There are plenty of things you'll be picking up when heading back to school, and most likely equally as many you'll forget - don't let BlackBerry accessories be the ones. Your phone will be an integral part of your school year for keeping up with your studies, calling your parents (yeah right!) and staying in touch with your friends.
We've already checked out some great apps for BlackBerry 10 users, but if you want to get the most out of your BlackBerry there are a few accessories we recommend picking up to help make it through the school year.
There are plenty of different accessories that will make your experience that much better this year, but we've handpicked a few that we think are top notch.
When you get busy during classes or other activities, it's easy to forget to charge up your device. Long days mean you'll need to stay charged, so having a spare battery at your disposal is the best way to ensure your device doesn't go dark when you need it. For both the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 you can pickup a BlackBerry Battery Charger Bundle - a killer combo with a spare battery and external charger. Charge up the battery while charging your device and you'll have double the juice so you can always make it through the day fully charged. One of our favorite accessories that no hardcore user should be without.
One of my favorite accessories for going out on the weekends is the BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker. Ever since we first laid our hands on one back in Toronto I've always kept one in my bag and ready to go. It not only lets you play music via Bluetooth to the speaker itself, but you can also use it as a speakerphone for phone calls (great for conference calling on the fly). It easily clips on to the strap of your back or sits itself up on the table without a hitch.
If you want, you can always plug it into an external system with the included 3.5mm cable and use it much in the same manner as the BlackBerry Music Gateway as well.
I've loved this little guy for a few years now. I've had one in my car and most recently made up my own makeshift Sonos system in my living room. The BlackBerry Music Gateway is one of the smallest accessories I own but also one of the coolest. Plug it into any stereo or external speaker in your home or car and stream your music wirelessly via Bluetooth from your BlackBerry.
You can even connect to the gateway using NFC, so rather than having to pair new devices, your friends can simply tap the gateway with an NFC-enabled BlackBerry (or other device) to connect. Great for multiple DJs for those crazy house parties!
No good student can make it through a day without a great set of headphones, right? For that we love the URBANEARS Zinken. Available in a variety of cool colors, these headphones not only sound amazing but also let a friend hook up for double the listening pleasure. Plus if you happen to twilight as a DJ, the Zinken headphones offer a 6.3mm plug so you won't need an extra pair to get your groove on. They're also sporting a coil cord to help keep tangles to a minimum and a built-in mic lets you chat away should a phone call interrupt your quiet time.
Last but certainly not least you'll want to make sure you're outfitted with a great case for your device. There are plenty of various styles available to fit any student's needs - from simple protection to the most hardcore. Keep your device safe for the whole year so you won't need to waste your precious food money on buying a new one from an unexpected drop on the pavement. You can check out the full line of cases available at ShopCrackBerry to find one that best suits your needs.
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