BlackBerry Music Gateway goes on sale today for $49.99 online
For any BlackBerry trotting individuals, the Music Gateway will be a perfect companion since it’ll wirelessly play music on your device to your home or car stereo system. Well, it’ll still work with any Bluetooth enabled device – so you don’t necessarily need a BlackBerry to use it.
Some of its features include the following:
- Simple Connectivity – Using NFC, simply tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry to connect to the BlackBerry Music Gateway, or connect via standard Bluetooth pairing.
- Universal Compatibility - Play 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 Freedom: Use your device as the remote for complete control of playback, track changes, and volume from up to 30 feet.
- 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.
RIM’s very own BBM Music, you’ll be able to now share the music love with everyone around you – as opposed to trying to do it with the dinky internal speakers of your smartphone. Right now, you can place an order through shopblackberry.com for $49.99, but it’s worth noting that you’ll need to at least hit the exact mark of $50 in order to qualify for free shipping.
1. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
This toy is simply a waste and thats all I'm going to say.
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I dunno, being able to wirelessly stream music from your phone to your home stereo or car stereo is a pretty neat idea. And something that non Iphone users will want to see, since accessory manufacturers seem to forget to make anything except cases and chargers for anything that doesn't have an i in front of the name.
The price is pretty good too. I have been contemplating ordering a new charger for my playbook since the cats chewed the cord, and have been looking for a solution to stream my spotify to my car radio, so I might check this out.
3. bovcrx (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
RIM makes a solid product every time. I will be getting one of these to replace my aging FIPO. 3.5mm all day
4. dax0330 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
seriously man, no point to consider this product which doesnt even have a touchscreen. my 3 yr old itouch is overkill for this toy
6. axllebeer (Posts: 260; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
What are you talking about? Did you even read the article to see what the product is?
5. wlrottge (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
This isn't RIMs first music gateway. Only difference that I see is the NFC functionality.
I have the "old" one and love it! I'm surprised that we don't see more people making or selling something like this.