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#108: Best in Showroom | February 2009



There are lots of changes going on here at Small Dog Electronics. You may have noticed that Best in Showroom has been sent on a different day than usual—we are switching to sending the newsletter to the 1st of the month. You will receive future newsletters either on the 1st or the first week day thereafter.

We are also extremely excited to announce that we have a full range of previous generation Apple Products that have landed at both locations. We have MacBooks starting at $949.99, MacBook Airs starting at $1299.99 and we will be seeing first generation 16GB iPod touches for $229.99 soon.

iLife ’09 is now available in our Waitsfield and S. Burlington locations, but it is flying off the shelves! We have it loaded on all of the demo machines at the retail stores, so feel free to pop in and try it out. In addition, your new Mac will either include a DVD insert of iLife ’09 in the box, or you will be eligible for a $9.95 upgrade to iLife ’09 from Apple! Read more below.

Our iPhone 3G accessory wall keeps growing AND growing! Be sure to check out the wide range of iPod accessories, including cases, docks and transmitters, oh my! Be sure to ask for a $5.00 off coupon when you stop in the store to purchase iPhone 3G accessories!

Plus, our S. Burlington location has a small, new edition to the store: a little Wi-Fi bar! When you visit the shop, feel free to sit at the bar and work on your machine—in fact, we encourage it!

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you in the store!

Katie, S. Burlington Store Manager

iLife '09 In Stock and In Every New Mac
By Kali Hilke, Design & Marketing Manager

Make sure your new Mac has the latest version of iLife! As of now, all Macs from Small Dog will either have iLife ’09 pre-installed, a DVD insert of the upgrade, or be eligible for an instant $9.95 rebate.**

You can upgrade to iLife ’09 for $9.95 if you have a qualifying Mac with iLife ’08. The Up-To-Date Program ends March 28, 2009, and applies to Macs bought on or after January 6, 2009.

» See all qualifying computer models here.
» Download the iLife ’09 Up-To-Date form here.
» iLife Retail Boxes are also in stock!

Still have questions? Come on in to a retail store and any of our sales associates would be happy to help out.

Note that the $9.95 coupon applies only to the purchase of the following Mac (all other Macs include iLife ’09 in the box):
MacBook Air 1.6GHz 2GB/80GB

**The iLife Up-To-Date program (and subsequent coupon) is applicable for new Macs only; not valid for demo or used product.

New $999.99 MacBooks Are Here
By Katie Wilhite, S. Burlington Manager

We are so pleased to announce that the baseline new $999.99 MacBooks have landed in both our South Burlington and Waitsfield locations.

Featuring 2.0GHz processors, 2GB of RAM (Memory), 120GB Hard Drives, SuperDrives (to burn both CDs and DVDs) and AirPort and Bluetooth wireless, they are loaded with features. Plus, they include iLife ’09!

With that said, the now-previous generation baseline MacBooks (2.1GHz/1GB/120/SuperDrive/AP/BT) which were $1099.99 have been reduced to $949.99.

No, that’s not a typo—the processor speed went from 2.1GHz to 2.0GHz; however, for most users, this will not make much of a difference (just make sure you have plenty of RAM). With 2GBs of RAM standard (as opposed to 1GB), that should more than make up for the speed drop!

Drobo, Oh Whoa!
By Katie Wilhite, S. Burlington Manager

Welcome Drobo! The Drobo is a backup solution that connects to your Mac with either a FireWire 800 connection (preferred) or a USB 2.0 connection. Plus, it works perfectly with Time Machine, so you won’t miss a beat.

Like most drives, the Drobo is ready to go right out of the box. However, it’s different in the sense that the Drobo houses external drives (3.5” SATA I or II), which you can add or remove whenever! You don’t have to know anything about RAIDs or complex backups—just follow the simple prompts.

Come in and find out how easy it is to keep everything backed up—we’d be happy to demonstrate! Drobo retails for $499.99, plus an additional $50 mail-in rebate is offered through February 28.

Read more about the Drobo here.


Product of the Month

Burton Feedback Bag (plus, all Burton bags are 30% off until the end of the month!

Grab something to hold all of your gear such as the Burton Feedback or Treble Yell!

Want something super stylish? Try the Burton Sydney or Rachel bags. They’re all great for holding your computer and accessories, or just to use as a purse.

Class Schedule

February/March 2009

Classes are back! Each class is taught by an Apple Product Professional and features take-home materials.

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 2/15/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 2/22/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

iPhoto Unleashed
Sun. 03/01/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

Mac Basics Level One
Sun. 03/15/09 5:15pm to 6:45
S. Burlington

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

February Rebates

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!

iWORK ’09
Purchase an Apple computer and iWork between January 6, 2009 and April 20, 2009, and receive $30 via mail-in rebate!

Purchase a Wacom Intuos3 4×6 pen tablet between 01/05/09 and 03/06/09 and get $40 off the regular retail price!

Save $50 when you purchase a new Drobo. (Ends 2/28!)

See all rebates here.

February Specials

Canon MP190 All-In-One, save $20
Printer, Scanner and Copier in one machine—color and B&W.
$49.99 (normally $69.99)

$5 Off iPhone Accessories—ask for coupon!
Save $5 off any accessory for iPhone until the end of February!

iPod nano 8GB Blue (3G), Special price!
Save on the previous generation iPod nano.

Chill Pill mobile speakers with USB Power Adapter, save $10
The best portable speakers for the price—plus, great sound.
$49.99 (normally $59.99)

Apple Mighty Mouse, save $5
Apple’s state-of-the-art multi-button mouse with scroll ball.
$64.99 (normally $69.99)

Mac Quick Start Video, save $20
Learn how to get the most out of your Mac… easily.
$19.99 (normally $39.99)

Apple LED Cinema Display, save $20
$879.99 (normally $899.99)