Bluetooth

How to Connect Your Bluetooth Headphones to More Than One Device at a Time

Bluetooth headphones are the future. The iPhone 7 dumped the headphone jack and, with USB-C becoming more popular, other manufacturers are likely to follow suit. And sure, the main advantage is that they get wires out of your way—but there’s another, often unrealized, benefit in a feature called “Multipoint”.

What Is Multipoint?

Wired headphones can only connect to one device at a time. Plug them into your computer, and you can only use them on your computer, until you unplug them and plug them into something else. That’s how headphones have always worked.

Many Bluetooth headphones, though, can connect to more than one device at a time thanks to a protocol called Multipoint. Not all headphones support it, but most mid- to high-end headphones from manufacturers like Bose, Sennheiser, Beats, and so on do. Even budget headphones from some manufacturers like Jabra have Multipoint. Not sure if your headphones support it? Google their model number with the word multipoint to find out.

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The Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the Zero, Costs $10

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a fantastic, miniature version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks the board down to about the size of a stick of gum, but one problem with it is the lack of wireless features. The Raspberry Pi Zero is a new version that packs in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for double the price of the original Zero.

The Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless comes with most of the same specs as the standard Pi Zero, but adds in the same 802.11n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth that the Raspberry Pi 3 has. The CPU and RAM are the same as the standard Pi Zero, which are essentially the same as the earliest Raspberry Pi 1 models. Here’s a breakdown of the full specs on the Raspberry Pi Zero…