Summary: DON'T BUY THIS. Seriously, even if it works (which it probably won't if you run windows 7 or vista), one day you may have a problem and will have to deal with IOgear customer support. I spent hours trying to make this work and could find no solutions. Follow the instructions with the device? Bluetooth Device not detected. Follow instructions on their site? Bluetooth Device not detected. Follow tech supports instructions? Bluetooth Device not detected.
Summary: I had a similar iogear bluetooth adapter two years ago that performed perfectly. The problem is the company changed the driver and possibly the hardware without informing the customer until you open the package. The package states that this device is XP, Vista and Windows 7 compatible. Unfortunately when you open the package, you find a sticker on the installation disc that says important; not compatible with Windows XP.
Summary: I needed a way to transfer my cell pictures to my laptop without all of the fuss of finding and connecting cables and this was the way to go!! I found some that were a lot more expensive and was thrilled when I saw it was available at walmart. I found it online but needed it fast so I drove to a couple walmarts and found it. Once installed it worked great! Actually, it worked so well I set out to find another one for my other laptop.
Summary: I tried this product for about 2 weeks. My intent was to use it in conjunction with a Bluetooth headset for VOIP calls. After repeated installs, uninstalls, and reinstalls of the software, I was never able to get it to predictably operate with stability. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit, fully updated), with 4GB RAM.
Summary: Works GREAT !! Switched cell phones and wanted to transfer pictures and phone book to new phone !! Worked great, very fast, saved a bunch of time and trouble. But--knocked off a star for the install. No cd in my package, had to go to web site for the drivers (windows 7 64 bit) Be sure to get the right 1's -- lots of choices !! Software hard to install even though I fix and upgrade computers as a 2nd income. Wouldn't go to the 2nd part of the install after restart.
Summary: This really is a great product. For the minimal cost it is exactly what I wanted. Took a few minutes to get the right drivers installed but afterword it has worked great on my computer. Windows 7 x64 Also if you are using this with windows 7 or vista and are using this for audio you may have to disable your default audio output device before this will acquire the signal.
Summary: I have a pair of Sony DR-BT50 headphones that I use with my Android powered mobile phone. I get great reception with the headphones when paired with my phone. I can roam around my apartment while listening to music via A2DP without losing signal, even when there are walls between me and my phone. With this bluetooth dongle, on the other hand, I can't get more than a few feet away without completely losing signal.
Summary: This bluetooth adapter from IOGear does as it is supposed to and has not failed me yet. I can transfer files to and from my phone without having to plug in cables and clutter up my desk any more than what it is already. Installation is plug and play and only took a few minutes. shortly after that i had my phone synchronised with my computer and sending pictures from the phone and music from the computer.
Summary: Easy to install and works great. Had to download Nokia Ovi Suite to get my phone to work with it, because there was no downloadable driver for my phone. Once I figured that out, everything works just fine. The picture I uploaded came from my phone, and would have been lost as a lot of others were before I got IOGear Bluetooth.