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#135: Best in Showroom | December 2010 Special Issue


Greetings, All!

Wondering why Small Dog’s Best in Showroom newsletter has graced you with its presence halfway through the month? We wanted to assist you with ideas for gifts this holiday season! It’s that time of year when everyone wants to know, “What are the MUST have items of the Holiday?” or “What should I get for my friend who loves her Mac?

We decided that we needed to send out a special edition of Best in Showroom to make sure we could offer our suggestions and make sure our faithful readers know what we have in-stock for your holiday shopping! Read on for my Gift-Giving Guide and more.

Happy Holidays!

Katie + the Retail Staff

Katie's Gift-Giving Guide
By Katie Wilhite, Retail Experience Visionary

What do people want over the holidays? For me, this is always a tough question because I believe that there are two different categories when it comes to gift-giving. So this year, I am going to present you with two lists: the “Must-Haves” (the latest and greatest) and the “Practical Stuff” (items people need but want other people to buy for them)!

The Must-Haves:


Without a doubt, the Apple TV is the gift of the season. The all new tiny—yet powerful—design will easily find a place to live in your home! Hook up your Apple TV to your television and watch HD shows and movies (including Netflix), stream your photos and music from your Mac to you TV!

Just $99.99.

(Side Note: Throw in AppleCare to upgrade your warranty from one year to two, and get unlimited Tech Support from Apple. Consumer Reports #1 vote for Customer Service: AppleCare for $24.99! You can click here for an Apple TV, HDMI and AppleCare bundle to really save!)

Chill Pill Helmet Speakers

A common complaint we hear during the skiing and snowboarding season is “My earbuds hurt my ears when I wear my helmet!”

Well, ladies and gents, that issue has been solved with the Chill Pill Helmet Speakers!

These are adhesive “headphones” that stick to the inside of your helmet so you don’t have to worry about earbuds getting pushed in your ear by your headphones. For $19.99, these are a must-have with any ski/snowboard pass this season!

Hammerhead Verso iPad case

Sleek, stylish, and slim, the Verso case offers protection that most other cases don’t. Your iPad slides into this case (the screen, buttons and all ports are still useable), and then has a folding cover to make your iPad safe. This is ideal if you’re carrying around your iPad in your hand or in a bag; the screen is always protected. The Verso is also made out of premium leather!

The Practical Stuff:

LaCie Rikiki Back-Up Drive

Thousands of dollars of music, priceless photos and movies, work and school documents… if anyone were to lose these things they would be LOST! Don’t let this happen to your family or friends this holiday season. Give them an external back up drive to protect their data!

This Rikiki drive by LaCie is tiny and can fit in any bag on the go, or sit on your desk. Rikiki drives start at just $59.99 for 320GB!

RAM upgrade

Everyone wants a fast computer, a RAM (or memory) upgrade will keep anyone’s machine running fast! All we need to know to help with a RAM upgrade is the type of machine, or better yet, bring the machine in to us (or we can put the amount on a gift card!).

What’s better than the gift of a fast machine? RAM prices start at $24.99 per chip. Give us a call at 1-800-511-MACS if you need assistance finding the right RAM!

MagSafe Adapter

One thing people always need (but don’t want to have to pay for) is an extra MagSafe Power Adapter for their Mac notebook. We all bring our laptops on the go—but sometimes we forget our charger! Oh no! Keep one at the office or in your school bag and leave the other one at home—you will never be without a charge.

Whether you need help from looking on the web, calling in, or browsing in our stores, let a Small Dog Electronics Apple Sales Professional help you out! We want to help you pick the right gift this Holiday!


Give a Small Dog Electronics Gift Card

Not sure what gift to get something? Worried the person you’re shopping for has everything already?

Get a Small Dog Electronics gift card and let them decide! Use online, over the phone or in-store.

New Item In-Stock: App Magnets

Now your apps can serve even more functions—holding up your stuff!

Grab a set of these cool magnets for a limited time only through the holidays for only $14.99.

See them here.

iPod touch + FREE Aura Case

The iPod touch is one of the hottest gifts of the season, so protect your investment with a FREE Aura Hammerhead case.

We have 8GB, 32GB and 64GB iPod touch models in stock!

10% the NEW iLife '11!

Why not upgrade a family member or friends machine to the new iLife ’11 for the holidays?

With all of the new features in iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and more—this is the gift that will keep giving!

Available in Single (1 User) or a Family Pack (5 Users)! Requires: 10.6.3

Save $30.00! Chill Pill Mobile Speakers (Black) Bundle

Chill Pill Mobile Speakers + Dual USB Port AC Adapter + Chill Pill Audio Helmet Speakers

Chill Pill Mobile Speakers will let you jam out at home or at the office and Helmet Speakers give you your tunes on the slopes or on the road in your favorite helmet.

Dual USB Port AC Adapter will keep them charged, and for less than the Apple AC Adapter.

Save some cash on this bundle that will make anyone smile this Holiday season!

Save $10 off all Skullcandy!

A new pair of Skullcandy headphones make the perfect holiday gift—for someone else or yourself—to upgrade your Apple Earbuds or just add to your collection.

Through the holidays, save $10 off ALL Skullcandy headphones in stock. Mention that you saw it in Best in Showroom!

Clearance Items = Super Deals!

Available online and in-store (though selection may vary from store to store), we always have great deals on clearance items.

Come in to your closest Small Dog Electronics retail location and see what we have to offer—we can always ship something you’ve seen online as well!