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Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter – For Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Blog Design Journal

The Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth USB Adapter lets you communicate wirelessly with Bluetooth devices such as cell phones, PDAs, mice, keyboards etc.

Highly Portable
BTD-400 is highly portable due to its petite dimensions. It seamlessly gets plugged into a computer/laptop without blocking surrounding USB ports.

Compatibility & Specifications
- BTD-400 transforms any computer with a USB port to a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Built with the latest Bluetooth specification v4.0 Class 2
- Supports all common Bluetooth (wireless) peripherals – keyboards, mice, headsets, stereo headphones, etc
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth versions 2.1/2.0/3.0
- Compatible with Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista / XP. Not compatible with Mac OS
- Consumes very low power from the host PC

Note: Windows 8 automatically finds and installs the latest drivers when the BTD-400 dongle is plugged in for the first time. Windows 7 / Vista / XP users need to use the included CD (or online links) to install the drivers

What’s in the Box
- Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth USB Adapter
- User Manual
- Installation CD for Windows 7/Vista/XP (Not needed for Windows 8)

Warranty
Kinivo BTD-400 USB Bluetooth Adapter is backed by our 2 year limited hardware warranty. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Product Features

  • Connect your Computer/Laptop with Bluetooth Enabled Devices such as Mobile Phones, Printers, Headsets etc.
  • Latest Bluetooth specification v4.0 Class 2 with low energy technology; Fully compatible with older Bluetooth equipment
  • Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Wireless range of up to 30 feet (10 meters)
  • 2 Year Warranty

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3 to “Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter – For Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista”

  1. Peter G. Hamilton says:

    ok, but some issues I didn’t have too much trouble installing the device drivers on a windows 7 64bit. I inserted the disk into the dvd drive, then clicked start, right clicked computer, clicked properties from the menu that pops up, clicked device manager, then you right click on the bluetooth device, click properties, click update driver, and then you tell it to look for drivers on your computer, select computer from the menu, and then find your dvd drive and tell it to look for drivers there. Alternatively, you could also follow the instructions it came with, but those seemed a little messed up, or formulated for another version of windows.Overall it works pretty good. I was able to successfully pair this with an Asus Infinity tablet, and sent files back and forth between the tablet and the computer just fine, However, I also tried pairing this with a Motorola droid 2 and I was successfully able to send files from the computer to the phone, but not from the phone to the computer. I have tried updating the drivers, but it still doesn’t work, although I do want to try playing with it a bit more.My only other complaint is that I did drop this about a foot or so onto my desk and the little plastic piece on the back broke at the seam. This didn’t interfere with the functionality, but it is an annoyance and points to somewhat cheap manufacturing. I could try sending it back as it does have a two year warranty, but I plan on keeping this plugged into my desktop and I have no real need to send it back.I have not used this to stream music, so I cannot comment on that.Overall, a good product, but you may want to look at something else if you plan on using this with multiple computers.Update:I was contacted by Kinivo and they are sending me a replacement free of charge. I have raised my rating from 3 to 4 stars because of their excellent customer service.

  2. Jeffrey Headley says:

    BT 4.0 on my older PC The bluetooth adapter is mall and the blue light is not too intrusive. It was detected automatically by Windows7. However I chose to download the latest bluetooth driver package from Broadcom ([...]). This allowed a little more features/flexibility for my bluetooth headphone/headset/mic. I haven’t tried this on my Linux systems and update once tested.

  3. J. Fox says:

    Works great Added this device to my ASUS UL30 and it worked instantly. It would be nice if it could be smaller, but I don’t think that is an option… also, enough with blue LEDs on everything, some of us are trying to sleep.



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