Bluetooth finally reaches ten (years, not users)

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The Register.

    I just loved that first paragraph :D

    I remember back in the early days hearing the wonder that Bluetooth was supposed to bring, and though it is capable of delivering on many of those, it all just never really happened. oh well.
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    Just like WAP. :p

    Though that being said, a number of bars in Soho supported you being able to order your drinks over WAP prior to ones arrival. :D
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh god, WAP, what a disaster that was. Closely followed or possibly even surpassed by video calling :p
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    What were some of the things that bluetooth was supposed to bring, but didn't, edesignuk? I honestly don't know.
     
  5. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Did you read the article?
     
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    Might have helped. :) Sorry 'bout that.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Bluetooth is just bad. It lets people use a mouse and keyboard wirelessly. Amazing! It's also like a billion times more power-hungry than an IR mouse.

    The only time I use bluetooth is when I sync with my phone, since I don't like to use the cable, and I never even bothered trying to use IR on a Mac (is there a way?) because I wanted to feel like I was a young, modern guy and used Bluetooth instead. Now I just don't see a difference, or care, as long as it works.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't mind Bluetooth for mice and phone file transfers (and contact sync). But it's not this be-all wonderking we were told.

    10 years? I only really heard of it in 2001.
     
  9. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Think I only use bluetooth for my Apple Keyboard and Mouse.

    I remember reading about it ages ago in T3 magazine or EDGE or something and how it would revolutionise things from ordering diet coke from a vending machine to linking cars on a motorway. Not too far a cry from my keyboard and mouse I suppose...

    What happened to wireless USB?
     
  10. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    The title of this thread was the funniest thing I've read all day.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i had hope for it, but really it is a failing technology. shame really since it had so much promise at the beginning.
     
  12. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I'm gonna necro post this thread for the nostalgia. Bluetooth is laughing at you all now! :D
     
  13. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    I must say that title of this post really made me laugh a loud.. :D Well, jokes apart.. It really sounds great that bluetooth has completed ten years from it's launching date. I do use wireless mouse & keyboard. It really made my work easy & relaxing.
     
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    I'm still waiting for bubble memory to replace hard drives.
     
  15. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    17 years if you check the thread date!
     
  16. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    O yeah, my mistake! I'm sorry mate, I haven't seen that thread date! I must say, sharp observation @Apple fanboy
     

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