Bluetooth USB adapter can turn your classical wired devices to the wireless devices. Learn about different kinds of USB Bluetooth adapters and their use.

Bluetooth USB Adapter – Introduction

When you insert the Bluetooth USB adapter into the USB port of your classical wired devices, you can convert them in the devices with the wireless connection. The various devices like desktop computers, laptop computers, printers and audio devices without built-in Bluetooth wireless adapter can work with the Bluetooth USB adapter.

Different Kinds of Bluetooth USB Adapters

On the market you can find different kinds of the Bluetooth USB adapters that are used for different applications. The most common are three kinds listed below:

  • Bluetooth USB adapter for computer
  • USB Bluetooth adapter for A/V receiver
  • Bluetooth printer adapters

Bluetooth wireless adapters support different wireless data rates that depend on the version of the USB technology. The most common Bluetooth versions are:

  • Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth v4.0 and 4.1 with speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with speeds up to 3 Mbps

Different classes of the Bluetooth wireless adapters determine different ranges and transmit powers. There are three classes:

  • Class 1 with the range up to 100 meters or 330 feet
  • Class 2 with the range up to 10 meters or 33 feet
  • Class 3 with the range up to 1 meter or 3 feet

Learn more about the Bluetooth devices, applications and Bluetooth technology in the post What is Bluetooth and how Bluetooth works.

Check details about Bluetooth download speeds, different versions and classes, security and the frequency spectrum in the post Bluetooth Download Speeds – Data Rates of the Bluetooth File Transfer.

Bluetooth USB Adapter for Computer


Bluetooth USB adapter for computer enables transfer between your desktop or laptop computer and any Bluetooth devices like printers, mice, keyboards, tablets, cell phones, speakers, headsets…

If you have computer without the wireless card that supports the Bluetooth transfer, you can insert the USB Bluetooth adapter and enables the Bluetooth connectivity with other Bluetooth devices. For $15 you can get very good Bluetooth USB adapter.

USB Bluetooth Adapter for A/V Receiver


With this kind of Bluetooth USB adapter you can pair your iPhone, Android phone, tablet, iPad, iPod touch and cell phone with the audio video receiver. The best solution is that you buy the Bluetooth wireless adapter from the same manufacturer as it your audio video receiver. In this way you can be quite sure they are compatible. My advice is that you check on the specifications list of supported receivers.

Bluetooth Printer Adapters


Bluetooth printer adapter turns your wired printer to the wireless printer. Wireless printers have many advantages compared to the classical printers. The biggest advantage of the wireless printers, except they have fewer cables, is that multiple devices can use one printer.

If you want to find out about the Bluetooth printer, their advantages, comparison between Bluetooth printers and WiFi printers, read the post Bluetooth Printer and How to Turn Old Printer to the Wireless Printer.

Bluetooth USB Adapter Conclusion

The Bluetooth USB adapters can easily add wireless connectivity to the older devices, so you can enjoy the full benefits of the wireless technology. My advice is that you use the WiFi technology instead of the Bluetooth. WiFi has a bigger range, much faster wireless data transfer and much better possibility for the wireless networking.

If you are interested about the wireless stereo headphones and how to choose the best wireless Bluetooth headphones, read the post Wireless Stereo Headphones – the Bluetooth Wireless Music System.

You are planning to buy a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, read first the post Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard – What is the Best one.

Read about the installation and configuration of the Bluetooth USB adapters in the article How to Use a Bluetooth Dongle.

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