Cases and Screen Protectors – Protect Your Device.

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:42+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Your phone is precious to you. Lets be real here, we love our phones. They are the portal to an outside world, our windows into our friend’s lives and the place where memories are saved. So why wouldn’t you protect your phone? Here some accessories we at Gophermods feel are essential in protecting your phone, and keeping your device safe.   Tempered Glass Screen Protectors Cell Patriot Screen Protectors keep your screen looking great while providing serious protection. These are simply another layer of glass that goes on top of your phone. Similar to the screen protectors of [...]

Tech Talk – John M

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:43+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Creative, Design, Gophermods Minneapolis, Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with a series of questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is John McDonough, our very own MacGuyver. 1.Where are you from? Born and raised in Apple Valley, MN currently live in St. Paul, MN 2.What do you do at Gophermods? I'm the Inventory Manager and Hardware Development Lead at Gophermods. 3. What is your favorite phone to repair and why? The Galaxy S5 is one of my favorite phones to repair. Let me rephrase that, “My favorite screen to replace” [...]

This One Simple Trick Will Charge Your iPhone Faster!

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:43+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Using your iPad's 12W wall adapter(Left) can charge your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus faster than the included 5W wall adapter(right). You own an iPhone 6 or a 6 Plus, or even an iPhone 7, and you can never seem to charge your phone fast enough. Well, there's a solution and you didn't even know it. On devices from the iPhone 6 line and forward, Apple enabled these phones to charge faster when plugged into a beefier wall adapter. The power brick included with your iPhone in the box, is the familiar 5 watt power connector. Included with [...]

LG G6 – Top 5 RUMORED Features

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:43+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: LG G Repair, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Ahead of the reveal of LG's next flagship phone, we've already been given a glimpse of what to expect at Mobile World Congress. However there are alot of questions that remain to be answered. Based on reports from various sources, we've listed some of the main rumors regarding the LG G6. The LG G6 looks to make a splash at MWC later this month. Photo by: LG 1. New Display Size. The LG G6 will feature a 5.7 inch Quad HD Ultra Wide(2880x1440 resolution) display, with small bezels. With an emphasis on your content, there will be more [...]

Tech Talk – Allen H

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:43+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with a series of questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is Allen Hansen: globetrotter and technician extraordinaire. Allen Hansen is a Technician at Gophermods and is one of the multiple UM students Gophermods is proud to employ. 1. Where are you from? I currently live in Minneapolis; however, I was born and raised in central Michigan. 2. What do you do at Gophermods? I am a technician at Gophermods. Working at both the IDS and St. Anthony [...]

Mobile World Congress – What is it?

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:48+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Considered the biggest event in the Mobile Industry, Mobile World Congress(MWC) is where many companies launch their phones to get the biggest exposure. Consider it the “Detroit Auto Show” of the Smartphone world. Companies and people in attendance range from executives of Network Operators like Verizon or AT&T, to Research and Development department engineers showing the latest advances in the global phone market. Updates on the status of Network Speeds, and roadmaps for carrier network rollouts are a common thing to be showcased at the gathering. Brightstar, the E-Recycling company at Mobile World Congress. Photo by: Brightstar Started [...]

Tech Talk – Priya P.

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:52+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with a series of questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is Priya Prashad: our Business Relations, Human Resources and Accounting Manager. 1. Where are you from? Born and raised in St.Paul, MN Priya manages Human Resources and Accounting in addition to working with Business Customers. 2. What do you do at Gophermods? I am the Business Relations Manager for Gophermods. 3. What is your favorite phone to repair and why? Being the Business Manager I do not do [...]

Tech Review – Google Pixel

By | 2018-01-22T03:03:57+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The following is a review of the Google Pixel by Gophermods Technician Matt Fraser.  Meet the Pixel; a phone by Google. Photo by: Michael Speer In October of 2016, Google held a tech conference about a few major hardware initiatives for the rest of the year. One of these keynote high points was the release of the first phone designed by Google, the Pixel. With the Pixel out in the wild, and one in my pocket, I’ve been able to put the phone through its paces. Visually, it is a subtle mix of premium materials and a conventional design. [...]

AMOLED vs LCD – A Tale of Two Screens

By | 2018-01-22T03:04:01+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's a constant debate. AMOLED Displays feature remarkable colors, deep blacks and eye searing contrast ratios. IPS LCD Displays feature more subdued(though some would say more accurate) colors, better off-axis viewing angles and often times a brighter overall picture. With that being established, which screen is better? Samsung extensively utilizes AMOLED screens and pioneered their implementation on Smart Phones. The LCD has been around for a while longer, but has the technology finally reached its full potential? Will the next iPhone switch from LCD to the "superior" technology of AMOLED? Colored Pixels are made up of three Red Green and [...]

Tech Talk – Nick Persinger

By | 2018-01-22T03:04:05+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with 10 questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is Nick Persinger: Marketing and Social Media Coordinator 1. Where are you From?  I am from Hudson, Wisconsin, just across the Saint Croix! 2. What do you do at Gophermods?  I am a technician at Gophermods, and work in the company's marketing as well. 3. What is your favorite phone to repair and why?  My favorite phone to repair is probably the iPhone 6. It is compact, durable, manufactured to [...]