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CES 2015 Is Here!

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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The New Year is here, and that means it’s time for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in sunny Las Vegas. CES is the premiere trade show for all things related to consumer electronics. If there’s a new TV, smartphone, computer product or other revolutionary gadget in the pipeline, this is where you’ll first find out about it. Our team is already in Las Vegas, ready to roam the two million square feet of exhibition space in search of tomorrow’s exciting new tech toys.

CES 2015 officially begins January 6th, and as info from our guys on the ground filters over, we’ll be bringing you photos, videos and specs on the hottest new  TVs, cameras, computer products, home theater equipment and much, much more. Keep your eyes on the Abt Blog for in-depth articles, follow our Instagram feed for behind-the-scenes pics and of course check out the Abt Youtube channel for videos of our CES coverage.

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Save on GE Appliances at Abt!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Has spring cleaning got you thinking about a full kitchen renovation? If so, you’re in luck. Available rebates can save you up to $2000 on appliance packages from GE. Simply build your perfect kitchen from the dozens of available models of GE Appliances, fill out the rebate form, then sit back and enjoy your new kitchen while waiting for your rebate to arrive. The more appliances you buy, the more you save.

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For more info, check out our GE Appliances page or give one of our sales specialists a call at 888-228-5800. This promotion runs until 7/07/2014.

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New Tumi Luggage Products at Abt

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Summer travel season is upon us, which means there’s no better time to upgrade your travel bags. Tumi Luggage has created a name for itself as the world’s leading brand of luxury luggage. They’ve done this by creating bags—for travel, business and daily life—which are intelligently engineered, elegantly designed, and robustly crafted. Tumi Bags can take the beating that regular travel tends to dole out and come out looking spectacular. In the videos below, Kevin and Carl from the Tumi boutique give us a look at some new products from Tumi.

Tumi Alpha 2 Black Wheeled Carry-On Garment Bag
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It’s never too early to backup your hard drive

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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For many, their computer is an important source of information and entertainment.  We have our music, photos, videos and more, many of which took a long time to accumulate.  This means that everyone has something to lose on their computer.  Precious moments, especially photos and important work documents should always be backed up.  When should you do it?  How about right now?

Seriously. There is no better time to back up your important files other than now.  You never know when you might download a bad e-mail, spill water on your computer, or your hard drive simply seizes up.  At Abt Electronics, we have what you need to make sure your important files will be saved, safe and soundly.  Check out our variety of external hard drives that will be the second home to all your important items!

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A Slow Cooker Helps You Cook Your Favorite Food, While You Work

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Whether you have a busy schedule at home, your are next to cook for an impending holiday dinner, or just want to have some delicious treats for the big game, a slow cooker gives you a wealth of options, with little work on your part.  Abt Electronics has a variety of excellent slow cookers that offer you an exceptional cooking experience, no matter what is on the menu.  The best part of the slow cooker is just throw in the food, have it cook slowly and evenly while you are at work, or running errands.  When it’s time to eat, just open it up and serve.  No mess, no fuss, no adjusting temperatures making sure it’s cooked evenly.

Visit Abt’s Gourmet Shop for our full selection of slow cookers to help you make great meals without lifting a finger.  If you are looking for more tools for your kitchen, our gourmet Shop is home to hundreds of other great items that help you make all your culinary creations.

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Mini Systems Get Big at CES 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Back in the 1980s, there were two things about the music that were big: the hair, and the boomboxes. Thankfully, both style and technology evolved, and the D-Battery-powered, shoulder-mounted cassette stereo went the way of the teased, crimped, bleach-blonde mane. Those looking for a portable, all-in-one music system were presented with numerous options of stereo mini systemsThese classy, compact stereo systems were designed to fit in with either the boardroom or dorm room crowd, saving space yet still putting out respectable sounds. And for a while, the boombox languished in obscurity, a relic of times past. A few quick stops at CES 2014, though, and it looks like these sonic beasts have not yet given up fighting.

At the LG exhibit, our man on the ground demoed the new LG X Boom CM9730 boom box, which features a face-melting 25,000 watts of power. I don’t know how much power that is, but I’m pretty sure you can jump start a dump truck with this thing. The X Boom is not for the weak of heart, or those short on space for that matter. Each of the two speaker units is roughly the size of a shetland pony, and LG’s specs show that the entire package tips the scales at over 350 lbs! LG bills the X Boom as sort of party-in-a-box, putting out the kind of power needed to replicate the dance club atmosphere in your home, backyard or hopefully-neighborless apartment. Further bolstering its party cred are an auto equalizer that adapts to musical genre; the Smart DJ system, which gives users the ability to add samples and other sound effects to music; and integrated LED lighting that changes to the beat of the music.

Inputs include standard CD tray and dual USB inputs. The USB inputs give the X Boom a couple neat tricks, including the Jukebox function, letting users create custom folders and playlists from a flash drive, while USB-to-USB recording lets users swap music with their friends. Twin jog-dials make navigating external files a breeze, and act as DJ mixers when the music’s bumping. And one feature we always love: the LG X Boom supports wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device, so you can go deaf to any song available via streaming services.

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Mophie Space Pack Adds Storage and Battery Life to your iPhone

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Since the debut of the smartphone, countless brands have popped up offering every kind of imaginable accessory, from the indispensable waterproof iPhone case to the, well, the toilet paper dispenser iPod dock. One of the brands of iPhone accessories that we really love is Mophie. Their Juice Pack and Juice Pack Air battery cases protect your smartphone and give you up to an extra 80-100% of battery power. So not only is your precious iPhone or Galaxy S4 protected from dents and dings that daily life delivers, you can go nearly twice as long as normal between recharges. We like Mophie products so much, in fact, that every one of the smartphones that our over 200 delivery and service teams use is outfitted with a Juice Pack. Which is why we extra excited to get a look at the new Mophie Space Pack at CES.

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Mophie Juice Packs on delivery fleet SGS4 phones.

The Mophie Space Pack builds on the genius of the Juice Pack by adding additional storage space—either 16GB or 32GB—to create a product unlike anything currently available.  However, due to iOS restraints, adding storage is not a simple plug-and-play affair. To use the additional storage, users will need to download Mophie’s Space app, which includes an integrated file manager, camera app and media player. Users will have to access the app anytime they want to access or share any media stored in the Space Pack. So, not a totally seamless system, but it’s the only one of its kind and it’s a clever workaround to a problem that plagues many smartphone users. And for potential iPhone 5s buyers, it can be cheaper than the price difference between new iPhone models.

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A look at the Mophie Space app.

Like the Juice Pack Air, the Space Pack is slim and ergonomic. It adds some length and depth to the iPhone body, but still slides in and out of pockets with ease and is comfortable to hold. You’ll also find the same 1,700 mAh battery pack, giving you double the power of the iPhone 5’s built-in power pack. Doubling both storage and run-time means a lot less recharges and memory dumps, which is great when you’re away from a power outlet or access to The Cloud. For road warriors and other prolific iPhone users, and especially for the Instagrammers and other voracious consumers and producers of media, the Mophie Space Pack looks to be the best single accessory available.

Mophie Space Pack

Just as slim and ergo as the Juice Pack

According to Mophie, the Space Pack will start shipping in March, but pre-ordering is open now. For more info, call us at 888-228-5800 and ask for one of our Apple sales specialists.

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Samsung 110-inch LED UHDTV @ CES 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Since the first TV was made available to the public some 85 years ago, manufacturers have been continued to refine the technology, always striving to improve two main metrics: Screen size and picture quality. For a while, in the 80s and early 1990s, it seemed we got stuck around standard definition and 60 inches or so of display real estate. The digital revolution around the turn of the millenium jump-started the race again, bringing about widespread adoption of High Definition broadcasting and LCD and Plasma TVs slowly pushing size boundaries. And in the last few years, the process has reached new heights, giving us TV models that were just years ago almost unimaginable.

At CES 2013, we were wowed by the Samsung UN85S9, an 85-inch Ultra High Definition LED TV. It amazed us enough that we decided to carry it in store. Needless to say, it turned heads in our showroom. Stopping by the Samsung staging ground at CES 2014, we got a first hand look at Samsung’s new entry into the S9 LED TV lineup, a model which makes the UN85S9 look downright diminutive:

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If James Bond Were a Photographer

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

One of the most buzzed-about potential gadgets seems to be the Smart Watch. We’ve seen a few models hit the market, though they’ve all been kind of limited in scope. Most of them simply act as a second screen for a mobile device. And they all look very smartphone-ish. Boring glass screens that turn black when not in use, and clunky rectangular designs.

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Well, a newcomer to the smartphone world wants to change how the world thinks of these techno-timekeepers. (more…)

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B&W Speaker Gallery Now Open

Monday, June 24th, 2013

B&W Speakers find a new home at Abt Electronics

One of the latest additions to our product selection, and one that’s got our audio guys really excited, is our new collection of speakers from Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Speakers (as they’re known to their fans) are some of the most highly-rated speakers available today. One of the progenitors of audiophile-level speakers, B&W have continuously put out innovative products that have won over the hearts and ears of audio fanatics the world over. B&W equipment can be found in the most prestigious studios in the professional audio industry, including George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound and the storied Abbey Road Studios in London.

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The new Bowers & Wilkins gallery at Abt.

 

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