The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides an easy way to connect and manage Bluetooth devices on your Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 computer, and many Bluetooth users rely on it. But an accidental click in the wrong place can cause you to lose that icon, leaving no obvious way to access […]
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It’s 6 am. Time to get up. Your favorite song starts playing. A dim light comes on next to the bed. A few minutes later a bright light jars you from sleep. Meanwhile the smell of fresh-brewed coffee wafts in from the kitchen. Welcome to another automated morning with your Raspberry Pi and some Plugable […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: While this firmware can still be loaded according to the instructions in this blog post, there is another problem affecting the HSP/HFP profiles in Linux distributions that use Bluez version 5.x, from which HSP/HFP support has been removed. There are various ways around this limitation, but a recent survey of the most recent […]
UPDATE: This blog post was written for an earlier version of Raspian. For Jessie, the current version, please see this blog post. . Using a Bluetooth adapter with your Raspberry Pi opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You can connect a Bluetooth keyboard a mouse, send music to Bluetooth headphones or music receiver, […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: This page is now deprecated. Please see our new basic troubleshooting page and advanced troubleshooting page. Plugable’s USB-BT4LE Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter offers a wide range of possibilities for expanding the usefulness of your computer. You can listen through headphones, connect a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse, transfer photos from your smart phone, and […]
Exchanging files with your phone through Bluetooth in Windows 7 and above is not straightforward, and a number of users have contacted the Plugable support team looking for an easy way to do this. Fortunately, these versions of Windows come preinstalled with a program called “fsquirt” that fulfills this need. Here is how to use […]
USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 LE adapter. Upgrades Bluetooth® support for Windows® XP and later, or Linux PCs and Raspberry Pi. Extremely compact USB adapter. Safe to leave in for laptop travel. Supports Bluetooth keyboards, mice, headsets, and more with no software installation, driver installation required to add support for Bluetooth stereo headsets and more.