Lairson Electronics can recommend the right gadgets to go in your pocket as well as your car. The authorized Sprint service center carries a plethora of Sprint mobile phones, but its technicians specialize in automotive electronics installation. The experienced staffers upgrade rides with remote-start systems, which can warm up or cool down a car's interior before the driver even enters. Additionally, they install items such as headrest-mounted DVD players, touch-screen navigation, and shining new subwoofers and speakers.
Sausage and cured meat enthusiasts frequent this neighborhood delicatessen and salami shop for its wide variety of sandwiches and sliced products made daily with Lancaster Valley pork and other local ingredients. The deli menu holds a variety of encased edibles, such as the rueben, a corned beef sausage buried under thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on a 7-inch Italian roll ($6.95). The roman chicken enchants appetites with stories of the interconnected highways that spanned its vast empire, as well as fresh mozzarella and chicken sausage stuffed with spinach and provolone cheese ($7.45). An array of signature sandwiches sate cravings with the perilously stacked Italian cold cut, with layers of genoa, sopressata, and prosciutto resting under a blanket of provolone cheese ($7.95), or the herbivorian veggie’s meatless three-bean-and-mushroom sausage ($5.95). At-home epicureans can stock their larders with cured meats and preservative-free sausage, which, like the sun and moon, are made fresh daily. Cheddarwurst links blend fresh pork and cheddar cheese ($7.95/lb.), and the chorizo salami infuses slices with the spice-seeking flavors of chili powder, garlic, paprika, and cayenne peppers ($11.95/lb.) combined in a traditional Spanish method.
With a dedicated team of online and in-person instructors and sophisticated adaptive learning technology, Kaplan Test Prep's GMAT- and GRE-preparation courses provide students with the tools needed to succeed and a higher-score guarantee. On Demand courses grant students access to a vast online repository of video instruction, simulating a classroom environment from the comfort of a home office or underwater laboratory, whereas practice tests are adapted to the student's skill level, pushing their brains to operational capacity. Heightening classroom-like reality even further are the Classroom Anywhere courses, which stream live video of Kaplan's expert instructors providing interaction complete with audio chat, a virtual white board, and class-wide polling. For those who demand more corporeal instruction and real-life consequences for chewing gum in class, Classroom On-Site courses provide personal attention, with in-person classroom sessions led by test-mastering instructors.
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).
As one of the largest authorized retailers for AT&T, Mobile Communications Systems equips conversers with phones, accessories, and services to fit various lifestyles. Requiring a two-year agreement for activation and upgrades, the plethora of impressive phones—including GoPhones, data phones, smart phones, and 4G phones—assures that talk meets its technological match. Smart phones, including the Samsung Captivate ($99), impersonate small computers with 16 GB of memory, a keyboard touch screen, and that new microprocessor smell. Built from recycled plastics, the Samsung Evergreen ($69.99) supports mp3 files and graces fingertips with a QWERTY keyboard. For more advanced technophiles, the 4G Motorola Atrix's ($199.99) 4" screen displays crisp videos powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, and the 4G HTC Inspire ($99.99) runs on Android 2.2 OS and records videos in 720 HD.
The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.