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#128: Best in Showroom | July 2010

 
 

Happy Summer Everyone!

Lake Champlain summer

Wow, it is already July and summer is finally here! I know a lot of us here have been enjoying the sun while hiking, biking, BBQ-ing and hitting the beach during our free time, and we hope all of you out there have been enjoying the (mostly) nice weather and preparing for the July 4th festivities.

If you haven’t already heard, we are in the process of opening a new retail location in Manchester, New Hampshire. Progress is being made daily and the store should be open for business toward the end of the summer. We are currently hiring for the South Burlington and Manchester locations. If you’re interested in working at Small Dog, click here to see our current openings. We’ll be sure to pass along more details as the opening approaches!

Otherwise, our South Burlington and Waitsfield retail stores have been consistently busy with the buzz surrounding all of the exciting new Apple products, from the still-hot iPad to the newly updated Mac mini!!

Did you know that we offer free Saturday seminars in our South Burlington store? We have two of these seminars every Saturday at 2pm and 4pm, and anyone and everyone is welcome to come listen in. These seminars are a great way to learn more about what your Mac, iPad or iPod can do and are a great intro into the world of everything Apple. You’ll find this month’s upcoming schedule over in the right hand column of this newsletter.

We’re also pleased to announce a brand new class offering in our South Burlington store—a comprehensive iPad course that will get you familiarized with the iPad’s operating system, teach you some nifty tips and tricks, and showcase some of the powerful and useful apps available for the iPad. Give us a call at 802-496-7171 or drop by the store for more details.

As you can tell, we’re definitely keeping busy this summer. Be sure to drop by one of our stores this month and check out all the new iPad accessories we’ve been getting in. We hope to see you soon!!

-Gary & the South Burlington Team
gary@smalldog.com




Featured Closeout Bundle
By Jeremiah Johnson, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

MacBook Pro 13in 2.53GHz, 4GB, 250GB
+ AppleCare
+ iWork with $30 Rebate
+ Hammerhead Sleeve
+ $100 Small Dog Gift Card

Save $180: $1499.99

Come in and check it out!




LG Monitors
By Jeremiah Johnson, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

A recent addition at Small Dog is the new line of monitors from LG Electronics. LG has been a leader in electronics for the past 10+ years and we’re happy to feature them in our stores and online.

The new LG widescreen LCD monitors provide a superior viewing experience without killing your wallet. With sizes ranging from 19 inches to 24 inches there is a monitor size for any use. The Digital Fine Contrast Ratio can provide up to 10,000:1 contrast and with as fast as a 2ms response time. They are some of the best monitors on the market right now, and quite affordable.

The models we are currently selling the the retail locations are the 19in, 22in and 24in widescreen versions. They are $184.99, $244.99 and $359.99 respectively.

These LG monitors feature the Flatron f-Engine Intelligent Auto Resolution which is a picture-enhancing chip that provides not only astounding color, but also superb contrast and image quality. The Flatron f-Engine independently adjusts contrast and brightness to produce amazing images. Intelligent processes work to automatically adjust resolution for maximum performance and optimized image quality.

With VGA, DVI and HDMi connections on most models, you can connect these monitors to any computer, and even some DVD and Blue-ray players. Check out our selection of LG Monitors on Smalldog.com (or come in and see us) and order yours today.




Maxx Digital iPod Speaker System
By Jeremiah Johnson, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

Need some sound in your life? Have an iPod but no speakers to play your rocking music? Check out the new Executive Office System from Maxx Digital. It has a built-in AM/FM clock radio and is small enough to fit almost anywhere.

The Executive Office System is compatible with any iPod or iPhone, and will even charge it while you’re jamming out. It has a built-in USB port and an SD/MMC card slot for audio playback.

It also has an AUX line-in port for iPad, iPhone, iPod, computer (or any other device with a 3mm jack), so you can wake up to your favorite music. It has a dual alarm, sleep and snooze functions, and a remote so you can control it from across the room.

The Maxx Digital Executive Office System is available online and at any Small Dog retail location.

Only $39.99; make sure you get yours while they’re still here!




Follow Us Online
By Jeremiah Johnson, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

For monthly drawings, Mac tips, tricks, Apple news and fun stuff, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook!

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July Product of the Month

Hammerhead Verso Case for iPad!

Protect your iPad in style with the Hammerhead Verso case!

Made of premium quality leather, this case protects both the back and screen of your iPad and folds over to double as a stand in landscape mode to make typing and reading easier.

Available in Black or Brown. Also includes a full-sized microfiber cleaning cloth!

$59.99


Meet Our Dogs

July’s Featured Dog: Tali

Meet Tali, our S. Burlington Inventory Supervisor Tim’s Australian/English Shepherd Mix.

He’s a super tame dog who loves people, other dogs and food. His favorite hobby is chasing vermin in the woods near Tim’s house.


Free Saturday Seminars!

Our South Burlington store offers two free seminars in-store every Saturday! These are short 30-minute sessions on specialized topics aimed to assist you in learning more about your Mac.

7/3: iWeb, 2pm
7/3: Intro to iPad, 4pm
7/10: iChat, 2pm
7/10: Intro to iPad, 4pm
7/17: System Preferences, 2pm
7/17: Intro to iPad, 4pm
7/24: iPhoto, 2pm
7/24: Intro to iPad, 4pm
7/31: iPod & iTunes, 2pm
7/31: Intro to iPad, 4pm


July Classes

Absolute Mac Basics
S. Burlington – Sunday 7/11/10, 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Mac Basics Level 2
S. Burlington – Sunday 7/18/10, 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Comprehensive iPad Course
S. Burlington – Sunday 7/25/10, 5:15pm – 6:45pm


July Rebates

Buy Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 in the month of July and get 10% OFF instantly. Valid in all Small Dog Electronics retail locations.

Microsoft Office 2008: $20, $40 or $50 Mail-In-Rebate

iWork ’09 w/Mac Purchase: $30 Mail In Rebate

MobileMe: $30 Mail-In-Rebate


July Coupon