Bluetooth is a wireless technology which allows connection of a number of devices. It uses radio waves to operate. This technology allows two or more devices to connect with each other wirelessly making it easier to operate electronic devices and exchange various files.
Various electronic devices can all use Bluetooth for example cell phones, laptops, computers, wireless headsets and even consoles for gaming.
Various electronic devices can all use Bluetooth for example cell phones, laptops, computers, wireless headsets and even consoles for gaming
The advantages of using Bluetooth devices are many. Some of them include:
With Bluetooth technology, you are able to connect two devices without the use of any wires or cables. It helps eliminate the wires that often get in your way as you go about your business. You don’t have to worry about carrying extra cables for your portable devices. When you have a computer room, often you need to have various cables to connect your mouse, keyboards, printers and so on that make your room look messy. With devices that are Bluetooth enabled, you can have fewer wires and cables making your place neat and a lot easier to work with.
- Easy to use
Setting up a Bluetooth connection on a device is quick and easy. One device has to scan for nearby devices while the other’s Bluetooth mode is set to ‘discoverable’. The device that scans will easily be able to detect the one that is discoverable. After that, all you have to do is pair them and enter your PIN as the manual directs. Once two devices are paired, you don’t have to connect them again next time you use the technology on them.
- Enhances safety
While in your car, it’s dangerous to use your cell phone with one hand while driving with the other. In some jurisdictions, it is actually illegal to make a call on your phone while driving. However, with Bluetooth technology, you don’t have to worry about this problem. The protocol used, is designed for sharing voice and data. It enables you to use your wireless headset to talk with the one on the other end of the call. With this technology, you can ensure that there is no risk of an accident.
- It is easily compatible
Every Bluetooth enabled device is easily compatible with another regardless of its model or make. Your Bluetooth mouse or keyboard can be connected with your computer and so can be your gaming console. For ease of chatting online, you can connect your mobile device to your computer via Bluetooth. Most Bluetooth devices can actually connect with multiple devices at the same time.
- Saves energy
The signals used by this technology are low power requiring minimal energy to function. This consumes less power and for a mobile user, saving battery power enables you to have longer airtime with your phone.
- Accepted worldwide
The Bluetooth technology is recognized universally and quite popular. This means that it meets global standards and therefore you can be assured that for years to come your devices will be supported by this technology.
- It can be updated
Bluetooth technology can be easily scaled enabling you to enjoy new feature when you upgrade. The technology constantly changes and new versions get developed every now and then. Furthermore, the older versions are still compatible with new ones.
- More secure
Unlike Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connections are not always broadcast. You set the Bluetooth mode visible when you want to connect two devices which are necessary only while you are trying to pair the devices. Once they have been paired, you can switch off the visibility mode. This will keep the two devices blocked to other new connections.
You can also be able to set up a password that authorizes the connection between two devices. Without you approving the connection, a strange device cannot connect to your computer or mobile. Bluetooth technology also uses a short range that works to your advantage meaning that unless other devices are in close proximity, one cannot be able to connect to it.