Miscellaneous

Lost Logitech H600 Dongle

November 9, 2014

A while back I bought a Logitech H600 headset and I have used it almost every day since. I use it for VOIP calls, language learning and gaming or sometimes just because it’s late and I don’t want to wake anyone up. So when I discovered my dongle had vanished I was quite upset. I hoped it would turn up eventually, but it didn’t. So when I saw the H800 on sale I decided to grab it, knowing that I had originally cheaped out and regretted not getting the 800 model. On top of that it could use the nano receiver (aka dongle) or connect straight to bluetooth. Since my laptop already had bluetooth, I didn’t need the dongle for it meaning I could use it on the H600 when I needed a backup. Great! Not only do I get an upgrade but I can bring back the old one to life.

However things did not work out of the box. The computer found and installed the drivers but the old headset would not connect. The dongle looked the same, and some quick research told me the two devices used the same dongle, so why wouldn’t it connect? It turns out that much like bluetooth (in fact it probably is bluetooth) you need to do a pairing process. But how do you do that when the computer doesn’t pick up the dongle as a normal bluetooth receiver? Well Logitech has a utility for it, if you know where to look. I tried downloading it from their website, but the link did not work. It kept taking me back to the same page. Thankfully I found it elsewhere on this French website and it worked great. So I just wanted to share that tidbit of information incase anyone ever needed it.

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  1. I was going through my list of drafts and foud this old post from almost four years ago to to the day. I’m not sure why I never hit publish, as there wasn’t much more to say. In any case, I just wanted to point out that my H800 headset died shortly after the warranty expired. Meanwhile I still use the H600 headset to this day and it still works great. It’s a shame the more expensive model wasn’t as reliable!

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