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Your MobilEye Sees Things When You Can’t

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Trying to name all the possible distractions  we counter on our daily drives is near impossible. We eat, drink,  sing, smoke, and even “put our face on” from the drivers seat.  We don’t always mean to let our mind’s eye stray from the road ahead but let’s be honest – it happens.  This MobilEye system, sold exclusively in Chicago by Abt, is a  third eye watching over all the critical information surrounding your vehicle and alerts you if anything seems out of line. It won’t take action by slamming the breaks or veering left or right but, will simply let you know something isn’t as it should be. Who couldn’t use a little safety support behind the wheel these days?

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Garmin Swim Watch Tracks Your Workouts in the Water

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Garmin is adding a new product to its line-up of fitness watches, and this one is dedicated to workouts of the aquatic variety. The Garmin Swim tracks your distance swam, the average pace, workout time and more.  Once monitored, it uploads those stats to the web to help monitor your progress.

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Microsoft Announces Microsoft Surface Tablet….Finally!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In an small room filled with journalists and bloggers,  Steve Ballmer of Microsoft publicly announced their new Microsoft Surface – a new Windows 8 Tablet.

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Abt At The Movies- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We are doing a new weekly segment called “Abt at the Movies”.  Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video and there will be a special price on a select home theater item good for one week only.  Check out our reviews and piece together your dream home theater!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

There have been numerous incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular character  ”Sherlock Holmes” since his inception in the late 1800′s.  After numerous books, radio shows, comics, movies and TV shows, the character Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Jon Watson fell by the wayside. That is until Director Guy Ritchie stepped in.  Taking a depart from his usual movies of fast-paced indie action films, he decided to try his hand at creating a blockbuster hit movie with a blockbuster cast and presented his version of Sherlock Holmes, not as a foppish English detective, but as a man who uses his own fists as much as his brains.  Enter Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and you have a smashing success.  In true Hollywood fashion, when the original is good, the sequel MUST be better!

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Apple WWDC Highlights Part 2: iOS 6

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Apple just finished wrapping up their presentation in Cupertino and they have all kinds of advancements in their new iOs6 software.  First and foremost is a HUGE Siri face-lift.  Below are the upgrades featured at Apple’s WWDC 2012. The beta version of iOS 6 is going out to developers today, but will be available to consumers in the fall. The new update will support iPhone 3GS and later, as well as the second and third-generation iPad.  Sorry old iPad users, this one’s not for you.

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Apple WWDC Highlights Part 1: New Macbook Airs, Pros & OS X Mountain Lion

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Courtesy: Engadget

This morning we had the pleasure of following the excellent live blogging skills of Tim Stevens and Darren Murph from Engadget as they relayed every useful bit of information Apple had for us.  First off, kudos to the team at Engadget. The blog was seamless, to the point, and the pictures were perfect. Although we didn’t get any big information on an Apple TV set, or the iPhone 5, Apple gave us plenty of details and features  to get excited about. The newest generations of the Macbook (Air and Pro) were debuted as well as their lifeblood, OS X’s, newest Mountain Lion update.  Read more for everything you need to know about Apples newest line of “The Best Products Yet” (more…)

Josh Davis Visits WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning”

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Josh Davis stopped by WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning” to discuss with host Melissa Foreman some excellent graduation gifts you can find at Abt Electronics.

The products depicted in the video are listed below and can all be purchased right here at Abt.com

Adonit Flip Pen

iHome Docking Station

Tumi tech Series Messenger Bag

Time Store Watches

Beats Headphones

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Done Right

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


Sunday June 17 is Father’s Day – are you ready? The right father’s day gift is the perfect combination of thoughtfulness, and planning for the unexpectedness of Dad. You wan’t to give him something he wants or needs but, maybe doesn’t know it yet. A smile isn’t enough,

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Abt Offers Home Security for Chicagoland Customers

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

An in-home security system is an invaluable investment for your family’s peace of mind.  Abt’s home security systems combine advanced home security technology with award winning customer service to help you protect what matters the most. Abt has leveraged over 75 years of electronics experience to cultivate cost-effective, high quality, and practical home management solutions, designed around your family’s unique security needs.

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Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 Arrives!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short,  is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.

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