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Back to School accessories

If looking at the calendar on your BlackBerry smartphone is making you anxious as the start of yet another School year creeps closer, you are not alone. A few days ago we featured a list of seven applications that will help you have a more successful and, well more entertaining school year. In this piece we will be going over a few accessories that will do the same. Continue reading as we pick out the best accessories to carry in your backpack this school year.

Accessories to keep you productive

Bluetooth Keyboard case for the BlackBerry PlayBook

If you were in school last year and had a BlackBerry PlayBook, I'm sure you've found the 7-inch form factor quite handy when it came to traversing your school's halls. If you didn't have one, or this is your first year at High School, College, or University I recommend picking one up - especially if you can find it on sale.

From an accessory side, on the PlayBook you'll want to make sure you've got the BlackBerry convertible case with a built in Bluetooth keyboard. The case features a built in Bluetooth keyboard that also has an integrated trackpad for navigating your BlackBerry PlayBook. The convertible case also features a kickstand to ensure that the tablet is facing you at the correct angle while you are typing that next research report. The Bluetooth convertible case retails for $119.95.

Read the full CrackBerry review on the Bluetooth keyboard case from BlackBerry More Info / Purchase the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard from ShopCrackBerry

Qmadix BoostPac 1000mAh Lithium-Ion Cube

Qmadix BoostPac 1000mAh Lithium-Ion Cube

While the Qmadix BoostPac isn't exactly something that will keep you productive in a direct way, it will however keep you charged throughout the School day. Having your electronics juiced up it'll keep going and working to toward a more successful School year. The Qmadix BoostPac only has a 1000mAh battery, meaning you won't want to use it to charge your BlackBerry PlayBook as you will probably only get about a quarter charge from this back-up battery.

The Qmadix BoostPac is better suited for use on your BlackBerry smartphone, or the Bluetooth keyboard case you got for your BlackBerry PlayBook. But, if it did come down to it and you needed a little more juice on your PlayBook you could connect this back up battery and continue working. Just remember you won't get anywhere near a full charge out of it on the PlayBook. The Qmadix BoostPac 1000mAh Lithium-Ion Cube currently sells for $36.95 in ShopCrackBerry.

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Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Pen

Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Pen

While the old pen and paper may work for some people, the ever increasing use of tablets in school is quickly out pacing the traditional way of taking notes. While with most tablets you are able to load up a word processing application and type your notes out with a keyboard, why not handwrite your notes? The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Pen for the BlackBerry PlayBook is the new way to keep up on things at School. The stylist features a precision point tip that will allow you to capture the most finite strokes on your touch screen device. Whether you're taking notes, or drawing your teacher as an alien. The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Pen is your answer to all your stylus woes. The Adonit Jot Pro Stylus Pen can be found in ShopCrackBerry.com for $27.95

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Accessories to keep your BlackBerry protected

BlackBerry Soft Shell Case for Curve 9360

BlackBerry Soft Shell Case for Curve 9360

It still astonishes me how many people go to class with a huge case on their $600 laptop, yet forget that their smartphone is also worth $600, or in some cases more!

Most often the response I get when I ask the question why mt friends don't hav a case is that they are just too bulky, or don't offer the right color. BlackBerry has done a fantastic job at making sure all their devices have various levels of protection, and the Soft Shell case for the BlackBerry Curve 9360 doesn't deviate from that. This line of soft shells offer a low profile, and high impact protection for your BlackBerry smartphone, heck they come in a wide variety of colors. The Soft Shell cases for the BlackBerry Curve 9360 can be found at ShopCrackBerry .com for $10.95.

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invisibleSHIELD Full Body Maximum Coverage for BlackBerry Torch 9810

invisibleSHIELD Full Body Maximum Coverage for BlackBerry Torch 9810

While some of you may be stubborn and will at no cost place a case on your BlackBerry smartphone, let me at least tempt you with an invisibleSHIELD from Zagg. The invisibleSHIELD is a extremely thin film that is placed over your BlackBerry smartphone that will help protect it from scratches, and light bumps. Using a Zagg invisibleSHIELD  is an even more important decision for those who just like to toss their phone right into a backpack or laptop bag.

One downside I personally had to the Zagg invisibleSHIELD is that it created a faint orange-peel effect on my screen. But that's a small price to pay for fulll device protection. The Zagg invisibleSHIELD for the BlackBerry Torch 9810 can be found in ShopCrackBerry.com for $22.95.

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Accessories to keep you entertained

BlackBerry Music Gateway

BlackBerry Music Gateway

If your parents tried to teach you that School is all about learning, studying, and getting good grades, they were wrong! While I'm not saying that good grades shouldn't be a part of your school life, there is always time to fit in a little "me time" and kick it back with some good tunes. The BlackBerry Music Gateway is a Bluetooth accessory that works with your BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry PlayBook to stream music wirelessly. The BlackBerry Music Gateway features hands free NFC device paring for devices that support the NFC standard. Devices like the BlackBerry Bold 990, Bold 9790, and Curve 9360 will connect with just a tap!

One of the big bonuses for me with the BlackBerry Music Gateway is that anyone with any Bluetooth device can use it. So if you're in a dorm or an apartment, and you want to be courteous and share the Music Gateway, you can allow your roommates to connect to it. To regain control of the music selection when you come back home all you have to do is tap your NFC enabled BlackBerry and you're connected. The BlackBerry Music Gateway can be found in ShopCrackBerry.com for $49.99.

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Whether you're looking for accessories to keep you motivated or keep you entertained this School year, ShopCrackBerry is the destination to find everything you need and want. The best part, we have a full refund 60-day policy, so you never need to worry if an accessory is what you wanted. Try it with no worries!

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