Question: What type of wireless technology is used in the NEW SpeechMike Air?
During product design, Wireless USB, WLAN, RF, WiFi & Bluetooth were all considered. Philips decided to go with Bluetooth 2.0 & 2.1.
They decided to go with Bluetooth for the followings reasons:

  • Proven standard since > 10 years
  • Approvals for CE, FCC, IC
  • Tested highest connection reliability within the specified range
  • Low power consumption
  • Acceptable pricing
  • Sufficient data transfer rate
  • Highest security through encryption
  • Hidden mode

Verification Source: Rob Johnson, Philips Product Manager