Bluetooth

A look at Txtr Beagle, the €10 e-reader

Berlin-based ebook company Txtr expects its no-frills e-reader, the Beagle, to retail at €9.90 or less, subsidized by mobile carriers. The five-inch Beagle runs on 2 AA batteries and has no WiFi. The device hasn’t yet launched, but here’s a video review from the blog Good E-Reader.

Meta Watch smartwatch, platform breaks out from Fossil

The Meta Watch team, as well as the business assets and IP, have broken off from Fossil to further develop the connected watch platform. The focus of the private company is unchanged: To create an open, wireless platform for wearable, information at a glance.

Review roundup: Bluetooth car stereo iPhone adapters

Since music subscriptions services like Spotify and Pandora are all the rage, I wanted to listen to them in my car instead of the same boring CDs. To achieve my goal as painlessly as possible, I checked out a range of Bluetooth A2DP in-car streaming solutions.

Jabra’s new wireless headset handles work and play

Jabra has a new wireless headset for folks who work and play near a mobile phone. The $99 Jabra Sport resists dust and rain during exercise, includes an FM radio and controls for music navigation and volume, plus it doubles as a standard headset for calls.

Bluetooth 4.0 will create smarter medical devices

The Bluetooth standards body today added support for two specific data types in the Bluetooth 4.0 specification: the Health Thermometer Profile and the Heart Rate Profile. Both could help fuel a rise in the number of health-monitoring gadgets, expected to be a $9.3 billion industry by 2014.

New Wacom Tablet Goes Wireless

Wacom tablets have long been the gold standard for external graphics tablets for graphic artists and others. The company’s new Bluetooth model brings untethered tablet capability to artists and other professionals using either Windows or Macs.

How-To: Proximity Automation

Would you like to be able to use the magic of Bluetooth to automatically pause iTunes, set your away message in Adium,…