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#137: Best in Showroom | February 2011


Photo By Jeremiah Johnson

Happy Post Holiday Deep Freeze!!

The holidays are over, and it’s time to hunker down and ride out the coldest part of the year in the north country. The temperature this weekend hasn’t really budged a inch above 0 degrees.

We all have our ways of passing the time; I can usually be found hunkering down in my home studio practicing and recording my music or watching a Netflix movie with my fiancé.

Simple tasks like walking the dog become a whole new adventure—even the dog who holds walks as top priority in his doggy schedule just wants to take care of business and get back inside.

These cold temperatures always remind me that not everyone has the good fortune of having everything needed to stay warm, so if you have gear you’re not using any more, donate it to the Salvation Army. There’s always someone who needs it!

Tim and The South Burlington Retail Team

Getting the Perfect iPad Case
By Jeremiah Johnson, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

Searching for that perfect case is something any iPod, iPhone or iPad user has gone through at some point. With the thousands of options out there, how do you find that perfect one which gives you protection and style at the same time? Do you buy a soft case or a hard one? Do you want a built-in screen cover or a handle to carrying?

Here is a quick guide to buying a case for your iPad that will protect it and allow you to use it anywhere without worrying.

A few questions you want to ask yourself before buying are:

  • Do I want a hard case or soft case?
  • Do I want to be able to stand it up for typing or viewing?
  • What color should I get?
  • Where will I be using my iPad?

These are all valid questions you want to be thinking about when making this decision. Buying a sturdy and padded case can give you great protection but it can also make the iPad heavier and bulkier, which may detour you from using it as much. Buying something that looks good may not be the best for protection. Here are a few iPad cases from Small Dog which may work for you.

Hard & Rugged Cases:
Otterbox Defender Case

If you’re looking for durability, then look no further. The Defender Case from Otterbox can take pretty much anything you throw at it!

Contour Showcase

This case has strong construction, and is still thin enough not to add a lot of bulk to your iPad.

Soft Sleeves & Covers:
Hammerhead iPad Sleeve

The iPad sleeve made by Hammerhead is a great and simple way to protect your iPad when you’re traveling. It’s reversible, so you get two color choices from one case.

Incase Nylon Sleeve

This great travel case comes with convenient handles to carry it anywhere you go. Its nylon materials are strong and lightweight.

Battery Pack Case:
Kensington Powerback Battery Case

This battery pack case give you that extra power when you need it. It provides up to 5 hours of extra battery power and has a nice “kickstand” to prop it up for viewing.

Of course, one of our favorites and the best selling case here is the Verso case for iPad.

Made of premium leather, the Verso case looks amazing, and protects your iPad with rugged, well-designed coverage. In addition, the case as a stand as well, ideal for landscape-mode typing, viewing photos or slideshows and more.

Read more about how we designed the Verso case here!

These are just a few of the iPad cases we have at Small Dog Electronics. To view the full list of iPad cases check out our website:

Picking the Right Cable
By Tim Sharbaugh, S. Burlington Assistant Manager

Want to watch a movie that’s on your iPad on your HDTV or run audio from your Apple TV to your Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system?

How about migrate data from the FireWire 400 port on your old MacBook Pro to the FireWire 800 Port on your new MacBook Pro?

Here are some of the most commonly requested cables:

No matter what your needs are, chances are we have the cable to get the job done. Not sure what yo get? No problem. Our retail staff is here to help you piece together the right cable configuration based on the gear you currently have.


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Meet Texas. He is a 6 year old English Pointer.

His owners, Elizabeth and Casey Lyons, live in Eden, VT. Elizabeth is the sister of Jeremiah Johnson, one of the S. Burlington Store Assistant Managers.

Product of the Month: February '11

Check out our new color of Chill Pill mobile speakers in Pink!

$1 from every Pink Chill Pill purchase will be donated to help support Breast Cancer research.

Get yours while you can because they’re going to sell out fast!

Closeout Deal: February '11

iMac closeout

SAVE over $200:
$1,449.99 (introduced 10/09)

  • iMac 27in 3.33GHz
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 4GB of 1066MHz RAM
  • ATI 4670 w/256MB
  • Mac OS X v10.6 and iLife ’09
  • BT Keyboard
  • BT Magic Mouse

Click here to order now or come into the store to check it out!

Classes: February '11

Mac Basics
South Burlington Store

Sunday 02/13/2011
5:15 to 6:45pm

Sunday 02/27/2011
5:15 to 6:45pm

Click Here or come into the store for more details
about the classes we offer in South Burlington.

Featured Rebates: February '11

iWork ’09
Buy any Apple computer with iWork ’09 and receive a $30 Mail-in Rebate.

Buy any Apple computer with MobileMe and receive a $30 Mail-in Rebate.

HP Printers
Add an HP printer over $69 and get a $40 Mail-in Rebate.

Check out all of our current rebates here.

February Coupon