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CES 2016: HAIRMAX LaserBand 82

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

While at CES 2016 our team stumbled upon the HAIRMAX LaserBand 82, a revolutionary new hair growth solution. This product stimulates hair to grow faster and easier, resulting in normalized hair growth cycles.

How it works, the HAIRMAX LaserBand 82 is placed on ones scalp for 90 seconds. Starting with the front, the user places the LaserBand 82 on their scalp for 30 seconds, then places it on the middle of their scalp for an additional 30 seconds, and then finally placing it on the back of their scalp for the remaining 30 seconds. This process is repeated three times a week, and results will become visible after about 12 weeks.

This interesting technology is an FDA cleared treatment that is clinically proven to be safe and effective. The secret behind the HAIRMAX LaserBand 82 is its low level light therapy, which works through photobiostimulation. The light energy penetrates to the hair follicles, in order to stimulate stronger hair growth. It increases blood flow to the scalp while stimulating the hair follicles, which reverses the thinning process. This allows hair to grow in longer, stronger, denser and fuller. The LaserBand 82 has a 90% success rate, which is why it’s being referred to as the fastest hair loss treatment on the market.

Currently the LaserBand 82 is available on HAIRMAX’s website for the retail price of $795.

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CES 2016: ICrealtech Allie Camera

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Our team got a closer look at the newest, innovative gadgets out there at CES 2016. The team discovered a camera that can change the way we capture every moment from every angle. ICrealtech developed the Allie [ALL-e] Go cam, a camera that can capture a photo or video 360 degrees by 360 degrees. The capability of the 360 degrees shooting makes it possible to view every angle in one photo or video, which means no selfies, no more multiple photos. The Allie Go is all immersive; you get to experience each direction and every direction in one shot. The Allie cam eliminates limited shots due to the size of the screen; you can capture everything around you. This product is absolutely wearable and portable; you can take it anywhere you go. The Allie Go cam comes with a single mounting device and a standard tripod mount.

Not only does the Allie camera capture everything, but this camera will allow you to have live sharing. No more waiting until you get home to upload your videos, you can instantly share with their single button app. You can instantly share on your videos with your friends through your mobile phone on Facebook or Youtube. This device contains audio, so you can just listen to the audio, listen later or you can have a conversation with friends with two way audio.

ICrealtech has also developed the Allie Home, a home security device that can instantly connect to the cloud and securely monitor your home. The Allie Home will monitor and record your home at every angle, the 360 degree by 360 degree capability will never let you miss a thing.

The camera has twin 8 megapixel sensors or twin 4 megapixel sensors making the vision HD, the spherical image quality is 1080p or more. You can expect great quality from this device. The Allie Go cam is ideal for action, whether you’re on the go, riding your dirt bike, swimming, or on a hike, the Allie Go cam can capture everything that is around you, capturing every moment.  The Allie Home is great for indoors, indoor events, and security, monitoring every move and moment inside the area.

The Allie Go will make it to the shelves soon, and the Allie Home is now available to you.

Check out their site at https://alliecam.com for more information.

Stay tuned for more coverage on CES 2016!

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CES 2016: The Year of the Drone

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If 2015 was the year that consumer “drones” became a household topic, 2016 looks to be the year that they’ll reach ubiquity. From integrated optics that put pro-level video quality on an affordable aerial platform to ultra-efficient designs that triple the typical fly-time, everything about drones is becoming better and easier to use.

We picked the brain of industry leader DJI Global, whose Phantom quadcopters have become nearly synonymous with the term “drone.” After bringing easy flight control and built-in cameras to the masses, DJI continues to tweak its offerings as its most advanced tech trickles down to the entry-level models. Their newest model is the DJI Phantom 3 4K, which takes the Ultra High Defintion video capability of its flagship drones, the DJI Inspire 1 and the Phantom 3 Professional, and puts it in a consumer model. By cutting out some of the pro features—like an increased operating range and the Lightbridge transmission system—DJI has created a drone for casual users who still demand the ultimate in video quality. It should be hitting the shelves soon, costing just under a thousand bucks.

We also stopped by the Parrot booth to find out about their autonomous aerial vehicle, the Disco. Parrot has gone in a different direction with the Disco, opting for a “flying wing” body style instead of the typical quadcopter configuration. This design gives Parrot a few huge advantages. Firstly, its insanely easy to launch—as simple as throwing it into the air—and easy to fly, with the wide body more stable than a quadcopter while aloft. And high-tech control systems take advantage of a suite of integrated sensors to make controlling the Disco a breeze. The winged design is also much more energy-efficient than a quadcopter, giving the Disco up to 45 minutes of flight time. Oh, and it also cruises at nearly 50 mph. The catch? Because it can’t hover, you won’t be able to easily achieve the cinematic slow-panning scenic shots that have made drone videos so popular. No price or definitive release date have been announced, but Parrot is expecting the Disco to hit the skies this calendar year.

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The Parrot Disco eschews the quadcopter form factor in favor of a flying-wing design.

Advancements in A.I. and autopilot systems have made it easier than ever to operate drones, which has made the barrier to entry lower than ever before. Some see this as a good thing, bringing scores of new participants to the hobby, while others see it as a bad thing—the easier drones are to get in the air, the higher the odds get that an accident occurs. It’s been a hot-button topic, with stories like the falling drone that nearly crushed a World Cup skier and the announcement of the Federal Unmanned Aircraft Systems registration program. What does the future hold for the drone industry? No one can say for sure, but from we’ve seen here at CES 2016, the sky’s the limit. We’d love to hear your thoughts on world of remote flying vehicles!

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Abt at CES 2016!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

After a day of travel, a quick stop at In-N- Out Burger, and an evening wandering the floor for the show’s preliminary phase, CES Unveiled, we’re now out in full-on discovery mode at CES 2016. Join us as we spend the next three days getting the low-down on this year’s hottest upcoming products and most ambitious concepts. From quadcopters equipped with 4K cameras to connected devices infiltrating every last corner of our homes, we want to see it—and let you see it, too. Follow us here and at the Abt Youtube Page, where we’ll be uploading tons of videos of our favorite things at CES 2016. And please let us know if there’s something you’d like us to track down. We’ll do our best to find it!

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The Abt CES 2016 Team.

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Busy first night!

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Vitamix at Abt Electronics

Monday, January 4th, 2016

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Its likely that many of us have multiple gadgets that take too much space in the kitchen like juicers, food processors, and blenders.  Wouldn’t it be great to eliminate all of the clutter and just have one device that can do almost everything? Thanks to Vitamix, there’s finally a blender that can perform many tasks and can also improve your diet. Vitamix blenders are built for great performance and reliability while providing you all the rich and essential nutrients needed for a balanced and healthy diet. These blenders have the quality and precision of a commercial machine, it’s quieter and has a more elegant design. Each blender has stainless steel blades strong enough to turn grains in flour but also gentle enough for your simple mixing needs. Not only do the blades mix and blend, but they also boost nutritional value. Each blender has the capability to release the essential nutrients needed for a healthier lifestyle because of their highly powered blades. Here at Abt, we are proud to carry a great selection of Vitamix blenders and accessories. Visit our store or shop online, and we’ll gladly help you start or continue a healthier lifestyle. Click here to see our selection of Vitamix blenders and accessories. 

 

Also check out below for videos and recipes for Vitamix Blenders!

 

 

Recipes

Using your Vitamix blender makes prepping and cooking a breeze. Cut down on the chopping and mixing, and let your Vitamix do the work. Here are a couple of recipes from Vitamix that you can try out! It’s simply fast and delicious cooking done right!

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What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 6 ounces (170 g) roasted red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • ½ cup (120 g) tahini paste
  • 2 ½ Tablespoon (38 ml) lemon juice
  • 2 (6 g) garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 cups (720 g) canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades, or until smooth. Add additional water if necessary to keep mixture flowing freely through blades.

 

*This recipe has been written for the C-Series and G-Series machines with Variable Speed control and 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

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Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Another year is in the books. A big “Thank You” goes out to everyone who chose Abt in 2015, helping make it such a great year. We’re excited for everything to come in 2016, so here’s to a healthy and happy 2016. Happy New Year!

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Abt Goes to the Consumer Electronics Show!

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Follow us all next week as we head to the Consumer Electronics Show to find out what 2016’s hottest electronics will be.

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January brings one of the most exciting weeks of the year for tech-heads everywhere, as Las Vegas plays host to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES 2016 is the premiere exhibition for the consumer electronics and appliance industries, a chance for both the Who’s Who of technology and small startups to show off their latest wares to retailers, distributors and tech journalists from around the world.

 

We’ll have a team in Vegas on Monday, and all week long they’ll be roaming the showroom floor to find the most interesting upcoming tech items that may someday end up on our shelves. Over the course of the week, we’ll be putting up tons of videos, photos and blog posts to give you the inside scoop on the coolest things at CES 2016. You can find all our videos at the Abt Electronics YouTube Page or right here at Abt’s CES 2016 Coverage page. And we’d love to hear what you want to see! Please comment on any of our YouTube videos with what you’d like us to try and cover, and we’ll do our best to get video of it. Plus, be sure to watch all of our videos so you can spot the Dancing Josh Hologram. Every video you find him in gives you a chance to win a $100 Abt Gift Card. Click through for more details:abt ces 2016 contest

 

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Holiday Returns and Cleanup

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Sometimes, the most hectic part of holiday shopping is the time right after all the gifts have been given. That’s when the TVs that were too large, the headphones that were the wrong color, the coffee makers that were duplicate gifts, and the myriad other unwanted gifts get returned or exchanged for more appropriate replacements. If you gave or received a gift from Abt that just wasn’t right, click the link for more info on Abt’s return policy.

Another hassle many of us are probably dealing with is an excess of cardboard and styrofoam packing materials strewn about the house. A common suggestion is to not put packaging from valuable electronics (like a new LED TV or computer) into your trash, because it can tip off would-be burglars to the presence of valuable items in your home. If possible, cut the boxes into smaller pieces and hide them within your recycling bin, or turn them inside-out so they don’t show off your new toys. Another option is to drop off your cardboard and foam packaging at a recycling center. This search tool at Earth911 will help you find the nearest spot to get all kinds of waste recycled, including the old TV or computer that were just replaced for Christmas.

Local customer are also welcome to drop off packaging materials at the Abt Recycling Center. We’ll gladly take it off your hands and make sure it gets recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. If you have limits on the amount of garbage you can throw out per week or you live in a municipality that doesn’t recycle styrofoam, dropping it off at our recycling center is a great option to get it out of the house and keep it from ending up in a landfill.

If you have any concerns regarding exchanging or returning an item or dropping things off at the Abt Recycling Center, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!

 

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New Year’s Sale at Abt

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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The year is coming to an end and we want you to start off the new year the right way. Start off the new year with a win by taking advantage of our limited-time savings on fitness equipment during our New Year’s Sale at Abt! Save up to 25% on select fitness equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, home gyms and fitness accessories. With just a couple of fitness products from Abt, you can make 2016 your best year and work out in the comfort of your own personalized gym without the membership fees and the crowds. Click on the New Year’s Sale Banner above for more information.

 Wait there’s more! During  our New Year’s Sale, we have a special offer that is too good to turn down. When you purchase a Pro-Form Pro 2000 Treadmill, you will receive an iFit Ebony Fitness Tracker for free! Not only are you are staying active with your new treadmill, but you can keep track of your results with your new fitness tracker. Now that’s a big win!  Click the banner below for more details on this special offer.

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Merry Christmas, From Everyone at Abt

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Working at an electronics and appliances retailer means beginning preparations for Christmas some time back in August or September. And yet, every year, the holiday still seems to sneak up on us! It’s hard to believe that 2015 is nearly over and that Christmas is already here. We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and  send a big “thank you” to all who chose Abt for their holiday shopping needs. We’ll be closed for Christmas Day, but will be open at our normal time (9 a.m.) on Saturday morning.

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