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#109: Best in Showroom | March 2009
It’s Tony writing to you this month as a first-time contributor to our Best in Showroom newsletter. I am the Waitsfield Sales Manager, in charge of our Waitsfield, VT Retail Store as well as our Web & Phone Sales Departments.
We have a great team of Mac enthusiasts working at our Waitsfield location and you will have the opportunity to meet each of them in upcoming Best in Showroom issues. You may have already spoken to (or exchanged emails with) some of these great folks when you have contacted Small Dog.
We have lots of great changes and promotions planned for the month of March, including all of the previous generation Apple products in at great deals:
Plus, be sure to check out the selected specials below! As always, come on in to either of our retail stores if you have a question or email us at email@example.com. If you’re in the central Vermont area, be sure to make a trip to the Mad River Valley to visit us in person.
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you in the store!
$25 Gift Card Winner - February
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Each month, we’ll pick a winner from the new subscribers to any of our three newsletters:
It’s easy to enter—come into our S. Burlington retail store and sign up today!
3rd Annual eWaste Recycling Event | 4/18/09
…It’s back for a 3rd year!
The 3rd Annual FREE eWaste Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 9am – 1pm at S. Burlington High School in S. Burlington, VT.
We want you to recycle your old electronics responsibly! This year, we have a brand-new location and some new rules, so please pay attention—we will be keeping you updated with all the details in the coming weeks.
Those with large loads must pre-register with me before the event. See our website for more details.
For more information on our ewaste initiatives, our event, ewaste statistics as well as national ewaste recycling resources, click here.
Safari 4 Beta Rules!
The following is an excerpt from our Barkings! blog.
Apple has released the fourth version of its Safari web browser as a public beta for both Macs and PCs. This impressive new version of Safari builds on its previous core features (speed, clean interface, integration with Apple’s other OS X-native services and programs).
It also adds a bunch of new features, many of which are both fun and useful.
I’ve been using Safari 4 for a few days, and so far I absolutely love it. It actually makes the act of browsing the web fun again.
The other great new features (and speed) make up for the odd change of Tabs. (It’s worth noting that Google’s Chrome browser also has tabs placed at the top of the browsing window.)
Obviously, I’m smitten with Safari. Between this new version of Safari and iLife ’09, I feel like I have a speedy new computer.
Read more and download the Safari 4 beta by clicking here.
Note: Click here to read the article in its entirety.
BIS Review: Griffin SmartTalk
For those who haven’t taken the plunge into the wonderful world of the iPhone and are still “stuck back in the stone age” with the 2nd generation iPod touch, you may have realized that your Pod has no built-in microphone. Luckily, Griffin has released an excellent solution to allow iPod touch owners to record audio directly into the device.
The Griffin SmartTalk has a microphone/remote/headphone jack/shirt clip on one end and a 3.5mm mini audio plug on the other. The mini plug goes right into the headphone jack of your iPod and the headphones you normally wear plug into the end with the little remote and clip.
For the iPod touch users, this allows you to use any app found on the App Store that requires a microphone. (Midomi, Shazam, Fring, iTalk etc…) This accessory also works for the newest iPod nanos and classics, but the mic features are restricted to the built-in voice memo menu. Not only will the SmartTalk allow you to use mic features, but it also has remote functionality.
There is a little gray click button on one end of the wire (as shown in the picture) which allows the user to control his or her iPod without removing it from a pocket or bag. Simply click the button once to play/pause, click twice to skip to the next track, and click three times to go back to the previous track. The device also acts as a headphone wire extender which gives you a few extra feet of wire (helpful for keeping your Pod in your bag while you listen to it.)
All around, the Griffin SmartTalk is a very simple device, but adds some extremely useful functionality for the newest generation iPods.
NOTE: SmartTalk will only work with the most current generation iPods!
Product of the Month: March 2009
Apple Box Set
Need a Leopard upgrade? Thinking about upgrading to the new iLife ’09 or iWork ’09? How about you do it all at once.
Apple’s new “Box Set” give you all three for a sweet value. The $169.99 price tag will save you $100. It’s a great way to get all the newest Apple software.
March Class Schedule
Each class is taught by an Apple Product Professional and features take-home materials.
Mac Basics Level One
Mac Basics Level One
Mac Basics Level One
For a detailed description of our classes, find out more here.
Tablets are a great gift for a college student, artist or anyone who wants to enjoy some freedom from a standard mouse. Come in for a demo!
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.
The easiest and best way to back up your valuable data—use it with Time Machine and you’ll have the ultimate backup solution with virtually no setup required!
Specials good until the end of the month or while supplies last. Come in to either of our retail locations for more details.
Free $15 iTunes Gift Card w/16GB iPod touch (1G) purchase!
So… you may be thinking “What’s so great about this iPod touch? And why is it so cheap?”
Well, here it is:
iPod nano 8GB (3G)
30% Off All Burton Bags!
$5 Off All RoadMice!
Don’t forget to mention this newsletter when you come in!
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