I love Chromebooks, but I'm not blind to their mistakes. Despite the partnership with Brydge to sell a Bluetooth keyboard for the new Pixel Slate, the Bluetooth stack on Chrome OS is still awful. But it can be fixed.
The fact that this can be fixed can not excuse the sad status of Bluetooth support that Chromebook users still have to deal with. Wired accessories will be more stable on any operating system, but under Chrome OS it's almost a necessity. When trying to pair Bluetooth headphones, mice, and other accessories, most users are frustrated with the Bluetooth page.
And if you put together your accessories, the experience is not much better. Headphone audio is usually faded in and out, whereas when you're using a Bluetooth mouse, you often have a pointer that shuttles.
Magically improving your Chromebook's Bluetooth
Google is testing a new Bluetooth stack for Chromebooks, and you should be able to use it now. Switch to your browser, open a new tab, and enter
chrome: // flags .
Enter "newblue" in the search field "Flags" above. Select the drop-down menu next to Newblue, and then select "Enabled."
Save everything you're working on, and then choose Restart Now.
New Bluetooth devices should be much easier to pair and work much better. After changing this setting on my Chromebook, I had no problems with the wrong input of the Bluetooth keyboard, listening to the headphone audio, or the inconsistent mouse pointer.