Best of Honolulu 2014: Services
The 30 editorial and reader picks for the most helpful services from our Best of Honolulu 2014 issue.
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Best Independent Apple Repair
As a certified “iTech” for iCracked, the worldwide network of independent Apple repair technicians, Tim Chun of iTech Hawaii has been trained to repair Apple iOS devices. In other words, when you nearly destroy your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, he’s the guy who can fix it—and for less than the Apple Store will charge if your device is out of warranty. Chun has been tearing apart and reassembling computers since he was 14, so he knows his way around the motherboards of Macs and PC computers, too.
Tim Chun of iTech Hawaii, Chinese Cultural Plaza, 1260 Maunakea St., Suite 159, (818) 671-1942, itechhawaii.com
Best Open-Air Photo Booth Rental
When it comes to weddings, parties or any event with a lot of people, photo booths are the new trend. When you rent one from Studio X, even the most basic package comes with wacky props, an attendant and unlimited, customizable prints, plus a disc of all the photos. Since it’s open-air, you can cram more than a dozen people into each shot, and the dye-sublimation printer ensures the photos won’t smudge or fade. A DSLR camera and studio lighting mean you’ll get a professional-looking shot without the awkwardness of posing for a photographer, so feel free to ham it up.
Studio X, studioxphotobooth.com
Best Foot Massage
Lots of spas do foot massage. Oasis Spa specializes in it. All of its therapists are trained in Taiwanese foot reflexology, a sort of tough love for the feet. The system recognizes 32 pressure points in each foot, each corresponding to a different part of the body. Get the full hour ($65), and all 64 points get vigorously worked on, relaxing you from head to toe, while the therapist never moves above your ankles.
Oasis Spa, 1430 Kona St., 979-9000, oasisspahi.com