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iPod and BlueTooth

post #1 of 8
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It appears that the new iPods have no
way of supporting BlueTooth or USB Boothtooth adapter? (i.e. firewire only).

This is the obvious next generation iPod but it would be useful for a host of reasons.

Anyone confirm this
post #2 of 8
Bluetooth would be too slow - even slower than USB.

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post #3 of 8
[quote]Originally posted by RolandG:
<strong>Bluetooth would be too slow - even slower than USB.

[ 07-20-2002: Message edited by: RolandG ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

not just for sharing songs, but things like sharing contacts, calandars and/or custom games??
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post #4 of 8
What other games can there be? I would like to see s'more games <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #5 of 8
What if Apple came out with a Firewire Bluetooth adapter? That would solve the problem pretty quickly.

But Airport is much faster than Bluetooth, so perhaps Rendezvous over Bluetooth for streaming songs, etc. wouldn't be worth it.
post #6 of 8
Bluetooth wireless headphones and remote, like the wireless handfree kits used on the bluetooth phones.
post #7 of 8
The maximum usable data rate for Bluetooth is somewhere around 780 Kbps.

Wireless hands-free bluetooth kits use a special codec which was developed for bluetooth to transmit voice signals, which is implemented in bluetooth hardware. A high quality codec for transmitting audio (e.g. just transmitting the mp3 to the headphones) would require extra hardware in the headphones, making them too heavy, too expensive, and consume too much power. Nice idea though.
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post #8 of 8
Adding BlueTooth capabilty to the iPod would be nice.

While like it has been stated here. It wouldn't be any good for the iPod's sound capapbility (the transfer rate is too slow), but it would be quite handy for the iPod's extra capabilities (contacts, memos, calendars, games, etc).

As for more iPod games. See this link <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=8&t=000191" target="_blank">http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=8&t=000191</a>

Strange, has anyone noticed that the iPod is becoming more and more like a PDA?

Personally, if the iPod would have BlueTooth capability in the future, I would like see an iPod to be used as a passkey. So that you can only access your computer provide that you have your iPod and your voice as the oassword (don't catch a cold!).

Just place the iPod near the computer's BlueTooth antenna, and said the secret password (which can consist of soem words, or a full phrase).

It would be quite handy in a place where you want your computer free from physical outside input intrusion (llike a fellow co-worker tapping on your keyboard to fool around with your computer).
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