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BlackBerry BlackBerry Music Gateway

Product Description

The BlackBerry Music Gateway uses Bluetooth technology to establish a wireless connection with most BlackBerry.

After you pair the BlackBerry Music Gateway with most BlackBerry, you can then connect to the Gateway to your home or portable stereo with the included 3.5mm audio cable. When the Gateway is within range of most BlackBerry, simply utilize most BlackBerry's MP3 Player to transmit your tunes wirelessly!

Features:

  • BlackBerry Gateway Input = 3.5mm
  • 3.5mm Cable Included
  • Bluetooth Range = 10 Meters
  • Requires MINI USB Charger (NOT INCLUDED)


CrackBerry Expert Review

Score 4.7Score 4.7Score 4.7Score 4.7Score 4.7 BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway
Reviewed by Gary Mazo
Now that Bluetooth is becoming common place and Bluetooth accessories are just “working” the way they are supposed to, companies are starting to really explore the possibilities. As RIM tries to establish itself in the consumer marketplace, it needs to keep pace.

It makes perfect sense then, for RIM to release a small, reliable accessory for using the BlackBerry to stream audio via Bluetooth. With the exception of the original BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and 8800, every BlackBerry equipped with a slot for an external media card is enabled with the A2DP technology required to work with the BlackBerry Remote Stereo Gateway (and OS updates coming to the 8100 and 8800 will soon bring A2DP to these devices as well).

This is just what we would hope for from an accessory from RIM – it is simple to use, made specifically for the BlackBerry and it just works. There is nothing fancy about this – but it is small, easy to carry around, well made and it allows us to Stream our Stereo music to any source with a Stereo Input.

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Star Star Star Star Star This Thing is Awesome
User: Sean W, Feb 2, 2009
Pros: Sounds incredible!!!!!
Cons: Doesnt come with its own power supply
I have this thing hooked up to my home stereo, & I also hook it up in my car. It makes my Blackberry sound as clear as if it was wired to both systems. I walk around the house, & I dont get any static. I use my phone along with my wifes phone on it. well worth the price.
Star Star Star Star Star OMG!
User: The A, Jul 26, 2008
Pros: Works amazingly, I love it!
Cons: It doesnt make my breakfast
I hooked this up this morning and it works flawlessly. I have an amazing sound system at home so its good to be able to play my BlackBerry through it. I could walk around the house with my BB and it didnt start to lose sound quality until I got downstairs and into a room. Im using an 8800 on 4.5, the technology used to make the RSG work requires 4.5 on the 8800 series and probably the 8100 (cant test it).

I recommend it!
Star Star Star Star Star It just plane works
User: corey P, Dec 27, 2009
Pros: works
Cons: none
After getting tired of all the wires running all over the place in my car I bought one of these things. Using my phone charger for my car to power it up after purchasing it very quickly pared with my phone and with in a minuit I was streaming my mp3s from my 16gb micro sd card...

My home computer is already tied in with my home entertainment system but I was curious if I could use this thing to stream music from it to other devices. I pared it with my pc and after downloading some drivers I was streaming music from my computer to my home stereo.

Although I am no audiophile I can tell the difference between mp3 @192 and one @320... this thing plays them just fine and I can find just a slight difference in sound quality when I use this thing.

Finally a gadget that just works out of the box!
Star Star Star Star Star Great product
User: Eric N, Jan 26, 2010
Pros: It works.
Cons: Its not free.
After returning a different model bluetooth stereo adapter because it only had a reach of about 20 (and after being told by a guy at the Verizon store that was about as far as bluetooth will reach), I decided to try the BlackBerry Music Gateway. Good choice. This thing works great. Sure, it has its limitations -- the connection starts to fail if the BlackBerry is maybe 40 from the adapter with three walls between, but even then it works most of the time and any closer and it works all the time. Very nice product. Im considering getting another for the car.
Star Star Star Star Star As good a stream as the DAB!
User: Daniel R, Dec 26, 2010
Pros: Excellent sound quality, strong connection, quick repairing
Cons: Doesnt seem to connect to non-BB devices, no battery
Well now, having given this a try, I must say I am impressed. This thing really hits the mark.

As I type this, I am using it to charge my BB in one corner of my room while I am sat at the opposite corner. I decided having gt this, I would load my BB with some tunes.

So, I plug and pair before I have any speakers to connect it to (so typical of me, as good as my steep BB learning curve because I didnt RTFM, but thats a different story!).

Then, the day after, I was able to get access to a speaker, which I am using now. Using the 3.5mm-3.5mm as my speaker doesnt support Stereo RCA (I have a mixer I will try it in later though). The speaker is rubbish, so I wont comment on sound quality here.

However, the day I got this, I plugged in some headphones and decided to listen. Now Im an audiophile of sorts and can tell the differences between sound quality fairly well if I focus, but there was no difference to it being hard-wired here. I am very impressed with it, and will be hoping to load it with some more tunes at some point. Quality is good enough that it can compete with my DAB Digital Radio, and that is high quality!

RIM have really outdone themselves here, and I would recommend this hand-down to ANYONE who wants a somewhat wireless music system. Apparently laptops and PCs can connect to it too, however I have not tried this and therefore will not comment on this myself. Now, if RIM keep this kind of quality going, then it will be really nice to listen to. Anyway, I will continue using this and it is going to become an integral part of my sound system. Now my mum has a spare USB wall plug lying around somewhere, Im gonna grab that and use that as a power source for it, since it doesnt have a power-source built in. A small setback, but no deal-breaker for me.
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