How to use SHAREit for superfast file transfer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

Courtesy of a bundled install on my Lenovo A7-10 tablet, I’ve discovered the wonders of SHAREit – the cross-platform file sharing app that claims to be “200 times faster than bluetooth” and, surprisingly, works without a WiFi or mobile data network. Readers of my other posts [...]

What’s the best Bluetooth keyboard? Here are some options

By Chris Meadows
September 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

You never can tell what your most popular articles are going to be. One quick little article I dashed off one day about how you can use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with your Android tablet has been one of TeleRead’s perennial highest-traffic pieces, popping up in our top ten high-traffic links [...]

Review: 1 Voice Bluetooth Ear Warmers

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

You know how sometimes that thing you wanted without even realizing you wanted it comes along? That was my reaction when I received the email from 1 Voice about their new Bluetooth ear warmers. They sent me a sample, and I was eager to try them out, especially since temperatures have been dropping, [...]

You can use a Bluetooth mouse with your Android tablet!

By Chris Meadows
March 20, 2014 // 16 Comments

Also, the sky is blue, water is wet, and the sun is warm. That’s probably what some of you are thinking upon reading that headline. But I’m pretty sure there must be plenty of people out there who aren’t aware of this yet, just because it’s not what you would assume a (non-Windows) tablet [...]

Dustcloud brings virtual assassination to the digital age

By Chris Meadows
January 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Everything’s better with smartphones. Reading, navigating, playing silly games…and possibly, that might soon include laser tag. Yesterday I found out about a game called Dustcloud, which is undergoing a Kickstarter right now that wants to combine laser tag, the game of “Assassin” (often [...]

Blackberry files suit over Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo keyboard case

By Chris Meadows
January 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Remember that “Typo” Bluetooth iPhone keyboard case backed by Hollywood’s Ryan Seacrest? It essentially grafts a BlackBerry style keyboard onto an iPhone. Well, it turns out that BlackBerry is not amused that the Typo is effectively a rip-off of the iconic keyboard design from their [...]

In the future, concealed embedded computers might spy on you

By Chris Meadows
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

On his blog, Charlie Stross ponders how small the electronics necessary to power computing and wi-fi have become, and wonders if the next great malware frontier might be physical spy devices concealed inside Bluetooth keyboards or other innocuous accessories. If it’s a keyboard, all someone needs [...]

Bluetooth keyboards are good enough for tablets

By Chris Meadows
November 15, 2013 // 5 Comments

On ReadWriteWeb, Brian Proffitt opines that the one thing that will keep tablets from dominating the mid-sized mobile device market is the lack of a decent built-in keyboard. Tablets are light and good at doing many of the same things people use laptops for without the extra laptop bulk, but they [...]

Barnes & Noble to sell Bluetooth Nook speaker

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

Engadget recently reported on a Nook Bluetooth speaker making its way through the FCC. Considering all the rumors and other news about Barnes & Noble lately, it’s nice to see that the Nook line isn’t being ignored. However, we’ll have to see about pricing. Bluetooth speakers are [...]

tyPad keyboard case for iPad, and the incredible exploding netbook

By Chris Meadows
September 17, 2010 // 4 Comments

The Gadgeteer has a review of an interesting-looking gizmo, the tyPad wireless Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad. This $129.95 case combines a binder-style case and a Bluetooth keyboard, effectively turning the iPad into a laptop. (Although the review doesn’t mention Sena, the picture of this [...]

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