Thus far, we've written our Holiday Gift Guides mostly based on BlackBerry users, but there are a lot of folks out there these days who often switch devices routinely or have various devices they use daily. Given I am one of those people where on any given day I can jump from BlackBerry to iPhone, Android to Windows Phone 8 -- buying gifts becomes a lot harder. So what do you get for those folks? Stuff that is universal and can appeal to everyone, of course! Read on below for my list of must-have accessories for every smartphone user out there!
Despite the name, the BlackBerry Music Gateway isn't just for BlackBerry smartphones. It's designed to allow you to wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device to a home, RV, boat or car stereo system. Just plug it in with the included 3.5mm jack, pair it to your device and you've got the party started. All the music on your smartphone will stream right to the BlackBerry Music Gateway from up to 30ft away.Clothing
Have you ever gotten a phone call or a message while wearing gloves in the winter? It's a frustrating experience no matter how you look at it. Thankfully there is some help available courtesy of Aduro. The Aduro Gloves are designed to work with all touchscreen smartphones, tablets, and eReaders. They're soft, comfortable, and one size fits all.Chargers
Another of those cases where the name can be a little bit confusing. You see, the BlackBerry Premium 1.8A Micro-USB In-Vehicle Charger is put out by BlackBerry, but it's entirely universal. Most devices these days use a standard microUSB port for charging but just in case you have a device that doesn't, there is a standard USB port built in for which you can plug in say -- a lightning cable to charge your iPad mini or iPhone 5 on the go.Cleaning
I absolutely love this stuff. Not only does it keep your devices clean, it also makes them smell like green apples depending on the texture of your device. I use it on my phones, tablets and even my computer monitors. Just spray until the cloth is a little damp and then use the dry side to wipe it down. Finger prints and grime, be gone!Card Readers
If you have a fairly new computer, this might seem a little silly as most come with them nowadays. However, not all models do and in my case you could just have a busted one. Card readers are great for transferring your music, photos, and videos between your mobile phone and PC and more importantly, they make great stocking stuffers. The SanDisk MobileMate Micro Reader supports multiple card formats such as microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro.
To go along with that card reader, some memory cards are always a great idea as well. With the size of content growing these days, you can never have too many kicking around. Pictures, Movies, Music -- they all take up space. Don't get caught running out of it.Headphones
As much as I love going wireless and making use of a pair of Bluetooth headphones, nothing pleases me more than a nice set of cans tickling my brain with sound. The NoiseHush NX22 Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones do that with ease and the in-line microphone on these babies is acoustically tuned to filter out external noise, ensuring that callers hear clearly even in the noisiest situations. With its control button, you can conveniently switch between phone calls and your favorite music.
As the days grow colder and the nights become longer, we gather together amongst our friends and loved ones. It is a time of great happiness. A time when we celebrate the love and companionship we've received over the year, and a time to reflect upon the good times yet to come. It is the time of the year when we exchange gifts; a way for us to express gratitude towards one another for the simple pleasure of being a part of our lives. Though our gifts may be large or small, expensive or a bargain, they are but a token. A token of the joys of years past, a token of adventures to come. No matter the gift, I am certain it will be enjoyed. For it is but a symbol of the love, appreciation, and kindness we feel toward each other. And no gift, no matter how grandiose, can hope to equal even a small fraction of that.
Here's wishing you and yours a safe and happy Holiday Season, from all of us at CrackBerry.com.
Be sure to check out all of our 2012 Holiday Gift Guides