Gaming consoles have become advanced enough to easily handle demanding titles as the years go by. Evan handheld gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch can now play demanding video games on a smaller form factor. Now, the next big thing is cutting the wires. Going wireless is the way to go to further improve our gaming experiences. With this in mind, we have here the UGREEN Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter, it’s a small USB dongle that transmits audio to wireless audio equipment such as Bluetooth speakers, earbuds, earphones, or headphones.
UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter
The specification label below doesn’t state everything so other than the ones you will find below, the USB Bluetooth features SBC codec, a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, SNR of greater than 90dB, THD that’s less than 0.1%, and support for connecting two different devices asynchronously (whichever is the nearest).
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Unboxing – UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter
The packaging of the USB Bluetooth transmitter is pretty nifty. The box is pretty nice and sturdy while highlighting the major features of the product.
Taking the contents out reveals the whole content of the packaging. The USB dongle is held tightly in the center by a hard plastic molded to hold the product in place and also act as a cushioning. Other than that, it also comes with a manual written in five different languages.
Performance – UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter
The UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter has but one single function and it’s to transmit data to audio equipment. Therefore, this does not support receiving data which means you won’t be able to use it with a microphone. So that’s one important thing to take note of.
This USB dongle can be used on different gaming consoles including PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. However, we are not or cannot be certain if this USB dongle will work with an Xbox or PlayStation 5.
The USB Bluetooth Transmitter uses the latest Bluetooth version of 5.0. It’s a plug and play device and doesn’t require any form of drivers.
We tested its connectivity using one of our ANC Wireless headphones. The connection was stable and the stability was maintained up until 450cm. We started to experience intermittent audio and connection as we go farther than that. Before deciding anything about the device performance, don’t get us wrong here, during our test, various interferences are present such as Wi-fi signals, 2.4Ghz devices, and cellular signals. Considering those, we were not expecting it to maintain connection anything above 300cm. Surprisingly, the UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter for gaming consoles have done so.
Functionality – UGREEN Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter
As we already mentioned above, the USB Bluetooth transmitter has but only one function and it’s to transmit data to supporting audio equipment. It does, however, come with an LED indicator to inform the user of its current status.
|Device Status||LED Indicator|
|Device Power On||Glows solid white for 3 seconds.|
|Device Power Off||No LED lights.|
|Pairing||Blinks blue and white.|
|Connected||Blinks white every 10 seconds.|
|Reconnection||Blinks white every 5 seconds.|
|Disconnected after pairing||Blinks white every 5 seconds|
Bluetooth transmitter devices are tools that most will use to equip a device with the capability to transmit audio wirelessly. These transmitters are more commonly sought out as an accessory for cars, wireless speakers, connecting a Bluetooth soundbar to a TV, and more. Unfortuantely, they are not as popular in the gaming industry since there are other available solutions out there and most of the time, people would simply buy a device that supports wireless connectivity. Due to Sony’s limitation to the PlayStation, manufacturers grabbed the opportunity to produce 3rd party devices that will enable PS4 owners the ability to use their wireless headset. Similar to Sony’s PS4, it was also the same case for the Nintendo Switch where wireless controllers are the only supported devices.
So if you’re looking for a cheap yet durable and reliable solution to have your gaming console such as PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch have wireless support for wireless earphones, headphones, or earbuds, then look no further. We highly recommend checking out the UGREEN Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter. It has all the necessary hardware and functionality that every gamer would need.