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10.5: Use stereo Bluetooth devices in 10.5
Authored by: Mechcozmo on Nov 05, '07 08:50:49AM

What computer are you using? I remember that Apple upgraded the PowerBook line with Bluetooth 2.0 which had the selling point of "EDR" or "Enhanced Data Rate". I don't remember what Bluetooth 1.1's bandwidth was, but I do know that 2.0's is about 3.0Mbps.

Can somebody please verify the differences in bandwidth between Bluetooth 1.1 and 2.0 by using a set of Bluetooth headphones and some sort of keyboard/mouse combo?

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10.5: Use stereo Bluetooth devices in 10.5
Authored by: Wi-Gear on Nov 05, '07 06:32:13PM

The computer model shouldn't matter very much. Maybe really old Macs can't handle it, but we have a PowerBook here that's several years old and does NOT have EDR-capable hardware, yet it handles stereo music over Bluetooth just fine to our iMuffs wireless headphones. I haven't confirmed, but my guess is that Leopard provides Bluetooth 2.0 for any Mac with Bluetooth. It might not be able to do EDR for every machine because that may require newer hardware. But the difference between Bluetooth 1.2 and 2.0 is usually just software.

Disclaimer: I work for Wi-Gear, makers of the iMuffs.

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