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Essential Gadgets for BlackBerry Curve 8530 Owners

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/7/2011

Enhance the functionality of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 by accessorizing it. iGrip's vent mount, Smartphone Experts' car charger, and Smartphone Experts' screen protector are among the most useful BlackBerry Curve 8530 accessories. The memory card, extended battery, and cradle round out the list.

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    iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount

    iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount BlackBerry 8530 Accessory A great accessory to have in the car is the iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount. It is designed to hold the BlackBerry while you are driving. Simply attach the mount to one of the vents and press the phone into the holder. Although the mount is a convenient accessory to have while driving, it can be a bit cumbersome to interact with the phone due to the limited range of the mount. The iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount is available at CrackBerry for $19.95.

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    Mobi Products Cradle

    Mobi Products Cradle BlackBerry 8530 Accessory Charge and sync the BlackBerry Curve 8530 with a computer with the Mobi Products Cradle. This is one of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 accessories with multiple features. Simply set the smartphone in the docking slot and connect the cradle to the computer with the USB cable. Behind the docking slot is the charging slot for a backup battery. It requires the power adapter which connects to any standard wall outlet. Although the cradle is stylish and a great addition to any desktop table, it may be a hassle to leave the computer on just to charge the BlackBerry. The Mobi Products Cradle is available at CrackBerry for $24.95.

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    SanDisk 2GB microSD Card

    SanDisk 2GB microSD Card BlackBerry 8530 Accessory Download more photos, videos, and music to your BlackBerry with the SanDisk 2GB microSD Card. It adds 2GB of storage space to the phone. An SD adapter is included with the memory card. It can be used to transfer files from a computer to the microSD card through the SD port. This is great for taking the music and videos stored on your computer with you on the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The SanDisk 2GB microSD Card is available at Amazon for $8.06.

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    Seidio 1500 mAh OEM Extended Battery

    Seidio 1500 mAh OEM Extended Battery BlackBerry 8530 Accessory When the battery in your BlackBerry needs to be recharged, but there isn't a wall outlet nearby, consider using an extended battery. The Seidio 1500 mAh extended battery provides 35% more power than the standard battery for the BlackBerry Curve 8530. It's a great alternative power source, and it fits within the standard battery door of the Curve. The Seidio 1500 mAh OEM Extended Battery is available at CrackBerry for $42.95.

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    Smartphone Experts Screen Protector

    Smartphone Experts Screen Protector BlackBerry 8530 Accessory Protect the screen of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 with the Smartphone Experts Screen Protector. It shields the screen from scratches and reduces glare. The film can be applied and removed without much effort and fingerprints won't appear on the film. The Smartphone Experts Screen Protector is available at CrackBerry for $12.95.

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    Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger

    Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger BlackBerry 8530 Accessory Another great accessory for the car is the Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger. It features a micro-USB charging cable that connects to the phone and an adapter for the power socket in the car. The cable is long enough to comfortably hold the phone while it is charging. The Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger is available at CrackBerry for $9.95.

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    After buying the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, consider adding a few of the accessories mentioned above. The Mobile Products Cradle and the iGrip Universal Fit Vent Mount are great for holding the phone while you do other things. Keep an extended battery around for emergencies and protect the screen with a screen protector.

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    References

    • CrackBerry - http://shop.crackberry.com/blackberry-curve-8530-accessories.htm
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