TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
At Clearwater Boxing Center, students learn the sweet science from decorated trainers. There's Ron Valicoff?who owns more than 35 years of martial arts experience?and Tony "TNT" Tucker, who defeated Buster Douglas for the IBF World Heavyweight championship in 1987. Together, the staff oversees an array of classes geared toward folks ages 6 and older, including boxing, kickboxing, and women's only boot camp. Like any true boxing gym, the facility keeps plenty of punching bags around so that students can practice hugging.
With nearly 30 years of glass industry experience, professional artist Kathleen leads students of all levels in creating works of art. Her classes?which are kept small to allow for individualized attention?teach the basics of stained glass, fused glass, and mosaics, as well as creating jewelry items such as beads and pendants. Kathleen can also be commissioned to create custom pieces, such as church windows and stained glass doors.
One of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 companies, T-Cellular caters to phone fanatics with a wealth of talkbox-enhancing accessories. Though T-Cellular primarily caters to Sprint customers, their shops stock an assortment of products fit for any phone or fourth-generation string-connected tin cans. Outfit ears with a futuristic accent by equipping a Jabra BT2080 ($29.99) or Motorola H560 universal Bluetooth headset ($59.99) or refuel thirsty phones with gas on the go by picking up a Micro USB travel or car charger ($29.99 each). Sprint model-specific shields such as an Otterbox Defender case ($69.99) or impact skin ($19.99) for the HTC EVO 3D protect multidimensional devices from dangerous drops. Similarly, the EVO 3500 extended battery keeps the tenacious telephone ticking well into any terrestrial travels.
The independent, innovative invitation company boasts inimitable designs printed on high-quality material for myriad occasions, from weddings to baby showers. Hummingbird fêtes card-seeking customers with an organized, straightforward, simple process for customizing their creative announcements. Each hand-assembled piece contains original artwork created in-house by staff artists and resident birds with talented talons. Orders can be custom-made or culled from the ready-made supply of house-drawn designs. Get your nuptials etched into the calendars of your college roommate or mailman’s cousin with the 4"x5" spring branches save-the-date card ($190 for 50), or alert the rodeo clown PTA about your newborn buckaroo with the 5"x7" cowboy announcement ($135 for 25). The 4"x2" folded vintage orange blossom place card ($150 for 50) assures that your good friends will be seated together at your next garden gathering, and culinary lists like the 4"x9" beachside foliage menu ($132.50 for 50) are ideal additions to any sea-turtle birthday party.
Big Frog transfers custom and premade designs onto everything from garments and golf towels to mouse pads and flags. Jumpstart a stalled imagination machine by consulting sundry design ideas, graphic designers on staff, and a range of clothing styles. Print a picture of your favorite ex-attorney general onto a white cotton T-shirt ($15.99–$18.99 in S-3XL) or colored jersey polo ($20.99–$23.99 in S-3XL), or label identical twins with two colored onesies for infants ($16.99 each). The shop also stocks illustratable knickknacks such as coasters ($23.99/four), 110-piece puzzles ($15.39), and car flags ($16.49, pole included).