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#156: Best in Showroom | August 2012


Greetings From The Granite State!

It’s been an exciting summer in the Apple community. The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display looks gorgeous and is on display at each store. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was just released and brings a ton of extra features at an extra-inexpensive price: Download here for $19.99.

We have plenty to look forward to this fall with a rumored refresh of the iPhone and iPod lineup, and a confirmed release of iOS 6! Stop in to say “hi!” and learn about all the great new Apple gear.

Thanks for reading this month’s Best in Showroom!

Steve and the Manchester Retail Team

Classes Have Arrived in Manchester!
By Steve Whalen, Assistant Manager, Manchester

For iPad
New to iPad and iOS? Never used a computer before? Our iPad Basics class is designed strictly for beginners.

You’ll learn the essential skills needed to get you up and running on your new machine. iPad Basics is led by a certified Apple Professional.

For Mac
New to Macs? Switching over from a Windows-based PC? Never used a computer before? Our Absolute Mac Basics class is designed strictly for beginners.

You’ll learn the essential skills needed to get you up and running on your new machine. Mac Basics is led by a certified Apple Professional.

Give us a call for the schedule and to sign up: 603-836-0003

Need To Amp Up The Volume On Your Device?
By Mike Bagtaz, Sales Associate, Manchester

We received the iFrogz Boost 2.0 Speaker in-store the other day and it immediately won the award for “Coolest Product on the Floor.” To describe this product with one word, it would have to be…magic. I am not talking Gandalf and elves, I am saying that I can not comprehend the system used to make this happen.

The speaker is a black rectangle that has a flat surface to rest your iDevice (iPhone or iPod touch) on. It really only works with iDevices with speakers that are used to play the music. iPads can be used, but you have to balance them in such a way that would scare most iPad users.

Put three AA batteries in the box, turn it on and play your music through your phone. Then, and this is the magic part, simply lay your phone on top of the Boost 2.0 Speaker. You will hear sound coming out of the box. The volume is controlled by the iDevice and you are off and listening.

There are no cables, no syncing, no connectors: just audio. The speaker uses what is called Near Field Audio (or NearFA) to capture the sound and amplify it out to the speakers. Sure, you can use the built-in aux jack, but that isn’t cool at all. You can also power it by USB, but that really diminishes the portability of it. Just use it in it’s intended state, free of wires and limitations.

Every time I show a customer the iFrogz Boost 2.0 Speaker, it is purchased. It is a neat little device that does exactly what you want it to and by magic. It is a steal at $39.99.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
By Mike Bagtaz, Sales Associate, Manchester

With the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, there are a lot of great new features that you might have questions on. We are here to help with all of your questions regarding:

  • Reminders and Notes — Sync across your devices.
  • Messages — Talk with everyone on an iDevice or Mac.
  • iCloud — Sync up all your devices.
  • Notification Center for OS X
  • All of the Safari improvements
  • AirPlay Mirroring — See what you see on the big screen.
  • Dictation — Talk and your computer will type.
  • Sharing — Let your friends know what is going on, where you are, and what you like.

There are over 200 features in the new big cat, so please don’t hesitate to come in and ask us all of the questions you have!

Download Mountain Lion here for $19.99.

AT&T Elevate 4G Mobile Hotspot
By Chris O'Connell, Sales Associate, S. Burlington

Did you know that you can turn your Wi-Fi-enabled iPad or laptop into a 4G mobile device?

With the AT&T Elevate 4G Mobile Hotspot, you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the cellular network’s super fast 4G LTE towers.

The Elevate is the perfect companion device for anyone who is on the go, whether you travel for leisure or work. It can help you avoid those pesky hotel and airport Wi-Fi fees, and you won’t need to worry about unsecured public connections.

The Elevate is secured using WPA2 encryption, so feel free to use it for business meetings or to keep up with your bank statements!

Not only is it perfect for business and travel, but it’s also a great solution for those who do not have access to traditional hard line broadband internet, or for those who have multiple houses.

Pick one up today, exclusively at our South Burlington location.


Small Dog Electronics’ New Hampshire store now has its own Facebook page!

Keep up to date with local news, classes, and specials. Follow this link to like us:

Manchester, NH Retail Store Facebook Page

Specials | 08.12

If you or someone you know is heading back to school (yes, it’s almost that time), we have some great specials for students.

Here’s a preview, and be sure to check out our academic software titles (at great discounts)! Be sure to have a valid academic ID on hand.

More here (some specials may vary from online selection):

HH Capo

iPad Accessory Bundle Capo Case (black) with HH Pen Stylus (black) with Hammerhead Anti-Glare Screen Protector

HP Laser Printer

HP LaserJet P1102W Wireless Laser Printer with AirPrint


Parallels is now available (with the purchase of any computer) for just $9.99! Save $60!

We can install Parallels on your machine for only $29.99.

If you need a copy of Windows, we have that too! If you also purchase Windows from us, we will install it for no additional charge when we install Parallels.

If you bring in your own copy of Windows, we’ll install it for an additional $29.99.

Apple TV

Apple TV

In addition to enabling AirPlay Mirroring (with Mountain Lion and certain computers; please see this link for details), the Apple TV now also has Hulu Plus!

Go wireless for $99.99.

Coupon | 08.12

Free Hammerhead Neoprene Sleeve with purchase of any MacBook, 13

Make sure you mention you saw it in Best in Showroom!