Monday, April 25, 2011

Accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800: Jabra Stone bluetooth earpiece

And lastly tonight......the Jabra Stone bluetooth earpiece.

What can I say: such a gorgeous piece of tech! And Jabra have designed it spot on!

I have been for a while now on the hunt for a discreet bluetooth earpiece, that looked good, but performed well too, and this for me is it.

Couple of points of note:

  • The Stone that the earpiece sits in, recharges the earpiece even when not connected to power (built in battery), so you have charge no matter where you are
  • The earpiece will bluetooth sync with your BlackBerry, just as soon as you disengage from its stone, and disconnects once place back in the stone.
  • It charges via a mini USB
Very happy with this little piece of tech!

Accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800: Scosche flipSYNC Keychain Charge/Sync Mini/Micro USB

Can you believe that this cool little gadget is not sold in Australia? Unbelievable.

Anyway, with the power of online shopping, I now have one.

Quite simple, yes, it is designed to be placed on a keyring for access, but mine is kept snugly in the Cocoon Grid-It system, which for my purposes, makes it just as accessible.

And it's all about saving space......which the Scosche flipSYNC does brilliantly.

Love this, and it just makes sense!

Accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800: Omi portable external speaker system

It may be known that I have a Blueant Bluetooth S1 Stereo Speaker (including sub woofer) which gets good use at the various parties/bar-b-ques we hold.

As it may also be known, I also take regular flights to our Melbourne office, and needed a music solution for the apartment I live in two weeks every month, and not wanting to lug around the fairly heavy Blueant unit.

So then I came across the Omi portable external speaker system, and as you can see from the photos, it is quite small, but does pack a punch.

The things I like about the device:

  • Small in size
  • Packs a rechargable battery (will run for up to 6 hours on a charge)
  • Plugs directly into your BlackBerry headset socket
  • Charges via a mini USB cable from your Laptop
  • It expands for use
  • Lift its top lid for better punchier base sound
So there you have it....and seriously, for its size, the sound is to be heard!

Accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800: Cocoon's Grid-It

Is it really an accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800, or a mobilised accessory? Does it really matter?

This is the small version of Cocoon's Grid-It (available in 3 sizes), and given my passion for black (BlackBerry, black leather satchel (seen partly in the background), etc), of course it had to be black (it does come in other colours).

The purpose of the Grid-It for me anyway, is to keep neat and tidy all the bits and pieces I use during my mobilised life.  Can you see:

  • Ear phones
  • Spare Torch battery
  • Extendable micro USB cable
  • Mobile 3G USB Stick
  • A couple of rechargable portable power devices
  • Spare cable
  • Place for other items (like BlackBerry OEM headset) in zippered rear section
And it is perfect for me during my regular flights around the country..... simply pull it out of my satchel and place in the seat pocket. Absolutely perfect!

No more ferreting around trying to find bits and pieces.......all safely secured.

Accessory for my BlackBerry Torch 9800: BlackBerry Music Gateway

I have started to purchase a few accessories for my BlackBerry Torch 9800, and they each do something uniquely different, but most importantly add value to my Blackberry (and mobilised) experience.

The BlackBerry Music Gateway's concept is a simple and straight forward concept: it literally acts as a bluetooth gateway from your BlackBerry to your home stereo system (the Music Gateway is plugged into my home sound system via a 3.5mm jack.

So you ask.....enhances my mobilised experience?

Correct, as it means I can keep my music on my 32g micro SD card in my BlackBerry Torch, but access the songs at home when I need to.....or take the Music Gateway with me, and plug it into any sound system, anywhere.

Oh, and yes, the BlackBerry logo is pretty cool too!