Going Wireless with Bluetooth

February 25th, 2010

With WiFi and 3G (and now 4G) getting all of the attention recently, we don't think about Bluetooth very often. According to Wikipedia:
“Bluetooth is an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances (using short length radio waves) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs). ... It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization.”
The last time Bluetooth received significant media buzz was when several states decided to pass a law outlawing cell phone usage while driving. This sparked a surge in Bluetooth usage and sales, putting the technology once again in the spotlight. At IOGEAR, we have taken the technology to another level, by adding solar technology to the mix with our Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit, stirring up a bit of buzz during CES 2010. For a hands on, in-depth review, take a look at this blog post by TechBucketBlog.com. Even before this innovation, IOGEAR has been utilizing bluetooth technology to help our users improve their digital lives. Let's take a look at a few our Bluetooth enabled devices and how they can improve your experiences. Bluetooth 2.1 USB Micro Adaptor This award winning device is about the size of an adult fingernail, allowing your non-Bluetooth enabled computers to now utilize the benefits of bluetooth connectivity, such as: wirelessly communicating with other Bluetooth-enabled computers, printers, PDAs, cell phones, headsets at a rang of up to 30 feet (10 meters). This little guy also supports a myriad of services including A2DP stereo audio wireless streaming. No worries about backward compatibility either, as this device also supports the Bluetooth 1.1 & 1.2 specifications. Bluetooth Stereo Audio Transmitter Have you ever been at the gym working out, listening to music on your mp3 player, and end up getting a wire caught in something? We feel your pain. This device allows you to go wireless with a variety of music and audio sources such as the iPod, iPhone, various MP3 payers, computers, home stereos and on and on ... The device features a 3.5 standard jack with a range of up to 33 feet (10 meters) allowing connectively with most modern devices. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 6 hours of continuous operation. That should hold you through a few workouts. :) Bluetooth in Your Life If you want to explore what can be done with Bluetooth technology further, take a look at this article from Accenture.com that talks about six cool uses for Bluetooth beyond the desktop. Now that it is on your mind, how has Bluetooth technology effected the way you interact with your devices? What Bluetooth enabled devices do you own?



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IOGEAR enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic getaways. While not traveling, IOGEAR enjoys a great game of shuffle board whilst playing the banjo.