Ranked ninth in Franchise Times' 2009 list of 55 rapidly expanding companies, Cellairis brims with a parade of sleek cases and accessories designed to protect and augment hand-held devices. The iPhone 4 or 4S can nestle in the glittery polycarbonate of a sugar shack case ($29.99), which adds a protective gold cloak to a phone without letting King Midas use it to order a pizza. To delight ears, harmonies resonate through a pair of cobalt-blue stereo earphones ($39.99), and a slim and foldable Magic Folio iPad 2 case ($39.99) both props up and protects iPads. Drivers plug a mobile charger ($19.99) into a car to power Apple devices during long drives or one-man destruction derbies.
If you hate it when you hit your smart phone with a hammer and the screen cracks, you're in luck. The Pod Drop's tempered glass screen protectors are strong enough to withstand hammer blows, and have won the repair center celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian and Kevin Durant. The father-son duo behind the shop makes screen protectors to fit most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Samsung phones, and the touch screens that have started growing into people's foreheads.
Founded by Robert Hartline, who began selling phones out of his car in college, Absolute Wireless is currently celebrating its 10th year in business. In addition to handling Sprint and Nextel wireless plans, Absolute carries a wide selection of phones and headsets that fit the wireless needs of time-strapped individuals and businesses. Additionally, accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, memory cards, holsters, skins, and chargers are available to enhance the wireless phone experience. With several convenient, well-stocked locations, Absolute Wireless is a solid choice for one-stop communication-gadget shopping.
DataMicro Technologies' technicians troubleshoot computers, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles, preventing the frustration caused by a system that runs slowly or crashes. They remove viruses from PCs, optimize Macintosh computers, replace cracked iPhone and iPad screens, and repair gaming consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, among other services. They also build personal computers and servers customized for optimal speed and storage.
With 10 media specialties ranging from restoring audio recordings to graphic and website design, the media pros at Earmark Digital put their combined 50 years of experience to use in digital services. In addition to serving as experts for attorneys and insurance providers, the trained staff converts taped footage into DVDs.
At iJunkiez, tech specialists well-versed in the world of Apple gadgets take in damaged iPhones and dinged-up iPads, and fix them up good as new. In addition to replacing broken iPad, iPod, and iPhone touchscreens, technicians can replace drab factory-default faceplates with sheaths of brilliant color.