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The Shack @ Dorkbot Austin: Recap

  Last Friday, March 11, we had the opportunity to sponsor and attend the Dorkbot Austin event at SXSW Interactive. Dorkbot is a “regular meeting of artists, hackers, designers, engineers, students, and other interested parties who are involved in the creation of electronic or otherwise technological art.” They’re all about doing strange things with electricity […] Read more

THE SHACK IS MOBILE @ SXSW: STAYING SOCIAL

  If you know a social media-internet obsessed person, you have probably recognized that they have some sort of device, whether it’s a smart phone, laptop, or tablet, glued to the palm of their hands at all times. With an electronic device as a companion, it’s got to fit your needs. Leave a comment for […] Read more

THE SHACK IS MOBILE @ SXSW: STAYING CHARGED

There’s nothing worse than a dead battery and the absence of a convenient outlet. I used to encounter this problem…a lot. Like, I was the girl who brought her iPhone power cord with her everywhere she went. Then I discovered…PORTABLE POWER. It was a light bulb moment that I’ll never forget. Don’t let a power […] Read more

The iPhone Trade & Save Promotion is BACK!

This Friday, March11 through Saturday, March 19th, you can get $75 towards a new iPhone when you trade in their current iPhone 3G or 3GS at The Shack.* iPhone 3GS – 8GB Normal Price: $49.99 (with new or upgrade 2-year agreement and iPhone data plan) Price with Trade-In: FREE +$25 RadioShack gift card (with new […] Read more

Top Apps – The Shack’s Picks for a SXSW Road Trip

Some members of The Shack social media team will soon be heading to Austin, Texas to attend SXSW Interactive. The trip is sure to be a blast, but we want to make sure we don’t run into any difficulties on the way, like getting lost or not knowing where to eat. So we’ve armed ourselves […] Read more

Hey Newbie! We’ve got a special for you.

 Check-in and Save at The Shack! Beginning tomorrow, Friday March 11, we are offering 20% off qualifying purchases to customers who check in (using Foursquare) for the first time at any of our locations nationwide. Offer valid through 4/11/11. What is Foursquare?  “Foursquare is a location-based mobile platform that makes cities easier to use and […] Read more

What can you do with a gift card & a little ingenuity?

As I mentioned before, Dorkbot is all Read more

Staying STRONG.

Below is my LIVESTRONG story. What’s yours? Share it with us for a chance to score one of our Lance Retirement 2.0 posters. [Continue reading for details!] On February 16, Lance Armstrong announced his retirement from professional cycling. Some were sad, some were nervous, some were suspecting and accusatory, and some were happy. I never had a […] Read more