With more than one million book titles to choose from, Barnes & Noble stocks one of the retail world's largest selections of bound pages, along with a huge assortment of educational toys and games. Keep sprightly scribes from using walls, furniture, and siblings as writing surfaces with the help of LeapFrog’s Scribble & Write ($24.95 online), or indulge kids’ natural passions for outer space and solid detective work with a LEGO Space Police Smash ’n’ Grab set ($19.95 online).
The journey from confusion to organization doesn't have to be a long one. Often enough, it's the length of one tiny strip of metal?the staple that holds a school paper together, or attaches a cover letter to a r?sum?. Staples doesn't carry staples exclusively, of course, but for 28 years, they've aspired to create that same sense of effortless order. Their library of products covers everything from pencils and fire extinguishers to all-in-one machines and facility supplies, all of which aim to make jobs easier.
The technology aisles feature more advanced gear: cameras, phones, label makers, tablets, and laptops from popular brands. Their Copy & Print Centers churn out professional documents, business cards, photo gifts, and more. And, though Staples' focus is work, the stores can also furnish break rooms with chairs and coffeemakers.
As the first-ever college football game played at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, this game between the University of Massachusetts Minutemen and rival New Hampshire Wildcats promises to be a special clash, as both teams jostle for position in the CAA standings. Lead by senior quarterback Kyle Havens, UMass looks to stay atop the conference, while their Granite State gridiron foes hope to ride their stout, interception-hungry defense to an upset victory. Witness the next gridiron chapter in this traditional border battle between bitter enemies, a historic rivalry ever since New Hampshire’s J.D. Salinger recovered Massachusetts-born Jack Kerouac’s fumble in the 1941 Metaphor Bowl.
The staff at Express, an authorized Verizon Wireless retail center, opens the lines of communication for clients with a spectrum of cellular devices and services from one of America’s largest mobile networks. Knowledgeable experts can help patrons set up the latest smartphones and tablets from brands such as Apple and Droid, and the stores' vast inventory of covers protects devices from scratches and text messages delivered tied to a brick. Wireless wizards can also help with phone upgrades, laptop cards, and warranty services, or facilitate phone trade-ins for discounts on new gizmos.:
Wireless Store is Boston's first T-Mobile limited retailer, offering a sizable selection of wireless phones and accessories. Conversations can be held hands free while driving down the highway or riding on horseback with advanced Bluetooth headsets made by Jabra, Plantronics, Motorola, and BlueAnt. Other wireless accessories, such as chargers, cases, screen protectors, and batteries, keep phones clean, shiny, and fully charged. Though it wears the T-Mobile logo as proudly as a rebellious teenager in a Cramps T-shirt, Wireless Store is a locally owned and operated establishment.
A 100-foot screen illuminates a home theater. Custom speaker enclosures pump music into DJ Pauly D's Mercedes Benz. Neon-green LED panels set a John Deere Gator XUV aglow. If it has a screen, speakers, or both, chances are Sound FX's technicians can customize it into something that dazzles the senses. Working with brands such as Rockford Fosgate, Control4, and Alpine, technicians outfit homes with high-tech gadgetry such as integrated remote-control programs that can control your television, lights, blinds, army of clones, and stereo system from a single console. They bring a similar blend of creativity and practicality to automobiles, installing equipment such as backup cameras and remote starters.