BlackBerry Z10 had launched in India with a hefty price tag, and BlackBerry knows that people who buy expensive phones will need complimenting accessories too, and hence came a bunch of audio accessories in India, along with the Z10. We had taken a look at the Mini Stereo Speaker, which was a compact clip-like Bluetooth stereo speaker with auxiliary audio output, and now we are taking a look at the BlackBerry Music Gateway, which partly mimics the auxiliary functionality of the stereo speaker, in a much smaller form factor. And as usual, we have got a unboxing and demo of the device here, watch it below –
The Music gateway is a diminutive device that has solely the only purpose of acting as a music gateway for a BlackBerry phone, nothing else. With its small form factor, it is very portable and as with portability it comes with high chances of getting lost. yes, it’s that small.
On the top you have the BlackBerry logo which acts as a button too, mainly used for pairing the device with a phone, or just play/pause/skip. There is a LED indicator on the front that tells you the Bluetooth state of the device.
On the back you have a 3.5mm jack and the micro USB port for charging. The 3.5mm jack can output the incoming audio to any device that can accept audio as input. Inside the box, BlackBerry has given a 3.5mm auxiliary cable as well as a 3.5mm to composite audio cable that can actually connect to traditional home theater systems.
So, in that case, it makes the Music Gateway your in-house remote for songs through your stereo. Oh, and bonus feature is the instant pairing with the Z10 over NFC. Yes, the device has tap to connect, which is a great feature in our opinion.
And that’s it for the quick unboxing and demo of the BlackBerry Music Gateway. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below and we will try to answer them. More pics below –