Night of the Parrot

Trust me. Building in a Parrot Bluetooth car kit is simple. Any decent car nut can do it. It comes with crystal-clear instructions. In multiple languages. Matter of a screwdriver, some grey matter and a couple of minutes. Heck, even I can do it, it took me less than a quarter of an hour. In …

Grease monkey and Snowwhite

I know, that really does sound like a romantic fairytale, what you? After two years of loyal, faithful services, we decided to say goodbye to our yellow demo-Lotus. We dragged the poor thing from Barcelona, over Paris to Copenhagen, from Dublin, over London to Vienna… and showed it in, on, or around every tradeshow worth …

Bionic or Botanic water?

I was two days at the ISPO Munich this week. A bit out of my hum, out of sync and out of place I must say. While I feel as a fish in the nerdy waters of tech shows all around the globe, here I was confronted with the health and fitness nuts of the …

Ultra low power Bluetooth technology

I chaired a panel this week @ ISPO Munich, on ultra low power Bluetooth technology.  Nokia, Nordic, Polar, Texsys and the Bluetooth SIG participated in an animated discussion on the future implementation of the low power version of Bluetooth technology. All participants saw a huge potential market in the fitness, adventure and health industry, where …

Eh-oh: angry brand violation

I guess not everybody loves technology. Fair enough. Some people are not thrilled, some people could not care less… but apparently there are some vultures of the darkness that vehemently hate it. Hm. I came across a mammoth of a guy in the Vegas Fashion Mall with a very wireless-unfriendly attitude, eloquently translated on his …

Dress up in your Bluetooth headset

Parrot wins best of CES Music award

Paris based Parrot won the Best of CES Music award yesterday. This prestigious award is issued by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to highlight the hottest, most innovative and consumer friendly Bluetooth enabled products.  The Bluetooth SIG carefully tested each product and judged them on a variety of …

Harald Bluetooth turns a teenager

Bluetooth® technology, the global standard for short range wireless communications, turns 10 years old this week. And it was marking its birthday appropriately at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with a party in the trendy Tao. While the idea of Bluetooth technology was born over a decade ago, the first products didn’t hit …

Swim safe with your Bluetooth headset

Hi mom, I’m on TV :-)

The BBC-driven tv-program Click produced an 8-minute feature (click here), made during the Holiday Gift Guide Event in London. It features products of several  Bluetooth members present at the event, Mike Foley talking about v2.1 and me, myself and I driving the Lotus. The program was shown on BBC World and BBC 2 , BBC News …