Breaksclusive: Introducing the BlackBerry KickStand!

By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Oct 2011 08:32 pm
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Ok, Ok. For ALL the times I've yelled at Adam Zeis over the years for being lazy and not doing enough creative blogging, I take it all back. Adam knocked it out of the park today with his discovery, no... invention, of the BlackBerry KickStand.

While I was sitting down giving an interview to some nice folks from CBC for a piece they're working on for The National, Adam was sitting bored... twiddling around with his BlackBerry Bold 9930. The eureka moment struck. Turns out if you pull the battery door only halfway off your Bold 9930/9900 and prop it up, it turns into a perfect BlackBerry KickStand. Great for desktop use. Awesome for watching videos. Check out the video above to discover how to set the BlackBerry KickStand up for yourself on your own Bold 9930/9900. Great job Adam!!!

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53 comments

Bla1ze

My favorite accessory!

Michelle Haag

Awesome. The rest of DevCon could be a bust, but at least this was discovered. :P

gordongr

Yes ive noticed how smart Adam is in the past, shoulda been a brain surgeon I think

sirenseye

This is for sure an 11 out of 10!!!

the brother

The best part was when he said he was out!

:P

dakid72

This is the best DISCOVERY/INVENTION, for a BB, eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Great Job Adam, you are not as worthless as Kevin makes you out to be! :-)

Just Me

Excellent. Now go enjoy a pint.

stubbornswiss

Excellent idea!

Thanks for sharing this with us.

jin-n-juice

NFC doesnt work with the Kickstand :( lol

kazn3r

Well, that's 99** owners freebie from RIM for the outage. They wont allow free premium app downloads on 99** now. Thanks Crackberry.

misskalunji

Nice.......! but sucks for those that have a case...

TheTechGuy

Seems to me it will take 2 mins for a fool, or a cat or an accidental moment to lean on it with to much weight to break the clips at the top. It will no longer be a battery cover or a stand. I'm just saying.

paddyo68

That's "too" Mr. tech guy! lol

ekafara

That's the first thing I did after I took the battery door for first time. I should have posted it here :(

Edit: well that's not entirely true. The first thing I did was put the battery in :)

tfmartin

How much does it cost?

djdonnyk

Wish the 9850 had one

chiefbroski

Works with my 9860. An awesome feature, although its not very robust. A strong breeze and its down.

mister160

couple quick questions right off the bat: is this compatible with my 9700 and will there be a contest? lol

chiefbroski

One question though, will this work with my Playbook?

Oh, and Kevin or Adam, if you're reading this, how about making a contest (like someone before me mentioned) about it?

"DIY Blackberry Accessory Contest"??? Could be fun eh?

Liquid_Revolver

This is the best you got LOL...oh god RIM is falling apart.

Auli

Loosen up man ... Why take this so seriously LOL

Liquid_Revolver

because lol = serious every time...how can i be serious with clowns like you LOL

Auli

Trolls use LOL all the time when they mock, I was referring to you saying rim is falling apart

TIMSHULL

Tell em to kick AT&Ts ass and relaease the 9900 and 9860 wtf ???????

travaz

After a studing the video very carefully and making learned analasys I believe there is BEER involved!!

l ll llll l l ll

available on shop crackberry soon? :P

m12k1177

is this what's become of the BB? that we need to make up "features" of this awesome phone as selling points??

unless of course this video was purely done out of humor, then i feel like a fool for not picking up on it, haha.

robtanz

I believe you are a fool.

robtanz

I am sure that this was actually going to be announced at the keynote speech...thanks for spilling the beans guys....

m12k1177

i believe you are a fool.

narci

When is it gonna be aired?

yvpan1

awesome invention Adam!!

JonManu

but does it work in landscape mode?

kazn3r

second best accessory is the hard case. people ask me "what phone is that?" and "oh theres a case on it?" when that white one comes out, i'll have my "white 9930"

rickgainsmith

This will leapfrog the competition...show me an iPhone that can do that!

Good Job guys...

snoozininsomniac

woo! this works for 9650 too!

jason18

Has anyone broken their battery door prongs yet? I have had that problem on my tour 9630 and bold 9650 and had to use cases to keep on the battery door, not to mention after the fact if I set my phone down to hard the battery jossles loose and the phone restarts. Thankfully the restart time on the 9930 is amazing, but I do not want to break this kick ass battery door. And don't want to have to buy multiple replacements. Anyone had a breakage yet?

TBone4eva

Works on my Storm 2 too!

kojita

Unfortunately, I do have an otterbox commuter case on X (

Connor83

They have a much better (easier) one for the 9700.
Take the case that comes with the 9700 and lay it on a flat hard surface with the clip down and flap up. Then tilt one of the side down so it leans. Then set you phone on it with the side of you phone touching the bottom of the outside flap.
I use this all the time to watch video.

anthonybaker

.....i use my playbook to watch video :)

staraf

go Adam go! any thing else ?

boldkeyboardholic

LOL

Now I know my device has a failer - or Adam has adamatium finger nails ;)

My battery door is so hard to open that when I do not have a paper clip (plastic/no metal ;) ) or a credit card - I can't open it. When I try it with my thumb I will hurt my self.

17.michal

quickly get it patented before someone beats you to it!!!

cl8baller

Nice, works on the Bold 9000 too.
Looks like something was passed down.
I guess the 9700/80 didn't get that gene.

axllebeer

I just watched this video for the second time using the Bold 9930 kick stand. :)

Boldly sent from my 9930

Otech#CB

Lol! BlackBerry Kickstand(TM). That's pretty awesome!