Category Archives: USB-BT4LE

Quick Fix for Problems Using Bluetooth and Blueman from the Raspberry Pi Raspbian Desktop (Wheezy)

Editor’s note: The instructions in this blog post are for the Wheezy version of Raspian and not for Jessie, the newest version as of February 26, 2016. Bluetooth and Raspberry Pi are a natural combination, allowing your Pi to communicate wirelessly with devices like our Bluetooth home automation switch. However, recent versions of Raspian have […]

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Restoring Lost Bluetooth Icon to Your Windows System Tray

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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Pi and Coffee

Pi and Coffee: Automate Your Morning with Plugable Bluetooth Switches and a Raspberry Pi

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 […]

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Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter: Solving HFP/HSP and A2DP Profile Issues on Linux

It has come to our attention that there are some issues on certain Linux systems with regards to using Headset Profile and Hands-Free Profile with our USB Bluetooth Adapters. The issue stems from a lack of support for these profiles on the Broadcom BCM20702 chipset found inside our device, unless a proprietary firmware file is […]

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Using the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth Adapter with the Raspberry Pi

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, […]

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Troubleshooting the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth Adapter in Windows

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 do many other tasks. This is possible because Bluetooth drivers and software are working behind the scenes to […]

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Easy Way to Use Bluetooth to Exchange Files with Your Phone in Windows – Fsquirt Guide

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 […]

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Plugable’s New Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) Adapter

Bluetooth is booming. It’s the method of choice for connecting wireless devices — it has become nearly ubiquitous across the full range of today’s PCs, phones, tablets, etc. So we’re excited to offering our new Plugable adapter to add the latest Bluetooth 4.0 wireless capabilities to your Windows or Linux PC. Our main focus for […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter

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.

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