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#107: Best in Showroom | December 2008/January 2009



Welcome, Small Doggers to the latest edition of Best in Showroom, the most fabulous newsletter from our Retail stores. As the new Store Manager of the S. Burlington location, this is my first contribution to the newsletter—I look forward to getting to know you when you come visit our store!

We have a bunch of new products that are perfect for your last-minute gifts. Check them out below! We also have some great specials, our January class schedule, and more, so read on.

And I’m sure you’ve noticed the different look—we’ve moved to HTML! I hope you enjoy the new and improved Best in Showroom.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon,


Review: LaCie Little Disk (CORRECTION)
By Katie Wilhite, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

Last week, we wrote about the LaCie Little Disk Combo Hard Drives, and it has come to our attention that the price was incorrectly listed.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thanks for your understanding!

The models mentioned in the original review are priced as follows:

250GB: $109.99 (USB and FireWire)
320GB: $144.99 (USB and FireWire)
500GB: $139.99 (USB only)

The 20GB Little Disk Combo is $49.99, and has USB only.
Find it here.

Additional models:
30GB: $99.99 (USB only)
160GB: $89.99 (USB and FireWire)

Below is the article in context.

Review: LaCie Little Disk

The ideal hard drive to me would entail the following:

  • Small size
  • Lots of capacity to load my junk
  • FireWire and USB (you never know which you’ll need)
  • No need for a power supply
  • Good Price

I didn’t have to look very far or very hard to find a hard drive that met all of my requirements.

The LaCie Little Disk Combo drive (which comes in 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB) fit everything on that list, and so compactly! LaCie even made the package cute! There is a (somewhat) retractable USB 2.0 cord (it’s almost too short to be retractable, but it’s perfect for a laptop.

The FireWire cable comes separately which allows for a bit more movement when hooking my Little Disk up to my MacBook Pro for a Time Machine back up. This little guy runs weighs about 7 oz and is no larger than about the size of an iPhone (a bit thicker though).

It also comes with a 2 Year Limited Warranty through LaCie and has all the cables you need!

NEW PRODUCTS | Stocking Stuffers!
By Tod Gross, S. Burlington Manager

As the Holidays are fast approaching, we wanted to let you know about some great stocking stuffer ideas:

  • USB Powered Airplane Fan: $14.99
    Keep cool with this little propeller fan!
  • Computer Care Screen Wipes: $9.99
    Very cute. Comes in Dog, Duck and Bunny flavors.
  • Mr Brightside USB Powered LED Light: $8.99
    Flexible neck allows you to shine the light where you need it.
  • USB Hubman: $15.99
    4 Hi-speed USB ports – looks like a human!
  • MacVideo Quick Start to iPhoto ’08 Training Video: $19.99
    Get the most out of iPhoto ’08 and learn how to safeguard your priceless images!

We’ve also recently gotten in some fabulous new accessories for the iPod nano and iPod touch:

  • Switcheasy Colors $11.99
    Lots of bright colors to wrap your nano in.
  • Switcheasy Rebel Touch: $24.99
    Very stylish covers for the iPod touch—comes with video stand, universal dock adapter, connector protector, 2 anti-static protective membranes and a microfiber wipe (also a version available for the iPhone).

And for all of you who can’t get enough of Small Dog, we are now offering some unique Small Dog Swag:

  • Doggy Bag: $9.99 (1 lb gift bag of our famous small doggies!)
  • Trucker Hats: $7.99
  • Frisbees: $1.49- $1.99
  • Pint Glasses: $4.99
  • Nalgene Bottles: $9.99
  • Coffee Mugs: $4.99
  • and even our own Hockey jersey!

All Small Dog Swag has our logo on it and are priced to sell. Come on in and see for yourself!

Pre-Loved Program
By Tod Gross, S. Burlington Manager

Ready for a new Mac? Don’t know what to do with your current Mac? Trade it in at Small Dog. Bring in your older Mac, give us a few days to check it out and we will make you an offer. If you accept, you can use the trade in amount towards the purchase of a new Mac or other great Small Dog products.

Looking for a great deal on a demo or used Mac? Our South Burlington store now has a selection of these for you. And, as our trade-in program grows, we will have a steady supply of used Macs to choose from.

For more of the details and fine print, check out our Mac/iPod Trade In page!


Featured Product

MacBook 13.3” 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB/160/SD/AP/BT

This MacBook is the ideal machine for any new Mac user or for anyone who is looking to do email, photos, pictures, documents, music, surf the web, video chatting… you name it!

With Ethernet, AirPort, two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 400 port (which the new Aluminum MacBooks do not have!), you’ll have enough room for any peripheral or internet connection.

The best part? Save hundreds off of the price with this previous generation machine:

While supplies last.

Class Schedule

January 2009

Classes are starting again in the new year! Each class is taught by an Apple Product Professional and features take-home materials.

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 1/11/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 1/18/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 1/25/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

For a detailed description of our classes, find out more here.

Rebate Corner

Buy any new CPU and save $30 via mail-in rebate on MobileMe! MobileMe is a piece of Apple software that keeps you organized! It keeps track of your email, contacts and calendar on your Mac, iPod touch or iPhone.

Ask about it in store!

Buy any new Mac with a select Epson printer or all-in-one and you may qualify for $30, $50 or even $100 in mail-in rebates!

Valid on: C120, CX7400, NX300, NX400, Workforce 30, 500, 600, RX595, RX680 and Artisan 700, 800.

See all Epson rebates here, along with printer pricing and savings.

Get a $50 Visa Gift Card when you purchase a new Drobo. (Ends Sunday 12/21!)
Get details.

See all rebates here.

December Specials

Specials good until the end of the month or while supplies last. Come in to either of our retail locations for more details.

Focal XS 2.1 Multimedia Sound System with iPod Dock, Instant $50 rebate!
Integrated dock, slim form factor and the powerhouse of a subwoofer.
$549.99 (after rebate)

SwitchEasy COLORS Protection Solution for iPod nano 4G – Special Price!
Silicone case includes a microfiber wipe to clean your iPod off beforehand! Big protection, low cost.

Skullcandy CHOPS – $5.00 Off (mention this newsletter).
You’ll get better sound out of these guys than most other in ear competitors. iPod and iPhone compatible.
$14.99 (after savings)