Microsoft Unveils Bluetooth Gear
Review: Microsoft cuts its first Bluetooth teeth.No one clamors for more cables on his or her desktop, yet each PDA sync cradle, printer, storage card reader and input peripheral contributes to the spaghetti wad of wiring that hangs about my work spaces. For a few years now, Ive been promised a solution in the form of Bluetooth, the short-distance, low-power wireless networking technology that is intended to make everyones life easier by getting rid of cables for all the things I plug into my computer.
Microsofts $159 Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth is the first product Ive seen that provides desktop users of Windows XP with a simple and sensible entree into the wireless world of Bluetooth and does so by Bluetooth-enabling the two most ubiquitous computer peripheralsthe keyboard and mouse. (An $85, mouse-only version is also available.)