I am about to buy some bluetooth speakers to be used in conjunction with a Windows computer and Itunes. I have heard vague rumblings to the effect that bluetooth has security issues that regular wifi devices do not. Ordinarily, I would buy wifi speakers but the few I can find are awfully damned pricey. Would I be putting myself at risk of compromising my computer's security if I set up a pair or two of bluetooth speakers in my apartment? In general, are there any bluetooth security issues I should be aware of, as a new user of this technology?
Many thanks for your time.
posted by jason's_planet
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I bought a pair of Kinivo BTH240, and they've been great, but every once in awhile they'll start clicking and popping over the audio. When I notice it, I can close the audio-producing app, reopen it, and the clicking is gone. Has anyone else experienced this with bluetooth headphones? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Oct 21, 2013 -
Are there any good alternatives to the SONOS system that would let me control music across my entire house from my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM
on Oct 10, 2013 -
Mrs. Van and I enjoy watching movies at night using XMBC on our HTPC (which runs Windows 7)... But in a Manhattan apartment with two kids under the age of 2, we're usually stuck watching foreign subtitled films, using bulky headphones with a splitter, or turning the volume up and down constantly on a Hollywood blockbuster.
I bought a couple of bluetooth headphones and an adapter a while back. I got one of the headsets to pair, and while that works beautifully, I don't think there's a way (using the normal Broadcom drivers) to pair two at the same time. Is there a software product or workaround that would allow us to pair *multiple* bluetooth headsets, allowing both of us to listen to audio coming from the computer? Thanks.
posted by BobbyVan
on Oct 1, 2013 -
Between sketchily edited track titles, Google Play music uploads, and Bluetooth stereo sync, somehow a Chinese character (link to picture
, with apologies for sun glare) got encoded on the artist title of this song playing on my car stereo. Can any sinologists out there identify this character? I know it's just an artifact, but maybe it's something serendipitous.
posted by planetesimal
on Aug 16, 2013 -
With a Motorola Droid Razr HD, is there a way to silence incoming phone calls and/or texts so that when using a bluetooth speaker, the music played from an internal playlist is uninterrupted?
posted by morganannie
on Aug 16, 2013 -
I am looking for a simple, non-smart phone with the following features:
* Long battery life
* Bluetooth (to connect to a Parrot in the car)
* Good speaker and microphone for hands-free
* Low SARS rating
This last point has been the hardest for me to find. For some reason, it seems that new smart phones have much lower SARS rating.
I don't really care that it has a keyboard.
I should also mention that I am in Europe so it needs to be 2G/3G/4G which I think is different from the States.
Appreciate any help! I've been looking on CNET, Google and across the web without much luck...
posted by BigBrownBear
on Jul 23, 2013 -
Looking for recommendations on a low end keyboard for the Kindle Fire 8.9 HD model. Hoping to get something on sale $30-40 (and i do realize this limits quality a bit...). I need to order it today if possible. Again, not expecting any whiz-bang but something rather basic and simply functional.
posted by snap_dragon
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Is there a case that can hold both my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and not allow buttons to be pressed? I carry this around with me and use it habitually in tandem with my laptop and magic trackpad because they save me considerable finger, neck, and wrist pain. However, because of how I store the keyboard in my Timbuk2 Command size medium messenger bag (in the red sleeve flush against my laptop
), the buttons get pressed, and the battery degrades when it isn't in use (by me). Does anybody have suggestions for how to get past this?
posted by oceanjesse
on Oct 29, 2012 -
I need a recommendation for a cover/keyboard setup for my iPad 3. I will be using this to replace my clunky laptop when I travel. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Can you suggest a USB motor / solenoid / actuator that can by activated via the command line on my Windows 8 PC? I would like my front door to automatically unlock every time I approach it. Details are as follows: [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Sep 21, 2012 -
Looking for Bluetooth headphone recommendation to replace Motorola S305 which don't work with Windows 7 [more inside]
posted by hokie409
on Aug 15, 2012 -
What's the most portable, cheapest, best quality wireless/Bluetooth speaker(s) out there? [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Jun 24, 2012 -
Advice to minimize bluetooth interference and maintain connectivity across multiple devices in a huge public space? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Are there any simple wireless audio adapters that plug directly into 1/8" (or 1/4") audio jacks on a laptop or other mobile device? Perhaps bluetooth or some sort? [more inside]
posted by Kolath
on Apr 18, 2012 -
My new Motorola S9 HD bluetooth headphones are paired with my HP Elitebook 8440p laptop (Windows 7 32-bit) - yay! But no sound comes through. The laptop has A2DP technology, according to the downloadable manual. Both are "on" - headset & computer BT transmitter. Clues?
posted by IAmBroom
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Looking for molded/custom bluetooth capable earbuds to use for music listening while operating my tractor... [more inside]
posted by docpops
on Apr 6, 2012 -
Having left my flash drive at work more than once, I'm looking for mobile USB storage that I don't need to physically plug in. [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Any experiences or recommendations for Bluetooth audio transmitters (3.5mm to Bluetooth)? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ
on Jan 14, 2012 -
I've got a Galaxy Tab Android tablet and an Apple bluetooth keyboard. Whenever I'm using the keyboard, the onscreen soft keyboard still keeps popping up and it's sodding annoying. Is there any way to make the soft keyboard get gone and stay gone while the bluetooth keyboard is active? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Jan 13, 2012 -
I'd like to purchase an aftermarket radio for my Ford Freestyle. I purchased an eclipse radio 4 years ago but it has turned into an epic POS. I'd like the following features:
-ability to plug in my iPhone to play podcasts and Pandora etc
-xm would be nice, but the other features are more important
I researched my last radio and got the worst POS imaginable. So your suggestions are welcome. I'd be ecstatic if I could find something that functioned at this point.
posted by bananafish
on Jan 2, 2012 -
Does-this-product-exist-filter: a bluetooth "headset" that looks and acts like a mid-late 90s flip-phone? [more inside]
posted by hoople
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Is anyone familiar with a product which would let you pair any Bluetooth headset, such as the motorokr's, with a desk phone, similar to the plantronics bluetooth headsets?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Nov 29, 2011 -
What is the smartphone software that uses other nearby phones as a a kind of p2p wireless network - ie. sends a message by transmitting it to any other phones in range that are also running the app, which will then pass it on in a similar fashion, etc.? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Oct 8, 2011 -
I just purchased a Belkin Aircast bluetooth car adapter to use with a 1st generation Iphone. It's not working the way it's supposed to and I suspect it's because my iPhone is jailbroken. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Sep 23, 2011 -
Can I use any Bluetooth ear piece with my new Dragon Dictate software? [more inside]
posted by Tchad
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my Toshiba Satellite e105 (64 bit, running Windows 7) to connect to my Insignia NS-BT400 via Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Aug 7, 2011 -
I am trying to find portable bluetooth speakers to play nice with both my two HP laptops and an Ipad 2. [more inside]
posted by msali
on Jun 23, 2011 -
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What are my options with the built-in UConnect hands-free system if I want to switch the stereo? [more inside]
posted by thebriguy72
on Jun 3, 2011 -
Why can I transfer pics from my phone via Bluetooth to a PC if it's running XP, but not if it's running Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper
on May 11, 2011 -