Founded in 2001, Hippo is a small company in rural Kansas, smack-dab in the heart of America, offering a variety of products, including computer and network gear, paper shredders, shades, bags and scopes. The company started its operations from a warehouse in Belvue, Kan., which was originally a dance hall. It also provides a range of audio and video products, such as speakers, receivers, MP3 players, surround sound components and home theaters. Hippo offers equipment of various brands that include Jensen, iRiver, Advent, Audiovox and Motorola. Its additional products include power and hand tools, bearings, palm work gloves and binoculars. The company serves more than 25,000 customers. In addition, Hippo provides shipping and delivery services and online shopping options.