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Creative BT-W2

Bluetooth® Audio Transceiver for PC/Mac, PS4™, and Nintendo Switch™

Features

Overview

With Creative BT-W2, you can enable Bluetooth on your existing devices! Creative Bluetooth Audio BT-W2 USB Transceiver is a high-performance, low latency stereo USB audio transceiver with a plug-and-play functionality for PC/Mac, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Get your audio transmitted over Bluetooth instantaneously without wires and straight into your Bluetooth-enabled device.

This perfect blend of performance and simplicity is both an enabler and an enhancer. For devices without Bluetooth capabilities, add connectivity with Creative BT-W2. For your devices that are already Bluetooth-enabled, you can expect higher quality audio transmission.

Audio

Real-time Audio Sync with aptX® Low Latency

With traditional Bluetooth dongles, you sometimes experience instances where the original audio is not in sync with your headset. Creative BT-W2 adopts the aptX Low Latency codec to eliminate that annoying lag you can get and ensures smooth transmission.

Keep the original audio source in sync with your Bluetooth device using BT-W2.

aptX Low Latency technology is cleverly designed to overcome bandwidth constraints and latency issues so you can stream audio without any interruption or noticeable delay1. aptX also enables higher level of audio detail so you can listen to great sound quality all the time.

1 Receivers need to support aptX-LL audio codec for optimum audio performance.

Voice Communication

True Bluetooth® Voice-back Channel for Voice Communication

Unlike other Bluetooth transmitters, Creative BT-W2 features a Bluetooth voice-back channel that transmits voice back to the transceiver over Bluetooth when used with compatible headsets2. Enjoy effortless, clear communication as you dodge gunfire and call for reinforcement.

2 Paired device needs to support Bluetooth FastStream codec to utilize Vocal Back channel. View list of Creative's compatible headsets.

Connectivity

Plug and Play Functionality

Simply plug Creative BT-W2 into your PC or Mac and instantly play audio over Bluetooth and straight through your Bluetooth-enabled device. No extra steps, no additional software installation, and no charging required. The BT-W2 draws negligible power from your device so you can focus on the important things.

 

Emerge Victorious!

Compatible with the PlayStation 4 Console and Nintendo Switch, enjoy great wireless audio with communication with your gaming headset's built-in mic3. Less hassle, more time to strategize for winning.

3 Only applicable to Creative's range of FastStream headsets (see full list here). Third-party headsets have to support both aptX-LL and FastStream codecs to utilize Vocal Back channel.

Plug in BT-W2 into the USB port of the console and connect normally via Bluetooth!

 

Docking Mode

While in docking mode, just insert Creative BT-W2 into the USB port located on the dock and connect via Bluetooth.

Mobile Mode

In mobile mode, connect Creative BT-W2 via a type C-OTG adaptor4 between Nintendo Switch and BT-W2. Then, connect via Bluetooth!

4 Type C-OTG adaptor is not included in the package contents.

* Stereo Bluetooth or A2DP profile enables wireless transmission of full stereo sound to other Bluetooth devices. To determine whether your device (notebook, PC, speaker) is equipped with A2DP-enabled Bluetooth or aptX technology, refer to your device manufacturer's documentation/website for more information.

** Wireless control feature is compatible with devices (notebooks, PCs or speakers) with AVRCP profile only; refer to your device manufacturer's documentation/website for more information.

Customer Reviews

R. Ball

Amazing! With its clean design and efficient performance I will happily strongly recommend this USB transceiver to all my friends. Thank you CREATIVE for another quality product.

J. Khoo

very good, much better than usual bluetooth transceiver

C. Thorburn

highly recommended for use on PC's, laptops and consoles without Bluetooth connectivity, even more essential for PlayStation 4 as it doesn't allow Bluetooth headset connection. Compatible with PS4.

A Closer Look

Specifications

  • Operating Frequency
    • 2402~2480MHz
  • Wireless Technology
    • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Bluetooth Profiles
    • A2DP (Wireless stereo Bluetooth)
    • AVRCP (Bluetooth remote control)
  • Audio Codec*:
    • FastStream, SBC, aptX, aptX- Low Latency
  • Operating Range
    • Up to 10m/ 33ft

*Receivers will need to support aptX- Low Latency audio codec for optimum audio performance

System Requirements

  • Windows
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
    • Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit SP1 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

  • Macintosh
    • Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space

Package Contents

  • Creative Bluetooth Audio BT-W2 transceiver
  • Quick Start Guide

Warranty

2-year Limited Hardware Warranty (EU Countries)

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty (Non-EU Countries)

Featured Questions

  1. Creative Bluetooth Transceiver Specification
      Creative Bluetooth Audio BT-W2 Transceiver Creative Bluetooth Audio BT-W1 Transceiver Creative Bluetooth Audio BT-D1 Transceiver
    Bluetooth® Version Bluetooh 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Bluetooh 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Bluetooh 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Wireless stereo Bluetooth) *,
    AVRCP (Bluetooth remote control) **
    A2DP (Wireless stereo Bluetooth) *,
    AVRCP (Bluetooth remote control) **
    A2DP (Wireless stereo Bluetooth) *,
    AVRCP (Bluetooth remote control) **
    Audio Codec FastStream,
    aptX,
    aptX Low Latency,
    SBC
    FastStream,
    aptX,
    SBC
    FastStream,
    aptX,
    SBC
    Bluetooth Stream Bluetooh Audio & Voice-back Channel Bi-directional FastStream Audio Bluetooth Audio stream Only
    Console Support PlayStation® 4 Compatible - -
  2. Bluetooth Audio Codec Support

    Get the best sounding audio quality with the right audio codec.
    Check out our guide below to find out which audio codec brings out the best in your wireless headsets and speakers.

    Receiver's Audio Codec Audio Stream Voice-back Stream Audio & Voice-Back
    aptX-Low Latency (aptX-LL) Stereo Mono Audio: Stereo
    Voice: Mono
    aptX Stereo - -
    FastStream Stereo Mono Audio: Stereo
    Voice: Mono
    Audio subband Codec (SBC) Stereo - -

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