There’s a special place in my heart for the latest technology manifest in the form of accessories. And there’s no better time to utilize them than on the road; in an airport, cab, hotel, or off-site meeting. We recently unveiled the BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, and this one’s a must-have.
The BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker is a portable Bluetooth audio device with remarkable sound quality from a device that’s just over 3.5 inches long and 1 inch tall. It can be used for a wide variety of audio functions with your BlackBerry 10 smartphone – including both playing the music from your smartphone, and enhancing hands-free calling. The speaker can be connected to two devices at once (personally, I connect my BlackBerry 10 smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet), and can remember additional connections to other devices for convenience.
The speaker is much more than a transmitter of audio from your smartphone. It has a built in microphone that allows you to use it for hands-free calling, can have headphones plugged into it, and (I can’t go much further without pointing this out) a very sleek design that lets you clip it onto a shoulder strap or seat belt.
“Enhanced” hands-free calling isn’t a marketing term. The speaker utilizes noise reduction and echo cancellation technology, ensuring that your voice is heard loud and clear. The design under the hood produces exceptional volume and clarity considering the size of the speaker.
- Universal Bluetooth compatibility
- Talk time of up to 20 hours
- Standby time of up to 500 hours
- Rechargeable battery via micro-USB cable
- Built in microphone
- Headphone-out port
I’m still finding new ways to use the BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker. Clip it to your lapel and add headphones while on a run rather than getting tangled with the cords coming out of your pocket. Plug it into your stereo’s auxiliary input to wirelessly play the music from your BlackBerry 10 smartphone on your stereo. Or, take conference calls as a group while in meetings, using the speaker to share and hear ideas from your colleagues.
How will you use the BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker? Share in the comments below.