8Ware BD-400 Mini USB Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter Version 4.0
8Ware Mini USB Bluetooth Adapter Version 4.0
The 8ware USB Bluetooth version 4.0 Adapter allows users to connect up to three Bluetooth devices together and transfer even the largest files quickly and easily. With the mini size adapter's lower power consumption; you can enjoy longer battery life on your notebook computer and other devices. This Bluetooth Class 2 adapter is compatible with PC computers, and offers a wireless range of 20 meter. It is great for a wide range of applications and smaller form factor devices in the healthcare, fitness, security and home entertainment industries.
What is Bluetooth 4.0?
Bluetooth 4.0 is exactly what the name would have you believe: its the next version of the same old Bluetooth technology we all know and love. Phones that have Bluetooth 4.0 are often referred to as Bluetooth Smart Ready while the accessories or peripherals taking advantage of this technology are dubbed Bluetooth Smart.
Dont worry, a Bluetooth 4.0 Ready phone will still be fully backwards compatible with your Bluetooth 3.0 accessories and peripherals so you wont have to throw out that old beat up headset just yet. Of course, using accessories and peripherals that are pre-4.0 will prevent you from taking advantage of Bluetooth 4.0s new features.
Does it make a difference?
Speaking of new features, what exactly are they? Well, the main one is the lower power consumption between two Bluetooth 4.0 devices. I think this is something worth getting excited about as Im sure a lot of you have found that when you use your Bluetooth (or just leave it connected) youre battery life starts to tank.
To avoid this, Bluetooth 4.0 devices wont be constantly communicating with one another when theyre paired. Instead, the devices will stay in standby until actual information needs to be sent over from one device to another. For example, imagine a Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor. The only time the device would communicate with your phone is if/when your heart rate reaches a certain level. For all other times, the device remains in standby using little to no battery.
As a result, you get much better battery life. Such low power consumption means that devices like the heart rate monitor from the example can work from 6 months to even a couple of years on a single tiny batterys charge. The use of small batteries can reduce the overall size of the device and, as you can imagine, will make wearing things like a heart rate monitor or whatever accessory manufacturers come up with in the future much more practical.
- Wirelessly communicates with Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets, and more
- Allows any computer with a USB port to become a Bluetooth enabled computer
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Supports dual-mode and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Supports maximum asynchronous transfer rate of 3Mbps
- Wideband audio support: provides clear perception of voice when using a Bluetooth headset, and enhances the functionality of echo cancellation and noise reduction
- 2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz ISM Band
- Ultra portable - tiny enough to stay with your laptop
- Supports A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming
- Up to 20m maximum wireless range
- Built-in security to assure the privacy of your communication-pairing, encryption, and authentication
- Supports the following services: Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN), Bluetooth Proximity Profile, LAN Access (LAP), Object Push (OPP), File Transfer (FTP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP), Synchronization (SYNCH)
- Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 3.0
- Support operating system: Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
2.4GHz ~ 2.4835GHz
Up to 20m maximum
Support operating system
Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
As an international traveller you are entitled to bring a certain amount/value of goods that are free of Customs duty and exempt Goods and Services tax (GST) into New Zealand. This is called your duty free allowance and personal goods concession. It is important to review these for any purchases you make on The Mall.
Your duty free allowance entitles you to bring into New Zealand the following quantities of alcohol products free of customs duty and GST provided you are over 17 years of age. You do need to be 18 years or over to purchase.
- Up to six bottles (4.5 litres) of wine, champagne, port or sherry or
- Up to twelve cans (4.5 litres) of beer
- And three bottles (or other containers) each containing not more than 1125ml of spirits, liqueur, or other spirituous beverages
Goods other than alcohol and tobacco, whether purchased overseas or purchased duty free in New Zealand, that have a combined total value not exceeding NZ$700 may also be brought as part of your personal goods concession.
When travelling overseas there are legal limits on the amount of duty free alcohol and other goods you can take with you. These amounts will vary depending on the country you are flying into. We always recommend you check the latest limits and exemptions.
Your order can be picked up at an Auckland Airport Collection Point. There is one in departures and one at arrivals in the international terminal. See map
You will need to bring your order confirmation email and show your passport to collect your order.
If you’re departing Auckland Airport, we recommend that you come to the Auckland Airport Collection Point at least 60 minutes before your flight. If you miss your pickup time or your flight details have changed please let us know as soon as possible.
When you collect your order you will have the opportunity to inspect the items and sign for them.
If you need to return an item, our Collection Point team are there to help you. You may also like to view our Returns & refunds which provides information on how this works and outlines the individual retailer's returns and refunds policies.