This week’s tech column, courtesy of Tribune Newspapers:
I owe you an apology, Bluetooth. After all these years of disrespecting your sad-sack, short-range audio — oops, there I go again — I now know you’re actually flush with potential.
I’ve seen it, and heard it, with the Mass Fidelity Relay Hi-Fi wireless receiver. It’s the first product from an Ontario company that has noted the burgeoning demand for, and the limitations of, streaming-music products that use Bluetooth.
A familiar Bluetooth delivery is from smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth-enabled portable speaker, quick and easy wireless music with a 30-foot range, indoors or outside. The Relay is definitely a homebody: a little box designed to connect to an audio system, receive a Bluetooth signal from a paired smartphone or tablet and make it sound more like a CD.