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#186: Best in Showroom | February 2015


Hi from Rutland!
By Jamie Willis, Sales Associate, Rutland

Hello to all you devoted customers of Small Dog Electronics from our Rutland Store! I don’t know about you guys but it has been BRUTAL out there for me with the cold temperatures. Now that we have reached the end of this notoriously cold month of January, it’s hopefully time to think forward to a time of warmth and comfort! As much as we love seeing people dance around on the ice out of our window here, it will certainly be nice to actually be able to drive safely again.

Here at Small Dog Electronics, we are certainly looking to the future and next up on our list is, you guessed it, Valentines Day! That is right folks, it’s that time of year again. Time to get your thinking caps on to come up with some excellent gift ideas for the significant other in your life! What better way to say “will you be my Valentine?” than to say it with a new iPad or iPod bought from your friends over at Small Dog Electronics. We are here to be by your side every step of the way this February and every other month of the year!

Thank you for reading and I hope to see many of you soon on your next visit to Rutland!

Jamie Willis

By Rachel Narkewicz, Marketing Assistant, Waitsfield

Looking for a gift that will last longer than flowers or chocolate? Small Dog Electronics can help spread the love with a free twenty five dollar iTunes gift card when you purchase any iPod Nano or iPod Touch with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones! Remember there’s more than one way to say I love you.

Osprey has landed at Small Dog
By Stephen Andrews, Store Manager, Waitsfield

Osprey Packs are a legendary name in the outdoor gear world. I have one that took good care of me on a 50 mile backpacking trip through the Canadian Rockies, and another that kept me company in the side-country of Jackson Hole. Much to my wife’s chagrin (I’m a gear addict) I’ve now added the Nano Port from Osprey’s travel series to the mix. I’m an iMac user and no longer have a laptop for work, so my iPad is my Apple gear for the road. Not too bulky, and with all the right pockets to take care of the phone, keys, and sunglasses among other things, this will keep me traveling light. The coolest feature, though, has to be the Port Window. It’s a padded pouch in the front flap with a clear, touch-sensitive window on the opposite side that allows you to use your iPad without removing it from the bag. Add to that Osprey’s “All Mighty Guarantee” and this purchase was an easy one to make. Check out the other Osprey styles and colors at

Beats Studio 2.0 Review
By Lonnie Isham, Inventory Controller, Burlington

As someone who relies on either public transportation, or his own two legs to get back and forth, it goes without saying that my iPhone is essential when it comes to my daily commute. I’ve never really been a person who has been a huge fan of earbuds. I’ve always preferred headphones that go over my ears, instead of on top of them, or in them. I tried the first version of the Beats Studios, because of the Adaptive Noise Canceling feature, but I didn’t end up keeping them because they needed AAA batteries to function. Not only that, but the headphones themselves needed them to even turn on. Needless to say I did not keep them.

However, once the Studio 2.0 came out, I decided to give them another try. There were a number of changes that were made to the Studio 2.0 that really sealed the deal for me. First was the style: they are really sleek and very light. The cups of the headphones are very comfortable too, perfect for when you need to wear the headphones for an extended period of time. The first version of the studios were not very pleasant to look at, and to me, they felt a little weighty. But that’s changed completely with the 2.0. Secondly, there is a rechargeable battery built into the headphones, so wave goodbye to having to replace the batteries every 10 hours or so. The battery inside the Studio 2.0 headphones lasts about 20 hours, and with a battery gauge on the side, you’ll always know when you are due for a recharge. It is easy to be intimidated by the Beats brand, given the name, and all the hype that surrounds it. However, we have demo kiosks at all of our Small Dog retail locations, so come on in and check them out. I think you’ll be impressed by what you hear!

Tech Talk 101 Series: "Yosemite: What's New?"
By Small Dog Sales

Another installment in our Tech Talk 101 Series will be held at our South Burlington store. We strive to pick topics that customers have asked us about and that we feel can help you learn to make the most of your Mac! These events will be an hour long, with about 40-45 of presented content and 15-20 minutes for questions.

Stay up to date and learn what’s new in OS X Yosemite:

  • Accessibility Options
  • AirDrop: Recieve files anytime.
  • HandOff: Pick up where you left off.
  • iCloud Drive: Store, Access, and Organize your files anywhere
  • Spotlight: New design, features, and apps.
  • And much more!

Mark your calendar and reserve your seat here for Wednesday February 11th, from 7-8 PM, at our South Burlington location at 100 Dorset Street. PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

Please contact us with any questions!


New Pups

WOW! What a busy time this has been for us! During the buzz of the holiday season we brought on some new hires in our retail stores and want to formally introduce them to our readers. We are thrilled to have more members on our team!

Meet Jonathan
Rutland, VT store

Jonathan joined the Rutland team in mid December. He’s a local in the Rutland area and is likely a familiar face to many. Jon has spent the last several years working out-of-state and recently returned to the Rutland area. In his short time at Small Dog, Jon has really excelled and his true tech side has shined! In addition to working on the retail floor, Jon is also training to become an Apple Certified Mac Technician! We are very pleased to have him on our team.

Meet Moses
S. Burlington, VT store

Recently we added a new member to our service department in South Burlington, though he is no stranger to the company. Moses Laporte began working as a sales associate for Small Dog in late 2008. After three years on the sales floor, he moved on to something new, but has recently rejoined our team as a full-time technician.

In his free time, he is well known for his baking, specifically vegan bread and other exciting vegan creations. He’s a native Vermonter, collector of vintage and recent tech gear, and has a natural knack for problem solving. Whether he is out on the counter assisting customers, or installing Mac parts, Moses is an excellent tech, and a welcome return to the Small Dog family.

Make sure to say hello to Moses and Jon!


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Presidents’ Week Deal!

If you haven’t heard already, we now have Apple Factory Refurbished MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in stock!

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