Birthday Contest: Win a Unify4Life BlackBerry Remote!

Win the Ultimate BlackBerry Remote!
By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Feb 2009 08:30 am EST

You didn't think we'd drop a video in the blogs yesterday of Unify4Life's upcoming AV|Shadow for the BlackBerry Storm and not give CrackBerry Nation a chance to win one did you?? :-)

Next up in our series of Turns 2 Years Old contests, the good great folks at Unify4Life are hooking us up with TEN AV|Shadow units to give away. This is the product that turns your BlackBerry into the ultimate remote control, allowing you to control all the AV gadgets in your house right from your Berry. SWEET!

Contest Entry: To enter for your chance to win, simply login to and leave a comment to this blog post. If you're looking for something to comment on, why not tell us why you'd love to win this! Contest entry closes this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck!

Learn More: Visit to learn more about the AV|Shadow as well as their other products (gotta love Garage|Shadow!). You can also follow the links below for video and review coverage.

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Birthday Contest: Win a Unify4Life BlackBerry Remote!



This would come in handy, since I can never find my remotes around my house, my kids always place it somewhere it shouldn't be, and then tell me they can't remember were it is. My blackberry is always an arms length away!

Yay! More birthday goddies!!!
Crackberry is the best (if I win of course)!

j/k .. Crackberry has been the best for the last 2 years.

This product looks awesome- would be perfect for my entertainment center. Let's make blackberry the new jesus phone!

Im new to crackberry and blackberry and love how lazy i can be with all the tech. this phone can do. I love my blackberry

I've only been here for 1 of the two years but it's been an exciting and informative 1 year. And this item is just what I need - then I can get rid of the 5 other remotes in the house.

I have been looking for something like this for the BB - I used to have something similar to this when I had a WM device. If I won this, I would have even more reason to brag to my friends who already comment on how much I am addicted to this website and my berry!!

It's very cool that you're giving gifts to us - and this Unity4Life giveaway is sweeeeeet. I'd love to win one of these.

My wife can never figure out how to work all the different gadgets by our TV, and this would make her life much simpler (and mine too...)! Thanks crackberry!

Just because - I would like to try out ALL the features - and control my communications and my garage door with a touch screen. And I could continue to keep with the BB product line, thus avoiding a certain service provider whose name (the acronym) starts with the first letter of the alphabet.

Penny Mudd

If my Blackberry has Unify4life, I can use my Bold to control the A/V. She can finally hold the other remote(s) lol. The perfect gift for our upcoming Anniversary! Happy Birthday Crackberry.

My wife and I are always fighting over who gets to control the remote at night. If I had this it would solve our problem. she could have the remote and when I am tired of watching Oprah or some other TV show aimed at the female demographic I could simply pick up my Blackberry Storm and change the channel.

It would be nice to win one of these. This would definitely make my life easier so it won't be a problem in the future to look for remotes that are thrown around all over the house.

What a deal. Leave it to CrackBerry to give the presents for THEIR birthday.

the AV/Shadow setup looks AWESOME.... sign me up for one of those ten prizes.....

Keep the good stuff coming CB....this is why the CB Nation is constantly growing!!!!

I love all my electronics but having 10 remotes for each really gets to be bothersome. This would be an awesome tool to consolidate them all into one.

Why would I love to win this...well, the only time I put my blackberry down is to use a remote for something...If I had this...I can just glue my blackberry to my hand!

Happy Birthday!!
This would be very cool to have and play with. I have been looking at this for quite a while but no way I can spring for the price tag. Hope I win :)

Here goes another try....

If not the javelin then maybe this?



This could be very useful if I had a TiVo box at home. So if I win this, I'll buy a TiVo. Therefore, pick me to win and you will be helping the economy!

I'll keep this short and sweet...

Unify4Life, this is an awesome gift you've made to Crackberry on their 2nd year anniversary!

To the Crackberry owners, writers and mostly to the users, happy B'day!!!

this would complete my home theater!! I won't have to buy a harmony!!! the best part would be having something that none of my friends have!!!

I would love to win one of these..Then I could be the ultimate Crackberry addict...I would never leave my bed..I could browse the internet with my BB and control the TV and Av stuff too...I will just get one of those little refrigerators and a comode, and i would be in Heaven!!!

So please pick me, and let me totally become the worthless ass my Dad always said I was.......

i hope that the winners are not chosen by who has the wittiest comment because i would lose - but would love one of these... Thanks

U4L is awesome, my av stuff is on the otherside of the house and this addition would outstanding. Plus a company that ponies up 10 units tells you alot about thier commitment. outstanding guys

Unify4life looks like a great product that will simplify daily life and the need to ask where is the tv remote. Everybody knows where the Blackberry is.....

...and it's not even Christmas! My mother and brother already poke fun at me because I can control my lights by remote control.

to win this because i hate having 50 million remotes and i would love to control everything from my phone and computer. My Storm already does everything else, why not control my AV components and garage door, too!

My whole life I have entered literally millions of contests for blckberry remote systems. Emails, hand written forms, dance off's, pong tournaments, the list continues.

With every contest, I have not won a single blackberry remote.

I need this more and have committed my life to winning a blackberry remote. Let my dream come true.

Happy B-Day this is a cool app i would use even if my tv remote was within arms reach how cool would it be to have company over or non crackberry abusers and change channels or any av device with my phone take that omnia, hehe.

I am the Laziest BUMB ever I dont even want to reach over to change remotes , I cant be bothered to lean over and look for the remote because I am too bust surfing Crackberry .com

if I can get everything from one place, it will FIT perfectly right into my PLAN
move as little as possible and do as little as possible

Definitely one of the coolest uses for a BlackBerry I have seen!! I would def get some good use out of that. :)

With this, I'm one step closer to controlling the world with my Storm! So...when the time comes and I am in charge of the universe, wouldn't it be nice to know that I allowed Crackberry the opportunity to SUCK UP first by giving me the AV Shadow...then, I may just allow you to live!

My life is so hectic, this would be such a huge boost for me. I have a tough time focusing on things unless I note them down somehow or organize them in some sort of way. This would definately help me keep organized and efficient with managing my media. I literally can never find the remote I need for either my bluray player, stereo, tv, cable box, satellite set, fan/light remote. I literally would love to cut down the number of remotes I have to look for down into one device that I already use... my blackberry. Considering that I use my blackberry 25 hours a day, it would make sense to use it to control AV items in my home. Also, the garage thing would be sweet considering that even though I own the house, I'm letting my family live there and they have all the garage door openers. I had to man up and not let the girls have to use their keys to get in...

My official entry and why I would like to win this: It would be fun to set it up and not tell my wife. Then of course just start using my Storm to start changing channels on her, messing with the volume, etc...hilarity ensues!

Why wouldn't I want this? Streamlining technology so that it works for you, the way you want it, is SO much better than keeping track of dozens of components that all have dead batteries!

Well man I love CrackBerry and well all the contest but have yet to win one....maybe this is the one that turns the tides in my favor.

This would make a great fathers day or birthday present for my step dad who just got his first blackberry, hes starting to become and addict. Thanks crackberry

This would make a great fathers day or birthday present for my step dad who just got his first blackberry, hes starting to become and addict. Thanks crackberry

My kids would LOVE this - between easy button, etch-a-sketch, and piano they think daddy's new storm is amazing if I can mess with the TV it would be the icing on the cake


It is so cool, I was trying just last night to convince several of my friends to get a BB. To lay down the iphone, and the Moto Q and Go Crackberry all the way. They were asking me why they should and I was just using Unify for Life as an example.. They would not believe me that they could do this as well as everything else a BB Could do. This would be an awesome chance for me to convert them over to BB and make them lay down the "sins of the past" i.e.(iphone, moto Q)Thanks for the Chance...Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

I think it would be awesome to be able to control my Audio Video Equipment with my Blackberry. Cause occasionally i lose the remote but I have never lost my blackberry.

I think it would be awesome to be able to control my Audio Video Equipment with my Blackberry. Cause occasionally i lose the remote but I have never lost my Blackberry.

I can't beleive this is in a contest. This is a great product and I have wanted it since you spoke of Unity from last years show.

This would be totally cool to show off to friends, and not only that, but to use when I loose my remote for my 40" samsung!

This device is amazing. I have so many AV setups at home that I have to keep track of about 12 remote controls. I'd love to have this setup!

Every time I go to watch TV or adjust the stereo I have to rummage through a basket of remotes… 7 to be exact...enough already !!!!

I have no less than 8 remotes. They end up under the couch cushions, behind the TV, everywhere but where they are supposed to be. I desperately need 1 remote that can do it all and be where it should be (in my hand!!)

I have read all of the blog posts as well as gone to the web site. This seems like a fascinating product that I would love to have for my Storm when available.

Given all the AV equipment I have, I'd be thrilled to just carry around something I already carry around instead of searching for remotes. Love me some Shadow!

This storm is getting better with each beta leak and now the apps are coming. This app will make it easy for me to sit back and relax at home.

I can never find any of my remotes. I always know where my blackberry is. Unity4Life has outdone themselves on this one!

Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.

I was actually thinking about trying to create a simple version of something like this to just control my PC or something...but an official solution that can control my whole home theater? SWEET! Count me in on this contest!

I'm a new user to the Blackberry Storm, LOVE IT! Love this website too! These 2 year anniversary contests are just icing on the cake!

Every time I go to watch TV or adjust the stereo I have to rummage through a basket of remotes… 7 to be exact.. and providing the kids haven't taken one with them or jammed them between the couch cushions... enough already !!!!

Why would I love to win this? Well "they" say that happy people live longer. If I were to win this, it would probably extend my life by 10 years. That's how happy I would be, for I am a complete tech geek...I need this! Thank you.

this is going to come in handy when my wife tries to hide the remote. my crackberry as a universal remote?!?!?!? the ultimate man gotcha. ha ha ha ha ha! <<< dubius laugh

The only reason i have to put down my blackberry is to turn on the tv. With this, I wont have to do that! (my beer is in the other hand.)

Controlling the TV with my that would REALLY get under my wife's skin! She already thinks I want to have a three way with my BB and iPod.'t...get out! Too...many...remotes! I'm cheap plastic...and batteries...If only there was another....solution.... Can't.... breathe! Help me unify for life, you're my only hope! (Besides crackberry of course!)

Seriously, this is a great product and I would love to win one. I even promise a jreel style review!

Need one of these pretty bad. With no universal remote I've got 4 remotes that I frequently misplace. It's come down to carrying my cable box remote around around the house.

Happy Birthday CrackBerry! I really need this Universal Remote Control, I can never find my remotes anywhere! LOL If I get this, I'll be the happiest person in the world! I never one anything in my life, winning this would be like getting a gift from the God of BlackBerries ( CrackBerry ). Thanks CrackBerry for giving me everything I needed for my phone, The Storm!

What can I say? A V...ery awesome device (what rhymes with Shadow???). My wife would give me a new nickname. Maybe, the Shadow King, or Mr. AV/Shadow. Maybe I could end up being the spokesman for Unify4Life.. Well, a guy can dream can't he?

How easy would this make my life seeing as I have like 5 remotes sitting around now.. I love Crackberrys Birthday Week... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRACKBERRY