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Bluetooth Device Type issue

Hello all. I've tried everything I could think of to get this working, so I figured it's time to ask the masses to help.

I just purchased a Vivitar Infinite BH6 Bluetooth Headset (Model:V12119-PDQ-OD), and on my Windows 8.1 machine the connection has been successful, however, I am unable to use them as a headset. My Gateway All-in-one is reading the headset Device Type as a Peripheral Keyboard. I have a screen shot: View attachment Vivitar Screenshot Troubleshooting.pdf . The small yellow marks mention the device type and the fact that I have selected the PC to use the this device for audio.

Hell, even in the system tray volume control one of the sound control options is a Bluetooth Speaker, and I have that selected. The headset informs me that it is paired from an automated voice after pairing. There seems to be no reason for these not to work. I have tested them on my cell phone and they work wonderfully, would love to get this working properly on my PC. Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


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It should show up as a Virtual Keyboard device if you are using it for Speech to text. If you are showing problems, I would suggest checking to see if Vivitar has a driver update.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Google Chrome
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.