It’s BlueTooth Time!

By Tyler Harwood

Even though BlueTooth has been around for at least 8 years we here at BizNet have not talked about it much.  Why?  Because it was still very under utilized and not in wide spread use.  The key word is was.  Now with PDA’s, Cell Phones, and even cars coming with BlueTooth it is time to talk about it.

BlueTooth is really nothing new or magical.  It is simply a wireless standard, that allows different device to communicate with each other.  This has been done in the past with different technologies.  But what makes BlueTooth exciting is that with this newer technology they are able to get more of the desired effects to work, with fewer “bugs”.

And it’s that lack of “Bugs” that is leading to BlueTooth showing up in more and more places and device.

Over the years I have played with lots of wireless device, and even though most were good ideas, they feel victim to the weakness of the technology they used.  I have not yet found this to be the case with BlueTooth.  I have found that it holds a good usable range and has a strong resistance to interference.  In other words, it works in the real world!

With this in mind, If you are shopping for a new gizmo and you can get it with BlueTooth, do yourself a favor and get the BlueTooth “enabled” unit.

At this time I do not know of any aftermarket car stereos that are BlueTooth enabled, but with a lot of new cars coming with sound systems that are enabled, and more and more cell phones coming that way, it is only a matter of time.

In fact I have no doubt that at some point and time “BlueTooth” will even start to show up on high end audio and video gear.

Now if you already have a cell phone or computer you are happy with, and don’t want to make that upgrade.  Relax, there are lots of adapters already on the market, with even more on the way.

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