Magic Tech's pros deliver top computer, smartphone, and tablet repair services right in the client’s home. Customers schedule an appointment with a tech who brings all the tools and knowledge necessary to perform everything from wireless-network setup to virus removal. In addition to configuring and repairing devices, Magic Tech Pros also teaches in-home computer lessons.
At iHospital, iDocs—a team of certified Apple technicians with extensive training—diagnose and repair all manner of mechanical maladies suffered by iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Macs. The expert electronics fixers can quickly mend iPhones with cracked screens, unresponsive touch screens, or headphone jacks filled with taffy in about 15 minutes or less. Repair water damage to an iPhone 3GS to extend its lifespan ($49.99), swap out the battery on an ailing iPod Touch ($69.99), or add some memory to a forgetful computer ($99 for 1GB). iDocs can also recover data from dysfunctional hard drives or replace them completely. A wide range of cases and accessories ($15+) and stethoscopes also stock the shelves at iHospital. Repairs use original manufacturer's parts to ensure devices run like new, and most repairs are covered by a one-year warranty.
Six long shelves holding vintage radios and projectors fill the length of an exposed-brick wall. Old Mac computers face out from knee-high cabinets and a few hang from the ceiling and display “now serving” numbers reminiscent of a delicatessen. From the looks of it, you might think you’re in a tech time warp—but it’s quite the opposite. The antique electronics simply and aesthetically remind customers of the technological past when they’re inside Tekserve Corporation, an authorized reseller and service provider for Apple products. For more than 20 years, its staff of computer gurus has been fixing Apple products during repair and consulting services and shedding light on the products’ capabilities during classes and seminars. These informative sessions touch on an evolving list of topics that often includes improving one’s social-media experience and building one’s own Internet. The shop also has an array of gadgets and accessories available for purchase or rental.
A former IT manager for JPMorgan Chase, Arthur Zilberman opened LaptopMD with the goal of offering customer-oriented computer service from a convenient midtown location. Joined by a team of expert techs, he repairs and tunes up computers and laptops to meet the rapid pace of the city’s hard-working professionals. Free estimates precede all services and repairs, with the flexible staffers accepting computers through the mail, picking up and delivering them from clients, or doing repairs on site. Their combination of excellent customer service and competent work has created a tidal wave of enthusiastic local press and happy laptops that open and close themselves in applause.
Hardware Project’s Mac-certified technicians know that as we carry our mobile phones and tablets from place to place 24/7, they face more dangers than rotary phones or stationary desktop computers ever had to worry about. To keep these devices running up to snuff, they mend electronics that have had unfortunate encounters with a spilled glass of water or the heel of someone's shoe. They perform screen swaps and minor internal repairs for iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as a whole suite of Android devices. Of course, their expertise extends to traditional computing systems as well, as they can capably tune up Macs and PCs by removing viruses, replacing batteries, and excising any pesky poltergeists.