Kinivo’s BTD 300 allows for laptops and computers without bluetooth capability to utilize bluetooth. The device is currently on sale on Kinivo’s website (link) and Amazon (link) for $7.99 (MSRP $29.99). The bluetooth adapter was sent out for review purposes.
The BTD 300 is small, and is about the size of a dime. It offers USB 3.0, but is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 2.1 It fits snuggly into the USB port of a computer or laptop and does not take up much real-estate. Once plugged into the computer, the adapter flashes a blue LED light a few times. It allows computers and laptops without bluetooth capability to utilize bluetooth for things such as connecting bluetooth speakers, mice, or phones to the desired device.
The device comes with installation disks for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 to install the device on one’s computer/laptop. Windows 8 is also compatible, but one must go to Kinivo’s website to install the necessary drivers. It also works with Mac10.3 or later. My previous laptop, a Sony Vaio running Windows 7, did not have bluetooth capabilities so plugging in the BTD 300 to connect my bluetooth speakers to it was quick and simple.
Kinivo’s bluetooth adapter allowed me to connect my bluetooth headphones to the Sony Vaio laptop for playing music and games. The ability to connect to bluetooth is great for a multitude of different uses. I would recommend the BTD 300 to those that have bluetooth devices, but not a bluetooth enabled computer/laptop.