HP Headphones Tune in Bluetooth
Hewlett-Packard's Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for iPaq require specific software that runs only on the Pocket PC operating system.Bluetooth, the short-range wireless connectivity technology thats supposed to banish some cables from our personal spaces, is much less a part of my daily life than Id expected it would be when I first started trying Bluetooth gear a few years back. However, as vendors have worked to deliver on Bluetooths promises, and users like me have attempted to consume them, weve all learned that getting rid of cables can be complicated.
Hewlett-Packards $99 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for iPaq, which I started testing recently, make a good case in point. Even though these headphones are clearly marketed as an accessory for HPs iPaq handheld computers, the first thing I tried to do with them was hook up the headphones to a Bluetooth-enabled laptop machine I was using. The Bluetooth specification includes a profile for stereo audio, so I figured that it shouldnt matter where my audio came from.