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#184: Best in Showroom | December 2014


It's the Holiday Season!
By Tyler Bolduc , Assistant Manager, South Burlington

As the days grow shorter and the nights colder we all know what time it is! Even if you manage to resist candy cane flavored everything there’s still no denying that the holidays are here! This time of year is always a special one for the Small Dog team and with new releases hot off the press from Apple we’re ready to share our excitement with one and all!

To bring that holiday cheer we’re bringing back great deals again this year. With the purchase of a new computer (excluding Mac mini) and AppleCare you will receive a $50 Small Dog gift card, a free Chill Box speaker (a $100 value!) and fifty dollars off a new Canon Pixma printer! The holiday special also includes deals like $15 off any iPad case with the purchase of an iPad, BOGO Chill Pill speakers, $30 off Belkin NetCam HD camera with night vision and more!

So if you’re shopping for the Mac fan in your family or giving your student that extra edge in the classroom, stop in and see us this holiday season to find that perfect gift for anyone’s list. You can can see our complete list of promotions here.

We look forward to seeing you in our stores this holiday season!

Tyler Bolduc

Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight
By Stephen Andrews, Store Manager, Waitsfield

It was very windy in the Mad River Valley last night which had me getting out headlamps and candles in anticipation of losing power. Luckily we didn’t but it got me thinking about an item that I hope ends up under our Christmas tree this year: the Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight. This multipurpose light has a built in USB charging cable, USB port, solar panel, and hand crank to provide you with backup power whenever you need it. There are three light modes (spot, flood, and emergency red) with a low power mode that can provide light for up to 48 hours! With a full battery, the Torch can charge your phone twice, and LED indicators let you know how much battery you have. It is water and impact resistant so it’s a great addition to your camping kit as well. Check out the Goal Zero website to see some of the good this crew is doing in the world!

Making it Easy to Give!
By Emily Dolloff

This holiday season we want to make it as easy as we can to make sure your gift buying is as stress free as possible. We have put together a great bundle for anyone with a new Mac on their holiday shopping list.

Buy any new Mac from us (excluding Mac mini) with AppleCare and get some great extras! We will give you a FREE Chill Box and a $50 Small Dog gift card! The Chill Box is a wireless speaker that is portable, works on Bluetooth and can be utilized with computers, iPhones and the iPod touch. You can use the gift card for additional items you might want to purchase, like an external hard drive, or save the gift card as a great stocking stuffer! Save even more money by buying the Canon MC472 Airplay printer for just $50.

In one stop at Small Dog you can get a jump start on your holiday buying and ensure that you’re getting everything the tech lover on your list will need for this holiday season!

The new Retina 5k iMac is here!
By Joe Lytton, Store Manager, Key West

We are very excited to announce that Small Dog Electronics has the Retina 5K display iMac starting at $2,499 with a 3.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive and AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. From there, you have got a few upgrade options. On the CPU side, you can step up to a 4.0GHz quad-core Core i7 chip to the tune of $250. You can increase the RAM to either 16GB ($200) or 32GB ($600). For $250, you also have the option of adding a beefier GPU (the AMD R9 M295X), which comes with four gigs of VRAM, not two. Finally, let’s talk storage. For the same starting price of $2,499, you can get a 256GB SSD instead of that 1TB Fusion Drive. Alternatively, you can choose a 3TB disk ($150), a 512GB solid-state drive ($300) or a 1TB SSD ($800). Now that is some serious Solid State!

The New iMac 5K Retina display ushers in a 14.7-million-pixel 5K display with screen resolution of 5,120 × 2,880. That is seven times as many pixels as 1080p, and 67 percent more than you will find even on a 4K panel. I am not exaggerating when I say there’s nothing like it. As it is, you’d be hard-pressed to find a 4K all-in-one, and meanwhile, here’s this machine from Apple, with enough pixels to view a 4K video at full resolution, and still have room left onscreen for other stuff, like the Final Cut Pro dashboard. Needless to say, it’s in a league — and a class — of its own.


Extended hours!

OK, lets face it: some of us just prefer the victory of last minute shopping success! In an effort to ensure that everyone making those last minute runs from store to store complete their lists on time, we will be extending store hours in some of our locations! All locations will close early on Christmas Eve.

South Burlington

Starting Friday, December 19th we will be extending our hours of operation and will be open many nights until 9pm. Click here for details on our extended hours in South Burlington.


Our Rutland location will be open for a special downtown shopping experience on Friday December 12th until 9pm. Please also join us for a special art event that night being hosted by SunCommon. We encourage you to not only come to Small Dog that evening, but to also visit the many other businesses that will be participating in The Twelve Days Before Christmas Shopping Night.


Check out Santa Don’s Holiday Gift Guide for great last minute gift giving ideas!

Sonos Play Bar Home Theatre Sound Bar


Seagate 2TB Backup Drive


Hammerhead 4 Port Charger


Apple Time Capsule

Starting at $299.99