It really goes without saying that if you're going to see how a new product works, you have
to test it out in nearly every type of situation and environment. Every product will work if you test it in the
"perfect" environment, but since there is no such thing, you have to work with it in your own environment.
My friend Rich Nass from Mobile Handset DesignLine has tested many wireless products over
the years, and he discusses his experience with the new Motorola Bluetooth HT820 stereo headphones. I've been in his
home quite a few times, and when he talks about how the device is able to pick up signals through his concrete walls,
he's not kidding.
In other words, if you're going to spend big bucks on any new wireless gadget, it's imperative that you
make sure it works in the type of environment you are accustomed to, and not take what is written in
the owner's manual or manufacturer's website as gospel.
Just because it's wireless doesn't mean it's a great product--testing it to make sure it works the way you want it
to is the key to the whole deal.