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Alternative Native Ultra-Mini USB Micro Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Wireless Dongle Adapter

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A few weeks ago, I found an IFIXIT teardown of the late-2013 iMacs because I wanted to know which Bluetooth solution they came with.

This link http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2639+Teardown/17828 shows in Step 3 that the 27" iMac comes with "Broadcom BCM20702 single-chip Bluetooth 4.0 HCI solution with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support".

I searched the Interwebs and sound a Ultra-mini dongle made by GMYLE that includes a Broadcom BCM20702 chip.

It came in the mail yesterday and tested it out- the results are positive.

Here are some screen-shots:
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I was able to successfully pair my Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. Wake from sleep works with the GMYLE dongle and as you can see in the 3rd screenshot, it's basically a native device without being built-in. Also, it supports 0xF PowerOptions which means it has all available power options (thanks to SJ_Underwater for that info).

This is just another option for a Bluetooth dongle that works oob for about $13.00 (USD).

http://www.amazon.com/GMYLE-Bluetooth-Technology-Wireless-Broadcom/dp/B007MKMJGO/

Note: There already is a Bluetooth option listed in the tonymacx86 Buyer's Guide.
 

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Yeah- confirmed this is the same Broadcom Bluetooth device id in the IOgear device from the Buyer's Guide. Native and works with wake from sleep. Nice find beel.
 

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Two variants on are listed on Amazon. A long range and a shorter range version. It took me a while to realise that they have different chipsets - even though the product remains the same.
 
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My GYMLE Bluetooth dongle doesn't recognise on the Maverick. Bluetooth: Not Available. No any Bluetooth icon on the System Preferences..
is your GYMLE still works with Mavericks 10.9.1?
 

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My GYMLE Bluetooth dongle doesn't recognise on the Maverick. Bluetooth: Not Available. No any Bluetooth icon on the System Preferences..
is your GYMLE still works with Mavericks 10.9.1?

Yes, works fine.
 
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Should I something any changing on the .plist or your GYMLE working out of the box?
 

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Should I something any changing on the .plist or your GYMLE working out of the box?
With the GYMLE installed, post a screenshot of System Information/USB (see example in Post #1).
 
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But problem my problem is when I put it on any USB Port doesnt recognise my GYMLE. I got this error Bluetooth: Not available. No any bluetooth icon on System Prefrences. I deleted bluetooth.plist and restart but still same no bluetooth... I put on this GYMLE my windows machine its working... I dont get it why Mavericks recognise it?
 
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