DATA SPEEDS ARE MUCH SLOWER THAN A WI FI NET­WORK, BUT THE USES OF THIS TECH ARE SOME­WHAT DIF­FER­ENT

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the phone in your pocket and switches it­self on, while 10 me­tres away the ket­tle has clocked that you’re home and started to boil. In fact, range is no longer an is­sue with a mesh net­work, be­cause each gad­get within it acts as a step­ping stone to carry the sig­nal over much longer dis­tances.

The real ben­e­fit of us­ing Blue­tooth is that it’s stan­dard­ised, so once you’ve got a net­work set up, any­thing with Blue­tooth can take ad­van­tage of it, even if it’s in an of­fice or pub­lic build­ing.

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