A brief history of the Bluetooth name and icon

A brief history of the Bluetooth name and icon

Some useful and some less useful icon metaphors for UI453

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Image for postH + B = Bluetooth iconMichael McWatters

Michael McWatters

Feb 21, 20171 min read

According to the firm behind Bluetooth:

?Bluetooth technology was named after a Danish king, King Harald Blatand, who had a penchant for snacking on blueberries and was known for uniting warring factions in what is now Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Uniting devices from different manufacturers and with different purposes, like computers from Apple and mice from Microsoft, is what Bluetooth technology is all about ? all at a low cost, with low power consumption and a secure connection every time.?

As for the icon, it?s a combination of the Danish Runes for H and B (for Harald Balatand).

I learned this several years ago in a short article by Sam Biddle in Gizmodo.

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