The disappearance of wires and the growing wireless technology industry is the subject of a David Pogue article in the New York Times’ Circuits: As Pogue writes, wires are disappearing at an alarming clip. The cord between your home phone handset and the phone body is gone. The wire between your cellphone and clip-on earpiece, also gone. The cable from your laptop to the network router. Yes, it too is gone.
Gone, gone, gone. Bluetooth was, of course, specifically invented to eliminate cables. It’s range is about 30 feet and it draws very little battery power.
Pogue goes on to talk about Bluetooth audio gateways, like the Motorola and the Kyocera, which exploit one of the most interesting Bluetooth profiles. It’s called A2DP, short for Audio Distribution Profile … It means wireless stereo and wireless audio. In a two-way Bluetooth audio gateway, it makes possible some intriguing possibilities.
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