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Best BlackBerry Car Kits

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 1/3/2011

There are several car kits for the BlackBerry. Most BlackBerry car kits securely hold the BlackBerry in a cradle and charge it. Some have an antenna to boost reception and others have Bluetooth functionality.

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    SmoothTalker Charging Cradle

    The SmoothTalker Charging Cradle  The SmoothTalker Charging Cradle is one of the multifaceted BlackBerry car kits available on the market. The cradle mount is specially designed for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Tour 9630, so you can be sure it fits nicely in the cradle. While driving, you can talk hands-free by using a Bluetooth headset (sold separately). The cradle also has the ability to charge the phone. Simply connect the cradle to the car's cigarette lighter port with the adapter. Another useful feature is the external antenna connector, which can boost reception when connected to an antenna (sold separately). The SmoothTalker Charging Cradle is available at ShopCrackBerry.

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    THB BURY Comfort Cradle

    THB BURY Comfort Cradle The THB BURY Comfort Cradle is a car kit designed for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and BlackBerry Bold 9700. It features a supportive cradle that holds the BlackBerry in an upright position. The downside of this type of model, of course, is that it can also be a limitation, since the cradle position isn't adjustable. It can be mounted on the console or dash. It comes with a charging cable that connects the cradle to the lighter port of the car. In addition, the kit features an external antenna and connector designed to increase the phone's reception. The THB BURY Comfort Cradle is available at ShopCrackBerry.

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    iGrip Charging Dock

    iGrip Charging Dock The iGrip Charging Dock features an adjustable holder that can orient in the landscape or portrait position. The suction mount can be attached to the windshield or on the dash with a self-adhesive disc. Although some BlackBerry owners have shown concern that driving over a large pothole may dislodge the phone, on the whole it absorbs vibrations nicely, which keeps the phone in a steady position. There is a USB port on the back of the dock for a car charger (sold separately), to keep you juiced up as you're on the move too.

    The iGrip car kit for BlackBerry is designed specifically for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. The iGrip Charging Dock is available at ShopCrackBerry.

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    Motorola IHF1000 Bluetooth Car Kit

    Motorola IHF 1000 Bluetooth Car Kit One of the car kits for BlackBerry on the market that allows you to operate the phone as you drive, is the Motorola IHF1000 Bluetooth Car Kit - it pairs with the BlackBerry via a Bluetooth connection. You can answer calls by pressing a button on the keypad, and make calls by simply speaking the name of the person you wish to talk to. The directional microphone embedded in the display picks up your voice, while the speaker produces clear audio that you can hear, although some users have had problems with the call announce feature and pairing. The Motorola IHF1000 Bluetooth Car Kit is available at ShopCrackBerry.

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    BlackBerry VM-605 Speakerphone

    BlackBerry VM-605 Speakerphone Another of the best Bluetooth BlackBerry car kits is the VM-605 Premium Visor from BlackBerry. It is a speakerphone designed to connect to the BlackBerry via a Bluetooth connection. It easily attaches to the visor and projects clear sound. You can listen to music stored on the BlackBerry, or dial a phone number by simply using your voice; the speakerphone lets you know who's calling by reading the caller ID. This car kit is compatible with several different BlackBerry phones, but be aware it requires a software version of 4.22 or higher to run effectively. The BlackBerry VM-605 Speakerphone is available at ShopCrackBerry.

    Whichever BlackBerry kit for your car that you choose to use, you can be assured that those in our top five list are among the best, and offer superb choice, depending on your needs.