re-boots, right clicks and forum replies. When it comes to Bluetooth running on a USB port now just remember my words…”You’re on you own.“ My advice this Christmas season is to buy the USB communication kit from the wireless device maker. Bluetooth is still in the hands of the money changers, not the consumers.

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Great product

on 11/16/2006

I love the IOGEAR Bluetooth adapter. It is easy to install, easy to use. I am able to transfer photos from my phone to my computer, and make SKYPe calls wireless with my Bluetooth headset. I did paid a little extra for this one because the distance is a little longer, I think it worth the extra bucks. From the user manual, it appears that I can listen to my iTune songs through the Bluetooth wireless headphone, I will buy one later to try it. Read More

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on 11/29/2007

The IOGear Wireless USB Bluetooh works as advertised. I am very pleased with this product. Read More

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Product Overview

IOGEAR's new USB Adapter with Bluetooth wireless technology + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) delivers faster wireless data transfer speeds, improved bandwidth and draws less power than ever before!

Now when you add Bluetooth wireless technology to your desktop or notebook PC or Mac, you'll be able to wirelessly share documents, music and video at up to three times the speed of previous Bluetooth devices. You'll also be able to wirelessly connect up to seven Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily due to greater bandwidth.

Our new adapters' lower power consumption means longer battery life on your notebook computer. Just plug in an IOGEAR USB adapter with Bluetooth wireless technology and get your computer wirelessly sharing data with your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, PDA, stereo headphones, printer and more!

This Bluetooth Class 1 adapter is compatible with both PC and Mac, and offers a wireless range of 330 feet (100 meter). It is easy to install and use, and very portable. It suits for both home and mobile networking needs.

Specifications

Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
Mfg Part# GBU321
SKU 202105810
UPC 881317005021
UPC 14 00881317005021
Features
Bluetooth specification 2.0 compliant to reduce interference with Wi-Fi devices
Faster data transfer rates - up to 2.1Mbps
USB specification 1.1 compliant
Allows any computer with USB connections to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
Eliminates cables between your computers
Wirelessly communicate with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs cell phones, headsets and more
Supports the following services: Serial Port, Network Access, Dial Up Networking, headset, AV, File Transfer, Audio Gateway, HID
Enables wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) connectivity
Up to 330 feet (100 meters) wireless working distance
Also compatible with Bluetooth Class 1 and 3 devices
Small form factor makes it easy to carry and use
Easy, fast, and intuitive installation and setup
Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication pairing, encryption, and authentication
Mac and PC compatible
Tech Specs
Manufacturer IOGEAR, Inc
Standard Warranty 3 Year(s) Limited
Host Interface USB 1.1
Package Contents Enhanced Data Rate Wireless USB Adapter1 Installation CD1 Quick Start Guide 1 USB extension cable 1 Warranty registration card
Manufacturer Part Number GBU321
Wireless Technology Bluetooth 2.0
Additional Information Profiles Supported: FaxLANSerial PortObject PushFile TransferGeneric AccessSynchronizationDial-Up Networking
System Requirements USB port
Manufacturer Website Address www.iogear.com
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 2.402 GHz to 2.4835 GHz Bluetooth 2.0 ISM Band
Dimensions 2.25" Height x 1" Width x 0.375" Depth
Compatibility Microsoft Windows XPMicrosoft Windows 2000Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
Certifications & Standards Bluetooth 2.0
Weight 0.24 lb
Antenna Range 328 ft Bluetooth
Product Name Enhanced Data Rate Wireless USB Adapter
Transmission Speed 2.1Mbps Bluetooth
Transmit Power 20 dBm Maximum
Wireless Security PairingEncryptionAuthentication
Modulation GFSK

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