Thursday, 26 September 2013

Bluetooth In Action




In the United States, Bluetooth gets absolutely no



respect. It is however, becoming more and more



common in notebooks, PDAs, and especially cell



phones. Bluetooth will provide wireless users a



way to transmit small amounts of data over short



distances.





Now, Bluetooth is facing stiff competition from



new wireless technology. Referred to as UWB or



Ultra Wideband, it promises data transfer of up



to 480 MB a second - while most current Bluetooth



devices transfer data up to 721 KB a second.





For the time being, Bluetooth devices are surely



cropping up. Below, we will look at some of



the accessories offered with Bluetooth technology.





Talking to the dashboard



When pairing it with a cell phone, the CCM Blue



Warrior car kit becomes a great speaker phone that



plugs into the power adapter of your vehicle. The



noise cancelling microphone will reduce background



noise efficiently, with the large buttons making



adjusting the speaker volume a snap. Although



the Blue Warrior is far from sexy or sleek, it's



very practical.





Tiny tuning box



Part MP3 player and part hands free phone, the



compact and lightweight Sony HBM-30 is an attractive



gadget that lets you accept calls with minimal



interruption of your tunes. When you get an incoming



call it will automatically pause your music, then



you speak into the built in microphone that you



can wear around your neck or clip to your clothes.





The pen



With Nokia's SU-1B digital pen, you can doodle and



make hand written notes in ink on a special pad



then transmit them from the pad to your Bluetooth



phone. Being an alternative to typing on a cell



phone keypad, the pen is very handy, although a



pricey tool from MMS fans.





Snapshots



If you want to make slide shows with your camera



photos, the Nokia SU-2 image viewer will let you



disply your pictures on a TV or projector. Simply



hook this square gray device to your TV's input



with the built in cable, then beam the pictures



to the SU-2 from your Bluetooth enabled phone and



the photo fest will begin.





This device is a snap to set up and use, although



it displays resolutions of up to 640 by 480. If



you have a newer phone that takes high resolution



photos, you won't be able to use the Nokia SU-2



image viewer.





Keep in mind, the 640 by 480 pixel photos will



appear blocky on TV screens, no matter what you



do. If your phone can send batches of photos, you



can create a slide show - although Nokia claims



you can use sequentially beamed shots as well.

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