Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pandora rocks via Bluetooth on the Blackberry 8830

I was having trouble getting bluetooth to "stick" on Pandora...and ....

Ran across the following snips on :

Fixed my problem and Pandora rocks on in bluetooth stereo.

This is simple and a "Piece of cake" when you know where to look and what to do. Check below my email reply from Pandora. I tried it and it works flawlessly!

Thanks for writing. Sounds like you need to enable Bluetooth in Pandora. To enable Bluetooth, go into the Station List screen, and hit the Blackberry key to pull up the menu. Select "Options" in the menu, then enable Bluetooth in the options menu (and save). Let me know how it goes. Best,Mike @ Pandora

Alcatel NSRX3C2ALC Bluetooth Stereo Adapter and Headset and Blackberry 8830

Pick up one of these at Sears today on clearance for $5! Works great on the Blackberry 8830 in stereo!

Went back and bought the only other one they had.

Range is good. Over 10 feet in my house that's full of 2.4 GHz wifi and cordless phones.
All I ask from bluetooth is 5 feet max, so it meets that!

Quality is very good and stereo seperation seems fine. So yeah, it works!

You can use any 3.5 MM headset...which is good...the one that comes with the package is weak. OK for phone calls, but is crap for music compared to even my $9 Phillips earbuds from Target.
Nice that they send a headset though. Especially since it has a built in volume control. The tiniest volume control I've ever seen.

Paired up with my 8830 with no problems at all.

The transmitted audio from the microphone is OK. Can't say it's spectacular, but it's very acceptable from what I've seen so far.

It's the best $5 I've spent on technology since I don't know what!

It's worth the $25 I see it selling for in other places if they are even still made.

I hate normal hang-over-the ear bluetooth headsets, so this is nice for lots of options!

I like headphones with a headband, NOT stuff in my ear or hanging on my ear. So I can clip this thing on any headphones and I'm set for delicious stereo music from Pandora, Iheartradio or MP3s.

Friday, January 15, 2010


I've been pissing away too much time on Facebook and not posting anything on my blogs.

SOSDD here. (same old "stuff" different day) pretty much.

I've switched over to a new old cellphone. Since Austin dunked my HTC Mogul in the soda, I got a Sprint 8830 Blackberry from a friend to try out. It's a nice phone and very snappy. When you push a button it does what you tell it to.

Haven't been doing any ham radio things or CB radio things really.

Everybody is well here....that's a PLUS compared to the H1N1 session of earlier this winter!

See ya on facebook maybe.