Cut corded contact with this Insignia Bluetooth USB adapter. This adapter lets users connect up to seven Bluetooth-enabled devices to a Bluetooth-compatible computer. It works with laptops and desktops running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10. This Insignia Bluetooth USB adapter maintains connections with devices up to 20 feet away.
Difficult to install on Windows 7 64bit HomePrem.
Posted by: CleverNickName from: on
I bought this to let me use wireless headphones with my old laptop with no bluetooth. The Insignia adapter was cheap and I could get it right away at my local store. My laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, and the installation instructions provided with the adapter did not work for me. I downloaded the file from Broadcom whose link was provided in the documentation, but the adapter was not installed after running setup and re-booting the machine. The file is an SDK - Software Development Kit which is a little weird when all I want is a driver. Windows never found a driver for the adapter and I could not locate one in the files installed on my hard disk after running set up. weird.
I worked at this for a couple hours, and actually bought an ASUS adapter online to replace this one. This is when I realized that the chipset used in the ASUS and the Insignia adapters is the same - BCM20702A0 from Broadcom. I figured I'd try installing the drivers from ASUS. These were easy to find on the ASUS website. I installed the ASUS files and now the Insignia adapter works. Cool. I'll probably return the Insignia adapter once the ASUS device arrives just to reward ASUS for a job well done.
I've only used the headset with the adapter for a short time, but I've noticed that if I turn the headset off and back on the sound quality is horrible (like listening to music underwater) until I reconnect the headset to the computer. Maybe this is normal? Could be the adapter or the headset, but I'm leaning towards blaming the adapter/drivers I installed. Don't know right now, though. My headset is a Skull Candy Uproar which I kind of love right now. :-)
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Does exactly what it needs to do
Posted by: Em1turbo from: on
I got this to link my wireless Beats headset to my laptop because my laptop did not have Bluetooth. Works great!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Does not work
Posted by: MarkWM from: on
I have been unable to get this device to work with my Bose QC35 headphones. I believe it is because it does not support Bluetooth Audio streaming (A2DP). Will return the product.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Litte Bluetooth Adapter
Posted by: Tommy from: on
Need a Bluetooth adapter for my old laptop so I can use Bluetooth devices.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JayCasey from: on
My old laptop did not have Bluetooth and the was the perfect solution. It is small and very affordable.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
It gives it Bluetooth capabilities but
Posted by: Marioschillen from: on
....It gives it Bluetooth capabilities but the sound quality that emitted from my $200 wireless jbl speaker was dramatically far worst than it should ever be.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Small is good.
Posted by: drcosby from: on
While I like the form factor of this device, it was difficult to get my bluetooth speaker working with it. The signal kept dropping at short range (10 ft.)
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Not really sure
Posted by: Alex from: on
I bought this for an old computer that doesn't have a bluetooth card built in. It wasn't able to connect to the keyboard that I wanted it to, so I'm not sure if it actually works. Computer definitely recognized it though.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Used to amplify sound
Posted by: Reborntwin from: on
Quick and easy to use with my computer and bluetooth speaker.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
great not my old non bluetooth laptop
Posted by: Wolfpack11 from: on
I was looking to take advantage of some bluetooth headsets I had so instead of making a huge purchase on a new laptop I decide to refresh my old one and update it a little with this bluetooth adapter. It works great!