Archive for the ‘BlackBerry’ Category
Friday, April 17th, 2015
The BlackBerry Leap is available for pre-order now in the UK. The phone is the latest from the beleaguered Canadian firm, and is targeted towards young professionals with a full-size touch screen, moderate specs and a reasonably low price point of £199 sim-free. We’ll be supporting the phone with our usual range of cases and other accessories, including many from BlackBerry themselves. Let’s take a look at what’ll be available!
Official Leather Pocket Case Cover - Black, White
We begin with the official pocket case cover, which is a genuine leather case for the Leap. It’s available in white and black, and does well to add considerable protection to the front and back of your phone without adding much bulk – you can easily still fit your phone in your pocket with the case attached. If you’re looking for a professional-looking case, then this is a great choice.
Official Leather Swivel Holster - Black
If you don’t like keeping your phone in your pocket, then you can put it on your belt with this swivel holster. It’s probably not the coolest way to do it, but it can definitely make sense in some situations, particularly with professional attire. The holster is made of genuine leather, so it looks good and will keep your phone in good nick.
We conclude with the Official Flex Shell Case, which is actually pretty cool. The case covers each corner of your phone, protecting from drops and knocks without affecting accessibility. The back of the phone actually flips out to form a stand too, which is a rare inclusion on such a slim case. Combined with three colour choices, this is one of the best cases for the BlackBerry Leap so far.
Thanks for checking out our first few BlackBerry Leap cases. Stay tuned for more BlackBerry cases and accessories for the Leap as we head up to launch!
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
The BlackBerry Z20, codenamed Rio, is expected to be the next BlackBerry to be launched later this month. We’ve already got Z20 accessories on the way, but before we get into these let’s have a look at the phone itself.
BlackBerry Z20 ‘Rio’ rumour roundup
According to leaks by N4BB and other sources, the Z20 will include mid-range horsepower: a MSM8960 dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage plus micro SD and penta-band LTE. This will be an all-touch model (no keyboard), with a five-inch 1280 x 720p display. When it comes to imaging, the Z20 is a little behind the times – we’ve got an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel shooter up front. Finally, the Z20 is reasonably competitive in terms of size with a 9.5mm thickness.
BlackBerry Z20 ‘Rio’ accessories
We’ve got a raft of official accessories on the way, with stock expected by late February or early March. Here’s what we’ll have available.
Official BlackBerry Leather Flip Shell Case - Black, Military
The Leather Flip Shell is a great first choice for a Z20 case, with a stylish look in black or military colour schemes. The flip shell replaces your existing battery cover, resulting in minimal added bulk. Includes embossed BB logos.
Official BlackBerry Leather Pocket Case - Black, White
Like the other BlackBerry cases on this list, the Leather Pocket Case one is made with genuine leather and embossed with the BlackBerry logo. Inside, you’ll find soft microfibre to protect your phone’s screen and gently brush it clean each time you remove it from the case with a gentle tug.
Official BlackBerry Leather Swivel Holster - Brown
This professional swivel holster makes it easy to keep your Z20 at your side always. Includes a proximity sensor to save battery life. If you want your phone completely protected when it’s not in use, this is the perfect case to pick.
Official BlackBerry Screen Protector - 2 Pack
This BlackBerry Z20 screen protector will keep your Z20 screen scratch-free. This official accessory fits the Z20 perfectly, and with two protectors in the back you’ll have a spare in case of significant damage to the first. These screen protectors are easy to apply, and leave no residue.
Official BlackBerry Modular Sync Pod with USB Cable - Black
Our final accessory is good-looking and practical. The Modular Sync Pod is a dock for the BlackBerry Z20, giving you a convenient place to charge your phone. You’ll also have your Z20 in the perfect position to keep an eye on incoming notifications, saving you time from picking up your phone or taking it out your pocket. The dock works with your BlackBerry’s case attached and comes with a spare micro USB cable.
Are you excited for a new mid-range BlackBerry? Let us know in the comments below.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Yesterday we wrote about the BlackBerry Passport’s imminent release as a sim-free phone, and now we’re back to show you some of the the best official Passport accessories for everyone’s favourite square phone. Let’s get right into it!
Our first accessory is an official case for the BlackBerry, the Hard Shell Case. This case provides a cool modern look for your Passport, while adding much-needed protection for the back and sides of your phone. The left and right hand sides of the phone are kept clear, allowing you easy access to the buttons and easy swipes off the side of the screen. Of course, this design decision also means that less screen protection is afforded. The case is available in black and white, and comes with a fine texture on the back that adds grip and helps prevent accidental drops. The case is NFC-friendly, helping the nascent contactless payment system work unabated. Of course, as this is an official case, you’ll get that perfect BlackBerry look and feel, complete with a metal BlackBerry logo on the rear centre of the phone.
Our second case is a more classical look – the Leather Flip Case. This case provides better screen protection compared to the first case, thanks to that flip cover that covers the screen most of the time. The case is made from slim and stylish leather, padded to add comfort and protection. The soft micro-fibre interior keeps the phone inside scratch-free and clean too. The case is quite lightweight for a leather case, and adds very little bulk overall. The case is available in two traditional colours: black and brown. As with the first case, we’ve got the official logos here as this is a genuine product custom-made for the Passport’s unusual shape.
Our final accessory today is this official screen protector pack. This provides that necessary screen protection, without the bulk and inconvenience of a flip case. The screen protector is easy to apply and leaves no sticky residue when removed. Step-by-step instructions and an applicator card made installation straight-forward. The box contains a pair of screen protectors, so you’re able to use one for a bit, take it off if it gets damaged and then still have a spare to replace it. You could also split the box with a friend, if you know another person that bought the Passport!
That’s all for now, folks! Be sure to let us know what accessories you’d like to see for the BlackBerry Passport in the future, and stay locked here for more mobile phone accessory news! You can also follow us on Twitter @mobilefun or Facebook at Love Your Mobile.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
LG have announced a range of Bluetooth Wireless Headsets, the LG Tone HBS series. The series includes four headsets, each with distinct features: the HBS700, 730, 750 and 800. Let’s take a closer look at these stylish headsets, which fit around your neck and include noise-cancelling in-ear headphones that magnetically attach to the band when they’re not in your ears.
The LG Tone (HBS700) comes first. This is the most basic model, with a few added features but the same strong design. This includes noise and echo cancellation to ensure excellent sound quality while you’re on the phone. The HBS700 are good for a strong 10 hours of talk time, ensuring that you’re able to get through the day on a single charge. You’ll also benefit from a mighty 360 hours of standby time, so won’t see much reduction in battery power from day to day when the headset remains unused. There’s also a power slide switch which allows you to control music playback; a novel solution for playing and pausing music, flicking through your favourite tunes and adjusting the volume.
Next we have the LG Tone Plus (HBS730), which comes in a similar design but offers a few added features on top. The 730s include enhanced audio and bass response thanks to the inclusion of larger drivers than the HBS700. You’ll also find a larger battery, which provides up to 15 hours of music playback or 10 hours of talk time. Standby time is also improved, at 500 hours. Finally, we’ve got some more advanced Bluetooth technology on-board, including enhanced multipoint (connecting to multiple devices simultaneously) and text-to-speech control on compatible devices. The HBS730 also steps up to an AptX Bluetooth connection for music streaming, which provides considerably better audio quality than standard Bluetooth.
The LG Tone Pro (HSB750) are the next step up, offering a slightly different design to the HBS730 but no particularly substantive changes to the winning formula.
Finally we have the premium LG Tone Ultra (HBS800), which provides another big increase to sound quality with JBL signature sound. These headphones also provide the same advanced Bluetooth functionality as well, including the advanced multipoint, text to speech and AptX support for CD-quality Bluetooth audio streaming.
Whichever you choose, the LG Tone series offers a convenient form factor, high-quality Bluetooth music streaming, impressive battery life and excellent noise cancellation. For more information or to place your pre-order, visit the product pages linked below:
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Here’s something pretty cool. You know that big, dumb speaker system in your house? It sounds great, but you gotta hook it up with a stupid cable, and it’s probably only plugged into your CD player anyway. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make it smarter. You can give it Bluetooth, give it the power to easily stream music from your phone. Or your friend’s phone. At least until they put on that one song you hate, and then you can go back to your music. It’s all possible with the Moto Stream Bluetooth Stereo Adapter. And it’s coming soon to Mobile Fun. Take a look.
The Moto Stream is a tiny icosahedron (a polyhedron with 20 triangular faces… you remember that from maths, right?), weighing just 100 grams. Five of its faces light up in different colours thanks to glowing LEDs, giving you feedback when devices are connected. It’s a cute contemporary design that’ll definitely add a bit of magic to your living room.
So here’s how it works. You’ll run a 3.5mm audio cable to your speaker system. You’ll plug in the power. You’ll tap your phone onto the speaker, and it’ll use NFC to automatically pair over Bluetooth. That’s it – you’re done. Play some music, and the Moto Stream will pipe it over to your faithful (but stupid) speaker system.
Of course, you want to be nice right? Of course. So your flatmates, or family, or friends can play their music too. Just follow the same formula – tap their phone on the Moto Stream to set up a Bluetooth connection – and then they can choose their music too. Up to five devices can be connected at once, and through ‘Heist Mode’, anyone connected can adjust the volume, skip to the next song, or just put on something from their device instead.
If you or your friends aren’t cool enough to have NFC on their phones (e.g. an iPhone), then you can still pair manually over Bluetooth… but it won’t be quite as futuristic. Sorry, Apple. Either way though, you’ll enjoy Bluetooth 3.0 range of up to 300 metres, so you can nip to the kitchen and keep the tunes pumping in the living room.
The Moto Stream is a clever little thing, and it will be available soon at Mobile Fun. For more information written in a much more serious style, please visit our product page.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to let us know what you think of the Moto Stream in the comments below, or on Twitter @mobilefun. Have a good one!