When it comes to buying wireless Bluetooth headphones, many people tend to get confused as to how to go about it. After all, apart from the fact that they need to have Bluetooth enabled phones or PDAs with them, these headphones need to be connected with a set of headphones – often by means of a docking station or Qi-compatible device. So, how to pair them? This article briefly looks at a few pointers that can help.
First of all, you need to make sure that the headphones are compatible. The simplest way to check this is to just hold them out with your hands and see if they will work with your hands. Some Polaroid Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with some hands. If you have sweaty palms, you’ll probably want to avoid these. If your hands are perfectly fit, then your headphones should be OK.
Next up, we have compatibility with the Polaroid Bluetooth headset. Simply follow the manufacturer’s directions on the product’s website. You’ll probably need to use a Bluetooth pairing software like Blue tooth or some other such tool. Once you’ve got this working, just connect the Polaroid to your PC. Once there, you can then use the software to connect the headphones to the computer (after initially connecting the headphones to the host computer). This may vary according to the brand – but it usually is the same step.
Next, if you wish to change the name of the Bluetooth device to something else (say to match a different brand name) then you just need to go into the “pairing” section of your Polaroid Bluetooth headphones. Once there, you just select a new name and you’ll be set to go. Note that once you’ve paired the Polaroid Bluetooth headphones with a PC, you need to do this every time you turn on the PC. Otherwise the connection won’t last long.
If you need to charge the batteries, you can go in the same way. Again, just follow the instructions on the Polaroid site. The basic process is to plug the battery charger into the headphone jack. You’ll find that this is generally easy to do and doesn’t take very long. Note that this only charges the battery on the Polaroid itself – not the headphones themselves.
If you get tired of these basic steps and want more, then feel free to use software to help you. One such tool is Polaroid multimode transmitter/receiver software. This lets you use the PC’s sound card to communicate with the Polaroid Bluetooth device over the internet. It has everything you need to get started. Even better, you can use it with any version of windows (whether XP Home or Professional), so it will work with any laptop/PC.
Now, for the part everyone cares about – how to pair the Polaroid Bluetooth to the Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. First of all, make sure the Bluetooth device you’re using is compatible. Check the manufacturers support page for this. If it’s not, then just follow the steps on the Polaroid website.
Once you’ve done that, you should follow step two. In the same way that step one set up the speakers, connect the microphone. Then use the software to do the rest of the job. That’s all there is to it! These headphones are very straightforward to use and the process isn’t hard at all. Soon enough, you’ll be talking on the phone without even trying it.
So, how to pair the Polaroid Bluetooth headphones to your phone? First, connect the headphones to your computer by using the USB cable that came with the headphones. Once you’ve done this, open your Bluetooth device and find the icon for “Bluetooth pairing”. Select it and follow the steps.
This will give you a test period of 10 minutes or so. You can use this time to get used to the headphones and see if they work well with your Bluetooth device. After the trial period, it’s time to hit the “Polaroid” option in the menu and turn on the “Auto Wireless Setup”. Then, follow the instructions. You will then get the driver and a little code (no more than 5 numbers or letters) to put into the phone’s settings.
With the headphones turned on, now it’s time for you to fire up your favorite Bluetooth-enabled application and get started. Navigate to the location where you want the Polaroid Bluetooth headset to be found (remember the battery icon); once you’ve found it, launch the app and tap the Pair button. If all is well, the headphones should then pair. Happy mobile use!