Bluetooth technology is extremely helpful in our current day-to-day lives. This invention has helped so many people talk on their phones hands-free, listen to music without cords, and connect to many different devices through the air.
Now, since technology, in general, is starting to keep up with Bluetooth, the brand is going to have to try different things. A company named Qualcomm is aware of this and is doing what it can to make Bluetooth as popular as it ever was.
According to Digital Trends, Qualcomm has created a new Bluetooth chip that will change the way we look at high-tech headphones. The chip will work with new headphones called “hearables.” The headphones will allow the user to listen to music, make phone calls, respond to messages, cancel out noise, and track fitness, among many other features.
What is awesome about the new chip is that it isn’t going to kill the headphone’s power. In fact, the power consumption of this chip was actually slashed by 65%, giving the user more time to do what they want to do. It’s also very small so it can fit right into the headphone when being put together. Since the headphones are super small, small tools are needed to keep them in one piece. For example, hi-lo screws are a must. In fact, hi-lo screws have a reduced minor diameter and therefore displace less plastic material and minimize stress, which is perfect for this kind of thing. These screws have a double lead high/low thread with the high thread having a 30-degree thread form that further minimizes material displacement while it provides positive thread engagement.
Along with being perfect for the new headphones, the new chip is great for other units such as soundbars and speakers. These devices will benefit from the tiny chip, more than they ever could before.
So, when will this chip be released? It hasn’t come out yet, but Qualcomm says customers are already lining up to get their hands on it. Qualcomm says it’ll hopefully be out by mid-2018.