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Established: 2012

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Most popular offering: Cases, screen protectors, and chargers

Pro Tip: Free soda and water, and complimentary clinch-up backpacks

Q&A with Thomas Simon, General Manager

What makes your business stand out?

We have over 5,000 square feet of cell phone accessories. We carry any phone and any brand. We also have a knowledgeable staff.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

My brothers and myself both had "lame" flip phones and we all decided to upgrade one day, all getting a Samsung Galaxy SIII. We didn't stop there because adding a nice phone to our portfolio is one thing, but making it stand out is another. So we went out and added as many unique accessories to our phones to make it as interesting as possible. We enjoyed the thrill of it all so much that we one day just decided to open a business based on it.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

A customer one time bought me coffee because I explained to him for roughly 30 minutes why his tablet wasn't working and told him how to fix the problem.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my job is buying all the products for the store because there is an endless supply of differentiation between each and every case and design.

905 Howe Avenue
Arden Arcade,

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