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Bluetooth headsets are expensive. Especially stereo Bluetooth
headsets. Yet they all use the same factory default passcodes (more
often than not "0000") to pair
with them. And there is no way to change it! What this means is that
anyone can steal your expensive prized accessory and pair it with
own phone. WTF!? No effing wonder they're such a high-theft item!
In case you haven't figured out where I'm going with this by now,
idea is for Bluetooth accessories to have changeable passcodes, like
the security code on a cellphone.
This can be easily implemented in a number of ways. The easiest
would be store programmed at the point of sale. My preferred
method, however, would be a downloadable phone app that
an interface for the owner to set it up and change it at his/her
||Or the numbers could be set up on the phone and the headset at time of manufacture and unchangeable thereafter, so you'd have to buy a headset with the same code as your phone. Some numbers could be made really rare and expensive, but their rarity would make them correspondingly less rewarding to steal.