I know everyone has listed their favorite accessories for the Tour. I’m going to go through mine, and hope that everyone else keys in as well. Maybe there’s something none of us have checked out before. As a BlackBerry user who uses my phone for both personal and business, I’m going to touch on both.
Accessories to dress your phone.
The number one accessory I’m going to touch on is the micro sd card. While the Tour comes with two gigs, we are so past that stage. I carry an eight myself, but why stop at eight when the phone can use sixteen? The micro sd is a life saver for memory on the phone, pictures, video, movies, voice notes and ringtones, and even files. Yes, it’s more of a necessity than an accessory.The BlackBerry Sync Store has a variety of sizes from 1 GB to 16 GB and prices starting from $14.95 to $59.95.
Number two I’m going to state is the screen protector. A privacy screen protector is the one I opt for. If I’m out in public, and even at work, it’s nice to know that my screen is protected not only from scratches but from prying eyes. You can find Privacy Screen Protectors online for about $12.99 such as this one.
Number three, if you’ve learned anything about the Tour if you have one, it’s the battery life. I cannot stress enough how clearly enhanced your relationship with your Tour will be with an extended battery. You can purchase Seidio’s Innocell Extended Battery 1600 mAh OEM size for the Tour for only $44.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store.
Number four, now we’re getting to the look. Many people like the silicone cases for their phones, I’m not really feeling it unless it’s a Body Glove case with the kickstand. While the Tour comes with a nice leather case, I still use a hard case to protect it. I like the colored one. I have a pink one, but they come in clear, chrome, and other colors. I like them because it raises the screen a bit. It also secures the phone in the case, providing more secure fit. You can purchase the Smartphone Experts Snap On Case for $14.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store here.
Number five is a headset. It is bluetooth compatible and with many states passing the banning of being on your phone while driving, it’s getting to be a necessity as well. The great news is that ALL of the bluetooth headsets compatible with the Tour are on sale and you can find your’s in the BlackBerry Sync Store ranging from $19.95 to $109.95. If you’re looking for a bluetooth headset, sales are the best time to grab them! I listen to music, so my favorite accessory for talking is a stereo headset. It allows me to listen to my music and take my calls as well. So that’s definitely a big thing for me. My favorite headset because it’s comfortable and has the case is the BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Stereo Headphones with Case for the Tour which is in the BlackBerry Sync Store for $39.95 (a fifty dollar savings from the original price!)
Number six is an alternative case. I like Body Glove’s cases with the clip that converts to a kickstand. Body Glove’s case sells for $29.99 and you clip it while on the go, and covert it to a stand so the phone can be propped so you can see who’s trying to get in touch while you work. BlackBerry has a nice leather case that comes in three colors. You can purchase the black case of the BlackBerry Leather Folio Pouch from the BlackBerry Sync Store for $24.95. This case has a soft interior to protect the phone, is leather, has the magnet closure, and allows you to put your money and/or cards in there too. Please be careful with the debit and credit cards to be sure they don’t get distorted by the magnet. There’s also the infamous OtterBox. OtterBox is great to keep your phone protected, a little more water resistant but not waterproof, and dust resistant. It also protects it from hard knocks and drops. You can download the OtterBox Defender Case for the Tour for $44.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store here. I haven’t even shown you all the other cases available. The BlackBerry Sync Store has a wide selection of cases in different prices ranges, styles, and materials, so take a look, you’re going to be surprised at what’s in store for you.
Number seven is car charger. Now the one I have is really nice because it’s a dual charger. It retails for around $39.99 to $44.00. Not only does it work as a car charger, it also works as a home charger allowing me to not worry if I forget my home charger and my phone starts dying because I have the dual in my car. From the BlackBerry Sync Store you can find a few others there that have the same ability. Mobi also has a Duo Charger for $14.95 that does both as using the cables. Â Griffin has a PowerDuo Universal for $34.95 as well.
Number eight, a charging pod or charging cradle/pod is always nice. Especially for work. It makes everything much more convenient. You can find the BlackBerry Leather Desktop Stand for $14.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store.
Number nine is a Mr. Handsfree Family charger station. This is nice because most of us have more than one phone. The charger holds three and it utilizes your charging cords, keeps them organized, and holds them for you. You can find the Mr. Handsfree Family Charger for $14.95 from the BlackBerry Sync Store.
Number ten is last but not least, are the vehicle mounts. If you travel quite a bit, a car mount can be your best friend. There are car mounts of all types and we have a few available in the BlackBerry Sync Store ranging from $14.95 to $29.95. They can be used to mount from anywhere, such as the windshield, vents, dashboard, and even the cigarette lighter.
Those are my recommended top Tour accessories, and believe me, I wouldn’t recommend something if I didn’t feel comfortable with it myself. And with all the excitement of the Tour, I can’t wait to see what more new and exciting accessories will be available.
So what are your favorite accessories? We’d love to know.