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Handoff (Bluetooth Low Energy) Tester

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Last login: Tue Aug 5 17:53:42 on console
Carls-Mac-Pro:~ Carl$ /Users/Carl/Downloads/BluetoothLowEnergyCheck ; exit;
Built Jul 28 2014
Found (0x50D16A) named 'Carl’s Mac Pro', turned on, ready
HCI 0x4:0x5184, LMP 0x4:0x420e, MAC 00-19-0e-10-db-02
Low Energy unsupported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Powered Off
logout

[Process completed]

Belkin F8T016NG Mini Bluetooth Adapter
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001BROKXO/?tag=tonymacx86-21

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SJ, What does the "State is:" line mean exactly? As you can see mine is "Powered Off", but I'm using it as I type!
 

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"State" applies to the Manager one line above, not to the chip itself. If the chip is off, the tester won't find it at all. If it's on, the output says "turned on", if your chip doesn't support lowEnergy, the Manager's state will be Unknown, Unsupported, Power Off, etc. The output of the tester is in increasing order of specificity as you read down: basic state, hardware state, higher-level (software) state, specific test setup, specific test result
 
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From a GMYLE 4.0 Bluetooth Adaptor

Low Energy supported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Powered On

From an IOGear 4.0 Bluetooth Dongle

Low Energy supported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Powered On

Does this ensure compatibility with the Handoff feature, or does it just check whether it is technically compatible in terms of hardware? Might the feature disallow these dongles as they are not vanilla, even though they have the LE technology?

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On my Hack with the BT 4.0 LE GMYLE Dongle:
Code:
Built Jul 28 2014Found (0xA5C21E8) named 'Chris' Hack Pro', turned on, ready
HCI 0x6:0x1000, LMP 0x6:0x220e, MAC 00-02-72-c8-27-8b
Low Energy supported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Powered On
logout

On my Mid-2010 MBP with BT 2:
Code:
Built Jul 28 2014Found (0x5AC8218) named 'Chris’ MacBook Pro', turned on, ready
HCI 0x4:0x34e, LMP 0x4:0x422a, MAC c8-bc-c8-e7-ec-96
Low Energy unsupported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Unsupported
logout
 
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If you get a usb dongle that supports low energy will the computer then support airdrop from Mac to iOS?
 
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No, at least not yet. I imagine a mod will come around to enable that and likely handoff. That may just be wishful thinking though.
 
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Too bad. Am I alone thinking that the fact that you can use AirDrop and Handoff only if you have Bluetooth 4.0 is just a reason to make people buy a new Mac? I can't imagine how this makes a technical difference. You should be even able to have AirDrop without Bluetooth at all.
 
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Well, BT4 is more secure, more power efficient, and better at dealing with device discovery. There could be a whole myriad of reasons why only BTLE is supported.
 
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Code:
[FONT=Menlo]Last login: Sat Nov  1 13:31:59 on console[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]/Users/danny/Downloads/BluetoothLowEnergyCheck ; exit;[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]Dannys-Mac-Pro:~ danny$ /Users/danny/Downloads/BluetoothLowEnergyCheck ; exit;[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]Built Jul 28 2014[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]Found (0xB05180A) named 'Danny’s Mac Pro', turned on, ready[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]HCI 0x6:0x164b, LMP 0x6:0x220e, MAC 40-e2-30-13-b5-3b[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]Low Energy supported, Power Change supported[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]State is: Powered On[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]logout[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]
[/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo][Process completed][/FONT]
[FONT=Menlo]
[/FONT]

Bluetooth Broadcom 20703A On Board Asus X99-Deluxe Yosemite 10.10
 
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USB BCM20702A0 bluetooth dongle


Code:
Built Jul 28 2014
Found (0xA5C21E8) named 'XXXXXXXXX', turned on, ready
HCI 0x6:0x1000, LMP 0x6:0x220e, MAC 5c-f3-70-62-b5-d5
Low Energy supported, Power Change supported
Using Peripheral Manager, Mavericks or higher
State is: Powered On
logout
 
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