Bluetooth 4.0 on new Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jackyyeow, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

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    So what's the new technology about? Looks interesting.:D
     
  2. thatisme macrumors 6502

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  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Ultra low power scares me. I've not had a good experience with my previous generation Air (in clamshell mode) maintaining a decent Bluetooth connection to my Apple keyboard/mouse, and they're only slightly over a foot away. :eek:
     
  4. thatisme macrumors 6502

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    Reading the spec, it shows that it allows for the computer (base) to interface with low power devices, such as watches, heart monitors and phones. Where this may lead is to wireless keyboards, mice, trackpads powered from watch batteries or fewer AA batteries than current. However, I think were this implementation will work well with the air is actually in "range", as it piggybacks on the 802.11 signal to give you somewhere like 200 feet of reception, or approximately the same as your wifi base station signal.
     

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