ASUS USB-BT400 USB Adapter w/Bluetooth Dongle Receiver, Laptop & PC Support, Windows 10 Plug and Play /8/7/XP, Printers, Phones, Headsets, Speakers, Keyboards, Controllers

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

/r/MechanicalKeyboards What Keyboard, Switches and/or Keys Do I Buy [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoS-Plantagenet posted submission on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 28, 2019

If you are looking for a new keyboard, struggling with what switch to pick, or looking for replacement keys try posting in this thread. WHY should you consider a Mechanical Keyboard? See this answer by /u/EMCoupling.

The better you spell out your requirements and do your research in the Wiki the better your answer will be.

What kind of keyboard are you looking for? Full-sized? Left handed? Tenkeyless? 75%? 60%? See the Wiki List of Tenkeyless and smaller Keyboards

Looking for wireless or specialty keyboards? See the WW Shopping Wiki - Specialty keyboard section

Looking for accessories? See the Key Shopping Wiki and WW Shopping Wiki Accessories Section

Which switch(es) would you like? Black/Green/White/Yellow ALPS, Cherry MX Clear/Black/Blue/Brown/Green/White, Topre 45/55g/silent/variable? Others? See the Switch TL;DR wiki

Any brand preferences? Use the Search Option and Redditor Review Wiki

What is your budget? See these sections of the Reddit Keyboard Shopping Guide:

What country are you planning to purchase the keyboard in? See your country's shopping wiki and List of Keyboard Sellers That Ship Internationally

If you are NEW to Reddit check out this handy Reddit /r/MechanicalKeyboards Noob Guide.

1 month, 2 weeks agoS-Plantagenet posted comment on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 28, 2019

Thank you for having a thread like this. I have done quite a bit of reading here, including a lot of the links and suggested polls on this subreddit and to be honest I am very overwhelmed.

Short version, here is what I need:

Tactile but not noisy, I want to feel the keys but I don't want a noisy typewriter. A little noise is ok.

Bluetooth, I ditched my desk about a year ago and won't go back, I use the computer from my LayzBoy arm chair with the keyboard in my lap, I no longer have a desk to run wires across.

Size need to be at least 75%, to full size (No 10key)... 60% is way too small for me. Weight doesn't really matter and neither does footprint, I wont be traveling with it.

Budget is a max of 160$ right now, and I prefer to purchase on Amazon.

I don't need fancy lights, I really just need something that works. When I am writing if I get too much input lag I don't always look at what I am writing for upto an hour, if the keyboard is crap I look up and find gibberish on the screen and loads of wasted time and creativity.

I originally purchased this keyboard, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FZVCH4H/ and this bluetooth dongle, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ and while it seemed like quality I just couldn't get it to work, everything connected but the keyboard wouldn't function. It was too small for me anyway, but I guess I got what I paid for at $44. I guess I will go with something 'name brand'?

Has to be simple setup, I am not an engineer or a programmer. Keyboard will be mostly used for writing, reddit, and light gaming like WoW.

I currently use a MS Wireless Comfort 5050 https://www.amazon.com//dp/B014W20C90/ keyboard/mouse combo, and the thing is junk, it has never worked right (Windows 8.1) spotty/odd input lag and most of the time it just stops working at all, It's going in the trash as soon as I replace it.

Thank you everyone for your help and guidance, I really appreciate it.

there are bluetooth usb devices. Is there such a thing as a bluetooth USB transmitter/hub? [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agojrodwhit posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 23, 2019

Google is kind of saying no... but the results are all years old.

I just want a good wireless mechanical keyboard... Ducky, leopold, maybe a home brew...

Is this really impossible to do this?

seems so simple in my head, take the signal you would send by wire, and send it wireless instead. whats the problem?

Closest I found was a wifi usb hub, but its $100, and has a big ugly antenna.

1 month, 3 weeks agojrodwhit posted comment on buildapc.
Aug. 23, 2019

Bluetooth USB dongles that aren't from unheard companies? [R]

4 months, 1 week agotrackdrew posted submission on buildapc.
June 10, 2019

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle that I've had for years that I had purchased from Amazon. Looking at Amazon now, or really anywhere, none of them are from a reputable company. Frankly, it doesn't really work as well as I would expect, and it would be nice to have something a little trustworthy. Any recommendations?

does the b450 tomahawk have bluetooth? [R]

5 months, 1 week agoDis9942 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 6, 2019
5 months, 1 week agoDis9942 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
May 6, 2019

PS4 bluetooth adapter for PC [R]

6 months, 3 weeks agoMy_Friday_Account posted submission on techsupport.
March 26, 2019

Hello folks. Apologies if this is the wrong subreddit for this type of question; if it is, if you could point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.

So, I have finally bought a PS4 controller to use with some games on the PC. I would like to connect via bluetooth to my computer, but it seems my computer doesn't have built-in bluetooth. I was hoping someone would be able to help me out with what I need to buy to enable the PS4 controller to connect to my computer wirelessly. Thank you for your help!

6 months, 3 weeks agoMy_Friday_Account posted comment on techsupport.
March 26, 2019

Playing a 720p30 PS3 exclusive at 4K60 with an Xbone controller, this is why I love PC Gaming [R]

9 months, 1 week agomonokhrome posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 10, 2019
9 months, 1 week agomonokhrome posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 10, 2019

You should be able to get a Dualshock3 working on Win10 with SCP ToolKit.

I've been using mine for almost 2 years with a generic ASUS BT adapter. Don't buy that one in particular, though as it should cost $<15.

Also, every Win10 creator's update has nuked the SCPToolkit drivers, but they only take a minute to reinstall.

A Bluetooth Adapter that can support 4 Dualshock controllers? [R]

10 months, 3 weeks agoTommythecat42 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2018

We play a lot of Overcooked and Towerfall with 3 more friends, and it has always been a pain in the ass to make all 4 controllers work with 3-meter USB cables... The cables always break, connection ports go lose, etc.

Bluetooth is a solution, but my cheap Bluetooth adapter supports only 1 device at a time.

I've read quality adapters should be able to connect up to 7 devices at a time, however, it's very hard making sense which is high quality and which is not, and it's never written in the specs how much devices an adapter supports.

So my question is: was anyone here successful connecting four DS4 controllers to a single adapter, and if so, please give link or model of adapter.

Thanks!

10 months, 3 weeks agoTommythecat42 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2018

I have this one, https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Receiver-Keyboards-Controllers-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070. I've had 2 ds4 controllers connected at once, and I'm pretty sure 4 would work.

[Controller] Xbox Wireless Controller - Black - $39.99 ($59.99-$20.00) [R]

10 months, 4 weeks agoKevlar315 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2018
10 months, 3 weeks agoKevlar315 posted comment on buildapcsales.
Nov. 22, 2018

I thought i had paid $10 or $12 for this not $20 but here's the current Amazon link.

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Receiver-Keyboards-Controllers-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070

Question about turning my headphones bluetooth [R]

11 months, 2 weeks agochrisimplicity posted submission on headphones.
Oct. 31, 2018

So I was thinking about buying a couple of these bluetooth transmitter/receivers. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XX59HL6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AM0BJWK37108P&psc=1

Main reason is to eliminate cables since my headphone cable seems to get in the way more often than I'd like. I have a pair of headphones and a DAC/AMP combo (see flair for specifics) and what I was planning to do is plug one of these into my headphones as a receiver and the other one into my DAC/AMP as a transmitter. The question(s) I have is by doing this will I still get the same benefits from my DAC/AMP as I would with a cable and will I still get all the DAC/AMP's power still or will it be bottlenecked by the bluetooth transmitter and receiver?

Also if anyone knows of any better transmitter and receivers with longer battery life and newer versions of bluetooth I'd appreciate it.

11 months, 2 weeks agochrisimplicity posted comment on headphones.
Oct. 31, 2018

I believe that something like this would be all that you would need. The ES100 would then work as your dac/amp.

Need to add blueooth [R]

12 months agoclupean posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 20, 2018

Only spare PCI slot is covered up by my video card. Any SATA connections for a Bluetooth adapter? Looking on Amazon I see a ton of USB ones but have no idea which one is good. I want to be able to connect more than one item at a time. Any tips?

12 months agoclupean posted comment on buildapc.
Oct. 20, 2018

You can buy one from Asus if you want but it's really the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ83070/

Bluetooth adapter software/firmware seemly corrupted. No longer recognized by Windows 10 but still "connects". [R]

1 year agoPhantomLiberty posted submission on techsupport.
Oct. 1, 2018

Been having this issue for a few weeks and still can't find a solution to it. This is the bluetooth adapter I have.

To start, I use my bluetooth dongle alongside the SCP Driver so I can use my PS3 controller with bluetooth. If you're not familiar with it, the SCP bluetooth driver is a custom driver that gets installed making it a device dedicated to SCP only unless you uninstall the driver where Windows will then reinstall normal BT drivers automatically. Once in a while Windows Update would stop it from working so on the Driver installer I would uninstall the whole thing including the SCP bluetooth driver and reinstalling would fix it.

Well this time it uninstalled but the bluetooth adapter never reinstalled factory drivers and it hasn't been recognized by Windows since. If the device is plugged into my PC it'll make the device connected sound 5-10 seconds later and repeat every 15 seconds or so. If device manager is open when the sound plays it refreshes but no devices are added probably because it's instantly disconnected. Devices and printers on the control panel will show the device with normal drivers or the SCP driver installed but it is not present in either of those forms. The only place I can see anything change every connect is in Win10 settings, devices and under other devices. When the connect sound plays something called "Atheros Valkyrie BootROM" is connected and immediately removed. I tried looking into what that is but I'm still pretty clueless and don't really know where to look at this point.

I've tried to just install the BT drivers, nothing. I formatted my HD and reinstalled Windows 10, nothing. Then made sure all drivers that could possibly be updated were up to date, nothing. I can't find anything about formatting/reinstalling firmware for bluetooth adapters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know it's a cheap thing to replace but I don't work right now and don't have money anyway. It doesn't really seem broken so I would like to fix it if possible. Thanks.

Using PS4 Controller [R]

1 year, 1 month agoPM_ME_FUTA_PEACH posted submission on MonsterHunterWorld.
Sept. 11, 2018

Note: I'm sorry but I'm using this sub because tech-issue subs are dead and most discords that say will help have so many people you end up getting ignored or given plain advice

I'm having trouble connecting my dualshock4 wireless ps4 controller. It seems charged, I have an android charger so I'm fine with that. But my computer in the settings says it's connected to things wireless via bluetooth but in sys32 it doesn't have any bluetooth drivers installed. Maybe because a lot of my things are wired and it puts said things that are connected via wire so it puts it under bluetooth? I'm not sure. So is there any way of installing bluetooth into my computer without buying an adapter or bluetooth compatibility into my computer physically? I was able to do it with downloading windows 10 for free and I'm seeking help if there's a way to do it with bluetooth, because I've been looking around for answers and haven't found any yet.

1 year, 1 month agoPM_ME_FUTA_PEACH posted comment on MonsterHunterWorld.
Sept. 11, 2018

When you're looking for a bluetooth adapter, it'll say the version name either in name or in description. For example this one you can see it says " Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter ", that's what you want to look for.

[VR] Lenovo Explorer with Controllers $159.02 [R]

1 year, 2 months agowaigui posted submission on buildapcsales.
Aug. 10, 2018

How do I get the MPOW Bluetooth headphones to work my PC [R]

1 year, 2 months agoAooooww posted submission on techsupport.
Aug. 4, 2018

PC doesn't have Bluetooth. Is there any way I can listen to music via Bluetooth even though by default the motherboard doesn't have Bluetooth?

1 year, 2 months agoAooooww posted comment on techsupport.
Aug. 4, 2018

I've tried a bunch, this is the one that i liked the best. There are cheaper options out there, most you just plug-and-play.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bluetooth 4.0 for VR [R]

1 year, 2 months agoIntel_or_Amd posted submission on techsupport.
Aug. 3, 2018

I am currently thinking of ordering a Samsung Odyssey VR Headset and I ran the Mixed Reality PC check tool and it says I have all requirements except Bluetooth 4.0 for the controllers. I have this exact adapter and have installed all of the drivers but still no improvement.

[Controller] Sony Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller - $11.99 (36.69-24.70) [R]

1 year, 2 months agomonokhrome posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 20, 2018
1 year, 2 months agomonokhrome posted comment on buildapcsales.
July 20, 2018

Bluetooth and wired for OEM controllers. If these are indeed knockoffs, then bluetooth support may be a gamble. I have an OEM DS3 and it works with a long list of 3rd party bluetooth adapters. If you do some digging, there is a list of compatible 3rd party bluetooth adapters (literally hundreds) listed on a forum thread discussing SCP Toolkit drivers. Just keep in mind that small bluetooth adapters have a pretty abysmal range, potentially <5 feet even with line-of-sight between the adapter and controller. Speaking from my own experience with this adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Anyway to set up PS4 controller to PC for easier game play? [R]

1 year, 5 months agoMay 3, 2018

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1 year, 5 months agoMrWOJG posted comment on Seaofthieves.
May 3, 2018

Here is an inexpensive and reliable BT dongle. Works out of the box with Win10

ASUS USB Adapter with Bluetooth (USB-BT400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=cmswrcpapairE86AbZSHFSPB

Windows MR MOTION controller setup [R]

1 year, 6 months agoomniscient_zero posted submission on WindowsMR.
April 11, 2018

New to reddit apologies in advance for any post mistakes Need help regarding setting up my windows MR setup. I’m using the following config Windows 10 RS3 Asus Rampage V extreme X99 Intel i7-5960X 32gigs ddr4 AMD Radeon Fury X HP windows MR headset

According to my mobo manual it has Bluetooth embedded on it but during the Windows MR setup the motion controllers just wouldn’t pair. Do I need to buy a separate Bluetooth dongle to help connect my motion controllers ? If no how do I connect my motion controllers? If yes which specific Bluetooth dongle I should be purchasing?

Thanks

1 year, 6 months agoomniscient_zero posted comment on WindowsMR.
April 11, 2018

While I have seen people with tracking issues with internal BT adapters I haven't come across this issue yet. Have you tried uninstalling the drivers and letting WinUpdate reinstall them? If yes, have you tried the ones from Asus? If yes to that too, a slightly more retarded question. Are you holding down the little gray button inside the battery compartment until the lights on the ring start blinking? If yes, have you tried pairing from the Windows "Add Device" section in settings?

Edit: This is the BT adapter I use with the Odyssey and it works fine: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=ohauidetailpageo05s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Best reasonable bluetooth dongle for DS4 [R]

1 year, 8 months agodstaller posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 5, 2018

title, and not the official one, it's way too expensive. I got my TV set up about 5 meters from my PC.

1 year, 8 months agodstaller posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 5, 2018

Simple Questions - February 04, 2018 [R]

1 year, 8 months agomoises_327 posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 4, 2018

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

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1 year, 8 months agomoises_327 posted comment on buildapc.
Feb. 4, 2018

Windows 10 supports Bluetooth, but it doesn't necessarily come with it, in most cases you will need an adapter like this to be able to use it.

You can check if there's already an adapter on the Device Manager, looking at the USB ports to see if there's already an external one, or by looking at the motherboard specs to see if it has it.

Do you have a model number for the pre-built?

Hackintosh is set up, a few things I really need help with still [R]

1 year, 9 months agoJan. 15, 2018

okay so to begin, I am by no means expierenced in this, the fact that I got the hackintosh up and running just blows my mind.

Specs

It's a laptop

OS: MacOs Sierra 10.12.6

Model # hp 15-au018wm

Cpu - i7-6500U @2.50GHz

Ram - 16GB

GPU - Intel HD Graphics 520 AND Nvidia GeForce 940MX

Storage - 500GB SSD (Windows 10) and 500GB HDD (MacOS)

So here are the problems I am running into

  • imessage, icloud and facetime

Since it's a laptop, the chances of my internal wifi card working was pretty slip, so I am using a USB Wifi adapter using DCPImanager, I know that it is En0 but the builtin box isn't checked which is what I think the problem is, I am not sure how to get around that.

I am assuming there is no way under the sun to get my builtin wifi card working with the hackintosh

  • Bluetooth doesn't want to work, I go to bluetooth settings and it detects the bluetooth devices, so I hit the pair button and for about 10 seconds or so, it'll say connected (the device still doesn't work) and the little wheel just keeps spinning then it says "not connected"

  • I got audio working with VoodooHDA and I have messed around enough to get the full audio but it sounds like the audio is being pushed through a tin can, any way to fix that?

And I think that's pretty much it, the audio issue isn't as big of a deal but the bluetooth and imessage is sort of important.

1 year, 9 months agocouldntgetausernam3 posted comment on hackintosh.
Jan. 15, 2018

iMessage: Did you follow this guide?

Bluetooth: What chipset is your Bluetooth (System Report -> Bluetooth -> Chipset). Make sure it's compatible with hackintosh. I have to use this one to make Bluetooth work.

Simple Questions - January 15, 2018 [R]

1 year, 9 months agoEleventhousand posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 15, 2018

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that Discord is great places to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/livechat

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1 year, 9 months agoEleventhousand posted comment on buildapc.
Jan. 15, 2018

I use this one. Its fine for me (headphones).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Best BT adapter (for use with DS4 controllers) and way to test input lag [R]

1 year, 10 months agoyumko posted submission on linux_gaming.
Dec. 17, 2017

Long story short, Ive never had any luck with bluetooth adapters. The best bluetooth experiences Ive had are with the steam link, and with my alienware steam machine that I got for cheap.

The ones Ive tried on my main pc are: plugable adapter from amazon - crappy kinivo from amazon - OK when really close, but not ideal.
Edimax EW-7611ULB - same

Ive been stuck playing with a wire on my main PC.

Anyone know the BEST one you can buy? I dont even mind spending a ton on it - so annoyed basic ones wont work.

Also - is there a way to test input lag? I wanna see when it drops and which adapters are best. Thanks.

1 year, 10 months agoyumko posted comment on linux_gaming.
Dec. 18, 2017

No idea about the best or input lag, I use Asus BT-400.

Help me not buy a Switch and Mario Odyssey [R]

1 year, 11 months agomonokhrome posted submission on patientgamers.
Nov. 6, 2017

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1 year, 11 months agomonokhrome posted comment on patientgamers.
Nov. 6, 2017

Are you using DS4Windows? I don't have any experience with DS4 controllers, but my DS3 works flawlessly on Windows 10 with SCPToolkit, which supports DS4 if I am not mistaken. I did run into an issue recently with my Gamecube Mayflash adapter when Windows 10 decided it was time for the Creators Update, but reinstalling the drivers resolved the issue I was having with Dolphin not recognizing the adapter.

My only complaint is limited range due to the bluetooth adapter I am using, which leads to blackouts / missed inputs if I exceed an 8-10ft range. If you're ever in the market for an adapter, I can say that the following works reliably, but the limited range leaves a lot to be desired.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=ohauidetailpageo00s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

[Controller] Xbox One Wireless Controller, Green/Orange Wireless/Bluetooth- $30 (Walmart In-store YMMV) [R]

2 years agoapocalypserisin posted submission on buildapcsales.
Oct. 13, 2017
2 years agoapocalypserisin posted comment on buildapcsales.
Oct. 13, 2017

Then you will need to pick up a bluetooth dongle. They are pretty cheap (9-12 bucks on amazon). Just plug into usb port and thats it: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070

Switching from PS4 to PC/144Hz monitor, have noob questions [R]

2 years agoblackonred posted submission on RocketLeague.
Sept. 17, 2017

So I've been looking for awhile to make the switch to PC. After reading all of the comments about how much better the experience is on PC with a 144 hz monitor, I decided to take the plunge and wanted to see for myself. Really pumped to see how well it really plays!

Got an i5-7400, 8gb, RX 480 with a Viewsonic XG2401 monitor

As a PS4 console noob never having to deal with settings and never having a gaming pc, I wanted to make sure I have an idea of what settings to change everything to in order get started off on the right foot.

I'm starting do some research through the search bar and found some really good input here for video settings credit u/Deflows

https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLeague/comments/5luk9q/optimal_competitive_video_settings/

I've also read about making sure you change to 144 hz in the display properties. Are there any other ways to optimize the gameplay by turning off other processes or settings that can interfere that you don't need? I also know I need to look up optimal settings for my own monitor which I will do.

Also any tips for beginners for any overall settings switching to PC I really appreciate it. I'm still looking through the search bar so if I'm being a noob for asking obvious these questions I apologize. Just want to make sure I don't miss anything big that can be a night and day difference.

2 years agoblackonred posted on RocketLeague.
Sept. 17, 2017

No need to worry about asking questions here. That's what this sub is for. Judging from your post, I believe you already know everything you need. As you said, turning on 144hz in the display properties is the one big thing you shouldn't miss. Make sure you don't limit your fps in the ingame graphics settings and check if you can get 144 fps ingame. Steam has a built in fps counter you can use for that. Your hardware should handle the game just fine, so I woulnd't worry about finetuning settings, unless there is a problem.

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You can still use your PS4 controller on Pc if you didn't know. I believe you don't even need any extra software to run it in steam, though if you do run into some problems I would recomend getting DS4Windows. This software combined with a bluetooth dongle like this one even allows you to use it without any wire connection via bluetooth, though you might get some input lag.

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Getting a 144hz monitor was one of the best purchases I did in the past years, so I'm sure you will be happy with yours, too.

Will this Bluetooth adapter work on my solus media machine? [R]

2 years, 1 month agoSept. 2, 2017

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2 years, 1 month agoatoms_1 posted on SolusProject.
Sept. 2, 2017

Not sure about that one. I would think so. For reference this one is excellent. Here

USB Wifi/BT dongle [R]

2 years, 2 months agocx471n posted submission on hackintosh.
Aug. 13, 2017

Hey all, is there one available? One specifically that works OOB?

I don't have any more PCIe slots so I can't plug-in my PCIe Wifi/BT card anymore.

2 years, 2 months agocx471n posted on hackintosh.
Aug. 13, 2017

For Bluetooth:

BT400

For WiFi:

There are some options here on this thread

I don't think you'll find a USB one with both WiFi/BT. If you feel like getting rid of one of your 980Ti's (preferably to me ;) ), then OSXWiFi makes great PCIe adapters

Good luck!

Has anyone used the Bluetooth connectivity from a Xbox One controller on Windows 10 ? [R]

2 years, 2 months agomurphs33 posted submission on pcgaming.
Aug. 11, 2017
2 years, 2 months agomurphs33 posted on pcgaming.
Aug. 11, 2017

I have an an ASUS Bluetooth adapter similar to this one (I think it's the same one). And nope, no lag.

Pairing SC Crusher Wireless to PC [R]

2 years, 2 months agoSantro12 posted submission on Skullcandy.
Aug. 3, 2017

So the headset just came home today and i planned to use them on pc most of the time and with the jack plugged it, it works great of course but I want them to work wireless. I bought the bluetooth adapter, now I've read those threads - 1 and 2 and tried the methods suggested there. Adapter caught signal from crushers and shows it on "Bluetooth devices" in Devices and printers but that's it, no sound wireless still. I also tried the one with the hold + and - untill it beeps - nothing happening after that.

Also in Device Manager in 'other devices', there is a external Bluetooth device [crushers] but with a '!' sign saying that computer can't find the drivers. Any suggestions? :/

2 years, 2 months agoSantro12 posted on Skullcandy.
Aug. 6, 2017

Thanks for answering! I asked skullcandy support through email about that and this is the answer. So as I saw before there is no any drivers from their website and it is entirely about drivers for the bluetooth adapter and here is a problem. I bought one on friday but it didn't work, and I couldn't find any drivers for that adapter either besides the ones that downloaded after plugging. About those 3 drivers that they suggested. Broadcom doesn't seem to work anymore as on their site it says that you can't download any software. Toshiba seems like it's for laptops because I couldn't get through the installation and Qualcomm looks dead.

So I feel like I need a right bluetooth adapter with right drivers for them to work, if someone has them and use them on PC with adapter, I would love to hear how they got them to work and which adapter they have and if they downloaded any drivers specifically for it or not. Thinking about buying that ASUS one but would love to hear any suggesting from the users first.

PS4 controller on PC [R]

2 years, 2 months agoSacredchilzz posted submission on RocketLeague.
Aug. 1, 2017

Hi Guys

I am looking at starting to play with a PS4 controller as I would you like to buy a PS4 in the future.

I am used to keyboard mouse (400 hours or so) - would it be possible to play via bluetooh/wireless or would it have to be plugged into my PC?

Just looking for any feedback on whether this is possible.

2 years, 2 months agoSacredchilzz posted on RocketLeague.
Aug. 1, 2017

I use ps4 controller on PC> you can play it plugged in OR if you have a bluetooth adapter.

or buy a bluetooth adapter I USE THIS ONE

Simple, if using bluetooth adapter -- plugin to USB. if using Windows 10. go to bluetooth settings. and set your controller on find mode(hold Share button + PS button until light starts flashing fast). connect to PC and done..

You can use DS4 on pc for extra features but it's not needed if you do not wish.

Looking for a build that can run ME: Andromeda at 1080p 60fps+ $1000 to $1200 budget. [R]

2 years, 6 months agoriiskyy posted submission on buildapcforme.
April 7, 2017

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Will be primarily a gaming PC for stuff like ME: Andromeda to Dark Souls 3.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $1000 to $1200

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • 2 weeks from the time this post goes up.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Wifi adapter with Bluetooth. Tower, OS(Win10), mobo, cpu, cpu cooler. gpu, power supply, SSD+HDD combo, ram...pretty much what makes a PC a PC.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US, no

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • N/A

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • No liquid cooling! SSD+HDD combo and WiFi + Bluetooth Adapter. Optical Drive. RGB Keyboard and Mouse.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Mid to Full tower. Red and Black or Red and White case. I want to have a red theme throughout the build as much as possible while staying in the budget.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Win10 is prefered.

Extra info or particulars:

2 years, 6 months agoriiskyy posted on buildapcforme.
April 7, 2017

This build will easily handle both of the games you listed at 1080p 60fps on high-ultra settings as well as any others for the next few years. Bluetooth USB dongles can be had on amazon for around $15. Tried to keep everything to the red and black theme.

If you wanted to save some money you could opt for a 120GB SSD instead however you will notice it fill up quite quickly once you install some programs etc on top of windows.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $188.99 @ SuperBiiz CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $24.88 @ OutletPC Motherboard | ASRock Fatal1ty B250 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $102.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $102.77 @ OutletPC Storage | PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $79.99 @ Jet Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.89 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card | $209.99 @ Amazon Case | Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.99 @ Amazon Power Supply | SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $53.99 @ SuperBiiz Optical Drive | LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer | $16.88 @ OutletPC Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $88.58 @ OutletPC Wireless Network Adapter | Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $29.99 @ SuperBiiz Monitor | Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | $102.98 @ Directron Keyboard | Cooler Master Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse | $39.99 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1190.90 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | Total | $1170.90 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-07 19:04 EDT-0400 |

Problem when using PS Move Service [R]

2 years, 7 months agoInfiniteLlamas posted submission on OSVR.
March 18, 2017

When I start PS Move Service, start PSMoveConfigTool, and click controller settings, I can click pair controller but it always says failed. Above that it says "No bluetooth adapter detected!" and under that "no connected usable controllers". Does anyone know why this is happening?

2 years, 7 months agoInfiniteLlamas posted on OSVR.
March 19, 2017

Hmm ok, from what I've heard it's fairly hit and miss with getting a Bluetooth adapter that works with psmove but I've had 2 that both work and the one I'm using looks exactly like the one in the link so idk.

I got mine from eBay and there are some $3-4 adapters if you want to try any of them.

Other than that maybe updating or rolling back your Bluetooth drivers might do something but I don't really know sorry

This is the adapter they suggest on the GitHub but it's a bit more expensive so take your pick I guess: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070

Good luck :)

[Controller] Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Dawn Shadow) - $39.99 ($59.99 - $20 with code EMCRCBE53) OR (White) - $39.99 ($49.99 - $10 with code EMCRCBE54) [R]

2 years, 8 months agoJhubbz86 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Feb. 17, 2017
2 years, 8 months agoJhubbz86 posted on buildapcsales.
Feb. 17, 2017

As someone who owns the white and Dawn Shadow versions of this, I can tell you I used the Asus BT400, and it worked ok, but I was also only ever 2-3 feet away from it. Even then, I still had some small issues with it. I ended up sucking it up and buy the official Microsoft Xbox One Adapter for Windows. I've had zero issues since, and I highly suggest you just got for that, especially since it's only $19 right now, as opposed to it's normal $25.

Testing the new tracking with outdated IR board firmware with an HDK2 and PSMove controllers on Space Pirate Trainer [R]

2 years, 8 months agollamacek posted submission on OSVR.
Feb. 1, 2017
2 years, 8 months agollamacek posted on OSVR.
Feb. 6, 2017

Really nice find! I'm assuming your computer is already bluetooth compatible?

If not, at least for me and others on the PSMoveService Google group, (Great place to ask questions and get help with troubleshooting) you have to have a bluetooth adapter to get the PSMove controllers to pair to your computer.

(I suggest this bluetooth adapter which is used by myself and others for the PSMove controllers)

(Don't forget that first time setup requires a micro USB cable for first time paring)

If so, just be aware that the Playstation Eye takes up a lot of USB bandwidth and you have to plan out where you plug in your devices very carefully for them to all track at the full 60fps.

I'd suggest downloading something like USBTreeView before starting as this will allow you to check your USB root hubs when plugging in your cameras and possibly bluetooth adapter.

Some things to keep in mind when setting this up are:

Try to isolate your cameras away from other high bandwidth devices on the same USB root hub, considering we're using an HMD with an IR camera that also takes up a lot of bandwidth so remember that too.

(This is what my USBTreeView looks like, make sure that your cameras are on USBs with the little H next to them meaning their high-speed.

("USB Composite Device - Camera" is the IR camera)

("ASUS USB-BT400" Is the bluetooth adapter)

"USB Composite Device - Audio, Camera" Is the Playstation Eye)

Most of the time the most cameras you'll be able to get away with are 2 cameras on one motherboard and the front panel USB connections included, unless you buy a PCI/PCI-E USB expansion card for more USBs and root hubs.

(PSMoveService reccomends the Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port

Most likely the controllers you bought were part of the older batches which were manufactured around 5-6 years ago when they first came out, so be sure to check the batteries and you can buy replacements here. (Although you have to open the controller up to access them)

Some of the newer controllers which were released with PSVR have their magnetometers disabled which are used for orientation in PSMoveService so be weary of that if their from the latest batch.

In conclusion, just follow videos like these (This and this) (You can just follow the PSMoveService portion of it) and for troubleshooting either resort to the comments of those videos, the offical Github documentation, post back here and I can try to help, or post in the Google group for help.

Aside from everything else good luck on setting it up and please excuse any grammatical errors you see in this post, it's over 3160 letters long.

Anyone has Bluetooth headphones working with a USB Bluetooth adapter? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoJan. 30, 2017

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2 years, 8 months agor-grijalva posted on linuxquestions.
Jan. 30, 2017

I use this one with SHB7150 Philips bluetooth headphones, they work OK. Check the guide on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluetooth_headset if you need to do some troubleshooting.

Tech Support Thread - January 23, 2017 [R]

2 years, 8 months agoAerosoft_ posted submission on pcgaming.
Jan. 23, 2017

Previous Threads


Welcome to the /r/pcgaming tech support thread! Having troubles with a game or piece of hardware? Post here and get help from fellow gamers. When asking for help, please give plenty of detail such as what OS you're using, what you've tried so far, and exact circumstances to replicate your issue. No one wants to play 20 questions with you for basic information.

Check out these resources before asking for help in case you can troubleshoot further:

Common troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart the system
  • Make sure all of your drivers are updated
  • Make sure the game or software is updated to the most recent patch
  • Re-seat any new hardware to ensure a proper connection
  • If your peripherals are malfunctioning, swap ports and check that the specific USB port itself works.
2 years, 8 months agoAerosoft_ posted on pcgaming.
Jan. 25, 2017

Hi, I'm currently experiencing an issue with a wireless controller where it randomly is unresponsive for a few seconds. I'm on Windows 10 and the Controller I have is the SteelSeries Stratus XL. The bluetooth adapter I am using for my PC is an Asus. I am using this controller for GTA 5 on Steam

Links to the produicts: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070https://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Stratus-Bluetooth-Wireless-Controller/dp/B015WKY3IM/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1485325492&sr=1-1

Problem with connecting QC35 to PC through bluetooth [R]

2 years, 9 months agoMAZQ9 posted submission on bose.
Jan. 3, 2017

Hello, I've been trying to connect Bose QC 35 to PC, made some progress but ultimately failed.

I'm using Bluetooth 4.0 dongle Broadcom bcm20702.

After getting the latest drivers I could finally being able to see bluetooth headphones in audio devices, I was able to add headphones to the list of bluetooth devices but they just refuse to connect showing this message. Imgur

Sometimes they show connection which then immediately disappears like something's preventing it to stay connected.

May changing a bluetooth dongle solve the problem?

Please help.

2 years, 9 months agoMAZQ9 posted on bose.
Jan. 4, 2017

I just got this Asus dongle and it is working great with my Windows 7 PC. Connected right away, hasn't dropped out, and has decent range at my office.

I also remember reading something about Bluetooth power settings about a month back, might want to look into that as well.

USB dongle for PC? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoDec. 27, 2016

This is unfamiliar territory for me, so apologies for what might be a stupid question.

What are my options for a USB Bluetooth receiver for my work PC, which doesn't have Bluetooth? Is that even possible?

Separately... Can I use this in a similar fashion with a PS4?

2 years, 9 months agoSkullLeader posted on bose.
Dec. 28, 2016

Yes, these dongles exist, they're usually tiny too - like this one: https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr110?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1482950030&sr=1-10&keywords=bluetooth+adapter

No idea about PS4 compatibility. Main issues are if your work is just going to let you install hardware on your work computer and/or the necessary drivers for it, and also depending on your operating system it may not be possible to do what you want - i.e. its usually possible to play sound from the PC to a bluetooth speaker, but not always easy or possible to play sound from a bluetooth audio source and have it come through the PC's headphones or speakers.

PSMOVE over usb? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoleo2x posted submission on OSVR.
Dec. 27, 2016

Hi there! Been trying to get into osvr and I want to use PSMOVE controllers in my setup, however I do not have any bluetooth connectivity on my pc. Is it possible to use psmove over USB or will I have to go out and get a bluetooth dongle?

2 years, 9 months agoleo2x posted on OSVR.
Dec. 27, 2016

Check out the official psmove service video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLYa1EZL04&t=340s In the description it lists a Bluetooth dongle on amazon by Asus that works. https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070 Try to use an updated driver from the Asus web site. Here is a link to their page to download the right driver after you choose you OS. https://www.asus.com/Networking/USBBT400/HelpDesk_Download/

DS4Windows BlueTooth Dongle Latency. [R]

2 years, 10 months agohybridmunky posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 15, 2016

I have this dongle for bluetooth connectivity, and from researching a couple of days, I cannot for the life of me figure out why my latency is so bad.

If I turn my computer chair just a little or place my hand over my Dualshock 4 controller. My latency jumps through the roof and my controller flashes due to a bad connection. From what I have read, my dongle should be great with DS4Windows. But I have to literally be 1 foot from my PC with direct line of sight for my PS4 controller to work properly, which kind of defeats the purpose of wireless.

I am running Win 10 and the latest version of DS4Windows. Has this happened to anyone else? What should I try to fix the issue? I really want to use my DS4 on my PC. The touchpad that doubles as a mouse is AMAZING! Really wish Microsoft would have official support.

2 years, 10 months agohybridmunky posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 15, 2016

I have this one https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1481823805&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+bluetooth+adapter

it is connected to a usb extension cable and i connect to it through a wall and the latency is fine.

It seems like you are getting some kind of interference like cordless phones??

Raspberry Pis are awesome. My first homemade console. [R]

2 years, 10 months agocooleyandy posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Dec. 13, 2016
2 years, 10 months agocooleyandy posted on raspberry_pi.
Dec. 13, 2016

Here are all the ingredients, along with sauces to get it.

Raspberry Pi Zero - $5

2 x 8BitDo Zero Controllers - ~$20

USB OTG Hub - ~$1.60

Mini HDMI to HDMI plug - $0.80

32GB MicroSD Memory card $9.99

Almost forgot the Asus Bluetooth Dongle $12.95

You can probably get a cheaper ~$2.00 Bluetooth dongle on eBay if you want to save money. I just happen to have this one from a previous project.

Jaybird Earphone box - $0.00 - I had one in my house. Or buy one and get free earphones :-)

Total cost $50.34 or $39.39 (with cheaper bluetooth dongle)

Threw in Retropie and done.

The one interesting tidbit I discovered along the way is when I plug the micro usb cable into the OTG hub, the Raspberry Pi zero gets powered also. The cheap ass OTG Hub makes its easy to have ports mounted onto the side of the Jaybird box (or whatever box you have lying around, Legos maybe?).

QC35 - Recommendations of Bluetooth adapter/dongle for wireless use with pc [R]

2 years, 10 months agonKoshi posted submission on bose.
Dec. 5, 2016

Just got my pair in the mail this weekend and been trying to figure out how to use them properly with my home pc. They work great with my phone and laptop but my home pc doesn't have build in Bluetooth so I bought a cheap one from the local store. It seems to work, I get to pair it and it works fine for a while however after about a minute or so the sound starts stuttering and lagging behind to what is happening on the screen. Be it while watching a movie, listening to music or playing videogames. It works perfectly fine wired but the whole reason I bought it was for wireless use at home as well as on the go.

Seeing as how it works perfectly with both my phone and my laptop it must be the adapter that is at fault here. I was wondering if you have any suggestions on which bluetooth adapter to pick up for my pc or what to look out for when buying one as the local store only sells the one I tried. Thanks in advance!

2 years, 10 months agonKoshi posted on bose.
Dec. 7, 2016

Cool thanks a bunch! I have looked around online as well as ask around a bit and after a bit of research it seems you definitely need a bluetooth 4.0 dongle. All the people I've read about that had working ones seemed to have that in common. That would explain why my cheap on from König did not work as it was 2.0 and why yours works perfectly.

I bought this one. I'll post the results once I've given it a test run to see if my 4.0 theory is roughly correct.

[Controller] Xbox One S Wireless Controller, latest model w/ bluetooth - $33.99 (black or white) [R]

2 years, 10 months agoNov. 27, 2016

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2 years, 10 months agoiTriggz posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 27, 2016

This one, and the controller(s) are probably fine, just the adapter has short range? Or do all bluetooth devices have low range?

Simple Questions - November 05, 2016 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoawaythrow810 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 5, 2016

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

Have a question about the subreddit or otherwise for /r/buildapc mods? We welcome your mod mail!

Looking for all the Simple Questions threads? Want an easy way to locate today's thread? This link is now in the sidebar below the yellow Rules section.

2 years, 11 months agoawaythrow810 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 5, 2016

A USB nub should do the trick

Gaming/Production Rig [R]

2 years, 11 months agoPreblegorillaman posted submission on buildapcforme.
Nov. 1, 2016

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Gaming (hopefully VR and 4K in the next year or two). Video and audio conversion/processing. Heavy multitasking (e.g. gaming and video processing in the background). Editing many large documents at the same time. Teleworking, so heavy Internet traffic. Lots of file I/O.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$2000

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

In the next month.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Processor, tower, OS, SSD, power supply, 32 Gb RAM (expandable to 64 Gb), video card.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Reusing a 30 in. Dell display, keyboard and mouse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

If it can be done safely, I wouldn't mind doing some moderate overclocking.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Large SSD because I notice the C drive on Windows maxing out due to virtual memory, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, I run a lot of external drives for storage as well as an NAS, Bluetooth

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

LED lighting on the back panel would be nice, but aesthetics really isn't important compared to function.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes. I'd like to do full-disk encryption, but I'm not sure Bitlocker is the best way to go for that.

Extra info or particulars:

I mainly want performance with a lot of file I/O and a system that is future-proof. I'm willing to pay for what I need, but I don't want to just spend unnecessarily. If you think something specific is needed, then please let me know why. Thanks.

2 years, 11 months agoPreblegorillaman posted on buildapcforme.
Nov. 4, 2016

Built in bluetooth is pretty rare, but bluetooth is super easy to add. If I were you I'd double check the compatibility with your devices, but you can probably use a USB stick like this:

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1478236472&sr=1-7&keywords=bluetooth+usb

Which bluetooth usb works El capitan ? [R]

3 years agojarotte posted submission on hackintosh.
Oct. 9, 2016

Hi all,

I have installed successully EL Capitan for my MSI H110i and i3 6100.

Now im going to buy apple keyboard and mouse. so please tell me which bluetooth usb will works and can fair with apple keyboard/mouse.

amazon product is better.

Thanks !

3 years agojarotte posted on hackintosh.
Oct. 9, 2016

I have this one and it's working with my Magic Mouse and has worked with Magic Trackpad 2 under El Capitan, so I assume it's going to work with the keyboard, too.

Every piece of news from Sony this week. [R]

3 years, 1 month agoBarracuda420 posted submission on gaming.
Sept. 9, 2016
3 years, 1 month agoBarracuda420 posted on gaming.
Sept. 9, 2016

yes you can, I play 4 player co-op games on my pc all the time with friends (I use my old ps3 controllers). Also don't buy the Sony dongle since its $25 and only allows 1 controller per dongle. Just buy a Bluetooth 4.0 usb dongle and the free software will over ride the Bluetooth and allow wireless connections. One another note the new xbox 1s controller is now Bluetooth and requires no special software to work with pc use a run of the mill Bluetooth dongle. I use this Bluetooth adapater and its constantly on sale, great range as well.

[BT Adapter] ASUS USB-BT400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter - $2.99 + FREE S/H ($13.99 - $6 code - $5 MIR) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoSmity44 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Aug. 16, 2016
3 years, 2 months agoSmity44 posted on buildapcsales.
Aug. 16, 2016

I found the same one on Amazon. Also a good deal if you have prime. It tells me I have a $10 rebate on it making it 3 bucks. Here

SONY MDR XB650BT headphones and PS4 - opinions [R]

3 years, 2 months agokr3w_fam posted submission on PS4.
Aug. 11, 2016

I'm looking for a decent headphone to both listen to music and play on PS4 in the evenings not to wake up my SO. After some research I'm kinda set on SONY's MDR XB650BT but there are some sources that claim that not every bluetooth Sony headphone's work with PS4.

Has anyone used that model with their PS4 or maybe can recommend a different model in that price range.

3 years, 2 months agokr3w_fam posted on PS4.
Aug. 11, 2016

I'm assuming this would to the trick, right?

HL2 with a Wii Balance Board (working) [R]

3 years, 2 months agoMarsDaGod posted submission on oculus.
Aug. 2, 2016

It WORKS!!!!
Thank you JabuWacky!
All of your comments got deleted??? I don't know if you did it or someone else, but I've forgotten your username (sorry)... but it worked!!!
Xoutput was indeed the key.
So, I was working on the problem of using a Wii Balance Board for locomotion in HL2... BUT... not wasd mapped... analogue. The Wii Balance Walker initially looked like the way to go, but the analogue "use as joystick" mode didn't work. So off to GlovePIE and PPJoy with x360ce (control emulators/scripters). All was fun and wonderful until we hit a brick wall... x360ce doesn't do Xinput (which is the way to talk to HL2)... so no go. I could map to a virtual xbox controller, but HL2 wouldn't read it. Last night, the guy helping me, suggested that perhaps the program Xoutput would work. Today, with a little tweaking, I got it working... and HL2 liked it! Woo Hoo!!!! I can walk around in HL2 on a hoverboard now!

Why this is exciting where wasd isn't is wasd is binary... it's on or off... no subtlety... you're either running or not moving. Additionally, you can't "tell" where the deadspot ends... so you lean a little... then a little more... then WHAM!... you're going full tilt. With the analogue mapping, you can move a little. So thank you JabuWacky!

I'll try and put together a guide once I've got this all sussed out.... but it's a GlovePIE script with PPjoy and Xoutput. I'm using the Toshiba bluetooth stack since the Microsoft one disconnects all the time (and I think is incompatible with GlovePIE?).

Edit: Yup, it was JabuWacky and he's deleted his account for some reason.

3 years, 2 months agoMarsDaGod posted on oculus.
Aug. 3, 2016

You can use the 360 controller with Xoutput. Just don't change the order, uncheck the original 360 controller (it is emulated in Glovepie), fully apply the controller settings (use the ppjoy settings from x360ce), and have both the balanceboard and controller active before stating Xoutput emulation.

That adapter you listed has terrible reviews. The Asus BT400 should be fine.

[Help] thinking of buying the vb87m [R]

4 years, 1 month agoAug. 27, 2015

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4 years, 1 month agoShartastical posted on MechanicalKeyboards.
Aug. 27, 2015

Mine showed up today and I was worried about latency issues. I have been using it with my Lenovo s230u that has built in bluetooth (I believe it has an Intel wifi/bluetooth combo adapter) and I have had no latency issues at all. I have yet to put it to the test with gaming.

I would personally recommend this adapter, as I have used it with other things like wii motes and PS3 controllers as well. Several people on the Massdrop discussion page have also mentioned it.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1440539233&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+bluetooth+4.0+dongle

Gaming PC for around $400 - 450 [R]

4 years, 2 months agoAug. 11, 2015

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4 years, 2 months agoAnergos posted on buildapcforme.
Aug. 11, 2015

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor | $69.99 @ NCIX US Motherboard | ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard | $48.98 @ Newegg Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $38.99 @ Newegg Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $48.89 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card | $89.99 @ Newegg Case | Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $22.99 @ NCIX US Power Supply | EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply | $24.99 @ NCIX US Operating System | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) | $86.75 @ OutletPC Wireless Network Adapter | Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $8.99 @ Newegg Other| ASUS USB Adapter with Bluetooth (USB-BT400)| $8.85 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $519.41 | Mail-in rebates | -$75.00 | Total | $449.41 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-08-11 18:33 EDT-0400 |

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The only way that this could be a reasonable rig is by using rebates I am afraid. I do not know if you have a problem with that, but without them you'd be gimping it entirely at that budget point. Some parts are a steal with rebates as well (the wifi, the graphics etc).

Anyway, pretty basic setup. Couldn't afford to put an i3 there unfortunately but the athlon is pretty decent still. An entry level gaming graphics card, decent PSU, 8G of RAM + 1TB of HDD, decent otherboard, the works.

If you have any questios, feel free to ask.

Arrrrggg!!! Dell!!! [R]

4 years, 2 months agosaarlac posted submission on Windows10.
Aug. 4, 2015

"Windows 10 Operating System not supported for this device Dell does not support the Windows 10 operating system with this device. Some Windows 10 compatible drivers may not be available on this page. View supported operating systems or a list of Dell computers supported for Windows 10."

Dell Studio XPS 16... Sure it's from mid-2010, but ran Win7 just fine... I just love hearing about how great W10 runs on "older" hardware, only to get no support from Dell....

No Bluetooth (not even showing up in Device Manager and won't accept any drivers)

Can't seem to find the right Synaptics drivers either (although it sounds like they had some issues and pulled them from their site)

I just feel like it's shitty that Microsoft just sends you to the device manufacture for issues, especially after saying "Your hardware is compatible! Congratulations, now download Windows 10.... good luck if some of your stuff doesn't work....."

4 years, 2 months agosaarlac posted on Windows10.
Aug. 5, 2015

I've done some research on this. It seems the 370 minicard in our systems is just not compatible with windows 10. It's way out of date anyway. Get one of these if you need BT. http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1438786329&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+bluetooth

Just discovered gaming with a 360 controller on a PC. OMFG [R]

4 years, 2 months agoJuly 27, 2015

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4 years, 2 months agonoplzstop posted on pcgaming.
July 27, 2015

PS3 controllers, the right drivers, a $10 USB bluetooth adapter for wireless, a long HDMI cable and Steam Big Picture mode, wireless local multiplayer for up to 4 people, who needs a console?

Having more control over the DualShock 4 than the console players it was designed for... Just PC masterrace things [R]

4 years, 3 months agonintynineninjas posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 21, 2015
4 years, 3 months agonintynineninjas posted on pcmasterrace.
June 22, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo00_s00

Thats the one I'm currently using.

This is just my current "I should be smart enough to get this to work" project. I still want to get the PS4 media center to work (wont recognize files other than jpeg) and root my nexus 6 to get my dual shock working there too. It hasn't been a good month for me all around at this rate.

Microsoft's new adapter will let you use your wireless Xbox One controller with Windows 10 [R]

4 years, 4 months agomcb2890 posted submission on xboxone.
June 10, 2015
4 years, 4 months agomcb2890 posted on xboxone.
June 10, 2015

I'll probs get down-voted to oblivion but... the DS4 is super easy to use on PC. If you get/have a bluetooth dongle like this one you can use it to play games on steam with DS4 tool for Windows if you have a DS4 controller. Since the button layouts are pretty identical, it's not hard using a DS4 for xbox games.

Xbox One Wireless Adapter Announced for PCs [R]

4 years, 4 months ago290blenderreport posted submission on pcgaming.
June 9, 2015
4 years, 4 months ago290blenderreport posted on pcgaming.
June 10, 2015

Nope. DS4Windows reports a 1.25 ms response time. I'm not very far from my monitor, where the USB dongle is plugged in. If I take it to the other side of my room, the response time increases to only 1.5-2 ms.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070

This is the bluetooth dongle I use with it.

Best Bluetooth adaptor for ps3 remote [R]

4 years, 4 months agomrheh posted submission on RetroPie.
June 5, 2015

hey guys, what is the recommended bluetooth adaptor for retro pie to use a ps3 remote?

4 years, 4 months agomrheh posted on RetroPie.
June 9, 2015

So I used this one for my bluetooth. And followed this tutorial to setup my PS3 controller. It works fine except when I play games the button layout is not correct while playing sega genisis games. Just tried mario for nes and it was fine.

Bluetooth Compatibilities? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoApril 7, 2015

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Mayflash Wireless PS3 Controller To PC USB Adapter [R]

4 years, 7 months agov3crax posted submission on htpc.
March 19, 2015

I'm looking to get one of these bad boys for Emulation within XBMC and play some games on HTPC as well. Has anybody used this?

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Controller-Adapter-Mayflash-Personal-Computer/dp/B00DSFW5MA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

4 years, 7 months agov3crax posted on htpc.
March 19, 2015

What bluetooth dongle do you use? Would this one be okay?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=wlitdpopCnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3KMFJL7DP1M4C&coliid=I1B7MPV2Z0QW9S&psc=1

Tech Support Tuesday [March 3, 2015] - Your Weekly Tech Support Megathread [R]

4 years, 7 months agoBenjaminDean posted submission on apple.
March 3, 2015

Hello, /r/apple, and welcome to the first edition of Tech Support Tuesday!


As noted last week, we will be hosting a series of weekly megathreads to help clean up /r/apple. We feel that this is the right way to move for now, so please read the rules below. Any comments not following the rules will be removed.


Rules

  1. Top-level comments must be a tech support question or concern.
  2. All support questions must be related to Apple hardware or software.
  3. Do not make anyone feel stupid for their questions. Remember, everyone here is at a different level of expertise, and there are no stupid questions. We were all there at one time.

This thread will remain stickied for 24 hours. At that time, the thread will remain active, and an archives link will be posted in the sidebar for easy access. We encourage everyone to visit the weekly thread on a regular basis to help answer questions.

Beginning immediately, tech support threads created outside of this event thread will be removed unless the mods feel it is an important discussion to have. If immediate tech support is needed, always remember our friends over at /r/applehelp and the live IRC channel.

Last, but not least, if you are a certified Apple technician, please send the mods proof! We are considering a flair system that denotes you as someone who is official, and that would help a lot in these threads.

4 years, 7 months agoBenjaminDean posted on apple.
March 3, 2015

My previous Mac was the same, so I researched it as well. The tool is available on this site and for you requires a dongle based on the Broadcom BCM20702 chip. The ones they recommend are below:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1425415585&sr=8-1&keywords=Asus+BT400

http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Bluetooth-Micro-Adapter-GBU521/dp/B007GFX0PY/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1425415585&sr=8-2&keywords=Asus+BT400

The page supplies the directions. Hope this helps.

Simple Questions - March 03, 2015 [R]

4 years, 7 months agosk9592 posted submission on buildapc.
March 3, 2015

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

4 years, 7 months agosk9592 posted on buildapc.
March 3, 2015

If I had to pick one, I would go with the Asus adaptor linked below since it's a well known company. It's also the most expensive adaptor though:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1425404243&sr=8-4&keywords=bluetooth+4.0+usb

I personally own an older Kinivo Bluetooth 2.1 adaptor. It's worked fine for me, so I would assume the bluetooth 4.0 version will be fine as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTD-400-Bluetooth-4-0-adapter/dp/B007Q45EF4/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1425404243&sr=8-3&keywords=bluetooth+4.0+usb

Looking for a Bluetooth USB Dongle that can play audio from my laptop to a Bluetooth HiFi adapter? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoHondroids posted submission on gadgets.
Jan. 11, 2015

I have a HP Pavillion 15series laptop which hasn't got bluetooth connectivity built in, and I'm trying to find a way to play audio wirelessly from this to a Philips Bluetooth Hifi adapter(my smartphone and other bluetooth enabled devices can play music via the HiFi adapter).

I know you can get Bluetooth USB dongles that can connect to a smartphone etc. however from my limited knowledge I understand that not all of these work when trying to play music from my laptop to a speaker? Appreciate any help you can give me (:

EDIT: Thanks everyone for all the advice, learnt that APTX compatible devices ensure you get the best audio quality; /u/luke3br has posted some very useful advice so be sure to check that out, he advised to go for SuperTech USB if you live in the US, living in the UK I've decided to go with the very similar Inateck USB. Both are APTX compatible and both are very good value for money and available on amazon. (Make sure your HiFi adapter is also APTX compatible to ensure you get the best audio quality; the Philips HiFi adapter I mentioned above is APTX compatible if you're looking for one)

EDIT:Inateck USB works brilliantly! Great sound quality, extremely small USB perfect for laptops, and a really easy setup; just go to the Inateck website and download the driver relevant to your system, after it's finished downloading just plug in the USB, pair the device by double click the bluetooth icon on your taskbar & away you go!

Thanks again for all the help! (:

4 years, 9 months agoHondroids posted on gadgets.
Jan. 11, 2015

I've been using this to stream music to my speaker and Bluetooth earbuds.

[Build Complete] My couch gaming solution. A 980 Strix stuffed into a 250D, stuffed into an expedit shelf. [R]

4 years, 10 months agoalexnader posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 14, 2014

Pics: http://imgur.com/a/1iHK8

All prices are Cdn, and bought at my local shop.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core ProcessorPurchased For $206.00
CPU CoolerCorsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerPurchased For $45.00
MotherboardAsus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 MotherboardPurchased For $105.00
MemoryKingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryPurchased For $80.00
StorageSamsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State DrivePurchased For $78.00
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePurchased For $54.00
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video CardPurchased For $645.00
CaseCorsair 250D Mini ITX Tower CasePurchased For $90.00
Power SupplyCorsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power SupplyPurchased For $80.00
Case FanCorsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm FanPurchased For $20.00
Case FanCorsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm FanPurchased For $20.00
Case FanCorsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm FanPurchased For $15.00
OtherBitfenix Alchemy Multisleeved 4-pin ATX Power Extension Cable, BlackPurchased For $10.00
OtherBitfenix Alchemy Multisleeved Internal Audio Extension Cable, WhitePurchased For $7.00
OtherBitfenix Alchemy Multisleeved 24-pin ATX Power Extension Cable, WhitePurchased For $10.00
OtherBitfenix Alchemy Multisleeved 8-pin PCI-E Power Extension Cable, BlackPurchased For $10.00
OtherBitfenix Alchemy Multisleeved 6-pin PCI-E Power Extension Cable, WhitePurchased For $10.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available$1485.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 16:44 EST-0500

Please feel free to critique with comments or questions. This build has been evolving to where it is since the summer. A few quick points about the part selection I'd like to expand on from the album's descriptions:

CPU- I spent a lot of time delidding and oc'ing the 4670k in my other build. It helped with the firestrike benchmark but not in game. This build started out as a budget streaming box 6 months ago before a GTX 980 came into the picture so I wanted the locked cpu & board. I'll likely never again build with overclocking the cpu in mind again, peep this article on the matter: http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?page=12&itemid=1185 Any 4 core Haswell cpu will do for my needs. I went with this over the 4460 simply because it was a $6 difference at the time with a nice boost clock jump.

GPU- After growing weary of the quirks of streaming from my other build I first picked up an EVGA 970 SSC. Though it's cooler design isn't "flawed" like many believed, airflow is limited in the expedit. It would get to hot almost immediately at load so I needed to change it's fan profile which then made it loud as hell. It's plastic shroud was ugly compared to EVGA's FTW model and everyone else's, which bugged me more than it should. The difference between the 2 cards is unbelievable. The Strix 10 phase power protection allows it to OC so much higher, it's quieter and runs cool enough in my setup to not need the fan profile adjusted for heat. Full metal shroud, backplate and packaging all give the impression of a higher quality product. The 970 SSC is still a damn fine card with the proper airflow, I just feel your money can be better spent elsewhere if they're going to keep using the cooler and pcb design from last gen's 760.

I opted for a 980 Strix over the 970 for it's improved 10 phase power management, 6+8 pci power delivery, x3 display port options will come in handy when this card finds it's way into my other build in a couple years time and the beefier cooler has 5 heatpipes total. I wanted to make no mistake that the next card I buy be both whisper quiet and cool enough to thwart thermal throttling. As well I bit the bullet on the performance:$$ ratio because I can't go sli and the SSC sold locally at almost full value I had the budget to make the jump.

PSU- I was close to getting the 450W model of that psu but it didn't come with the appropriate pci cables, I would have had to use a molex adapter and didn't want that in the back of my head when stability testing. The psu is the cheapest gold efficient model I could buy locally that was semi-modular. Corsair makes fine psu's but this isn't there finest by any stretch, still well within gold spec so I don't mind. That energy reading was taken in Assasin's Creed Unity's equipment screen. I always found my gpu's fans would ramp up there so after getting no more than 270w everywhere else at load so I checked that screen out and sure enough the power was drawing way higher. Game itself is running beautifully now with the 980 just brute forcing through Ubi's crappy code.

Case- If you've ever seen my other builds (350D since been sold, still have the 750D) I have a soft spot for the Obsidian line. When I was considering an m-itx build I measured out the dimensions and found it was going to be a perfect fit and so started my latest build.

Peripherals- I'm using the DS4 Xinput Tool and a bluetooth adapter for the PS4 adapter. A logitech k400r keyboard for browsing, I have to keep it cheap because my 7 month old beats the crap out of it.

Thanks for the read!

4 years, 10 months agoalexnader posted on buildapc.
Dec. 14, 2014

I held off, I'm cheap like that, but regret not getting this for the past 6 months.

It seriously works as good as you could imagine, direct pairing, no weirdness, connects instantly. I even had some games cause issues with me connecting it by cable. Since switching to bluetooth, not a single fucking issue and some games even finally have all the buttons mapped out correctly.

Seriously get it !

Plus on some games I still use both: In Far Cry 4 I'll walk around a drive with the controller, then use to the mouse to aim, then go straight back, no disconnecting anything, they are both usable in the same breath.

Help getting a friend a Christmas present. [R]

4 years, 10 months agob4ux1t3 posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Nov. 30, 2014

I want to get a raspberry pi b+ for Christmas for a friend, so that he and his kid can build it for emulation. My friend builds his own computers, but I don't, so other than the B+ starter package on Amazon, do I need anything else? Any help is appreciated.

4 years, 10 months agob4ux1t3 posted on raspberry_pi.
Nov. 30, 2014

A good choice for controllers would be either some USB Super Nintendo controllers (they have more than enough buttons for most pre-N64 systems) or a Wiimote, which your friend might already have. There are a few good tutorials out there for getting Wiimotes to work over bluetooth, and I think this is the USB SNES controller my buddy got. (Alternatively, he could build his own)

[CPU] i7-4790 $145.49 + $8.92 shipping [R]

4 years, 10 months agoAustinScript posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 25, 2014
4 years, 10 months agoAustinScript posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 25, 2014

Guys - this seller has a USB plug for 1000 dollars. http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=aagmpw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A20F6RQJB8XGLY

The store prices make 0.0% sense.

SuperStoreCentral on Amazon is selling ASUS displays for up to 97%off (Amazon customer service says it's legit) [R]

4 years, 10 months agobotena posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 25, 2014
4 years, 10 months agobotena posted on buildapc.
Nov. 25, 2014

[MONITOR] ASUS VG278HE 27" 144hz 2ms $9.31 + $21.07 shipping Save:(98%) [R]

4 years, 10 months agoAustinScript posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 25, 2014
4 years, 10 months agoAustinScript posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 25, 2014

None of these prices make any sense.... 1000 dollars for a USB adapter? http://gyazo.com/b5807bf48c1fc7ff5a16a9e858cb8f23

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=aagmpw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A20F6RQJB8XGLY

What controllers do you use? [R]

4 years, 11 months agoshinigamibob posted submission on pcgaming.
Oct. 27, 2014

I'm currently using an afterglow Xbox 360 controller which does the job but is on its last legs. Not a bad controller, nice fit, good analogue sticks. But face buttons are poor quality and the D-Pad is worse than than the official 360 controller. Looking to see what controllers people use for gaming.

4 years, 11 months agoshinigamibob posted on pcgaming.
Oct. 27, 2014

If you set your options like this in DS3 tool it should work.

If you use Better DS3 tool (which is mentioned in that post you linked), if you create a new profile and select the XInput option, then autofill for Xbox 360 controls, it should work.

I use a random Asus BT adapter I bought for a couple bucks. I think its this model.

Glorious PC FOV mod (Shadow of Mordor) [R]

4 years, 11 months agoLemonLimeAlltheTime posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 24, 2014
4 years, 11 months agoLemonLimeAlltheTime posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 25, 2014

$15 on Amazon

WARNING: Win7 has some weird issues setting up bluetooth controllers, it works but can be a bitch

How do you connect PS3 controllers to the PC via Bluetooth? (no MotioninJoy) [R]

5 years agoreseph posted submission on pcgaming.
Sept. 22, 2014

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5 years agoreseph posted on pcgaming.
Sept. 22, 2014

I think so?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJ83070/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

>Bluetooth 4.0

Do you mean 2.0 or higher, or only 2.0?

Bluetooth adapter for PC [R]

5 years, 2 months agoEspelyn posted submission on PS4.
July 23, 2014

Can anyone reccommend one for me for my DS4? Need to ship to Australia

5 years, 2 months agoEspelyn posted on PS4.
July 23, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070/ref=sr11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1406114166&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+bluetooth+adapter

That's the one I use. I know it ships to Guam, so it should be able to ship to Australia with no problem.

AV Receiver with Bluetooth transmitter? [R]

5 years, 4 months agoMay 25, 2014

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5 years, 4 months agothesneakywalrus posted on audiophile.
May 25, 2014

If it's going to be bluetooth, generally you're going to lose a bit of fidelity.

I would suggest just using a bluetooth adapter on the PC (via USB) and connecting your headphones that way.

Just switch the default audio device in Windows when you need to change.

This is what I have and shoud do exactly what I'm talking about.

What bluetooth adaptor works with the DS4? [R]

5 years, 8 months agoBooler posted submission on PS4.
Jan. 26, 2014

Wanting to hook my DS4 up to my pc, my old gamepad just feels to akward now that im used to the DS4. Has anyone hooked theres up to a pc and if so what bluetooth adapter works?

5 years, 6 months agoBooler posted on PS4.
April 5, 2014

For anyone finding this thread via Google, the Asus BT-400 works great.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-USB-Adapter-Bluetooth-USB-BT400/dp/B00DJ83070