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An authorized Verizon retailer, Stay Connected Wireless outfits shoppers with the latest smartphones, such as the iPhone 5, paired with speedy data plans. The shop also stocks a wide range of accessories for phones of all makes and models.
20x200 is an online gallery, connecting shoppers to an eclectic selection of limited-edition artwork from emerging and established virtuosos. Though the collection is in constant flux, its artist alumni list includes celebrated photographer William Wegman, vibrant painter Carrie Marill, and art-pop cognoscente David Byrne. All prints—available in numerous sizes and with or without frames—arrive packaged with signed certificates of authenticity, artist bios, care instructions, and the power to stop home-burglars in their tracks.
Anyone can have a good idea, but executing it can be a long, trying process. That's where Quirky.com comes in; the GE-partnered outlet helps innovators transform their brainstorms into reality. It's simple: creators submit their ideas—whether they're represented by sketches or descriptions—and folks back products they believe in with their votes. The most popular ideas are then reviewed by a panel of industry experts, who ultimately decide which inventions Quirky.com will manufacture and sell in their online shop. These user-generator products run the gamut, catering to genres including healthcare, electronics, and home use, including such ingenious devices as flexible power strips and dust pans that also deal with dirt.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Wooden Series phone cases
Pro Tip: Staff is very knowledgeable, always ready and willing to help.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
The Mobile Spa features the widest selection of phone accessories in one place. We have all the popular name brands and cases one would not find anywhere else. The store also offers the latest gadgets and high-end electronics on the market. Here at The Mobile Spa we strive to pamper your phone.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Many other businesses offer a small selection and few choices when it comes to protection or beautification of devices that we carry with us 24 hours a day. I wanted a store that specializes in unique products, found all under one roof. A store that isn't carrier-focused but customer-focused.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
When we turned a customer's white iPhone into a GOLD iPhone. A combination of two matching items from our store totally transformed the phone. The customer was ecstatic and proclaimed that she would tell everyone she knew about us.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Putting smiles on faces. Customers are very happy when they find the right case for their phone. Also repairing a phone back to brand new condition.
Before earning a set of scrubs and the title of Doctor of iDevice, each employee at iHospital—featured in the The Wall Street Journal—must first pass a series of technical certifications. Just as real doctors specialize in either plaster or papier-mâché leg casts, the technicians focus their abilities specifically on Apple devices, including iPhones and iPods, performing many repairs in minutes. The store also carries a range of accessories from brands such as LifeProof, OtterBox, and Speck.