Although Tech & Soup might lean a little bit more toward the technology side of its name, that's a boon for New York's smartphone users. Experienced technicians with an intimate familiarity with the internal organs of iPhones, tablets, TVs, and cameras source their replacement parts through OEM?the same channel that companies such as Apple and Samsung use for repair. The results are so good that the company backs its work with a 30-day warranty.
Smart phones and cafes go well together—a hot drink and internet access are a natural match. However, a broken screen can ruin the fun. Mon Cheri Cafe and iPhone Repair neatly solves this problem, offering phone and tablet screen repair on premises and a full menu of delicious libations. As experts retool and replace LCD screens, cappuccinos and hot chocolate keep innards warm and melt snowmen who don’t know when to withdraw from hugs.
The technicians at OC Computer Repair Center are certified in myriad systems, programs, brands, and specialties, and are thus adept at addressing and repairing computers, smartphones, web networks, and hardware. They can replace a cracked screen on a tablet or phone or recover lost data on your computer. They'll travel to homes or businesses to set up or troubleshoot network connectivity, as well as delve into computers and laptops to figure out what's causing them to stall or lose connection. They also carry accessories for smartphones, tablets, and iPods, and offer repairs for those mobile electronics should the screen on an iPhone break or the navigation app on a tablet get lost. OC Computer Repair offers in-store, at-home, and over-the-phone services and assistance.
An online company, Big B World has a vast video game library stocked with the latest games, systems, and accessories. In addition to new games and top sellers such as Fast and Furious Showdown and Nintendo Dance 2, there's a healthy collection of vintage classics for sale, including Space Invaders. Game systems?ranging from Genesis to portable DS Lites?are available in a range of colors. Gamers can also dress up their systems with accessories, such as carrying cases and Donkey Kong's capri pants.
In addition to stocking video games, Big B World repairs screens for tablets and smartphones.
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
Q&A with the Manager
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.
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.