REVIEW - Asus USB BT400 USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle
Author: Hayden Barton
Posted: 7th September 2015 at 01:25pm
Tekket Rating: 8.8 / 10
Manufacturer: Asus
Product: USB-BT400
Price: £10 - $15
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Specifications
Interface: USB 2.0
Bluetooth compatibility: 4.0 / 3.0 / 2.1 / 2.0
Data Rate: 3Mb/s
Range: Up To 10 Meters
Frequency Band: 2.4~2.4835GHz unlicensed ISM band
OS Support: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
Dimensions: 19.47 x 16 x 8.1 mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 1.5g
Unboxing
The Asus USB-BT400 USB bluetooth dongle arrives in small cardboard box packaging with a plastic inner. The front side of the packaging shows the Asus logo, the model of the product and some of its features.
On the back is some more information and Compatibility in 28 languages.
The contents are simple. You get a manual, driver installation CD and the USB bluetooth dongle itself.
Review
The Bluetooth features a standard USB 2.0 port and a black plastic casing over the Bluetooth module with the Asus branding.
As you can see the Asus Bluetooth dongle comes in a conveniently small design, no longer are the days of keeping a close eye on the dongle and fearing of knocking it and breaking it in half from the USB port. It sticks out after being plugged into a USB just 10mm.
Once plugged in to a USB port your operating system (In this case Windows 7 64Bit) will try to automatically install drivers for the device, ignore this and any 'can not install driver' notifications you may get.
After inserting the DVD you will be presented with an autorun dialog. If you are not please access the discs files manually and install the 'Autorun.exe' file on the root of the disc." - Insert the driver CD that came with the Asus USB Bluetooth dongle and let it load. We do recommend installing the most up to date drivers from the Asus website which you can then select your operating system, click 'Utilities' and download the newest driver version. However for this review we will be showing the install of the driver disc as the downloadable install will be similar.
Once the 'autorun.exe' has been started you may be prompted to allow admin rights to the program. Please press 'Yes' or enter your computer account password accordingly.
You will now be prompted with a message asking to install the BTW software, please press yes to continue, then allow the software to finish preparing to install.
Next you will be ready to install, make sure the USB Bluetooth dongle is still plugged into the computer. Press the 'Agree and Install Bluetooth Software' button and allow it to install the drivers for you. After that has finished you can now use your Bluetooth devices with your computer.
Verdict
Very compact and high performing Bluetooth adapter/dongle for the price with a lot of features and compatibility with Bluetooth devices and Bluetooth versions. The power saving feature is also nice. The Bluetooth dongle does not get hot like some adapters and stay relatively cool to the touch.
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Total Score: 8.8/10
Performance: 9/10
Aesthetics: 9/10
Quality: 8/10
Price: 9/10
Features: 9/10
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