CrackBerry Holiday Gift Guide

Oh it’s that time of year again. The time when we all start opening our wallets and pocket books. But it is also a time when we all start scratching our heads thinking about what to get the special people in our lives. In yet another addition to the CrackBerry 2012 Holiday gift guides, we take a look at what gifts to get the student on our lists. Let me come out and say it, being a student myself, students are hard to shop for. Often the student on your list has been living away from home so you’ve got no idea what to get them, well fret not CrackBerry Nation, continue reading to get the most in-depth list available for those BlackBerry wielding students in your life.


BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone

Big Jambox by Jawbone Being a student myself I’m well aware that having music on hand at any given time is one of the top contributing factor to success. Okay, well maybe it isn’t. But having the ability to either just plug in, or connect your BlackBerry by Bluetooth and blast your music till your is heart content helps reduce some of the college blues. Having music by your side can help those gloom days pass right on by. I highly suggest you get that student on your list the BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone. The BIG JAMBOX is the predecessor to the original JAMBOX, and the difference you ask? it's a heck of a lot bigger. The BIG JAMEBOX is a Bluetooth connected speaker that allows you to play all your music from a Bluetooth connected device in high-quality ear busting sound. A must have for those with noisy roommates.

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Seidio Charging Vault Kit

Seidio Charging Vault KitFor this next gift item I ask you to put yourself in the shoes of a College student for just a second.  Just imagine getting up for that 8am class, only to realize that you forgot to charge your BlackBerry smartphone the night before. Having a dead phone and being a student is a hellish situation. This is where I would like to introduce you to the Seidio Charging Vauilt. The charging vault is one of those life saving accessories because it has the ability to charge your BlackBerry on the fly. The Seidio Charging Vauilt has a 2200mAh battery, which will allow you to charge your BlackBerry smartphone almost twice over. So those late nights and early mornings will go a little smoother knowing that as long as you’ve charged the Seidio Charging Vauilt, you’ll be able to keep on going through out the day.

More information / purchase the Seidio Charhing Vault Kit

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock

Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth ClockOne thing I dread during the school year is the mornings, more so when I need to be up at 5 am to get into school for an early class. While the whole waking up process is a pain in the butt, waking up to the annoying “BEEP BEEP BEEP” of an alarm clock isn’t so welcoming. I would like to introduce you to the Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock for BlackBerry smartphones. The Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock allows your phone to transmit your favorite music to its omni-directional tweeters. Meaning waking up will be a little more peaceful and enjoyable for everyone in the house. The Bluetooth clock also features standard options like AUX in and an FM radio.

More information / purchase Edifier Tick Tock Bluetooth Clock

BlackBerry Mini Keyboard w/ Convertible Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Mini Keyboard w/ Convertible Case for PlayBookGoing from class to class carrying all your textbooks is enough of a hassle, but add in a 6-pound laptop and you’ve got yourself a daily work out. Well, if they've got themselves a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet then I suggest picking up the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard w/ Convertible Case. Not only will this case offer protection for your PlayBook, but it also has a built in keyboard that will allow you to use your tablet almost as a laptop. The built in keyboard features a full QWERTY layout, as well a track pad for use in navigating your tablet computer. I personally used this setup all last semester and if saved me a trip or two to the chiropractor.

More information / purchase BlackBerry Mini Keyboard w/ Convertible Case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Incipio f38 Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones

Incipio f38 Hi-Fi Stereo HeadphonesBeing a student means long days filled with hours upon hours of learning, but also being a student means copious amounts of studying and homework. Studying or doing homework can be stressful enough, but add in the noise of family members or roommates, and you’ve got yourself a pretty hectic situation. Personally when I’m in the study zone I’ve got the headphones on and the music as loud as I can put it. So, if you’re looking for a gift for your music-loving student, then check out the Incipio f38 Hi-Fi stereo headphones. The Incipio f38 Hi-Fi stereo headphones come in a verity of colors and are comfortable enough to wear for hours on end, and they can be picked up in Very covenant I must say.  

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BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBookDepending what the student on your list is taking in school, chances are they have a backpack full of various textbooks, and just the thought of adding a laptop causes back pains. Well, if this sounds like someone on your list maybe you should look at picking up a new BlackBerry PlayBook. The BlackBerry PlayBook features multitasking like no other tablet computer on the market. As well the BlackBerry PlayBook has many substitutes for the built in programs that laptops have. Programs like Documents To Go will allow any student to be successful without breaking their back lugging a heavy laptop around the school.

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Twitter for BlackBerry

Twitter for BlackBerryWhile giving the gift of Twitter for BlackBerry won’t break the bank, it’s definitely an application that students young and old will value. Twitter for BlackBerry is the native Twitter application that will let the student in your life keep connected to the outside world, even as those dark exam days creep closer and closer. Twitter for BlackBerry is available in BlackBerry World as a free download. So snatch their BlackBerry and follow the link below to install this time killing app without them knowing.

More information / download Twitter for BlackBerry


Rdio for BlackBerryIf you’ve got a music buff on your gift list then you may want to turn your eyes to Rdio for BlackBerry smartphones. Rdio is a full-fledged music service. Rdio for BlackBerry smartphones gives that student on your list access to well over a million songs, and the best part? They are all commercial free. Rdio for BlackBerry is available as a subscription that costs $9.99 a month. The monthly service fee gives you access to all those songs on demand, as well the ability to save tracks to the BlackBerry memory card. Rdio also features a desktop application for listening at home and in the dorm rooms.

More information / purchase and download Rdio


BeBuzz for BlackBerry

Being a student, you need to be hyper connected to all forms of communications like email, Twitter, facebook, BBM. While the BlackBerry smartphones do an excellent job at keeping that red light blinking, sometimes you need a little more depth to a notification. This is where BeBuzz comes into place. BeBuzz for BlackBerry smartphones will allow that hyper connected student to customize various notification aspects like sounds, lights, and vibration for individual contacts. But I must warn you, they can mute Mom and Dad’s messages from causing their phone to buzz and blink. BeBuzz is available in BlackBerry World for $2.99.

More information / download BeBuzz for BlackBerry smartphones

More Gift Ideas

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Image courtesy of Melanie A. RhoadesAs the days grow colder and the nights become longer, we gather together amongst our friends and loved ones. It is a time of great happiness. A time when we celebrate the love and companionship we've received over the year, and a time to reflect upon the good times yet to come. It is the time of the year when we exchange gifts; a way for us to express gratitude towards one another for the simple pleasure of being a part of our lives. Though our gifts may be large or small, expensive or a bargain, they are but a token. A token of the joys of years past, a token of adventures to come. No matter the gift, I am certain it will be enjoyed. For it is but a symbol of the love, appreciation, and kindness we feel toward each other. And no gift, no matter how grandiose, can hope to equal even a small fraction of that.

Here's wishing you and yours a safe and happy Holiday Season, from all of us at

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