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Best Bluetooth 5.0 Dongles and Adapters in 2023

Bluetooth 5.0 is faster, better for connectivity and you'll need a new dongle for it if you want to take advantage of these new specs!
Last Updated on February 1, 2022

The ever-present Bluetooth has been updated to the 5.0 version, meaning there’s a new slew of dongles out on the market for you to purchase. But which one should you buy? Well, don’t think about it too hard and follow our handy guide for the Best Bluetooth 5.0 Dongles in 2021.

But before you go and buy a new dongle, how about you make sure you’ve not got one that’s accidentally turned itself off in one of the many mysteries that our computers do themselves. If you’re convinced and now want a new keyboard or speaker, we’ve got you covered as well!

Products at a Glance

Our Recommended

Best Bluetooth 5.0 Dongles and Adapters in 2023

  • Reliable
  • Small and portable
  • Backwards Compatible
  • Four times the range over 4.0
  • Costly compared to no-name brands
  • Small, could get lost
  • Super long range for a portable Bluetooth device
  • Works with Windows 10, 8 and 7
  • Up to 100m range
  • Large antannae makes it unsuitable for laptops
  • Fairly long
  • No macOS and Linux support
  • WiFi 6 and Bluetooth in one device
  • PCIe ensures fastest speeds
  • Won't take up too much room in the case
  • Heatsink to prevent overheating
  • Having to fumble inside the case for Bluetooth
  • Chance of antannae breaking
  • Small and portable
  • Sits flush on laptop or PC
  • Up to seven devices at once
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10 support
  • No Linux or macOS support
  • Possible short range

Our Verdict

For us, the ASUS is the best bet here for a general audience. The thing about Bluetooth is that dedicating a whole PCIe slot to it without considering the potential for upgrades down the line is going to be a huge issue if you ever decide to add more devices.

The reliability of the brand is what drives this, we just know that if there are any issues, ASUS’ customer support will have your back.

Struggling to get Bluetooth working on Windows 11 and 10? Follow our guide!