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azbk51
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whats bluetooth?

Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:42 pm

i see the word "bluetooth" quite often..
but i have no clue what it is..
is it a usb thing?
hmm...
what actually is this?
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Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:47 pm

it is a short-distance wireless interface.
it is not compliant with like 8012.11a/b/g
don't know what frequency it uses

pretty much it is just a short-distance USB, to put it in lay-men's terms

for example, wireless keyboards and mice, wireless headset's for cell phones

don't know about the security or anything like that.

it is server-client based, so you can have a bluetooth hub that like 4 devices connect to.

other than that, no idea
 
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Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:53 pm

so is it basically an wireless usb?
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Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:54 pm

technologically, not even close

practically, yeah
 
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It's not about wireless, it's about the mouse

Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:36 pm

Like, the newest mouse in Logitech.
It has bluetooth b/c it's the best product. lol
Loving it
 
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Just a quick example for you:

I have a Bluetooth (BT) cell phone and a BT USB adapter for my desktop( much like the 802.11 adapter). What this combination lets me do is syncronize my Outlook contacts with my cell phone wirelessly. The phone doesn't contain all the information on a contact, but the important ones (Name, home, work, cell and e-mail) get transferred.

(With the right software, you can use your computer keyboard to type SMS messages on your phone. You can also get your cell phone to control your computer. Winamp is apparently a favorite)

When I get into the car, the phone automatically syncs up with the car. When I get a phone call, the radio automatically mutes and the call goes through the stereo system. The microphone in the car transmits my voice.

All of this without plugging the cell phone into anything. It stays in my pocket.

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