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Earlier this month, RIM released the BlackBerry Music Gateway. This device was based on the previous BlackBerry Stereo Music Gateway but it was a total, ground-up, redesign. The original Gateway was clunky and pairing required a few steps. Both of these issues had been remedied with the all-new BlackBerry Music Gateway. We unboxed this device a few weeks back, and I had nothing but good things to say about it in my initial impressions video. I have now spent some in-depth time with the Gateway and my full review of this great, new device can be seen past the break.
Today we are unboxing and taking a first look at Jawbone’s latest entry into the Bluetooth headset market, the Jawbone ERA. The ERA is one of the most advanced Bluetooth’s on the market, featuring technology like Noise Assassin 3.0 and Motion-X technology. It’s light and has great looks. The product is packaged in one of the most innovative boxes I have ever opened. The ERA is located at the top and then in the bottom you have all the accessories neatly laid out in a flip-top box.
Check out the video above to get the full experience of unboxing the JawBone ERA and check back sometime in the next two weeks for a full review of this revolutionary headset. If you’re already convinced that the ERA is the headset for you, hit the link below to grab one for just $129.99.
5:20 pm on Jun 4, 2012 |
I just got my hands on the completely redesigned BlackBerry Music Gateway that RIM released last week and I am pretty excited about this accessory. I’ve only just unboxed it and had a few minutes to play with the gateway, but I’m very impressed. RIM includes everything you’ll need right in the box and setting it up is a snap. You just plug in the power cord and then plug the gateway into your TV, sound system, speakers, etc. and you’re ready to go. The NFC tap-to-connect is a flawless new feature and NFC-enabled BlackBerry owners are going to love this. Take a look at the video above to see the BlackBerry Music Gateway and watch TheBerryFix early next week for my full review of this device.
2:19 pm on Apr 30, 2012 |
RIM is set to introduce a product tonight in preparation for BlackBerry World 2012. The product they are introducing is called the BlackBerry Music Gateway and it’ll be officially unveiled tonight at the BlackBerry Solutions Showcase. This product is a totally redesigned version of the currently available BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway. The new Music Gateway will work with your BlackBerry Smartphone, PlayBook, and even your other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Here are the features:
- Connections Made Simple – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway**, or connect via standard Bluetooth for universal connectivity of any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets and computers
- Enjoy Wireless Freedom - Stream music from your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry PlayBook, or any other Bluetooth enabled device. BlackBerry Music Gateway connects to any existing home stereo equipment or car stereo using the RCA or 3.5mm cables included in the box
- Wireless Remote Control – Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume.
- Multitasking – Access other applications or surf the web while playing music. Music automatically pauses when an incoming phone call is received and continues when the call is ended without skipping a beat.
This accessory will go on sale in June and will retail for $49.99. This is just the first of many announcements that will be coming from this year’s BlackBerry World, so keep your browsers here at TheBerryFix for all the latest announcements. You can check out some more photos of the gateway past the break.
11:31 am on Mar 13, 2012 |
If you haven’t already heard about the new Playbook Keyboard Case you should step out from beneath that rock you’re living under and check out the newly released video from RIM showing off their new Keyboard Case. This is the first released demo of the accessory, before all we had were the specs but now you can see it in action along with Citrix Receiver, which allows you to remotely access apps and desktops.
The demo really shows the versatility of the Playbook, and how easy it would be to replace your laptop with a Playbook and Keyboard Case, well done RIM, well done. The Case is up for pre-order in Canada from The Source for $99, scheduled to ship March 23rd, or you can go visit ShopBlackBerry.com and get it for $119. You can check out the full press release from RIM past the break.
1:58 pm on Jan 9, 2012 |
If you’ve yet to pick up a new BlackBerry 7 device because…well what ever the reason is there shouldn’t be one now as Verizon has officially launched the BlackBerry Curve 9370, giving you yet another option. The Curve features a slim and slick design with a 800 mhz processor, Camera/w Flash and a full qwerty keyboard, something BlackBerry users have come to cherish. If you’re looking to get the full details just hit up the break to read all about it.
LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012
LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless today announced the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on Jan. 19.
The slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9370 delivers the ultimate mobile communications and social experiences with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that reads the site that I’m a huge fan of the JAWBONE JAMBOX, a portable bluetooth speaker that also lets you make calls. We featured it a few weeks back and I’ve been using it daily since then, so when JAWBONE let me know that they are offering a giant chain to go along with your JAMBOX I had to post on it (think the giant chain and clock found in the music videos of yester year).
The best part is that the jam chain is free! Thats right you heard it. All you have to sign up and download an app onto your JAMBOX, apps like text-to-speech and FREE 411 all from your JAMBOX when paired to a cellphone. After you have completed this ever so daunting task (insert sarcasm here) of downloading an app you will be eligible to receive your very own JAM chain, just have to pay shipping. If you haven’t picked up a JAMBOX then I ask you this……what are you waiting for! Head over to JAWBONE.com or BestBuy and get your music on.
5:17 pm on Jun 8, 2011 |
The World Health Organization released a report last week that radiation from cellular phones may pose as a cancer risk. Jabra has put out a press release to highlight some of the dangers of cell phone radiation and how you can lower your risk. A separate study has shown that the use of Bluetooth headsets and hands-free systems expose people to 1,000 times less radiation than using the device to their ear. You can read on past the break for the full release from Jabra and be sure to pick yourself up a Bluetooth headset to keep yourself safe.
I have never been a big fan of Bluetooth speakerphones because I rarely find that they are loud enough to accommodate the road noise in my 1999 Chevy Cavalier, so I was admittedly skeptical going into this review. My preconceptions were pleasantly proved mistaken with this new product from Jabra though. The Jabra Freeway proved more than loud enough to have a clear and continuous conversation (sufficiently tested with an hour long conversation on my weekly drive to pick up my daughter for the weekend)
Retailing at $126.43 on Amazon.com, the Jabra Freeway is jam packed with features. Not only is this Bluetooth device an excellent companion for driving but it also doubles as a great music accessory for your BlackBerry Smartphone as well. Since it supports the A2DP Bluetooth profile for streaming music it is awesome for any time you might want to listen to the music you have stored on your device (I used it to play music in the yard while throwing the football with my daughter). You can also use this audio streaming feature to get clear voice instructions from any turn by turn gps service you might have installed on your BlackBerry.
- Rich and crisp sound with 3 speakers and Virtual Surround sound
- Use your voice to make and take calls completely hands-free
- Announces the name of the incoming caller
- Voice Guidance gives spoken battery level, paring instructions and connection status
- Multiuse – Connects to 2 Bluetooth® devices at the same time
- A2DP streaming for playback of music, podcasts and directions from GPS applications
- Up to 14 hours talk time and up to 40 days standby time
1:26 pm on Mar 31, 2011 |
There has been so much talk about the BlackBerry PlayBook and it’s connectivity features. Today we have a little more insight into internet connectivity on the PlayBook. We all know about BlackBerry Bridge, the connectivity that allows you to use your calendar, BBM, and email on the PlayBook. Today we have gotten a peek at what’s being called “Internet Tethering.” Internet Tethering is just what you would expect it to be, you can tether your PlayBook to your mobile phone and use your 3G (or 4G) internet connection on the PlayBook.
To use tethering you will first have to have a mobile phone that has Bluetooth connectivity. Any phone with Bluetooth will do. It can be a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or any device with bluetooth and a mobile connection. You will pair the PlayBook with the mobile phone using Bluetooth and then you can activate Internet Tethering on the PlayBook. Keep in mind that you may be charged extra by your service provider when using this feature. You will need to check with your carrier prior to tethering to ensure that extra fees are not required. Carriers have been extra vigilant lately in tracking down unauthorized tethering.
This feature is sure to be a nice selling point for the PlayBook and I know it will help with some of the confusion over needing to have a BlackBerry to use the PlayBook. So to recap, to use tethering you will need any mobile phone with Bluetooth. To use BlackBerry Bridge for native email and BBM you will need a BlackBerry. The BlackBerry PlayBook looks even better everytime we hear more information on it. I know i’m excited, are you?
I’ve been itching to get my hands on the all new Jawbone JAMBOX for a few months now, so when Jawbone asked my to review the product I jumped at the opportunity. Now, this is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker trust me I’ve tried them all, and none of the others can provide the same bass reproduction that the JAMBOX can or produce the same high tones.
- Proprietary acoustic drivers (stereo pair)
- Proprietary passive bass radiator
- Built-in Microphone
- Output Level: 85dB at 0.5m
- Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
- 3.5mm Stereo Input
- Micro-USB (charging only)
- Simultaneous Multipoint (enabled via MyTALK): make connections to two devices at the same time
- Wireless Range: at least 33 feet
- Bluetoothv2.1 compliant
- Supports Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)
- Profiles Supported: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1
If you’ve never heard of the JAMBOX then make sure you check out the video above, heck even if you have one check out the video. Stay tuned for my full review in the coming weeks.
2:17 pm on Mar 16, 2011 |
BlueAnt’s V1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset introduces the revolutionary BlueGenie Voice User Interface, letting you control most functions with the sound of your voice. Amazingly, the headset will actually talk back to you too!
Pushing one button activates the voice recognition technology and gives you control of all the functions of the V1, just by talking. If you need assistance, ask for it and the headset will verbally help you get the commands you want.
Up to 10 meters RF coverage
CE, FCC, BQB, Ctick, RoHS/WEEE Compliant
Headset Profile, Hands-Free profile
Blue color LED for operation indication
Red color LED for Low battery indication
Mini USB for Charging battery or F/W upgrade
Up to 5 hrs of talk time
Up to 200 hrs of standby time
Voice Control with the BlueGenie Voice User interface
Revolutionary Noise Suppression & Echo cancellation
Innovative metallic tie/shirt clip for storing when headset not in use
Other Bluetooth Headsets For Your BlackBerry
2:47 pm on Jan 28, 2011 |
Jabra, one of the biggest names in hands-free communication, is sending out a message this weekend. Jabra has teamed up with some prominent NFL players during this Pro-Bowl and Super Bowl season to bring you a message on texting and chatting while driving. They encourage you to utilize some of the hands-free and Bluetooth solutions available to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Jabra has sent out a press release, which we are featuring after the break, which features some of their products and some endorsements from the NFL stars. Catch it all after the break.
The search continues on TheBerryFix.com for the best Bluetooth headset, with more and more headsets making their way onto the market which one will be the best? We’re trying to answer that question and today I am going to take a look at the all new BlackBerry HS-300, which is the little brother to the HS-700. To get the full review of the latest headset from RIM hit up the break.
1:05 pm on Jan 11, 2011 |
Picking a good Bluetooth headset isn’t really an easy task, from $29 to $149 finding which one works for you is a hard task to accomplish. So in our mission to review every Bluetooth headset on the market we have come across the BlackBerry HS-300, a small lightweight feature packed Bluetooth headset. The HS-300 is the younger sibling to the HS-700, offering up to 15 hrs talk time, noise reduction and voice guidance the HS-300 features set it self aside from other entry level headsets. Take a look at the unboxing of the all new BlackBerry HS0300 Bluetooth headset, and keep and eye out for my full review which will be coming in the next few weeks.