Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Not-So-Secret Secret Behind ZOMM—Bluetooth Technology

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years or so, you’re probably familiar with Bluetooth. Either you, or someone you know, have likely sported an ever-fashionable Bluetooth headset. However, Bluetooth does much more than give you a safe way to talk on the phone while driving. It has now made it possible to link your phone directly to your car stereo, send documents to a printer without wires and type with a wireless keyboard.

In fact, Bluetooth wireless technology is what makes the ZOMM work.

So here’s a little Bluetooth 101 for you:

Bluetooth is Wireless

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to make calls and share information with others via electronic devices. The Bluetooth SIG website puts it simply:

“When someone says a product ‘has Bluetooth,’ that means it has a piece of ‘hardware,’ or a small computer chip that contains the Bluetooth radio, and some software that lets you, the user, connect that product to other products wirelessly using Bluetooth technology.”

Bluetooth Uses Radio Waves

Like television or radio, Bluetooth uses radio waves to share data. Unlike television or radio, however, Bluetooth only shares information in your personal space, or Personal Area Network (PAN). A PAN allows you to send information in a small area—up to 33 feet. That means your information won’t be broadcasted to thousands like a television or radio station.

Bluetooth Has Been Around For Awhile

The radio technology of Bluetooth has been around since the 1940s when it was first discovered and used by the military. The name originates long before that, as it comes from the 10th century Danish King Harald Blatand—or Harold Bluetooth in English.

Now that you’re better educated on the science behind the ZOMM, I bet you just can’t wait to get yours! You can buy your very own ZOMM today in our ZOMM Store.
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