Notable uses for Bluetooth
Question : I
am familiar with Bluetooth
technology for use with my mobile
phone headset, but what is the
benefit of having Bluetooth on my
laptop? I see the icon on my toolbar but never understood the purpose.
Answer : Bluetooth is a technology that
lets compatible devices connect to
each other wirelessly over short distances. As it can replace the need to
link hardware with cables and cords,
it has become fairly standard on
many mobile phones and handheld
organisers as a way to transfer files,
connect headsets or print documents to Bluetooth-enabled printers.
A Bluetooth-capable printer can
also work with a Bluetooth laptop,
and there are lightweight Bluetooth
printers marketed to mobile professionals who want to bring their own printer
along on a trip.
As for laptop-worthy uses, compatible mobile phones or electronic
organisers can synchronise data
with the laptop over a Bluetooth
connection -- eliminating the need
to drag along a cradle or cable to
connect the two.
Other Bluetooth hardware can be
used with your laptop as well, like
headsets, speakers, remote controls
or Global Positioning System (GPS)
devices. Examples of other uses for
the technology are at www.bluetooth.com.