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Chinavision Dentacom Reveals Why It’s Called “Bluetooth”

Dentacom

By Evan Ackerman

DentacomRemember this tiny little Bluetooth headset? Compared to the Bluetooth toothset (?) it’s ginormous. Now, I should point out that I’m writing about this on the March 31, but until told otherwise, I’m going to assume it’s legit… It is, after all, from China. The Dentacom Bluetooth “dental insert” includes a tiny microphone, tiny transmitter (10m range), tiny battery, and tiny solar panel (!) to run it all. It supposedly transmits very clear sound, although you’ll have to use a regular earpiece to hear anything. The kit comes with “installation tools,” and I should point out that this is not something you put in your mouth, it’s something you install in your tooth, permanently. And when I say you, I mean your dentist, whether or not the installation tools are included. Pricing info not yet available.

Oh, and Bluetooth? It’s named after Harald Bluetooth, a 10th century king of Jutland (Denmark+Germany). The Bluetooth logo are the merged Germanic runes for H and B, Harald’s initials. Now you know.

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  • Jim

    Hmmm…check the date…

  • Oleg

    Ahem! Jutland is definitely not Germany thank you very much :) Jutland is the part of Denmark connected to Germany yes but it’s not Germany. Jutland is the mainland of Denmark whereas Funen and Sealand are the two major islands.
    There has been disputes through time as to how much of the most southern part of Jutland was danish or german but in general terms Jutland is most certainly danish.

    Oh and the runes are old norse runes and not germanic ones if I’m not mistaken ;)

  • Hlorri

    Harald Bluetooth was king of the Kalmar Union, incorporating Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Germany has no place in this picture.

    The Bluetooth protocol was mainly developed by Ericsson employees at Skåne, a part of Sweden that used to be Danish.

  • Hlorri

    Harald Bluetooth was king of the Kalmar Union, incorporating Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Germany has no place in this picture.

    The Bluetooth protocol was mainly developed by Ericsson employees at Skåne, a part of Sweden that used to be Danish.

  • Hlorri

    Harald Bluetooth was king of the Kalmar Union, incorporating Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Germany has no place in this picture.

    The Bluetooth protocol was mainly developed by Ericsson employees at Skåne, a part of Sweden that used to be Danish.