It is a new Bluetooth adapter which supports Bluetooth v4.0.
Let’s have a look at the package first. Oh, no. I still want to see the difference between Bluetooth 4.0 and its previous generation, such as v3.0, etc.
The specification of the adapter I got as below:
Chip model: CSR8510
Bluetooth version: 4.0
Data transfer frequency: 2.4GHz
Data transfer rate: up to 3Mbps
Operation range: up to 20 meters
Support USB 2.0 A male port
Support protocol: HFP1.5, HSP1.2, AVRCP1.4, A2DP1.2, FTP1.1
Compliant with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
The Package Content:
USB Bluetooth Adapter
I have tried to make a Bluetooth speaker with raspberry Pi three months ago. It was failed because of the old Bluetooth 2.0 USB device. It is too slow to get the smooth audio transferring.
Now I have a new Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle.
I checked the information from the terminal window.
The procedure of installation is same as
the post I posted before.
The dongle I got is $2.99 each. Good price. After I tested it, I can say Good quality.
At DX.com http://www.dx.com/p/ultra-mini-bluetooth-csr-4-0-usb-dongle-adapter-black-143276#.WQ_KC8ZlC70
I have an old model Raspberry Pi,
Raspberry Pi Model B rev2, which I got five years ago. And I have a retired speakers. So I think, maybe I can make a bluetooth speaker system with this Pi.
I chaecked my inventory. Found two bluetooth USB dongles. I think it is enough. After googling, I found this one.
Raspberry Pi Bluetooth+Airplay Audio Receiver combo
Go though the steps, I also read the comments of it. I did the following.
Step 1: Preparing the Pi
Download Raspbian image
here. I download Raspbian Jessie Lite, the latest one for now. Transfer image to sdcard using Win32 Disk Imager following instructions on
www.raspberrypi.org. Insert sdcard and power up
Important! Expand file system to full 8GB capacity Reboot
Login as user pi (password: raspberry). Please note that for the rest of this guide it is assumed that you are logged in as “pi”.
Update operating system and reboot:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Step 2: Installation
This script is from the comment of
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd ~
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ git clone https://bitbucket.org/adenbeckitt/raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install.git
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install/
pi@raspberrypi ~/raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install $ ./runall.sh
Device name: RpiAudio
Step 3: Testing
From my cellphone, I can pair the Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. Name of the device is RpiAudio, which I entered on installation.
The pin code is default 0000.
See attached screenshots
Fitbit almost one year. I need a USB device to synchronize data it collect. The USB device should work with PC and its program, Fitbit connect.
Now Fitbit syncing support more devices.
Including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 5, iPad Mini, etc.
Most important news for me is that it is supporting
Nexus 7 (2013) now.
It means I don’t have to turn on my PC and sit beside it to wait the data synchronizing. I can play my favorite games,Jewel Mania, Fragger, Candy Crush, or Angry Birds, the data syncing is done without further action.