Most people would argue their Bluetooth devices are essential to everyday living. When they wake up they plug in Bluetooth adapters to their phones for hands-free chatting while commuting to work. At the office they connect wireless mice and keyboards to iPads until they need to connect to their Macbook for extensive work projects. After a long day at the office they return home and power up the Playstation 3, connecting Bluetooth headsets to remotes for chatting while playing games.
Despite the fact that Bluetooth is used with all forms of technology, Shel Israel at Forbes would argue it is time for the technology to get a facelift for the fourth time, to improve services in all spectrums. According to the Bluetooth history site, the technology is a significant part of the computer, telecom, automotive and automation industries. Microsoft, IBM, Nokia (News - Alert), Ericsson and Motorola always fight for the lead in the market, but do not realize the small changes that could put an edge in the competition.
The mobile size of the Bluetooth adapter makes it easy to lose, but the biggest problem is few people make calls. Instead people would rather text or look up a friend on Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter to catch up. Not only does the tiny size make it hard to find, but most devices are black and camouflage to all surroundings on one’s desk or car console.
The biggest problem Israel finds with Bluetooth service is that the devices do not automatically connect to others devices as it should. For example, a Bluetooth keyboard should recognize that it is to be used with an iPad, even if you were just using it on the MacBook. This is the biggest frustration because there’s no way to improve the connectivity.
Since 1998 Bluetooth has undergone face lifts and upgrades to better please customers. It’s likely that the technology will continue to improve to meet customer’s demands.
Edited by Braden Becker