It has been almost 5 days since I set out to purchase a new laptop with Bluetooth capabilities built into the laptop. I thought this would be as simple as going to the store and buying a laptop that had Bluetooth capabilities.  I want a Bluetooth capable laptop so that I can use it with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10, which now supports Bluetooth noise cancellation microphones.

Boy, I could not have been more incorrect.


Things you can do with Dragon Naturally Speaking include setting up something of a macro so that you can say one word and Dragon Naturally Speaking will write an entirely different word, phrase or paragraph, essentially triggering the completion of a form!

As it turns out, these laptops are pretty hard to find. I’ve scoured Best Buy and Circuit City and Office Depot with no success. Maybe I should be a little bit more explicit, I have found a couple of laptops with Bluetooth capabilities, but these laptops were definitely not designed for someone like myself in mind. In fact, I have no idea who in the world they could have been configured for.

Then I started looking for Bluetooth headsets. I figured those two would be a relatively easy thing to do.

Boy, I could not have been more incorrect.

Looking in the same stores I could not find Bluetooth headsets, anywhere. I did find some Bluetooth headsets for telephone systems at Office Depot, but these were not designed to plug into USB or anything else related to computer as far as I can tell in the price tags were approximately $350, which is at least $250-$300 more than what I wanted to pay.  You would think that I was shopping for jogging strollers in a Florida Over 55 retirement community where children are banned from eye sight.

So now it would appear that I’m kind of stuck. I need to get a new laptop very soon, but it looks like I’m going to have to go with the laptop that does not have Bluetooth capabilities built into it. L

I will keep you updated as to how I deal with the situation, and hopefully I will figured out before too long. On a side note, I was very successful at finding my wife, a great laptop. I guess I have my priorities straight!

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