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Add Bluetooth capability to your computer or Raspberry Pi super fast with a USB BT 4.0 adapter.
This adapter is backwards compatible with v2.1 and earlier, but also supports the latest v4.0/Bluetooth Low Energy. Inside lies a CSR8510 Bluetooth USB host.
We have tested this successfully with the Raspberry Pi and our Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard.
Drivers for CSR Bluetooth modules are built into Windows XP/7/8/10 so you do not need to install any software or download anything: other bluetooth drivers or 'stacks' such as BlueSoleil are not as good as the Windows stack and will cause problems. Just plug it in and let windows auto-install the BT driver!
For Linux, use Bluez which works great, Adafruit's Pi tutorial will be similar to your favorite distro
We've received some reports that these modules share a small pool of MAC addresses, so you may get some with the same MAC. That means you cannot use two of them in the same room/computer or they'll collide the RF data. For most people, you only need one per computer.