Can someone explain Bluetooth to me, please?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Phil_L, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Phil_L

    Phil_L Second Unit

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    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I figured since this could fit into several categories I would put it here. I keep hearing about Bluetooth phones and computer devices, but what exactly is it, in terms a tech novice like me can understand? How does it differ from regular wireless computer networking stuff?

    Thanks in advance.[​IMG]
     
  2. Neal_C

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    You can check out bluetooth.org for some information.

    If you click on "Introduction to Bluetooth" it will open a shockwave presentation about bluetooth devices and what you can do with them.

    Basically bluetooth is a short range radio frequency wireless technology that allows electronic equipment like cell phones, pda's, computers, printers, etc, to sync and communicate with each other.

    Hope this helps,

    Neal
     
  3. Scott L

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    Google would help you more then I could but doing some research for a wireless mouse I found that the Logitech MX700 w/o bluetooth has a range of 6'. The MX900 *with* bluetooth is around 30'. [​IMG]
     
  4. Phil_L

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    Cool, thanks for the info fellas.
     

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