BlueTooth, wtf for?

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  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    I take it the only reason to use BT on notebooks is for keyboard and mouse, but what else for?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Headsets.

    Oh, yeah. One word post thing...

    Stereo headsets! Speakers!
     
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn, bt headsets sound dangerous :D Brain tumors by the age of 30.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Can't you sync phone contacts as well?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You sure can, but not with an iPhone.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    having a bluetooth headset next to your head gives you the same chance of getting a brain tumor as if it was 2 metres away from you.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So, we made Bluetooth headsets to eliminate the dangerous radiation from cell phones, and now we need headsets for our Bluetooth headsets?
     
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    no i didnt make myself very clear in the first place, sorry, what i meant is having a bluetooth headset next to your head, has the same risk as just leaving a mobile in your pocket with the bluetooth turned on.
     
  10. MacJohnson macrumors regular

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    I was hoping that when I got My Canon Printer for Christmas it was going to be bluetooth...It wasnt....I think having a bluetooth printer would be pretty cool so you could "hide" your printer but still be able to print almost anywhere in your house VIA the bluetooth
     
  11. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You can also send files to the Mac using bluetooth on some phones. Before the iPhone came out, I had a Samsung phone that transferred files that way.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Syncing many cell phones (I know the Razr does this), wireless headsets, speakers, printing.
     
  13. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    Who wants to live forever???:D
     
  14. slashjunior macrumors regular

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    Surely Wi-Fi would be a better option. Better range and better speed.
     
  15. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Some GPS units can be synced via BT (waypoints etc)

    POS - Bluetooth scanners for mobile point of sale, take credit cards from your booth at the State Fair :)

    Speakers- Yep they are actually out there

    Printers - There are some standard inkjet printers (Canon and HP) that have BT, but more common are invoice printers.

    Skype handsets and speaker phones
     
  16. Semiopaque macrumors regular

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    I didn't really use Bluetooth on my MBP until I got my LG Dare last week. I use Bluetooth everyday now to move pics and MP3s to and from my phone/computer. Super useful as long as I'm not transferring a lot of files.
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Sorry, it was a joke. I forgot the Tongue-stick-out Man. :p
     

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