From Prototype to Global Standard—Celebrating 20 Years of Market Creation

The Bluetooth SIG kicked off the year with its 20th anniversary celebration, marking two decades of next-generation wireless innovation. Formed in 1998, the Bluetooth SIG started with a handful of companies focused on wire replacement for mobile voice and data. Today more than 33,000 member companies are part of an organization dedicated to perfecting and advancing a flexible, reliable, and secure wireless connection solution. “Since its inception, Bluetooth has continuously evolved, expanding the... Continue Reading

Rock out with 15 Bluetooth Speakers

Rock out with 15 Bluetooth Speakers

This year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group celebrates its 15th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of Bluetooth technology. Today, you are likely to find Bluetooth in the heart rate monitor you take for a run, in your watch or even the lock on your front door. But for years Bluetooth technology has been a big part of the music scene. There is an amazing array of Bluetooth speakers available—with more coming all the time. In honor of our 15th year, and because everyone likes music, here's a... Continue Reading

Breakthrough Products Finalists

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Competition in the Breakthrough Products category was amazing but these finalists stood out for their use of Bluetooth Wireless Technology.Asthmopolis Uses Bluetooth Technology to Help You Breath More EasilyAsthma is a chronic respiratory disease affecting over 25 million in the US. Experts recommend keeping track of triggers, symptoms and use of asthma medications but that is often difficult and time consuming. The Asthmapolis sensor does all the work for you using Bluetooth technology. The sensor... Continue Reading

Sony releases first A/V receiver with built-in Bluetooth technology

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Sony is now shipping its first A/V receiver with Bluetooth technology, allowing users to stream music to their home theater and home speakers from any Bluetooth enabled phone, laptop or tablet.The Sony STR-DN1030 is priced at $499. Sony's newest A/V receiver does not require a dongle to add Bluetoothtechnology, unlike competing Bluetooth enabled receivers from Pioneer, Yamaha and Onkyo.CNET rates the STR-DN1030's sound quality as excellent and calls it "one of best receiver values this year." Continue Reading

New Bluetooth sound bars from LG

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LG is releasing two new sound bars with Bluetooth technology for wireless streaming from smart phones, tablets and other Bluetooth enabled devices.CNET notes that LG's choice to stick with Bluetooth technology instead of Apple's AirPlay technology for wireless streaming "could be a savvy one for a number of reasons, including compatibility with both iOS and Android devices and lower cost."LG announced the new products, LG NB2420A and LG NB3520A, at CES 2012. Both include wireless subwoofers. They... Continue Reading