Bluetooth 5 is coming: Double the range, four times the speed

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. ronjor

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    I like 4x the speed but not the 2x the range. You start getting into greater security issues then.
     
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    Bluetooth 5 Now Official

     
  4. Bill_Bright

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    I am not happy they keep extending the range of BT. One of the big advantage of BT was it's limited range (about 10m/33ft). This is plenty for keyboards and mice, paired external speakers and headphones, and pairing our cell phones to our car's info/communications systems.

    But now that BT range is being extended, that means a clever bad guy can be further away and still connect to our devices. And make no mistake, they will figure out how to do it.
     
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    I'm inclined to think the advertising/connectionless features will cause some problems for security/privacy. I'll try to keep an eye out for good material on that subject, and share any I find. Please do the same.
     
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    Agreed. I don't want more range. It would be nice if they would include a range setting that reduced the transmission power if you didn't want the extra range.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Yes I agree, I'm also not happy with it. A bit off topic, but recently I have started using PIN-cards that can be used for wireless/contact-less payments, I must say it's handy as hell. But overall I'm not into wireless products. I thought about buying Bluetooth speakers, but decided not to.
     
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