You can connect a variety of standard wireless Bluetooth devices to your Mac, like headphones, speaker systems, keyboards, mice and trackpads. Setting up a new Bluetooth device requires that you look at the documentation that came with the device. Every device has a slightly different way to start the pairing process. On the Mac side, you use System Preferences to recognize and connect to the device.
So let's take a look at how to pair bluetooth devices with your Mac. So there are all sorts of bluetooth devices. One of the common types is either a set of speakers or a headphone. I've got a little speaker set here that works with a battery. I'm going to pair this with a Mac so that I can play sound through it. Then we're going to look at pairing something completely different. A keyboard.
First, for this and for any device, you need to look at the manual you get with it. Some little quick start page and see how you start pairing. Because with every device it's different. I've seen headphones where there's a pairing button. I've seen one where you have to press and hold one of the volume buttons. All sorts of different things.
In this case there's a special pairing button on here that I'm told that I need to press and hold after I power it up. So I've powered it up and then I'm going to press and hold and after I do that I can see that there's a blue light that is blinking just like the instructions say. I put it down now and on my Mac I'm going to go to System Preferences. In System Preferences I'll go to Bluetooth and it will search for devices. Now it already shows one device that is connected. That's my trackpad. There's the device that I just set to pairing.