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The Road Warrior's Guide to BlackBerry Car Accessories

Quick, where do you make most of your phone calls? If you are like many people you will answer, “In my car.” And no wonder, the average person spends 100 hours per year commuting to work. Where else do you get uninterrupted time to catch up with friends and family? To make phoning in your car easier—and safer—here are five BlackBerry® accessories every road warrior should have.

1. BlackBerry® Automotive Charger

BlackBerry® Automotive Charger

First on the list for convenience is the BlackBerry Automotive Charger. A car charger keeps you fully juiced virtually everywhere you go.

Starts at $24.99 US

Charge me up »

2. Garmin Mobile® for BlackBerry smartphones app

Garmin Mobile® for BlackBerry smartphones app

As every road warrior knows there is more to a BlackBerry smartphone than phone calls. The built-in GPS and BlackBerry® Maps lets you know your location and get directions. For turn-by-turn spoken directions right on your smartphone—without purchasing a separate GPS—get the Garmin Mobile® for BlackBerry smartphones app.

$99–$149 US, no subscription fee

Wherever you go, there you are »

BlackBerry® Wireless Headset HS-500

3. BlackBerry® Wireless Headset HS-500

Next, with many jurisdictions now requiring hands-free devices for calling on a mobile phone, the next item in the well-equipped auto is a hands-free device. The most universal solution is the BlackBerry® Wireless Headset HS-500. It also works with selected third-party GPS mapping applications so you can listen to turn-by-turn directions. This little wonder fits comfortably in the ear and works outside your car too.

$79.99 US

Look ma, no hands! »

Tip: For best results with Bluetooth devices, keep your BlackBerry smartphone within direct line of sight of the Bluetooth device. For example, if your BlackBerry smartphone is on the right side of your body, wear a Bluetooth headset in your right ear.

Editor's Pick

BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605

4. BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605

For a great sounding and feature-rich hands-free experience, choose the BlackBerry® Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605. Just clip it to your car's visor, turn it on, and you're ready to start talking hands-free. Calls and songs from your BlackBerry smartphone are routed through your car's FM stereo system for superior sound. Also enjoy voice dialing, audio caller ID, and turn-by-turn GPS voice prompts (when used with a GPS Mapping application).

Visor mount tutorial videos:

$99.99 US

Where have you been all my life? »

5. Parrot MKi9200 Advanced Bluetooth Car Kit

The Road Warrior's Guide to BlackBerry Car Accessories

For the fullest hands-free mobile experience get the Parrot MKi9200 Advanced Bluetooth Car Kit with a 2.4-inch high-resolution color screen. The kit integrates with your car's audio system (professional installation is included) for the highest-quality phone and music experience.

$449.99 US

Driving in style »

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