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#126: Best in Showroom | May 2010


Happy Spring!
Kicking off in May, Small Dog will be collecting donations for the Vermont Foodbank! We are asking friends, family, and customers to help fight against hunger in Vermont.

The Vermont Foodbank is the only foodbank available in the state, and they need our help! Over the past 10 years, the number of families having to use food shelves has increased by 50%!

May 1st – May 31st, Small Dog Electronics will be collecting donations in our South Burlington location. To show our thanks for donating, we will be giving out $5 off coupons for all of those who participate!

The Vermont Food Bank takes all types of dry non-perishable foods. However, they are currently in need of the following:

  • Canned Meat + Fish
  • Canned Vegetables + Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Boxed Meals (Macaroni + Cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.)
  • Pasta + Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pet Food
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Items to Avoid: Beverages + Snacks, Baby Food, Cleaning Products + Chemicals, and food that requires refrigeration!

We hope to see you in the store!

-Katie + the South Burlington Team

Make Her Proud, Child!
By Katie Wilhite

Sunday, May 9th is the day to celebrate your Momma!

Check out the Small Dog Mother’s Day Gift Guide here for big savings—including 50% off Chill Pill Speakers with the purchase of any iPod.

There are also great deals on iPod + iPhone cases and get 50% off a class when you sign up online! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommas out there! :-)

Saturday iPad Seminars in South Burlington!
By Gary Peters

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad is the buzz item of the year, and we’re happy to announce that on Saturdays at 2:00pm throughout the month of May, we will be holding exclusive seminars in our South Burlington store that will give a good introduction to Apple’s latest incredible device.

Focusing primarily on the basics of the iPad, these seminars are a perfect way to learn if the iPad is the right product for you, as well as a great way to have some of your questions answered. These seminars will be free to all, and will last about 40 minutes. Take-home materials will be provided as well!

Check out iPad accessories here!

LaCie 24in 324 Color Accurate LCD Monitor
By Jeremiah Johnson

Being a photographer it’s always hard to find a computer monitor that shows off my photographs the way they are meant to look.

Different monitors have different calibrations and can drastically change the way your photographs look. If you take a lot of pictures and print them, you know what I’m talking about.

The new line of color accurate monitors from LaCie fixes all of these issues. Currently we have the new LaCie 324 Color Accurate 24in Monitor in our South Burlington. It’s one of the best monitors thats gives you true and accurate colors whether you’re viewing them on your computer or printing them to frame.

This monitor is perfect for Graphics and Multimedia Design, Photography and Illustration, Music and Video Editing and any other graphics work you may need to produce. With its 10-bit gamma correction and its 1000:1 contrast ratio it gives you an amazing 16.7 million color options.

With resolutions up to 1920 × 1200 and its 16:10 aspect ratio, it’s a true HD monitor. Running this monitor with your computer is easy with its VGA, DVI and HDMI connections. It also has a 3-port USB hub and an audio-out port for headphones or speakers. Click here to download the full spec sheet for this monitor.

Overall, I would have to say this monitor is the best out there in its price range. The 324 model starts at $849.99 and is comparable to similar models starting at $1,200 and up. Pick up this monitor and you will not be disappointed!

Win Tix To See Rodrigo y Gabriela + an iPod nano!
By Ed Shepard

On Saturday, May 8, progressive guitar phenoms Rodrigo y Gabriela will performing at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont.

Small Dog Electronics is teaming up with our friends at Higher Ground with a fun contest to help promote these amazing musicians, and what promises to be an excellent show.

One grand prize winner will receive a pair of tickets to the show, an iPod nano, and a set of Chill Pill Mobile Speakers!

To enter, send an email to with a correct response to the following trivia question: What is the title of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s most recent album?

Click here to read their blurb and learn more about the show.

The fine print:
The deadline to enter is Thursday, May 6 at noon. One entry per person. Winner will be notified on Friday, May 7. Prize must be claimed in person by the winning contestant the night of the show. Contest will be conducted at the discretion of HG and SD. Good luck!


Meet Our Dogs!


Salty is a friend of Katie Wilhite, Store Manager, South Burlington!

May 2010 Class Schedule

Absolute Mac Basics:
Sunday, May 9th

Mac Basics Level 2:
Sunday, May 16th

Please Note: All classes are from 5:15pm – 6:45pm. Sign up here!

Tip: Use coupon code “macmama” to save 50% on a class when you sign up online!

Product of the Month: Aperture 3!

The new Aperture 3 gives you powerful yet easy-to-use tools to refine images, showcase your photography, and manage massive libraries on your Mac.

It’s pro performance with iPhoto simplicity. $199.99 (Upgrade also available).

NEW Product: A4Tech SecureFit Metallic In-Ear Earphones

The Metallic In-Ear Earphones from A4Tech are light and durable, all while producing amazing bass for the price.


Must Have Software: MobileMe

MobileMe automatically pushes new email, contacts, and calendar events to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC.

Your devices always stay in perfect sync. Stop in to either retail location to get a full demo of MobileMe!

Available in single or family packs!

Buy with any new Mac or iPad and get a $30 mail-in rebate!

Print + Save Coupon

Save 15% off any iPod or iPhone accessory with the following coupon spacecase.

Be sure to print it out and bring it in to redeem. Not valid online.

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