Until testing the Novero Rockdale Bluetooth Stereo Headphones I was not a fan of these device. I considered Bluetooth speakers pretty useless and loved the in ear models.
After testing the Novero Rockdale my opinion has change because of the sound quality. I liked the headphones a lot and I searched for a solution to use them along with my desktop computer.
Because my desktop does not have a Bluetooth I opted for the Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Micro USB Dongle.
The Avantree dongle is a small device which is inserted in an USB port and allows connectivity with Bluetooth devices.
Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Micro USB Dongle features and specs
- make any device with a USB port Bluetooth enabled
- wirelessly communicate with other Bluetooth enabled device
- 50 meters wireless range
- ultra small and compact
- 2.402-2.48GHZ ISM band
- Bluetooth EDR data rate to 3Mbps
- LED indication: Power ON, linking, standby
- system support: XP, Viasta, Win7, Win8 (Not support MAC system)
- software support: Harmony 2.0
- support profile: Serial port/Object push/File transfer
- PIM synchronization profile, A2DP, AVRCP
- weight: 3 g
- size (L x W x H): 2.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 cm
Avantree Bluetooth Micro USB Dongle review
The Avantree Bluetooth Micro USB Dongle can be used to connect all sort of devices which use Bluetooth. So you can use it along with gadgets like Android tablets, Ipads, printers, smartphones, headsets and so on.
I used the dongle along with the Novero Rockdale Bluetooth Stereo Headphones to listen to music. The installation was easy and it just took a few minutes – the computer needed to reboot.The dongle comes with a CD which I did not used because it was installed automatically. To pair the headphones I just synchronized them with the dongle (to do this you should select the Bluetooth icon and search for new devices). After the reboot the headphones were ready to use and I could enjoy my favorite music.
The next test was connecting the Asus tranformer. To pair it with the computer the user must right click on the Bluetooth icon, open Settings and select “Allow Bluetooth device to find this computer”.
After this the pairing process took less than 1 minute and it was really easy. I transferred some files between the devices and it worked without problems.
In conclusion: an useful gadget to connect different Bluetooth devices to a desktop computer or laptop.
Pricing and availability
The Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Micro USB Dongle price tag is $15.99 and it can be bought from Mobilefun.com.