Linksys USBBT100 USB Bluetooth Adapter

USB - 721Kbps - MPN: USBBT100
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The Linksys USB Bluetooth Adapter adds local wireless connectivity to your USB-equipped computer. Bluetooth technology lets you connect various electronic devices together wirelessly, eliminating the need for wires all over your desktop, and easily connecting your notebook to peripherals in an airport lounge without all the cable clutter.
Quick Glance
Device Type Bluetooth Adapter
Network Architecture Supported Bluetooth v1.1
Frequency Band Connect up to 7 Bluetooth DevicesLow Power ConsumptionWirelessly connect to local devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, printers, headsets, other computers, mice, keyboards, and moreSynchronize data between your PC and PDA, and keep your mobile phone's address book up to dateUse your mobile phone to connect your notebook computer to the Internet, while the phone is still in your pocket
Slot/Port Type USB
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Linksys USBBT100 Bluetooth USB Adapter
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Linksys USBBT100 Bluetooth USB Adapter and the rating is 90 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Excellent, versatile Bluetooth adapter!
5 Star Review   By member kcheng2 - Oct 17, 2006   

Strengths: Very easy to use, plug and play, good range

Weakness: Size w/ antenna may be inconvenient for some

Excellent product that has helped me integrate my Palm PDA and Plantronics wireless headset for Voice Over IP (Skype) use! It was very simple to set-up and provides excellent range.

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Linksys Bluetooth USB adapter
5 Star Review   By member fwagoner - Sep 10, 2006   

Strengths: It performs as advertised.

I use it for syncing my Treo 700w and it works fine after figuring out how to connect each time. I use it on a Toshiba Satellite notebook which came with the required bluetooth stack.

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Tech support worse than hitting head against brick wall
1 Star Review   By member rmaglin - Aug 18, 2006   

Weakness: Software and Tech support

I recently bought one of these devices to work with a bluetooth headset. I'm a computer engineer with an MCSE+I and CCNA with 20 years of experience. It took me several hours and many retries to install the product. Hardware appears sound but the software (which is supplied by BroadComm) is terrible. Reminiscent of Windows 3.1 installs. After the battle the with installation I noticed that the speaker (Earpiece) volume was controllable but the microphone volume remained unchanged when attempts were made to adjust it using Windows volume control. I spent a day troubleshooting it then called Linksys. I was treated rudely, hung up on, and told that bluetooth headsets were not support, when it clearly states on the box and instructions that they are supported. I then wrote emails to Linksys tech support, and Investor relations and received several calls from managers the next day. A technician was assigned that I was told would support me, after several phone calls and a couple of weeks he told me it worked on his computer and that was the end of it. The experience was bad enough that I will never buy another Linksys/Cisco/Sipura device again. Case number for all of this = Incident: 060805-011855

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4 Star Review   By member paazel - Feb 2, 2005   

Strengths: once you get it working, it's rock solid.

Weakness: install is quite difficult under windows xp service pack 2.

PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU INSTALL ANYTHING: support.microsoft.com/... The bluetooth in XP SP2 is a nightmare. Read the above, rename the native XP SP2 bluetooth driver and then install the linksys driver. Do it any other way and you're asking for trouble. --------------------------------------------------- After following the above instructions, I was able to sync my Treo 650 from anywhere in my apartment. It's slower than using the USB cable, but much more elegant. Sending contacts to the Treo from Outlook over Bluetooth was pretty sweet too.

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5 Star Review   By member Bukka - Jan 20, 2005   

Strengths: Easy to install and use, works well, good range.

Weakness: Antenna seems a bit flimsy.

Connected to my desktop on a rear USB port, so even though the antenna doesn't seem the most durable, it's really not an issue for me. I use it to connect with my Motorola cell phone - works flawlessly, even when the phone is in the next room about 30 feet away.

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5 Star Review   By member kristin_smith - Jan 18, 2005   

Liked this one better than other bluetooth products. Proved to be the best deal for the cost as well. Very happy with product purchase. Liked the way the site lised other products too, felt like I got the best deal without the burden of having to shop around.

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5 Star Review   By member badawiha - Dec 27, 2004   

Strengths: Excellent tool. Very easy to install

Weakness: antenna is too flimsy

I am using this with Motorola Mobile phone tools Version 3 and set up was a breeze. I talked to some friends and they had no luck connecting their computer to anything via bluetooth, I guess I was the lucky one. Unbelievable what you can do with it. I would recomend this moderately priced unit over many other cheaper ones that may not be worth the hassle of trying to configure.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member smtzakula - Sep 7, 2004   

Strengths: This was easy to install and use. I use it with a motorola cell phone and it is great for transferring pictures.

Weakness: the only weakness was more my computer. Windows 98SE wasn't the most cooperative.

Tech support for this product was AWESOME! They returned my call more than once since I was not home the first time that they called. I would purchase again from this company just because of the tech support!

86% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member russtom - Sep 6, 2004   

Strengths: Easy to set up, instructions easy to understand, great range - at least good enough to sync my Tungsten from downstairs to my desktop upstairs.

Weakness: Antenna gets in the way during transport. I'm afraid that I'll break it one of these times.

Overall I'd recommend this over my Zonet one. The setup was much easier and even though the Zonet was much cheaper, the ease of setup with my Tungsten and to get running to hit the net once I got all the right third-party software.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member jack_bunce - Aug 21, 2004   

Strengths: Easy install & price

Weakness: none so far

Great little devise. Boothtooth seems to becomming more popular and available on all sorts so gagets to hook to your computer. This one in particular works very well, and I'm happy with this purchase.

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Product Details
Description
The Linksys USB Bluetooth Adapter adds local wireless connectivity to your USB-equipped computer. Bluetooth technology lets you connect various electronic devices together wirelessly, eliminating the need for wires all over your desktop, and easily connecting your notebook to peripherals in an airport lounge without all the cable clutter.
Quick Glance
Device Type Bluetooth Adapter
Network Architecture Supported Bluetooth v1.1
Frequency Band Connect up to 7 Bluetooth DevicesLow Power ConsumptionWirelessly connect to local devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, printers, headsets, other computers, mice, keyboards, and moreSynchronize data between your PC and PDA, and keep your mobile phone's address book up to dateUse your mobile phone to connect your notebook computer to the Internet, while the phone is still in your pocket
Slot/Port Type USB
Summary
Product Title Linksys USBBT100 USB Bluetooth Adapter
Manufacturer Linksys
Lowest Price $94.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.5 | 20 Reviews
Networking Standards
Wireless Transmission Speed: 721 Kbps
Wireless Security Features: 128-bit Encryption
Ports
Number of Network Ports: 1
General
Category: Switches
Class: Network Hardware
Features: Integrated Antenna
Dimensions
Height: 0.12 in
Width: 2.95 in
Depth: 0.33 in
Weight: 0.99 oz
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Speeds Supported: 721 Kbps
Interfaces: USB
Dimensions: 0.12" Height x 2.95" Width x 0.33" Depth
Network OS Support: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP
Product Model: USBBT100
Antenna Gain: 1.2 dBi
Brand Name: Linksys
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Expert Reviews
Linksys USBBT100 Bluetooth USB Adapter
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Linksys USBBT100 Bluetooth USB Adapter and the rating is 90 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Excellent, versatile Bluetooth adapter!
5 Star Review   By member kcheng2 - Oct 17, 2006   

Strengths: Very easy to use, plug and play, good range

Weakness: Size w/ antenna may be inconvenient for some

Excellent product that has helped me integrate my Palm PDA and Plantronics wireless headset for Voice Over IP (Skype) use! It was very simple to set-up and provides excellent range.

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Linksys Bluetooth USB adapter
5 Star Review   By member fwagoner - Sep 10, 2006   

Strengths: It performs as advertised.

I use it for syncing my Treo 700w and it works fine after figuring out how to connect each time. I use it on a Toshiba Satellite notebook which came with the required bluetooth stack.

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Tech support worse than hitting head against brick wall
1 Star Review   By member rmaglin - Aug 18, 2006   

Weakness: Software and Tech support

I recently bought one of these devices to work with a bluetooth headset. I'm a computer engineer with an MCSE+I and CCNA with 20 years of experience. It took me several hours and many retries to install the product. Hardware appears sound but the software (which is supplied by BroadComm) is terrible. Reminiscent of Windows 3.1 installs. After the battle the with installation I noticed that the speaker (Earpiece) volume was controllable but the microphone volume remained unchanged when attempts were made to adjust it using Windows volume control. I spent a day troubleshooting it then called Linksys. I was treated rudely, hung up on, and told that bluetooth headsets were not support, when it clearly states on the box and instructions that they are supported. I then wrote emails to Linksys tech support, and Investor relations and received several calls from managers the next day. A technician was assigned that I was told would support me, after several phone calls and a couple of weeks he told me it worked on his computer and that was the end of it. The experience was bad enough that I will never buy another Linksys/Cisco/Sipura device again. Case number for all of this = Incident: 060805-011855

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4 Star Review   By member paazel - Feb 2, 2005   

Strengths: once you get it working, it's rock solid.

Weakness: install is quite difficult under windows xp service pack 2.

PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU INSTALL ANYTHING: support.microsoft.com/... The bluetooth in XP SP2 is a nightmare. Read the above, rename the native XP SP2 bluetooth driver and then install the linksys driver. Do it any other way and you're asking for trouble. --------------------------------------------------- After following the above instructions, I was able to sync my Treo 650 from anywhere in my apartment. It's slower than using the USB cable, but much more elegant. Sending contacts to the Treo from Outlook over Bluetooth was pretty sweet too.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member Bukka - Jan 20, 2005   

Strengths: Easy to install and use, works well, good range.

Weakness: Antenna seems a bit flimsy.

Connected to my desktop on a rear USB port, so even though the antenna doesn't seem the most durable, it's really not an issue for me. I use it to connect with my Motorola cell phone - works flawlessly, even when the phone is in the next room about 30 feet away.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member kristin_smith - Jan 18, 2005   

Liked this one better than other bluetooth products. Proved to be the best deal for the cost as well. Very happy with product purchase. Liked the way the site lised other products too, felt like I got the best deal without the burden of having to shop around.

25% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member badawiha - Dec 27, 2004   

Strengths: Excellent tool. Very easy to install

Weakness: antenna is too flimsy

I am using this with Motorola Mobile phone tools Version 3 and set up was a breeze. I talked to some friends and they had no luck connecting their computer to anything via bluetooth, I guess I was the lucky one. Unbelievable what you can do with it. I would recomend this moderately priced unit over many other cheaper ones that may not be worth the hassle of trying to configure.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member smtzakula - Sep 7, 2004   

Strengths: This was easy to install and use. I use it with a motorola cell phone and it is great for transferring pictures.

Weakness: the only weakness was more my computer. Windows 98SE wasn't the most cooperative.

Tech support for this product was AWESOME! They returned my call more than once since I was not home the first time that they called. I would purchase again from this company just because of the tech support!

86% of readers found this review helpful.

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4 Star Review   By member russtom - Sep 6, 2004   

Strengths: Easy to set up, instructions easy to understand, great range - at least good enough to sync my Tungsten from downstairs to my desktop upstairs.

Weakness: Antenna gets in the way during transport. I'm afraid that I'll break it one of these times.

Overall I'd recommend this over my Zonet one. The setup was much easier and even though the Zonet was much cheaper, the ease of setup with my Tungsten and to get running to hit the net once I got all the right third-party software.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member jack_bunce - Aug 21, 2004   

Strengths: Easy install & price

Weakness: none so far

Great little devise. Boothtooth seems to becomming more popular and available on all sorts so gagets to hook to your computer. This one in particular works very well, and I'm happy with this purchase.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member neilecs - Jul 20, 2004   

Strengths: Ease of Use. Great Range. USB extension cord included. Cover included. Unlike Linksys routers, it looks good-- and blue for bluetooth, he he. Feels Durable.

Weakness: Chunky. Cheaper ones are smaller but have much less range. And you wouldn't have to worry about breaking an antenna.

I use it with my Nokia 3650. The bluetooth install was the easy part. Sent pics from my phone to my computer in right after installation. Nokia's PC Suite was what took a lot of time to get working...and I downloaded that to make communication with my phone more "convenient"-- it finally is, though. Now if my phone's bluetooth is enabled, I just plug in my Linksys and find which files on my phone to download. Time to upgrade to a bluetooth PDA!

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4 Star Review   By member juicemaker - Jul 16, 2004   

Strengths: I really needed this in my home. I wire free from now on. I have three computers running at any given time, The wireless ability allows for easy and safe connection to the net

Weakness: Sporatic drop out

I really needed this in my home. I wire free from now on. I have three computers running at any given time, The wireless ability allows for easy and safe connection to the net

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4 Star Review   By member nbarday - Jul 1, 2004   

Strengths: Reliable connections, solid software and hardware, easy to set up

Weakness: Antenna seems unnecessary

If you're shopping for bluetooth adapters, this is the one! I didn't want to set up broadband Internet access at a short-term place I stayed in, so I bought this adapter to connect to the Internet through my Sony T610. Works like a charm! I've been able to keep connections open for a long time with no interruptions. Painless set up for Windows XP. I could imagine a non-tech savvy user installing this adapter with little hassle. From a usability perspective, I give the install an A- (I almost always give B's and C's). The only weak point to this adapter is that it has an antenna-- don't love having an extra plastic piece to worry about when travelling. But that's only minor; this is a great device! I bought the Belkin adapter before this one but promptly returned it because I had to restart all the time to get it to start working again.

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5 Star Review   By member kanate - Jun 20, 2004   

Strengths: The reception is so strong. Easy to setup.

Weakness: none, so far.

I've been using this bluetooth dongle for about a week to connect with my motorola V600. It's very easy to use and install/setup. However, I do not like the design of the USB cap. When in use, you need to remove the cap and there's slightly chance that you might lost it.

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4 Star Review   By member deresore - May 15, 2004   

Strengths: Very Good Signal for bluetooth. I can get it easily in other rooms in my house and close to the 100m that it claims but not quite. Maybe I just have thin walls!

Weakness: It was a little tricky to get it set up with internet sharing because they don't explicitly tell you how and if you already are on a shared DSL/Cable network it adds more problems.

Overall I really enjoy having the USB bluetooth. I can now surf the internet on my Zire 72 palm. As well as HotSync and even remote control Winamp on my computer from my palm. Bluetooth is awesome!!

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4 Star Review   By member gdlangeles - May 8, 2004   

Strengths: Easy to install. Excellent software

Weakness: Conflicts with other bluetooth software

This a very good product for its price. Competitive products are more expensive but provides the same functionality. The antenna is flimsy and can easily break. The antenna should be integrated inside the case.

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5 Star Review   By member rishikatdare - Apr 19, 2004   

Strengths: long distance signal

Weakness: none i know

get it cheaper here at pricegrabber.com I tried to buy somewhere else and was almost buying at for 58 dollars.This product is excellent for transfering data via cell phones.

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5 Star Review   By member Veer_Muchandi - Apr 15, 2004   

Strengths: Perfect connection.

Weakness: Has an additional antenna. Not very small.

Usage is left to imagination. I connect to web using my mobile phone that has bluetooth while I travel! Connects in no time. Easy to carry.

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5 Star Review   By member pwnvds - Mar 9, 2004   

Strengths: Excellent software, very stable drivers, works very well, good range, sturdy

Weakness: Would prefer if it was wide rather than long, to fit better with a laptop.

Setup was extremely easy. It worked on the first try and required no tinkering. The software and drivers are excellent. It has performed flawlessly with my Sony Ericsson T610 cell phone - for GPRS internet access and synchronizing. It didn't even need the Sony Ericsson driver. This device is a godsend after all the hassles of the last device I used. It has made bluetooth a much more inviting tool. I highly recommend it for adding bluetooth capability to your desktop or laptop. I previously used an Ambicom compactflash bluetooth adapter. This product is much better.

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