What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a form of short-range wireless communication technology that allows devices such as mobile phones and computers to transmit data or voice wirelessly over a short distance. This technology has changed the landscape of wireless connectivity in so many ways. Car stereos, gaming controllers, speakers, phones, and earpieces are all devices that have had a significant impact on the world of wireless communication. In 1994, Bluetooth had its groundwork laid down and put together by a guy named Jaap Haartsen. 

The name Bluetooth comes from a Danish king named Harold “Bluetooth” Gormsson. He was known for his accomplishments in uniting Denmark and Norway in the year 958. Gormsson was given the nickname “Bluetooth” due to a dead tooth he had that had turned blue. 

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This technology was created as a way to get rid of unnecessary cords and make the dreadful cord management in a house or office a thing of the past. Bluetooth allows a device to hitch on to any frequency within 10-meters and create a hands-free connection to another device. 

Over time, however, as technology advances, Bluetooth had to keep up. In 2010, Bluetooth 4.0 Specification was released. This update allowed for lower energy consumption, lower costs, and enhanced range. When this update came out, it changed a lot up until the 5.0 update in 2017, which essentially just doubled all the capabilities from the 4.0 update. 

Bluetooth has become an everyday staple for anybody who owns a phone, laptop, gaming system, or speaker, and yet very few people even know what it does or how it works. Breaking down how it works is a little more complicated but everyone wonders at one point or another how or what Bluetooth exactly does. For more information, visit or

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