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From what I can tell, there's absolutely no difference between this and a regular USB bluetooth dongle, like the one I bought from Amazon. Works perfectly with the DS4, and is cheaper.
Also works with any other bluetooth device I want to connect to my PC, like an Xbone controller, or my phone.
Do you have an onboard Bluetooth card or are you using a dongle. I have a Thinkpad with an Intel combo BT/WiFi card and have found that an outboard dongle is more reliable for me with my hearing aids (I don't have airpods). FWIW this card is inexpensive and reliable: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't currently have an external USB dongle to test. I had one that was just a generic usb dongle from amazon. It was this one, based on my order history.
After it broke at one point, I ordered an internal card instead, thinking internal cards must be better than an external tiny thing.
Ironically, the internal one requires me to un-pair / re-pair where the external one didn't. And also, the internal one has it's antennas blocked because of the metal body of the computer and desk, so I get less range too. The $12 dollar dongle gave me a better experience than the $40 internal card, which is plugged into both pcie and a 2.0 usb header.
Also, if it's useful, at the time I was using the Plantronics Backbeat Pro headphones, and I'm currently using the Bose 700's. I had the Plantronics when I had the external dongle, which broke, and I switched to the internal card. So I can only confirm the behavior with those headphones.
Nope it’s not the name of the headset, the headset didn’t come with a usb thingy. Blue rigger was the name of the usb I bought. I thought I linked what I bought in the post but I don’t see it so I’ll try to link it again usb
By the way this USB adapter has worked out of the box on Linux for me: Kinivo USB Bluetooth Adapter for PC BTD-400 (Bluetooth 4.0, Low Energy, Compatible with Windows, Raspberry Pi, Linux) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Q45EF4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_TB461NVV630TSQNWR6SR
this one works for me. (sorry, wouldn't know if it would work for you... but as it is not too expensive, it's notva disaster when it doesn't work :)
I think the dpad on the x360 ones is objectively weaker longetivity wise and not as precise as the ps controllers dpad, so with that info alone id tell you to stay away from them.
Between the ps3/ps4 controllers, there is no difference on any of the face buttons. Dpad is the exact same, buttons are the exact same. PS4's analog sticks are better and so are the r2/l2 compared to ps3's, not that youre going to be using the analog sticks for fighting, i mean you might, but just some info. Besides that, the ps4 pad is better because you can have it wireless with a 12$ dongle (Buy this one if you do buy one, dont get the cheap $5 one)
On the flip side, you can buy a ps3 controller for slightly cheaper I think? But after switching to ps4 controller, I just like it more. It feels better in your hands due to the texture and the shoulders being better help it a lot and you just plug that bitch in and most steam games, if theyre new especially, will just recognize it and youre good to go like if it was a xbox controller.
There is though a xbox controller you can buy from gamestop that isnt made by microsoft I think but its an exact fucking copy of an x360 controller and its $25. Hard to beat.
So you got options, id be happy to answer any questions, wish I tried some fighter specific pads that dont have the analog sticks to give you info on them but I play more shit than just fighting games on my pc.
EDIT: get the program /u/keanex mentioned
Yep i did it on my machine. Got a ~~4 or 5~~ 13 dollar bluetooth adapter off of amazon. Once done i paired it with the PC and used one of the controller apps to map the buttons. I'm not at home right now so i cant check, but i'll set myself a reminder to check when i get home.
Bluetooth Adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The lag in general will vary from person to person, but an aluminum case will definitely lower the range of both onboard wifi and bluetooth on the Pi.
I use a flirc case which is great for keeping the Pi cool, however lowers the range as previously stated. If you want though, you can use a USB bluetooth or wifi adapter to get rid of the lag from the aluminum case. The one I used that works is linked below!
Looking for an alternative to the Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Windows 10
Mine does not work very well.
Maybe I have a bad unit?
I've tried it on a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 port.
Mainly looking to pair a DS4 controller.
That's more just a description of what that area is for/what you'll find in there to control. So no, I'm going to say you don't have it. If you want to post your exact ASUS laptop model so we can find out for you, you can, however from everything you've pointed out and tried already, it's still probably going to be a no.
Here's a Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter for $11.99 off Amazon. I personally have one of these and have bought these for others and they work just great on Windows 10.
So I purchased this pc blueooth usb adapter a while ago and have been trying to use it with my ps4 controller. It pairs easily and the pc/steam detects the controller automatically, but the range is VERY poor. Like it seems as though moving the controller farther than 1-2 feet from the adapter causes it to lose connection at times or just produce severe input lag.
My Windows 10 PC is connected via ethernet, and this behavior happens even if I put the adapter on the front USB ports rather than the rear. Is there anything I can do to improve range or do I need to buy a more powerful bluetooth adapter. Or do I buy one that actually goes inside the computer?
Really solid Bluetooth adapter, drivers are simple to install, and I use it to listen to my phone music on my computer/using my DS4 with my PC. The BTD-300 is a little cheaper but I don't know why the difference is between the two
I've got one of these and I occasionally get connection problems when using my PS4 controller. Will this give me a better range?
I've been playing with my Sony dual shock 4 controller on Steam picture for awhile now. I've only done wired. How do I go to wireless? Will this dongle work for what I want?
I got a bluetooth 8BitDo controller (SNES30). I was able to pair it with this bluetooth dongle:
However, for some reason the buttons would work but the d-pad wasn't responsive. I haven't taken the time to troubleshoot that. Also, I was able to pair it via Retropie's setup stuff, but as soon as I rebooted the Retropie it was no longer paired. I'm not sure how to get it to just automatically pair as soon as you turn on the retropie. Nor do I know how to turn off and on the controller, to ensure the battery doesn't drain when I'm not using it.
At the moment I'm just using it with the USB cable it came with, which works fine. If anyone has any ideas how to fix the above problems I'm all ears. I'm sure there are solutions, I just haven't bothered to look into them yet.
Overall though in terms of quality, the SNES30 seems to be a great controller.
I ordered this one a few weeks back, works like a charm for my DS4. Unfortunately it seems to be limited to third party sellers who are charging double what I paid :(
Hm. Yeah, I don't use it through USB and I'm sticking to Windows 8.1 for a bit, so I guess I don't have much more to say on the matter, except that Bluetooth dongles are relatively cheap and this one has served me well.
Well the wire is good enough. but a dedicated bluetooth via USB should be sufficient.
this should be good. (based from the reviews i can see)
Also, about if it needs 1 dongle/controller - Im not sure. it might because one controller will take most of the bandwidth and the another connecting would heighten the latency.
I'll agree if whatever they use doesn't perform better than bluetooth as far as connection reliability and latency goes. If their method works better, I'm happy.
I use this and my DS4 controller will often lose connection for a second or two while using it, very very annoying.
> Acer Aspire 5742z-4459
All the spec sheets I can find indicate that this device does not come with a bluetooth adapter built in.
You'll need to purchase a dongle such as this one
Would this work for a bluetooth device? Would I be able to use PS3 contollers with this device as well, or would I have to mess with it too much?
This is the same as the Kinivo BTD-400 on Amazon which I have & use with my PS4 controller for Rocket League
Hey man, this should be a reasonable build. I'll leave the recommended keyboard and mouse till the end.
For the cpu, I went with the Intel Xeon. These are beastly processors, and you will get the full benefits of it in cpu intensive programs like autocad (4 cores, and 8 threads for hyperthreading.) Pretty much the Xeon is the i7 without an iGPU, which means it will handle gaming with ease.
For the motherboard, I went for the ASRock. This is a great motherboard for the price, and has the newest motherboard chipset, as well as a decent amount of usb 3.0 (2), and can easily be paired with a bluetooth dongle.
For the ram, I went with 16gb. If your going to be doing intense renders and simulations, 16gb of ram will come in handy, and will easily power through games.
For the storage, I went for the blazing fast Samsung 250gb for the boot ssd drive, plenty of space for Windows, and a few games. For mass storage, it's hard to tell how much you'll need, I don't know if you do cloud storage/backups, but a rock solid WD Blue should be a good starting point.
For the gpu, I went for the GTX 970. This is a great card, and is a 1080p gaming powerhouse, and is the perfect choice for a high-max settings efficient card. It also comes with a substantial amount of cuda cores, for accelerated rendering in something like iRay.
For the case, I went with the Fractal Core 1300. It's a pretty small and unobtrusive case, which should be good, considering you're in college (dorm?). The Fractal comes with 2 120mm "silent" fans, and plenty of capacity inside for drives. For the PSU, I went for the rock solid Antec Earthwatts. This has plenty of power to run your machine, and has a ridiculous platinum efficiency, meaning less power is wasted. It is on a high quality FSP platform, which pretty much means it should be a reliable psu.
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Since everyone's opinions on keyboards and mice are different, I would recommend going to the store and trying a few. Nonetheless, this is a good cheap one, this for a mid combo deal, and this is you really want the best. For mouse, people really like MX masters or just Logitech MX's.
For monitors, I would suggest atleast a 1080p 24 inch display for rendering. If you are not a hardcore gamer, a 60hz refresh rate is fine, and I would recommend an ips display if you are going to be looking at it for long periods. This one gets good reviews and doesn't break the bank.
If you have any questions, let me know!
If you decide you want it later you can just get an adapter. This is the one I use and it works perfectly even on Linux.
Range is about 10 feet without walls though but do you really need to listen to audio from your PC in another room? Sitting at my desk with my bluetooth headset sounds as good as it does with my phone. Are you really not able to spare a USB port?
If you need bluetooth and wifi then it's about $5 more.
What kernel are you using? It's worth an experiment to change your kernel to something newer. It is quite possible that the chipset of the dongle is not supported in Linux (or at least the kernel you are using). I can verify that this BT dongle works with the 5.13 kernel https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I had tried another dongle that didn't work (many don't). Also, I would highly recommend posting here as you will get more eyes and action on your request: https://forums.linuxmint.com/
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Kinivo USB Bluetooth Adapter for PC BTD-400 (Bluetooth 4.0, Low Energy, Compatible with Windows, Raspberry Pi, Linux)
I have 2 of these. I use one for speakers on my laptop. One for headphones on my gaming tower. Has a slight delay I noticed when watching news. Judy's lips don't always match the words. Other than that complaint, plug and play on Bullseye with Cinnamon.
Does it work with melonDS?
I use DS4's & Retro-Bit licensed Sega models via BT 4.0 on my rig without issue.
I use this with DS4's & Retro-Bit Sega Bluetooth models without issue for years now.
I bought this one and havent had any issues with it.
Never had any issues with this one.
To followup - I got a USB Bluetooth adapter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/) for one of the pis, and I have it doing both BLE and Bluetooth classic with no problems (didn't even have to reboot the pi to put the USB radio in!) The hciDeviceID is the key. Now to get a few more for the other pis. I have a cluster of 3 Pis (3b+, 4, and my 4 running hass.io) up and running. Need to tweak the numbers so that the right "rooms" are used (the built in radio on the hass.io/pi4 is quite amazing and far reaching...), but I've got a good start.
One thing I will comment, is once you add a new bluetooth radio, you have to re-run the setcap commands (https://www.room-assistant.io/guide/quickstart-pi.html#installing-room-assistant) to give permissions to the new device.
This is what I bought a good bit ago and works great....
I'm using the PS4 controller and it's really good. I recon you use SCP Server to connect to windows. Here's the tutorial I followed. If you don't want a wired connection , I recommend you get the Kinovo BT400 dongle(it's around $10). Not having a wire between your PC and controller is a HUGE plus
I use this, and it works perfect in Windows 10 Pro. I use a little Anker Sound Core bluetooth speaker with it.
IIRC, there were certain brands that would work better with the DS4/DS3.
Like this one worked perfectly for me until my ps4 controller died
But now you can just get one of these from Sony themselves
I've been using this one for over a year now and it has done very well. I keep it plugged into my monitor though.
How does this compare to the Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter.
I have that one and it drops bluetooth connection all the time.
This adapter from Monoprice was the cheapest I could find but I'm not sure how much shipping will add on.
This one from Amazon is almost as cheap and is available through Prime.
Steam definitely supports multiple controllers. I'm not positive on DS4Windows. You will only be using one or the other, most likely Steam. They both do the same things, either map the buttons to a virtual 360 controller and/or keyboard & mouse. Just keep in mind with two controllers you have to emulate the 360 controller (steam allows setting this up as a per-game basis). How you would use multiple DS4 controllers is exactly how you would use multiple Steam controllers. Basically, you cannot use profiles that emulate KBM with multiple controllers, but the games supporting splitscreen or multiple controllers anyways you won't be emulating the KBM so it won't be an issue. Also as for number of PS4 controllers, this is determined by if you use a generic Bluetooth dongle or the official PS4 dongle. The official PS4 dongle only allows 1 controller, but gives you the ability to use the 3.5mm audio jack and gives less latency. Bluetooth adapters depending on the quality can allow many more than 1, but typically have more latency and don't work with the audio jack. I will be grabbing the official dongle for my room personally because I want the audio jack and if I have friends over it will be in the basement with the Steam Link I'm going to be grabbing soon. Now, I'm not sure if you can have multiple dongles to allow for multiple controllers but that can certainly get expensive. I would recommend you use a generic Bluetooth adapter if you want to use multiple controllers. Here's the one I use with my PS3 controller: https://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTD-400-Bluetooth-4-0-USB/dp/B007Q45EF4
You might need a USB extension cord for that one, because my recliner is too far from my TV I had latency issues. It needed to be like 3 feet away from me to not experience any latency. It might be the adapter is crap, but its the one a lot of people recommended to me. This is also another reason why I'm just going to get the official dongle.
EDIT: Forgot to mention the DS4 has gyro, which is a major advantage over Xbox controllers.
I have this adapter:
You should probably pick out your own mouse and keyboard. Also I gave you a lower tier video card since you said you won't be playing many games I gave you a Bluetooth adapter that had good reviews. If you want anything more added you can still ask.
If that's the only reason, why not get a small USB BT adapter.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/ Not like they're prohibitively expensive.
lol, that one is a bit much. There are bluetooth adapters that connect through USB so you do not have to hack you computer to install it.
something like this
If you need more USB ports, there are usb adapters for increasing your usb ports.
If you buy yourself a Bluetooth dongle like this you can use the DS4 with most games by using DS4Windows. You'll be able to use the trackpad to control the mouse and if you turn off the lightbar you can get OK battery life.
I use this one, it works very well:
PS4 currently uses standard ol' Bluetooth. If your PC doesn't have Bluetooth, you can use any generic BT adapter and it should work.
I got this and it works great.
For your controller needs, if you want to use a DualShock4, DS3, Wii U Pro Controller or WiiMote, all you need is a mini Bluetooth dongle and a driver such as DS4Windows (google "[controller] driver windows"). With the proper driver they should be supported under most games, but they might require a button mapping tool to work with some stuff (we can help you with that).
If you want to go the easy route and have a controller supported by most games with no driver configuration as soon as you plug it in, an Xbone controller is your choice. However, it will require a special M$ dongle to work wirelessly, and be warned that this dongle only works under Windows 10. Alternately, if you can live with some inferior design features, you can get a 360 controller (which still works with nearly all controller games) and its corresponding dongle, which has the added benefit of working with all Windows's back to XP. However, be aware that both of these controllers require AA batteries rather than the rechargeable packs found in DualShock/Nintendo. You can buy a rechargeable pack for Xbox controllers but it obviously costs extra.
All of the aforementioned controllers will also work over USB with any operating system.
Now to the second part of your question. I assume that you mean you want to play on your TV–this can be accomplished one of two ways and is easy to setup. The first and most obvious way is to simply keep your PC in your entertainment center and hook it to your TV over HDMI, in much the same way that you would your PS4. Steam's Big Picture mode tries to emulate the homescreen of a console to make controller navigation easier, and does a pretty good job of it. Coming from the PS4 interface I'm sure you'll feel right at home–but you do still need a KB+mouse to get in Big Picture from a cold PC startup. This shouldn't be an issue as there are many cheap wireless keyboards with inbuilt trackpads on offer.
The second way is to use a Steam Link. This is a very handy little set-top box that will stream video input over the internet from a PC in the house–if you've ever heard of the PlayStation TV, this is similar. In order to use the Link you must have fast (at least 10mbps; check using speedtest.net) Ethernet on both ends (your PC and the Link) and a controller that connects over USB (either thru a USB cable or a USB wireless receiver. The Xbox receivers mentioned in a previous paragraph currently don't work with the Link but Valve says they are looking into it). It's very simple to setup–hook the Link to internet, plug in your controller and HDMI cable for TV connection, and pair it with your PC. Then you'll have total access to all your controller-supported PC games from the couch, with no loss of graphics.
Also, as a PC gamer, I have a word for you–there are some games that do play better with KB+M, especially shooters. Trust me, once you try something like Call of Duty with a mouse, you will never be able to go back to aiming with controller sticks. If you want this benefit but still find KB+M uncomfortable, there is the Steam Controller which features a more accurate trackpad in place of the right stick, and will work with most of the games that an Xbox controller works with.
One final word. If you are actually, legitimately serious about getting into PC gaming–please for the LOVE OF GOD do not buy a pre-built one. BUILD. YOUR. OWN. Seriously, if you are looking to surpass consoles and get value for money, I CANNOT stress this enough. Although it may seem daunting at first it's really little more than high-tech LEGOs–/r/BuildaPCforMe will furnish you with a parts list so you don't have to bother with that, and then the build will take two hours tops (even if you're inexperienced). There are tons of great videos on YouTube that will show you how–this is my personal fave, although I do advise you not to use any of those parts since that vid is considerably old.
If you have any questions feel free to reply to this and I can help you out.
For your PC, this.
For non bluetooth sound systems, this
If you have one, try it. I just picked up something like this and it worked perfectly.
This is the one I use.
Back when I had a PS4/PS3 I used this guy to pair my dualshock controllers to my PC:
I can confirm that it still works on Win 10.
Oddly enough. i just set up mine earlier!
I would reccomend using bluetooth to use it, if you dont have bluetooth get this dongle
Next set it up using these instructions
Bluetooth not wireless.
I don't use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse but I do use a bt adapter. This one works right out of the box with OSX.
Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth Adapter
you could also get this -
and this -
This is what I use n have good luck with. Use it with my DS4 as well.
Here's the one I use.
The best way would be to get separate devices. A PCIe wifi adapter and a USB bluetooth adapter. The only combo devices are from Intel and are designed for laptops really, though you could slap on some type of antenna.
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It doesn't, but here:
I use this one for my ps3 remote. Works perfectly with the SCP drivers.
I haven't tested it with a wiimote. But I would recommend getting a DolphinBar for wiimote connection.
Idk about shipping to Australia but I can comfirm 100% this guy works great and is cheap.
> Is your Bluetooth dongle USB->BT or headphone->BT?
it's this one:
Kinivo Btd-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista
"Connect your computer/laptop with bluetooth enabled devices such as mobile phones
Fully compatible with older bluetooth equipment
Latest Bluetooth specification V4.0 class 2 with low energy technology"
I've had excellent luck with my Kinivo BTD-400 on windows 8.1
I used it on three different 8.1 PCs w/ DS4 to xinput mapper 1.2.2 without any problems. I have no experience with bluetooth in windows 7.
The easiest thing for you might be to get a Bluetooth adapter for your computer (if you don't have Bluetooth built into it already) and connect to the soundbar that way.
The built in chipset for bluetooth in the SP3 is really kind of second rate. I ended up springing for a bluetooth USB to enhance my bluetooth experience.
That being said, if you're just listening to things, then you need to make sure that the sound is routing through the right interface. Right click on the speaker icon in the task bar and click "Playback devices" and make sure that the right audio device is set as the default. I don't have it in front of me or I could give you some more specific info. But bluetooth gives you two interfaces by default, there is a Stereo output and a "headset" output -- you need the stereo one.
If you're trying to take advantage of high quality bluetooth calling (assuming your headset supports it), then you'll need a bluetooth dongle that can handle the advanced audio (Broadcom chipset). I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q45EF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
When you get it you will have to disable the internal bluetooth in device manager, otherwise you won't be able to get the dongle to work.
It was frustrating to me that MS would cheap out on the Bluetooth, but guess I can't really hold it against them since so few device manufactures put the newer tech into their machines this year.