For over three years Bluetooth technology has been a technological tool I have relied on daily. Prior to becoming the Editor-in-Chief of TabletPCReview.com, I wrote reviews and pieces for our PDA site, the BargainPDA.com, now Brighthand.com. It was during those years that I began using this extremely handy method to cut the wires from my PDAs and PCs in order to exchange information between the two devices.
Those of you who use Bluetooth on a regular basis probably never hesitate to use the actual term “Bluetooth” verbally in daily life. But, how might this sound to perhaps a small town 80 year-old who has never got past replacing their good ol’ rotary phone circa 1972?
Perhaps this photo might illustrate what visions may come to mind for purposely technological hermit. After all, does the name “Bluetooth” really mean anything that has to do with the technology itself?
For those who are not “in the know” yet (this technology is getting hotter all the time, you are bound to use it eventually like toothpaste), Bluetooth is a low-powered, highly portable, super secure wireless technology. Just two years ago Bluetooth was isolated to use by tech-savvy business folk, PDA enthusiasts and IT guys. Now you can see people walking the campus of your school, the floors of office buildings and through the mall with earpieces blinking with that saturated trademark blue hue – “talking to themselves”. Either you have thought “what the hell?” or you now know that these folks are simply chatting on there cell phones sans the phone in-hand or cord running to the headset. How very handy!
Other uses include:
- wireless printing
- wireless PDA synchronization
- wireless file transfer
- wireless connectivity to GPS
- and so much more…