Bluetooth Earpieces

In this era of technological advancement, Bluetooth earpieces are very common sight. It goes by different names. Some people call it a Bluetooth earpiece, while others might call it a Bluetooth headset, or a Bluetooth earphone. At the end of the day, the core product is the same.

Before moving on to Bluetooth earpieces, a little introduction to Bluetooth technology is necessary. The ‘Ericsson’ Company initially developed Bluetooth technology in the year 1994. It is a wireless technology that is open for everyone. All it takes is two or more Bluetooth enabled devices to use this technology. It connects those two or more devices using low frequency radio waves and enables them to exchange all sorts of data without any kind of physical connection. One important thing to bear in mind is that, those devices need to be within a short-range of distance in order to share data, otherwise the Bluetooth function would not work. The acceptable distance ranges from 1 meter to 100 meters depending on the power of the Bluetooth activated in those devices.

Bluetooth technology is now administered and developed by Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Different companies, who provide Bluetooth technology in their products, are members of this group. Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola, Toshiba, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft are some of the major member companies.

Bluetooth enabled devices include cell phones, earphones, laptops, personal computers, printers, faxes, video game consoles etc. Bluetooth is inexpensive and extremely easy to use.

Now, moving on to the Bluetooth earpiece – what is it? And how does it work? The basic idea of Bluetooth earpiece is simple – it has Bluetooth technology enabled inside it. Therefore, it does not need any cables or wires to connect to other devices. Bluetooth earpiece is generally used as an accessory to connect with one’s cell phone, but it can be used with a laptop or a personal computer too.

In order for a Bluetooth earpiece to work, the Bluetooth function on one’s cell phone needs to be activated. Bluetooth enabled cell phones are very widespread nowadays, ranging from high-tech sophisticated cell phones to normally used functional ones. In order to use a Bluetooth earpiece with cell phone, one needs to pair it with the cell phone itself. This paring is done through a PIN (Personal Identification Number). First, the Bluetooth function of both the earpiece and the cell phone has to be switched on. Then, the Bluetooth inside the cell phone will search and detect the Bluetooth of the earpiece. Then it will ask for a PIN, the same PIN has to be given in both the devices. When the PIN is confirmed in both the earpiece and the cell phone, the connection will be established. Now they would be able to exchange data between themselves. Depending on the device, this process might slightly vary in time.

There are different companies who provide Bluetooth earpieces. Leading cell phone companies such as Motorola, Nokia, and Ericsson provides earpieces specially designed for their handsets. Other than those companies, Plantronics, Jabra, Iqua, Parrot, Anycom, & BlueAnt are some of renowned earpiece manufacturers. The price of these earpieces depend on the features they provide, for example – the color, design, quality of sound, power of Bluetooth etc.

Bluetooth headsets are usually more costly compared to the wired ones. With the current increasing demand and development of technology, the prices of these earpieces have reached an affordable level.

Nowadays, Bluetooth earpiece has become a must have accessory, not a luxury. With the wake of laws requiring headsets while driving, it has gained much popularity. It is also popular because there is no hassle of wires or cables. Hence, there is convenience of mobility. Not only are cell phone users benefited, it is also handy for video or teleconferences on laptops or personal computers as well. From corporate personalities to tech-savvy teenagers, everyone uses it. Bluetooth earpieces have become a part of their everyday lives.

This Bluetooth Earpieces Review is Written/Updated on Nov 13th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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