Best Bluetooth Dongles for a PC Computer

By | October 18, 2017

Best Bluetooth Dongles for a PC Computer 2016

If you have a PC computer that has no built-in Bluetooth or has a internal card that has gone bad than this is an easy fix with a Bluetooth USB dongle.
 
Bluetooth USB dongles are small and barely notable once plugged in.
Best Bluetooth Dongles for a PC Desktop Computer
 
Most are simple to setup and are Plug-and-Play as long as the operating system matches the dongle.
 
This makes them ideal for quickly setting up a computer with Bluetooth.
 
Bluetooth Version
The newest Bluetooth standard is 4.0 which is backward compatible with with previous version 1.0, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0.
 
Bluetooth Versions

Bluetooth Version Year Transfer Speed Backward Compatible
1.0 2002 721 kbit/s No
1.2 2005 721 Yes
2.0 2005 2.1 Mbits/s Yes
2.1 2007 3 Mbit/s Yes
3.0 2009 24 Mbit/s Yes

 
Bluetooth has a range of 33 feet. Of course this will depends on the environment such as barriers or other wireless signals.
 
Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Dongles for a PC Desktop Computer
 
[2 Year Warranty] Avantree USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter for PC, Wireless Dongle, for Stereo Music, VOIP, Keyboard, Mouse, Support All Windows 10 8.1 8 7 XP vista

This compact Bluetooth dongle is from Avantree and is compatible with most any version of Windows from XP to Windows 10.
 
It is a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter and backward compatible with Bluetooth V3.0/2.1/2.0/1.1.
 
 
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Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista

This small USB Bluetooth adapter is compliant with the new 4.0 Bluetooth version which is backward compatible with previous versions.
 
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7/8.
 
 
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SoundBot SB340 Universal Plug and Play Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter

This Soundbot dongle is good for those looking for a low cost Bluetooth dongle.
 
It is a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter that works with a PC or Mac.
 
It also support most any Windows operating system, Windows 8, Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2003, 2000, Me 64/32 bit
 
 
Summary
Adding Bluetooth compatibility to a non-Bluetooth computer is a easy processes that most anyone can do.
 
Most dongles simply need to be plugged in and will work automatically.
 
When buying a Bluetooth dongle simply be sure it is compatible with your version of Windows.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure it is a good fit for your computer.

One thought on “Best Bluetooth Dongles for a PC Computer

  1. Loel

    Will this USB Dongle correctly connect BT headphones with mic so together they can be used for wireless communication via skype or other softphone systems?

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