Deal of the Week | May 29th, 2015: Belkin WeMo SWITCH 2-Pack for $49.99 (reg. $99.99)

Belkin WeMo SWITCH 2-Pack for $49.99 at Connecting Point (reg. $99.99)It’s the home remote that uses your smartphone to control devices.Connect your power outlets to your Wi-Fi home network and control your devices from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android.

This starter pack gives you two remote outlets, a great way to get started on building a complete home automation network. Belkin makes dozens of additional accessories and controllers, so you can build out on this for years to come.

And we’ll make it as affordable as possible. These two-packs normally sell for $100, but as this week’s DOTW, we’re slashing that price in half!

This offer runs from Friday, May 29th to Thursday, June 4th, 2015, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.

DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE kicks off tomorrow; Hot 98.9 remote, Disneyland vacation promo Sat., May 30

So here we are: Graduation and Father’s Day. What’s the best gift for your dad or grad?Connecting Point's DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE - May 29th-June 1st, 2015

Connecting Point has a simple solution for both: A new Mac!

College-bound grads get a competitive edge with a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro.

And Dad gets something he’ll use and appreciate all year ‘round with a portable Mac — or maybe he’d prefer the sleek, all-in-one brilliance of an iMac desktop.

Connecting Point Gift CardConnecting Point wants to make it easy. This weekend, buy any new Mac with AppleCare, and get a $50 Connecting Point gift card.

EPSON Expression XP-310 All-in-OneYou may also opt to get a highly capable $100 EPSON Expression XP-310 All-in-One printer/scanner/copier/fax for half price!*

Original Apple iMac from 1998, in Bondi blueAnd if you bring in your old computer, Mac or PC, working or not, we’ll give you an additional $50 credit toward your new Mac. And yes, you can combine this with both of the first two offers, saving yourself $150 in the process.

Get your new Mac from the the experts who know Apple best. Connecting Point offers four decades experience, introductory classes, free iCoach sessions, special financing, and complimentary up-and-running tech support.

It’s the DADS AND GRADS MAC SALE at Connecting Point, this weekend, Friday, May 29th through Monday, June 1st.

Disneyland Family Vacation for four giveaway, courtesy Connecting Point and Hot 98.9 FMAnd right smack in the middle of the sale, on Saturday, May 30th, we’ll be hosting a live radio remote with Hot 98.9 FM from 11 am to 1 pm. During the broadcast, stop by in person to enter for a chance to win a Disneyland Family Vacation Giveaway, a vacation package for four that includes three-day/one park-per-day Park Hopper passes, a $500 Visa card credit, $800 lodging and airfare. (See official contest rules here.)

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air, andMacBook Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AppleCare is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Deal of the Week | May 22nd, 2015: 2-in-1 LED Flashlight / Laser Pointer for $2.99 (reg. $10.99)

2-in-1 LED Flashlight/Laser Pointer for $2.99 (reg. $10.99)This is a whole lot of illumination for less than three bucks.

You get an incredibly useful flexible-neck LED flashlight, perfect for peering into dark nooks and crannies and shedding light in tight spots. It even has a magnetic base, for hands-free operation. And you also get a laser pointer, perfect for beaming a bright red pinpoint for presentations, lectures, and demonstrations. (And if you have a dog or cat, brace yourself for hilarity: The laser pointer makes them mental.)

It’s small enough (just 2.65 by .75 inches) to fit in pocket, purse, glove box, tackle box, gun cabinet, backpack, bicycle bag, junk drawer – just about anywhere. And at this price, you can afford to keep one in all of those places. It comes with three LR44 batteries already installed – and even includes an extra three for good measure! Normally, these retail for $10.99, but as this week’s DOTW, they’re a steal at just $2.99.

Deal of the Week | May 15th, 2015: Selfie Tripod with Bluetooth Remote for $13.99 (reg. $19.99)

Selfie tripod with Bluetooth remote for smartphones - just $13.99 at Connecting PointIt’s like Theodore Roosevelt was fond of saying: “Speak softly, and carry no selfie stick.”

Because those things are heinous, bro – and ol’ Teddy knew that.

Instead, pick up this week’s DOTW. You get a much better system for taking self portraits with your smartphone, and you’ll look a darn sight cooler doing it, too.

You get a sturdy mini-tripod, with a mount capable of working with all but the fattest of smartphones. And you get a key-fob Bluetooth remote, which grants you the ability to snap the smartphone’s camera from up to 30 feet away. These two are normally bundled together for $20, but for this week’s Deal of the Week, we’re letting them go for a measly $13.99. But hurry – the offer is limited to stock on hand.

Get all the deets on this week’s offer here.BANNER-DOTW_yellow_reflect_640x160

Deal of the Week | May 8th, 2015: iEssentials Dual USB Charger for $5.99 (reg. $19.99)

Dual USB charger for $5.99 as Connecting Point's Deal of the WeekBack in February, we featured this little guy for our weekly Deal.

It turned out to be one crazy-popular offer, and we sold out in no time. Then we had customers coming in the rest of the week, looking to take advantage, only to be disappointed.

Well, here at Connecting Point, we’re just not into disappointment. So we’re bringing back this dual USB charger, and once again slashing the price from 20 bucks to less than six. It’s made by noted accessory manufacturer iEssentials, designed to work seamlessly and last a long, long time.

This is one of our most popular chargers, heartily endorsed by Medford sales lead Scott Farmer. “I’ve sold tons of these, and they never come back,” Scott says. “Our customers love ’em.”

This charger works with your iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, camera, or whatever USB-chargeable device you might have. Don’t miss out this time: come in for your iEssentials Dual USB Charger today!

Connecting Point earns Apple Premium Service Provider designation for 2015

Apple Premium Service Provider 2015

Apple Premium Service Provider 2015Connecting Point Computer Centers, the area’s only locally-owned, independent Apple retailer and services provider, is pleased to announce Apple has awarded us its Premium Service Provider designation. This accolade is given to an elite tier of Apple Authorized Service Providers in recognition of their unparalleled commitment to technical excellence and customer service. According to Apple, “Premium Service Providers consistently deliver exceptional repair support and customer experience that meet Apple’s exacting standard for high-quality repair and prompt service.”

Connecting Point traces its roots back to the pre-personal computer era. Founded in 1975 by Bob Howell and current owner and CEO Rick Mandell, Connecting Point began as a small stereo store. Later, the business expanded to embrace electronic parts, video gear, and even CB radios. But a turning point occurred in 1977, when Connecting Point – then part of the Minneapolis-based franchise TEAM Electronics – became one of the earliest retailers for the new, groundbreaking Apple II personal computer.

Today, Connecting Point is proud to sell, service, and provide unparalleled support for every product in the Apple line – including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod. As one of just over a hundred Premium Service Providers in all of North America – that’s only 18% of the total number of Apple Service Providers – you can rest assured your Apple service will be performed by one of the oldest, most experienced, and accredited Apple service centers in the world.