Bluetooth: The saga continues

November 22, 2011 1 Comment »
Bluetooth: The saga continues

I love the promise of Bluetooth: on the one side, wirelessly transmitted information that flows from device to device without impediment.  On the other, wireless controls for hidden devices.  Some Bluetooth products have fulfilled this promise better than others.  The latest generation of consoles use Bluetooth for the wireless controllers to report back to the main unit, with very little lag.  I own both a PS3 and a Wii, and other than at the end of their charge, the controllers have been very reliable about getting the signal across.

Bluetooth headphones, however, are a different story… hardly anyone likes them, they all have really weird quirks, and up to recently, they didn’t even control the world’s most popular MP3 players.  I have a long line of Bluetooth headphones behind me, starting with two different Logitech pairs, both of which broke, in different ways.  Next I tried the iSkin Cerulean, where I broke the earhook and never got used to the new one.  My most recent and favourites were a pair of LGs.  They were on-ear, connected together with a wire instead of a band, and had good sound reproduction. Unfortunately, I broke them, too.  So now, I’m tyring out a pair of Plantronics 903+, which have good reviews.  I’ll let you know what I think in a couple of weeks. If I don’t break them.

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  1. mom-person November 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm -

    So says the owner of the world’s largest repository of broken and semi-working electronic gadgetry….would be equalled by your Dad’s if we hadn’t moved around the world. (Twice)