So what kinds of Bluetooth devices are there? Speakers, headphones, and those handsfree car speakers, right? Well…, just a few years ago, that would have been correct, but today, Bluetooth technology has matured and so have the variety and capabilities of the various Bluetooth devices out there, which by the way now number in the billions – that’s right, “b” as in billions.
Every iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows smartphone and tablet, has built-in Bluetooth. Nearly every laptop and desktop also has built-in Bluetooth technology. Oh, and cars too, yes, almost every modern car comes equipped with Bluetooth.
The more common Bluetooth devices available right now are:
- Headphones and earbuds
- Mono and stereo speakers
- Clock radios
- Fitness/activity trackers
- Smart watches
- Lighting systems
- Deadbolts and door locks
Well, that’s just the beginning, now were are seeing Bluetooth incorporated into some very unusual and interesting devices. Some of these are conceptual, some are in trial, and some are already on the market.
New and Future Bluetooth Products
Turn your arm into a touchscreen with the Cicret. Still in the prototype/pre-production phase, the Cicret applies Bluetooth technology to project a smartphone screen on your arm and make it interactive. Read more
Improve your game by adding Bluetooth to a ball with integrated sensors that track and monitor your performance over an app. Read more
How about a hat with integrated Bluetooth that allows you to listen to music and make or take calls from your smartphone without visible headphones. It includes a wireless Bluetooth microphone and speakers, with control buttons built into the hat’s seam. Read more
Horrified by the idea of taking your baby’s temperature with a rectal thermometer? It’s a wonder nobody built this product, this well, before – Bluetooth technology made it possible. The Pacifi is a pacifier that transmits and records baby’s temperature and allows you, via proximity sensors, to keep track of baby’s (and the pacifier’s) location. Read more
The Jomi Interactive makes your water bottle, or any bottle for that matter, monitor and send, via Bluetooth, reminders to drink periodically and weighs the bottle to figure out how much liquid is consumed. It also tracks sugar intake and charts the rising risk of Type 2 diabetes if you fill the bottle drink soda. Read more