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#147: Best in Showroom | November 2011

 
 

It’s starting to get a little bit colder…

For some this is the perfect time of year: the hint of snow soon arriving makes those who participate in winter sports start foaming at the mouth. But for those who don’t go out much, why not use the colder temperatures as a great excuse to get to know your Mac and/or iDevices a little bit better!

With the release of Mac OS X Lion over the summer, and the launch of iOS 5 and iCloud a few weeks ago, there are many new and exciting things to learn. Come in out of the cold and take a Sunday night Mac Basics class, or set up a one-on-one lesson with one of our sales professionals. We’ll help you get more comfortable with some of the best devices on the planet!

-Lonnie, Tim, Peter and the South Burlington retail team




South Burlington & Manchester Store Anniversaries
By Stephanie Reich, Web Publications Specialist

We’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of our South Burlington, VT retail store and the 1st anniversary of our Manchester, NH retail store from November 16th-20th with exclusive in-store specials and giveaways.

Keep your eye on smalldog.com and our Facebook page for coming announcements of our featured deals. Hope to see you there!




Staff Favorite: The Magic Trackpad
By Lonnie Isham, S Burlington Store Assistant Manager

Okay, so the Magic Trackpad isn’t really all that new. But before the release of OS X 10.7 Lion, you could get away with not using it because Touch Gesturing was still in its beginning stages and was primarily just used to describe navigation on the iDevices. However, for Lion users there are many benefits to using the Trackpad instead of a mouse: Mission Control, Launchpad and scrolling between full-screen apps immediately spring to mind.

You might ask, “But isn’t the Trackpad only on the MacBook Pro models?” Or perhaps you’re thinking, “I have an iMac, and it didn’t come with a Magic Trackpad.”

Well, do I have some news for you! The Magic Trackpad can actually be purchased separately, or if you’re just chomping at the bit to get started with the Magic Trackpad right away, we can swap out the Magic Mouse and give you the Magic Trackpad the same day you purchase your brand new iMac! Come on down and try it on our demo iMac—you’ll really be glad you did!




Product Review: Edifier Prisma 2.1
By Peter Gray, S Burlington Store Assistant Manager

The Edifier Prisma 2.1 speakers are as physically attractive as they are auditory. The speakers are of an elegantly minimalist yet modern design; available at our retail stores in your choice of black or gem blue, the Edifier Prisma’s matte exterior and simple lines will compliment both your Apple hardware as well as the room in which they sit. The wired controller features an aluminum volume knob, a headphone jack and an AUX input to easily connect your iDevice without needing to unplug from your computer.

In terms of sound, the Prisma delivers clean, bright sound that is loud enough to fill a small to medium-sized room. The 5-inch subwoofer delivers impressive ‘oomph’ and includes a separate bass control knob so you can fine tune the sound. The Edifier Prisma speakers are great all-around speakers whether you’re watching a movie, listening to music or playing video games.




App Review: The Last Rocket
By Lonnie Isham, S Burlington Store Assistant Manager

For those of you who don’t know, I am a gamer of the old-school variety. Every now and again I’ll hook up my Nintendo to remind me of how much simpler gaming used to be. I hadn’t found many games of that nature on the iTunes App Store, until I stumbled upon The Last Rocket by accident.

The Last Rocket has 64 levels full of spikes, fans, mines and other hazards that need to be avoided. The goal is to help AMI escape the space craft before it collides with a star. The Last Rocket features a chiptune soundtrack, 8-bit graphics and Game Center achievements and is a universal app that works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

The Last Rocket is available for $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.

   

Halloween 2011

Small Dog staff and pups celebrated Halloween in style again this year. Swing by our Flickr page to see all the great costumes—and unfortunate photoshopping of those who didn’t dress up!

Congratulations to BJ (pictured above as a “grown-up Lost Boy”) and Ziggy, the winners of this year’s customer-juried costume contest!


November '11 | Classes

Mac Basics
South Burlington Store

Sunday 11/13/11
5:15pm to 7:00pm

Sunday 11/27/11
5:15pm to 7:00pm

Click here to register, or come into the store for more details about the classes we offer in South Burlington.


New Products!

Edifier Aurora Speaker System in Stormy Black or Original Red—$99.99

Edifier iF200 w/Retro Styled Double Alarm Clock in Pink, White or Black—$59.99

LaCie CloudBox External Hard Drive, 100GB—$179.99

Griffin Survivor Military-Duty Case with Stand for iPad 2—$49.99

Buy 1 PDO iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch (4G) case and Get the PDO Uno Mobile Power Pack Free!—Available in a variety of colors for $24.99 while supplies last!


November 2011 Special In-Store Offer

We’ve featured Edifier products quite a bit in this issue, so we’re offering $10 off the entire Edifier line in-stores only during the month of November!

Stop in to any of our three retail locations soon to take advantage of this great offer!