howtogeek at June 24th, 2013 04:06 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/165845/more-than-headsets-5-things-you-can-do-with-bluetooth/
Your laptop, smartphone, and tablet probably all have integrated Bluetooth support. Bluetooth is a standard that allows devices to communicate wirelessly. Most people are familiar with Bluetooth headsets, but there are more things you can do with Bluetooth.
localhost at June 24th, 2013 11:18 — #2
My favorite use for bluetooth is pairing my PS3 controller with my desktop/laptop. Even though its not natively supported, the third party tools do an incredible job.
Other than that and tethering my phone when out, I find bluetooth to be a little limited - especially for transferring files.
I also had a Gigabyte bluetooth mouse that was easily one of the top 5 mice I've ever used... too bad I lost it.
smithderek76 at June 24th, 2013 12:24 — #3
I'm a big fan of Bluetooth devices I have Bluetooth capability on all of my PC's (10). Mostly I use it for audio devices (2 speakers, 1 pair of headphones 4 speaker adapters) I can connect my tablets and smartphone to every audio source around the home and have options for when I'm on the go too. I have 4 HTPC's set up around the house and I use Logitech DiNovo Mini BT keyboard mouse combo to control 3 of these. I have GoGroove BT FM transmitter to give me Bluetooth capabilities in my car and even have a Bluetooth OBD2 device so I can see stats from my car on the tablet I have a mount on my dashboard for. My latest phone has an NFC Chip and an app that lets you right NFC tags for your device so now I have the ability to touch my phone to the device and connect which is a nice added feature to Bluetooth functionality.
dolphinimages at June 25th, 2013 11:43 — #4
Like Dereck, I am a big fan of bluetooth technologly. As I type this on my Kindle Fire, I am connected to the web with bluetooth tethering app on my smartphone, I am typing on a bluetooth keyboard so that I am not slowed down with a touchscreen keyboard. One of my favorite devices is a complete communications installation on my motorcycle helmet. I can ride through the country listening to Pandora. If I get a call, I can answer it, totally hands free using voice commands. I can dial using voice commands. I can communicate with up to six other bikers while riding, again totally hands free. I can talk comfortably with a passenger on the bike, and when the conversation is going nowhere, I can go back to Pandora. All at 75 MPH. Cool
dhanyasur at August 28th, 2013 03:25 — #6
can we create a network of bluetooth devices to share files and communicate with each other like a wireless network using routing and other methods?