Digital lifestyle: Bluetooth

Now that almost all smartphones have Bluetooth,appliances are going wireless, writesJamie Carter

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 January, 2013, 10:06am

Logitech Keyboard K810 Illuminated in blue as your fingers hit the keys, the wireless K810 (HK$799) works with up to three Windows, Android and iOS gadgets simultaneously. Star WW, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, tel: 3104 0893

Philips SBT30 wireless portable speaker

A built-in carabiner clips this itsy-bitsy Bluetooth barrel speaker (HK$999) to a bag, this travel gadget also includes a microphone for hands-free calling.

Hi-Call Uomo Bluetooth gloves

With a speaker and microphone embedded in the thumb and little finger of the left glove, these Italian-designed Bluetooth gloves (HK$510) might seem a mere novelty to most, but skiers will love them. Future Technology, Computer Zone, 298 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2117 3773

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series II

Specially designed to stay in your right ear while driving, this hands-free headset (HK$1,200) monitors noise levels in your car and adjusts call volume to compensate. Bose, IFC mall, Central, tel: 3100 0080

Bowers & Wilkins A5 AirPlay wireless music system

Equipped with AirPlay, Apple's version of Bluetooth, the A5 (HK$4,888) streams wireless music from Apple devices and any PC. Bowers & Wilkins, Central Showroom, 1 Duddell St, Central, tel: 2869 9916

Parrot Zik wireless headphones by Starck

French designer Phillipe Starck has combined Bluetooth and active noise cancelling with hands-free calling and volume control via an optional smartphone app to produce the luxe Parrot Zik (HK$3,388). Apple Store, Causeway Bay, tel: 3979 3100

Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer

This tiny printer (HK$1,280) produces three-inch by four-inch prints complete with the signature Polaroid white border though the Bluetooth link-up with a smartphone is far from retro. Future Technology, Computer Zone, 298 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2117 3773