You would not believe how desperately I would like Bluetooth to work. The seduction of a wireless world is powerful. I've played with Bluetooth ear pieces for my phone, Bluetooth headphones for music, Bluetooth file transfers to move things from one device to another, Bluetooth mice, Bluetooth keyboards — I'm blue in the teeth for having tried so many of them.
The seduction is worse because they almost work. The Bluetooth headset for my phone is the closest thing to functional, but only when the battery is charged — which is rarely. I have three different Bluetooth headphones that I use for music, occasionally, until the dropouts and skipped passages become so maddening that I'm tempted to throw the headphones against the nearest wall. Like I say, it's such a seductive technology that I really want it to work.
I wish I were more of an under-the-hood kind of technical geek so that I could understand why this technology consistently fails. You would think there would be away for it to perform as we would all expect, but I've seen such inconsistent results that I suspect there is some sort of underlying structural flaw. It's really too bad. Pairing devices is arcane enough, but with patience I can always get past that first hurdle. It's the slow speed, spotty connections, background hiss, and required proximity that drive me nuts.
I wish there were some alternative technology on the horizon that would replace Bluetooth and work, but I've not seen or heard a peep. In the meantime, there's hoping, trying, fiddling around, and frustration. Oh, and wires everywhere when it doesn't work.