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#143: Best in Showroom | August 2011


Thanks for the Memories!
By Gary Peters

Well everyone, this will be my last edition writing Best in Showroom as I depart from Small Dog Electronics and begin my next adventure out west in Arizona. The scorching temperatures we’ve been having lately have been a nice little proto boot camp of what I can expect in the Grand Canyon state for 5 or 6 months out of the year (albeit with much less humidity and much more dust).

I’d like to personally thank each and every one of our customers who have made this one of the most exciting and fulfilling jobs I’ve ever held. Come on into the store if you need to beat the heat—our AC is working great here and we’ve got plenty of great Apple products to check out!

It sure has been a busy month on the product front! OS X Lion is officially here, as are some brand new MacBook Air models and Mac minis! Are you up to date with your operating system and ready to install Lion? Need a RAM upgrade for better performance? Give us a call or drop into the store and speak with one of our Sales Professionals. We understand all of the new technology can be a lot to wrap your head around—and we are here to help!

Thank you!
Gary Peters

NEW! Hammerhead Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad 2
By Lonnie Isham

Even four months after its launch, the iPad 2 is still one of the hottest selling items on the planet. Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch, but not by much. Two of the most common questions that we’re asked after a customer gets one of the beauties in their hands are, “What do you recommend for a case? and “Can I use a keyboard with my iPad? Well my friends, do we have a deal for you!

The Hammerhead Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad 2 answers both of these questions, and offers much more! It has a soft, scratch-resistant interior to protect the iPad. Both the keyboard and the iPad screen angle can be adjusted with the velcro that is built into the case. If you don’t want to use the keyboard inside the case you don’t have to! The keyboard can be removed from the case, and used up to a distance of 30 feet away.

Battery life won’t be an issue, because the keyboard can be used for up to 6 to 8 hours and can be recharged with the included USB cable. The case also includes a stylus with a soft brush tip for easier navigation, which you can also use with your iPhone or iPod touch along with the keyboard!

This is definitely one of the best cases available, so come on over and check it out!

New! Moshi Products
By Gary Peters

Screen protectors are great for keeping your device’s screen scratch-free and also cut down on the amount of fingerprints that accumulate on your screen. If you’ve ever tried applying one to your iPhone or iPad, you’ll probably agree that they can be very finicky products that are prone to air bubbles, and if you manage to get even a speck of dust under the protector, well… it just looks terrible.

Moshi’s Visor series of screen protectors, available for the iPhone, iPad (and even your Mac!) aim to provide an easier application process while still providing you with awesome protection from scratches and minor dings and an anti-glare coating to make viewing in bright or sunny environments a little easier on your eyes.

These go on in a snap and are designed to eliminate those unsightly air bubbles. Best of all, they are washable and reusable! The only small gripe of note that I’ve found is the Visors for the iPhone 4 are a bit thicker than most other screen protectors, so depending on what case you use with your iPhone, there could possibly be some fit issues. Our Hammerhead cases make a great pairing with the Visors to protect your entire iPhone or iPad!


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Imedla Marcos (1987 – 2003) : A full-blooded Pomeranian, Imelda was the company’s founder and the inspiration and model for our company logo.

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