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Best Bluetooth Accessories for your HP Computer

10 Best Bluetooth Accessories for your HP Computer

Linsey Knerl
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Bluetooth technology has given us more ways to communicate, do hands-free work, and reduce all the clutter that comes with using accessories. With so many products to incorporate into our workspace, knowing which ones can enhance how you live and work can be challenging.
Here are the top Bluetooth tech devices that can help you do more with your HP computer. Pick one – or more – and see the difference.

How does Bluetooth work?

Bluetooth has gone through several advances over the years, with the first Bluetooth connections considered much weaker and less reliable than the Bluetooth 5 version of today. It connects with your gear using a similar method as traditional AM/FM radio through frequencies between 2402 MHz and 2480 MHz via short signal bursts.

Wireless interference can happen

Bluetooth is in the same range as some other household appliances that use 2.4 GHz, such as your cordless phone or baby monitor, which may lead to interference. It’s important to keep track of all of your devices in the same space to avoid losing your connection.

Bluetooth security

Bluetooth is as secure as other wireless technologies, but that doesn’t mean you should be careless when connecting Bluetooth devices. If you have ever paired your mobile phone with a Bluetooth speaker, you likely received a prompt to accept the pairing or go through some type of verification the first time you use it. This additional security step keeps cyber-invaders from hijacking your Bluetooth gadgets to stream their own content or listen in on your conversation.

Different from WiFi

It’s easy to confuse WiFi with Bluetooth because they can work with many of the same devices, and you may not even know which one your device is connected to when you first use it. Understanding how Bluetooth works can help you know which products are best suited for this technology, giving you the best experience for your money.

Why use Bluetooth?

Bluetooth has many perks over USB-type devices, and Bluetooth-enabled devices are generally affordable. You can skip plugging in your mouse or keyboard and forget worrying about cords being long enough.
Today’s Bluetooth works best at shorter distances (less than 10 meters) but offers compatibility with HP computers, notebooks, and all-in-ones. The best part is that once you pair and connect your device that first time, it’s ready to connect again and again.

Top Bluetooth accessories for your PC

You can replace so many of your standard accessories with Bluetooth devices, leaving you free to work without the chaos of cords. Here are our top picks.

1. HP U27 4K wireless monitor

HP U27 4K wireless monitor
If you want to enjoy 4K visuals, you’ll love this monitor that features sharing across your network devices and offers reduced latency for the best experience. The 27-inch HP U27 4K wireless monitor also supports wired ethernet if your WiFi is spotty or unavailable.
Key features:
  • Adjustable stand
  • 3-sided borderless bezels
  • IPS technology
  • Down-firing speakers

2. HP Bluetooth headset 500

HP Bluetooth headset 500
When you want your headset to perform and blend in at the office, consider the HP Bluetooth headset 500. It offers a modest black design, ultimate comfort, and incredible sound. Even better, it’s incredibly affordable.
Key features:
  • Long battery life (up to 20 hours)
  • Noise-canceling technology
  • Built-in mic with Digital Signal Processor
  • Bluetooth 5 for better range than previous technologies

3. HP Bluetooth travel mouse

HP Bluetooth travel mouse
When you’re on the road, you can leave your bulky and expensive mouse at home for something lighter, affordable, and just as reliable. The HP Bluetooth travel mouse is made for road warriors, giving you a smooth glide on any surface (including glass) and a comfortable grip.
Key features:
  • Long battery life of up to 24 months with one or two AA batteries (your choice)
  • Energy-saving standby mode
  • 4 programmable, quiet-click buttons
  • Connect and switch between two different devices
  • HP Accessory center, which displays shortcuts, cursor speed, pairing, and battery life

4. HP 240 Empire Red Bluetooth mouse

HP 240 Empire Red Bluetooth mouse
When the basics will do, nothing beats the price and performance of the HP 240 Empire Red Bluetooth mouse. In addition to its stylish appearance, the 240 Empire has a minimalist design that stays comfy in your hand with no additional weight or bulk.
Key features:
  • Connection with one device using Bluetooth 5.1 and included dongle
  • Accurate optical sensor with 1600 DPI tracking
  • Also comes in black or silver

5. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker system

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker system
Bose has a reputation for offering incredible audio, so it’s no surprise that it packed quite a punch into this modestly priced and small-statured Bluetooth speaker. The Bose Soundlink comes in a pristine white finish that matches any décor and tucks snugly into your briefcase or backpack.
Key features:
  • Rugged silicone design withstands bumps and drops
  • Rechargeable, long-life battery with up to 8 hours of playtime
  • Hands-free microphone and call capabilities
  • Pairs with other speakers for fuller sound and stereo experience
  • Comes in several colors, including white, blue, and black

6. HP 975 Dual-Mode wireless keyboard for business

HP 975 Dual-Mode wireless keyboard
If you use a wireless mouse, it makes sense to go all-in with a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. The HP 975 Dual-Mode wireless keyboard is designed for business users, but anyone can enjoy its responsive, ergonomic experience.
Key features:
  • Connect up to 3 devices
  • Sleep-mode timer
  • USB-A connection options
  • Quiet, soft-return keys
  • 20+ programmable key shortcuts
  • Controllable backlight
  • Long-life battery lasts up to 6 months between charges

7. HP 325 Chrome Bluetooth keyboard

HP 325 Chrome Bluetooth keyboard
For those on a smaller budget, the HP 325 Chrome Bluetooth keyboard offers many of the same features as the HP 975 in a more modest package. It allows you to switch between 2 devices connected wirelessly and an additional device via the 2.4 GHz USB dongle. It's also responsibly made with recycled plastic, so you can feel good about buying from HP®.
Key features:
  • Quiet, soft-return keys
  • 20+ programmable key shortcuts
  • Long-life battery lasts up to 6 months between charges

8. SoundLink Micro Portable Bluetooth speaker system

SoundLink Micro Portable Bluetooth speaker system
Big sound can come in small packages, and the SoundLink Micro Portable Bluetooth speaker system proves it. It boasts a small design – just 4x4 inches – with rugged, waterproof construction. That means you can take your SoundLink on all your adventures or keep it in your office with your PC.
Key features:
  • Tear-resistant silicone strap
  • Custom-designed transducer
  • Silicone passive radiators
  • Scratch, dent, and crack-resistant
  • USB charging

9. HyperX Cloud Buds wireless headphones

HyperX Cloud Buds wireless headphones
Wireless earbuds are one of the best-loved new Bluetooth gadgets, with various products on the market to help you connect and listen on the go. The HyperX Cloud Buds are a wireless option in bold colors like red or black and provide up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Key features:
  • Light-weight, comfortable design including 3 sizes of ear tips
  • Flexible neckband with in-line mic
  • Multi-function button to answer calls, activate digital assistants, and skip or pause audio
  • 14 mm drivers for an awesome listening experience

10. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

 Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
The Bose 700 series Noise Canceling headphones look good, sound great, and offer all the quiet you want in a noise-canceling tech. The cost of these cool Bluetooth accessories is significantly more than other options on the list, yet ideal for anyone looking for a premium experience.
Key features:
  • Powerful adaptive microphone that captures your voice and blocks out other sounds
  • First-of-its-kind augmented reality
  • Voice assistant integration
  • Intuitive touch controls
  • 11 noise-cancellation levels
  • Long-life battery that holds a charge for up to 20 hours

Summary

Our world would be much more complicated (and messy) without the convenience of Bluetooth technology. With more and more products incorporating the tech into their design, it may be a matter of time before we don’t use cords for anything.
Combining several of the products into your setup, such as the HP 4K wireless monitor and the Bose noise-canceling headphones, can achieve a fully wireless work-or-play option. Use them to focus on what’s important while leaving your network connection issues behind.
Modern Bluetooth tech is an inexpensive way to keep you mobile and productive. But even better, it can help simplify the cords, chargers, and mess that quickly becomes overwhelming with wired accessories.
About the Author: Linsey Knerl is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Linsey is a Midwest-based author, public speaker, and member of the ASJA. She has a passion for helping consumers and small business owners do more with their resources via the latest tech solutions.

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