Necessity is the mother of invention and there have been many since time immemorial. Right from Newton discovering gravity to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, we have come a long way and one must agree that ancient people were far superior craftsmen compared to modern people with all the technological advances and modern gadgets.
In the 21st century, we have many of them to talk about where the social media revolution took the world by storm during the mid 2000s where Twitter, Facebook and other social media applications drove everyone crazy.
Then in early 2010s, came Instagram and quickly superseded FB in terms of popularity where youngsters started having their own insta apps, not that they gave up on Facebook completely but just that it was no longer their first preference.
However, let us go back to the mid 2000s and discuss about one ingenious discovery that continues to hold fort even today and that is called Bluetooth, which is the first of its kind in the field of wireless technology that we know today.
Bluetooth was an experiment that began way back in the 1980s as a link to short wave radio technology where it was discussed about sending signals across a short wavelength with but with a new technique.
Nils Rydbeck was the CEO of Ericsson Mobile company in Sweden and it was he who had proposed the idea of promoting wireless headsets and earphones and gave the responsibility of specification to Tord Wingren and Dutch electrical engineers like Jaap Haartsen and Sven Mattisson were given the task of developing it into a well organized plan.
After many years of constant struggle where challenges and obstacles were thrown in by fate in front of them in order to break their determination but they refused to bow down and fought through it with their patience and perseverance.
Finally, in 1997, IBM head Adalio Sanchez, proposed the idea of integrating a mobile phone into a IPad notebook to Rydbeck, who happily gave his consent to the proposal and asked him to go ahead with it and the results were there for all to see and that too within a short period of time.
The Bluetooth was launched with much fanfare due to it being a combined project of IBM and Ericsson, who were considered the founders that contained a five member delegation that included Ericsson, Toshiba, Nokia, IBM and Intel.
The very first Bluetooth device was launched around mid 1999 where it was a simple mobile headset and quickly captivated everyone as it was seen as a revolutionary discovery that was much different from other inventions.
Ericsson T36 was the first model but the makers changed it to T39 that was launched in 2001 and the IBM ThinkPad A30 was the first IPad to have the privilege of being integrated with Bluetooth mechanism.
Truck Drivers’ Luck
The modern day gadgets have been of great use to one and all and not just the younger generation even though they are the primary audience who rely completely upon it while the old folks are far more comfortable with the old school gadgets in their lives as they are confused with the latest mechanisms.
Now, who are the people who want to enjoy the benefits of it all and that too without any limitation? Well, everyone should be included in this as there is not a single person in existence who has not utilized the benefits of these gadgets until now.
We are going to discuss about truck drivers and the gadgets that they require in their daily lives to complete their tasks. They have a hard day’s work that no one can understand better than them.
Jamie Hagan is a truck driver of great repute and has given a detailed account of the gadgets that have helped him out in life in both life threatening and everyday situations but right now we will just list out a few of them that he has instructed the other drivers to use as well.
List of Gadgets
The ones that are most important are listed as below:
- Koolatron Kargo Kooler is the perfect device for all drivers who are frequently on the road moving from one place to another. It is used to pack sandwiches, drinks and even cooking utensils
- Garmin Dezlcam- It is a GPS navigation tool that allows people to trace locations that they are unable to find easily
- BlueParrot BT350 headset- It is a trucker Bluetooth headset reviewed by Ironhorsetrading and is a reputed headset that truck drivers must use on a frequent basis as the soothing music can cool their head and the sound quality is excellent
- Power Drive PD3000- It is an inverter for air conditioners that has two USB ports for charging phones, computers and IPads
- Trucker Tough QI- It is a phone charger that helps you to charge phones during emergency situations