Wireless Heaven: All About Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology is part of almost all digital devices. We have now reached the tech phase where it feels like everything comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth offers a wide range of functions and has become a big part of the wireless revolution. In a world full of wireless networking, you have likely come across it at some point in your life. It is very simple to connect, free to use, and easy to figure out.

What is Bluetooth Technology?

Bluetooth technology is a standardized protocol that was originally created in 1989. The technology uses short-range wireless communication to connect users to many different types of electronic devices like cell phones, speakers, personal computers, video game consoles, printers, cameras, and numerous other gadgets, which connect and share information with each other without proprietary cables.

Bluetooth allows your gadgets to communicate easily by connecting any two devices to one other wirelessly. This technology reduces the need for all those cords and adapters since your devices can sync directly with each other. Not only is Bluetooth a convenient way to wirelessly connect two devices together, you don’t even have to be in close range to use whatever device you choose.

The Beginning of Bluetooth

In 1994, Ericsson Mobile Communication proved the skill of connection and established the Bluetooth project. The name came from the story of the Danish King Harald Blåtand who was nicknamed “Bluetooth” because he loved eating blueberries, or maybe had a nibble on his enemies’ frozen flesh if you believe that crazy story! Over a thousand years ago, the king stopped the fighting between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and brought them together, just like the Bluetooth technology connects all devices so they can work together instead of fighting each other. The Bluetooth name was supposed to be temporary, but it stuck and has become an established symbol on all of our devices. That blue and white logo is actually a bind rune combining King Bluetooth’s initials.

Simple Setup: Pairing and Bonding

Pairing and bonding your devices through a Bluetooth connection is easy and quick. Pairing is the first step that leads to bonding your gadgets together. When the devices are in range, they can discover and connect to each other, but must be paired before they can communicate. Once the device finds the discoverable one, you may be asked to enter a number as instructed by the user manual but one isn’t always required. Congratulations, your devices are now bonded.

Life is Easier With No Strings Attached

Bluetooth has become part of our everyday lives and made things easier thanks to the advantages and key features offered by Bluetooth. A big benefit of Bluetooth technology is the ability to live a stress-free life without tangled cables. Now you can get rid of the clutter that connects to your personal computer, headphones, speakers, and other gadgets, leaving you with a clear and well-maintained room free of wires lying on the floor. No more mess to look at or trip over! Finally, you no longer need to worry about what plug goes where.

Entertainment Everywhere

For a connected viewing and listening experience, you can’t go wrong with Bluetooth. These smart entertainment devices range from your home to the car and the rest is left to your imagination. All of these devices have the potential to add something exciting to your everyday life. For example, imagine doing your chores and not completely hating it thanks to your Bluetooth ‘buds rocking your favorite music, or hosting a Bluetooth ghetto-blasted outdoor party! On the deck, by the pool, or at the beach, you can take your music everywhere. 

Smart Home Devices

Bluetooth technology gives you the ability to easily turn your devices off and on wirelessly without even getting off the couch. This technology is designed to make your life more convenient than ever before, and it can provide essential assistance for seniors and people with mobility issues. By easing the burdens of life in many ways, Bluetooth technology can turn a home into a comfortable, relaxing, and complete atmosphere.

In The Car

Talk about 21st century problems. When operating a motor vehicle, it is extremely dangerous to drive with only one hand while you’re distracted by the smartphone in your other hand. Checking your Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook feeds is not an appropriate drive-time activity because you should always have both of your hands free while driving. Now, thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can use your voice to interact with your online life while driving safely. You are truly living in the future.

Health Benefits

When it comes to your health, Bluetooth can actually be put to good use. Using a physical activity tracker like Fitbit or apps on your smartphone, you can stay healthy by working out and living an active lifestyle. These devices and apps encourage you to keep track of daily tasks that will contribute to your general well-being and overall health.

Everything Is Better With Bluetooth

Gentek True Wireless 2 Bluetooth Earbuds Review

Model: TW2

Bluetooth version: 4.2

Battery: 50mAh x2

Case Battery: 400mAH

Standby: 40 Hrs

Playtime: 2 Hrs

My review: 3/10

I bought these wireless Bluetooth earbuds because as we all know, AirPods are way too expensive. Since they were cheap, I thought I would give them a try and test them out.

Here’s what I think about these knockoffs:

As soon as I paired the buds with my phone, they worked right away. They were charged when I opened them at about a 95 % charge, so I couldn’t wait to start using them.  I did notice that after 15-20 minutes they died. I took that to mean the buds needed a full charge to get the full experience.

The battery – is terrible, but the case holds some pretty good charges. The box says it holds up to 4 complete charges which is very true. However, when they are fully charged you will still only get around 15-20 minutes until they die. This I do find very annoying since you will have to keep charging them.

Audio calls – are the worst! The other end will keep saying “what? I can’t hear you” every so often. These buds are not noise canceling earbuds whatsoever and the sound quality is terrible. I ended up disconnecting and talking on my iPhone instead.

Cutting in and out while in your pocket – I found that once the earbuds are connected and you put your smartphone in your pocket, the connection will cut in and out in a weird way. However, when I connected on Windows 10 OS, I didn’t notice any cut outs. Using these with your PC might stop that interference.

Volume – the volume is just the right amount. It doesn’t go up too high or too low.

Comfortability – Not too comfortable in your ears. They feel a bit bulky and odd if you have smaller ears.

I’m just using these for my PC and if I need to get some fast chores done around the house. Although they could be worse and the price is right, I wouldn’t recommend wasting your money on these cheap earbuds. Try and save for something better – your ears will thank you later!