A new version of Bluetooth showed up today in the little font of happiness Apple calls Software Update. After applying it, your conforming computer can use Bluetooth headsets and print to Bluetooth printers. This is very nice. But it’s not what I wanted.
What I’d love to see is a way to turn the mac into a Bluetooth headset. Why, you ask? So I can answer the phone on the mac itself, and use its microphone and speakers for the conversation. Basically I’m talking about the same setup as some car manufacturers have, where you dial the phone through an interface provided by the car, then use the car stereo to hear the caller and some kind of microphone to talk back.
Looks like I’m going to have to pay the early adopter tax at some point here to replace the now-obsolete D-Link DWB-120M with the model Apple now requires for everything but the simplest one-to-one connections. I should probably start a class-action lawsuit.
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