CrackBerry's guide to the best tech gifts for the BlackBerry loving Dad!

Fathers Day Gifts for the CB dad

With Father's Day right around the corner (this Sunday, June 17th), you'll want to make sure you are all set to give that BlackBerry loving father the right gift -- and that's where this guide comes in. Throughout the CrackBerry gift guide for the BlackBerry loving father, you will find various apps, devices and accessories that any dad would love to have accompany his BlackBerry. Continue reading to get the full list and remember that if ordered soon, can get your Fathers Day gifts to your dad in time for the big day!

Tech Gifts for Fathers's Day

BlackBerry Devices

BlackBerry 7 devices

Dads always love new technology, so why not upgrade him to one of the latest BlackBerry 7 smartphones? RIM launched quite a few BlackBerry 7 devices, but the ones that stand out for the dads out there are the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9860, Torch 9810, or even the all touch BlackBerry Curve 9380. If your dad already upgraded to a new BlackBerry, the BlackBerry PlayBook may just be the gift Dad was looking for.

Accessories For The Active Dad

Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headphones


We all know that our dads are always active, always doing things for others. So this Father's Day set up your dad up with a new stereo Bluetooth headset that he can connect to his BlackBerry. The Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth stereo headphones will have any dad asking his kids how to connect and sync his oldies playlist to his BlackBerry. The S10 HD's are available in for only $79.95.

For More information / purchase Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

OtterBox commuter for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

So your dad is always rushing around and never stops? So how about getting him a case that can hold up to the abuse of even the most active dad? The OtterBox commuter for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/30 gives you all the protection while still allowing the BlackBerry to be slim and stylish.

For More information / purchase the OtterBox commuter

iGrip car mount for the BlackBerry PlayBook

igrip car mount for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Being a guy, I'm not a fan of asking for directions, and neither is my dad, so maybe yours isn't too. Introducing the all in one car windshield mount for the BlackBerry PlayBook. With the iGrip mount for the BlackBerry PlayBook you will be able to place your PlayBook on the windshield and use it as an all in one media and navigation unit. I recommend downloading the Magellan Compass turn-by-turn app for your dad's PlayBook, it's one of the best available right now.

For More information / purchase the iGRIP car mount for the PlayBook

Era Headset

jawbone era

Jawbone is one of the leaders in Bluetooth headsets, and the Era Headset doesn't deviate from that title. The Era provides best in class noise cancellation, superior comfort, and all in a small discreet headset.

For more information / purchase Jawbone Era

Jawbone Jambox

Continuing with Jawbone products I introduce something every dad would love to have in the garage, the Jawbone Jambox. The Jambox is a portable battery powered Bluetooth speaker, but it also doubles as a speakerphone too. The Jawbone Jambox features speakers and a design that helps keep your music clear, even at the higher volume range.

For more information / purchase Jawbone Jambox

Carrying solutions

If your dad already has a BlackBerry smartphone or tablet, you may want to take a look at some of the carrying solutions that are available. I have picked the three I feel offer the best protection, and also offer the best price. Continue reading for my picks for this Father's day.

Seidio Innocase Active for BlackBerry Torch 9810

Seidio Innocase Active for BlackBerry Torch 9810

The Seidio Innocase Active for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 is where form meets function. The case is small enough to still be able to fit in most pant pockets, but is still able to offer enough protection for even the most active fathers.

For more information / purchase Seidio Innocase Active for BlackBerry Torch 9810

Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

with the Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is one of my personal favorites, and I'm sure your dad would find a suitable use for it too. The Seidio Spring Clip Holster allows your BlackBerry Bold 9900 to stay at your side, and the built in magnet will put your BlackBerry to sleep and save battery while it is not in use.

For more information / purchase Seidio Innocase Active for BlackBerry Torch 9810

BlackBerry Premium Skin Case for Torch 9860

BlackBerry OEM hard shell

Some fathers may just be the type who don't want a flashy belt clip or a bulky case that is military grade, but not to worry, there are still choices. The next case is the OEM for the Torch 9860 case from BlackBerry. The OEM cases are designed to offer minimal change to the sleekness of the Torch's design, allowing you to keep your BlackBerry protected and not worry about the added bulk.

For more information / purchase the OEM hardshell

Apps for the connected Dad


Rdio for BlackBerry

Sure you could grab hold of those free radio applications, or the ones supported by ads, but why not get high quality music for your dad? Rdio is home to millions and millions of songs from artists your Dad loves, and it's the best companion for your dad while he's at the barbecue. Rdio is available for $9.99 a month and will get your dad access to his music on both the computer and his BlackBerry.

For more information / purchase Rdio for BlackBerry


Bebuzz for BlackBerry

BeBuzz is the notifications app to rule them all. With settings to change the LED color and notification sound of everything on your BlackBerry, even the notifications for individual contacts. So while dads may love their children equally, they may want a heads up when ones contacting them and BeBuzz for BlackBerry can do just that.

For more information / purchase BeBuzz for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Travel

BlackBerry Travel

If your dad is one of those who travel all over the globe for business, you may want to download BlackBerry Travel onto his device. While this is a free application, it still shows you care by making sure he's organized on his worldly travels. BlackBerry Travel will allow your Dad to plan his trips and even get notifications when a flight has been delayed or canceled, saving him from the stressful times of leaving for the airport.

For more information / download BlackBerry Travel

Well, that's its for this Father's Day. Hopefully those who will be shopping for their dads found the guide useful, I'm sure if you pick one thing off this list you'll do right in his book.

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