Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter Review – Connect your Laptop or Desktop to Bluetooth Devices


The Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 adapter is a micro sized essential designed to easily connect your laptop or desktop to a Bluetooth speaker  or any other Bluetooth device in your home. Its compact design and low energy consumption makes it ideal for prolonged use in laptops – just plug it in and forget it.

plugable usb bluetooth 4.0 adapter

Apart from audio streaming capabilities, the Plugable USB Bluetooth adapter also supports data transfers so you can transfer files to and from your desktop or laptop within the 10m range at a maximum speed of 3Mbps. Compatibility wise, this Bluetooth adapter supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Linux and Raspberry PI but there’s no support for MAC OSX or ARM-based Windows RT computers.

Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter Review Summary

The Plugable USB Bluetooth 4.0 adapter offers a reliable way of connecting your Bluetooth devices to a PC or laptop. Easy plug and play, 10m wireless range and low energy consumption makes this one of the best USB Bluetooth adapter on the market.

Setting up the Plugable Bluetooth adapter

Setting up this Bluetooth adapter takes seconds, just plug it in and let your Windows OS detect and automatically install the drivers for you. Drivers are automatically installed for windows 8 and up, if you’re running an older version of Windows like XP or Windows 7 you’ll need to use the included driver CD to install the drivers.

My experience with the Plugable Bluetooth adapter

I bought the Plugable Bluetooth adapter a few months ago to stream music from my laptop to a Bluetooth speaker, I’ve never plugged it out since. What I like most about this Bluetooth adapter is that you can connect other devices as well, so far I’ve used it with over 20 Bluetooth speakers, my Creative Outlier Bluetooth headphones and an older Bluetooth keyboard I had lying around.

To date I’ve had no problems or issues with this Bluetooth adapter, all my devices connect instantly and I’ve never suffered any drop-outs or audio stuttering while using it. So, if you’re looking to add Bluetooth to a laptop or desktop and don’t want to spend a lot then the Plugable USB Bluetooth adapter is definitely the way to go.