12/21/2009, While most notebooks and netbooks these days come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, the more basic models out there lack this feature which can be easily remedied by an add on such as the USB Nano Bluetooth Adapter. Retailing for all of $13, this unique device is mighty small, complying with Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0 specifications. Since it is so diminutive in nature, you can just plug it in and […]
12/20/2009, Bluetooth technology has taken another step forward, with the Bluetooth Special Interest (SIG) announcing the adoption of Bluetooth low energy wireless technology, which is the main feature of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0. With the improvements to power consumption, hopefully we’ll be able to get more mileage out of our devices that have Bluetooth turned on all the time. Some of the new features of the Bluetooth low energy […]
12/08/2009, Are you bored with the usual username/password method of locking your Mac? Well, if you own an iPhone or iPod touch, you’ll be able to pick up the Airlock for $7.77. Basically what this nifty app does is that it determines when you are near the computer. If you happen to leave the computer’s Bluetooth reach, the computer will lock itself. If you’ve misplaced your iPhone and really need the […]
12/07/2009, Do you have some extra time on your hands? Why not take an old school POTS handset and make something out of it instead? Maker Jarek Lupinski decided to recycle older phones from his school, and decided to wield his DIY magic on it by transforming the handpiece into a Bluetooth handset complete with buttons to get you started.
11/27/2009, Bored of overclocking your computer while sitting in front of it? Well, you’ll just need to wait for Asus to release its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus III Extreme, which will support RC Bluetooth. Basically RC Bluetooth allows you to review the status of your system’s hardware and tweak the parameters wirelessly from a Bluetooth enabled PDA phone. RC Bluetooth also enables functions such as stereo music playback, Skype messaging, […]
11/23/2009, Bluetrek knows that variety is the spice of life, and the Tattoo Bluetooth headset is their latest offering that were specially designed to be customized with adhesive skins. The 7.7 grams headset comes with an 8 hour battery life and can standby up to 10 days before requiring a recharge. Other features include Bluetooth 2.0 with VoIP connectivity. The Bluetrek Tattoo starts from $40 upwards.
11/17/2009, Bluetooth headsets is something you either love or loathe, and I believe that there is no real middle ground here. After all, you don’t see people carrying a Bluetooth headset around but not using it, do you? While the higher end ones like the Aliph Jawbone are priced slightly out of the reach of most folks who are currently running a tight ship, it is nice to see that the […]
11/14/2009, It seems that Samsung doesn’t want the its Corby phones to feel lonely, and that’s probably why the company has come up with the WEP490 Corby Bluetooth headset, available in various color schemes to match the Corby phones. The headphone will feature a status LED indicator, echo cancellation, noise reduction and automatic volume control. Talk time is rated at 6-hours, while standby time should be about 10 hours. The Samsung […]
11/04/2009, The Parrot RKi8400 car stereo system will target both the iPhone and iPod devices, where this hands-free Bluetooth communication system will boast multiple connections for digital music and advanced hands-free telephony functions. You also get a storage compartment located behind the removable front panel, making it perfect to protect and recharge your iPhone or iPod when driving. Other features include a large dial that makes data on it accessible with […]
11/03/2009, Cartel’s CT-2000 Bluetooth-enabled handset for your vehicle is a permanently installed device that will be connected to your audio system, allowing you to route your cellphone calls to it so that you can concentrate on driving with both hands on the wheel. Sounds more like a permanent Bluetooth hands-free kit than anything else, and the design folks behind the CT-2000 must have just stepped out from a time machine in […]
10/30/2009, Plantronics has always been associated with quality headsets, and their latest release, the Voyager PRO UC headset is no different by merging the award-winning Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset with a plug-and-play Bluetooth USB adapter, enabling richer wideband audio on softphones alongside Voyager PRO’s superior noise and wind cancellation that will cater for both mobile phones and softphones devices. Sounds (no pun intended) like a perfect tool for those who are […]
10/19/2009, Bluetooth technology hasn’t really progressed that much since it debuted many years ago, and most of the time these days it is used more for hands-free devices instead of other more creative uses, though we can’t really blame the technology for that due to its inherent limitations. While much better than IR, it does place a strain on the battery, but that could very well change in the future with […]
10/14/2009, Wi-Fi has already become part of what laptops are nowadays, and it’s probably impossible to buy a laptop without built-in wireless these days, and considering the convenience that Wi-Fi provides us, it certainly deserves its popularity. Could things get better? We certainly hope so! A new Wi-Fi specification that the Wi-Fi Alliance is planning to publish will allow wireless devices to discover and connect to each other without a router. […]
10/13/2009, Who would’ve thought that something as ordinary as shoes would end up being so technologically advanced? Sure, the right pair with the right legs will help shatter world records, but the Blue GPS shoes works differently by featuring Bluetooth connectivity, allowing folks to know where you are exactly at any time throughout the day. Guess this is something you would much rather have your kids wear instead of having it […]