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Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Things to Know Before Buying an Air Conditioning Unit

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Prepping for the summer by shopping for a new window or wall air conditioning unit? Before you start, there are a few things to consider that will make your shopping experience easier. We put together this quick video that illustrates what to look out for to ensure you get the best unit for your room, and to prevent any problems with fit, electrical compatibility or cooling performance. The answers to these questions will help guide our sales specialists in picking out the best air conditioner for your needs.

Create and Collaborate with the New HP Sprout.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

One of the more unique products we’ve gotten our hands on recently is the Sprout All-in-One computer by HP. The Sprout is actually much more than just a desktop computer, providing all new ways to create, collaborate and compute. We took a look at what makes the HP Sprout so unique.

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The new HP Sprout immersive computer.

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CES 2015: LG Mini Washer Pedestal Lets You Do Two Loads of Laundry At Once

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

It’s not often that we see something truly new enter the world of home laundry appliances. Since the debut of the front-loading washer and high-efficiency models, washing machines have stayed basically unchanged. Of course, a washing machine is just a box that holds water and spins your clothes until they’re clean. So besides refinements like the debut of the smart washer, there’s not really much else to bring to the table, right? LG thinks otherwise.

Today we got a look at the new LG WD200CV Mini Washer, a self-contained washing machine that fits in the same space as a typical washing machine pedestal. Used to raise front-load washers and dryers to a height that makes loading and unloading more comfortable for the user, pedestals are simple platforms, often hiding a storage drawer. But what if instead of storage, a pedestal gave you more washing volume? That’s the idea behind the LG Mini Washer.

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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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WGN TV Visits Abt for Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Friday, June 14th, 2013

WGN-TV Chicago reporter Marcus Leshock, who covers Chicago’s most interesting cultural and social offerings, swung by Abt a few days ago to give viewers a glimpse of some epic Father’s Day gifts. While we mentioned yesterday that plenty of Dads would be happy to just have a fun Father’s Day with their loved ones in lieu of a gift, we’re also pretty sure that most Dads wouldn’t refuse an 85″ Samsung 4K TV  as a gift. Check out the video below to see what other hot items Mr. Leshock scoped out while wandering our showroom, and if you’re in our area, feel free stop by and see them for yourself.

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How to Clean A Grill

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Quick and easy tips for cleaning a grill and keeping it clean

While summer may not yet have officially started, some of the more dedicated grill-masters have been cooking outdoors since the snow was still thawing. For the rest of us, it’s now probably safe to pull the old grill out of the shed or from under its cover and get it ready for the next few months. But before you fire it up, you might have to undertake a preseason grill cleaning.

We recently shared a video regarding the common misconception that there’s paint peeling off the inside of a Weber Grill’s lid (hint: it’s not paint, just grime and carbon buildup). Cleaning a grill lid’s interior was just the first step.

Today we have a video from our friends at Weber Grill, detailing the proper way to fully clean a grill that’s covered by grease and grime buildup. Thoroughly cleaning a grill fresh out of hibernation might seem like a daunting task, but this video shows how easy it can be. Keeping your grill clean will help it stay in top operating shape and extend its useful life. Check out the video:

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How to wall mount a TV: Abt Electronics

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Wall Mounting a TV can be an easy job, with the right tools and preparation.

You’ve just purchased your prized HDTV and you can’t wait to watch your favorite programming on it.  Instead of spending money on a stand, you decide to wall mount the TV.  After all, it is super-thin, so why not?  You open your TV box and your wall mount box, and realize the instructions can be a bit daunting.  Luckily Abt Electronics has developed a video that details, in easy steps, how to wall mount a TV. Check it out below. Remember to take extreme caution when installing your TV yourself. It takes a little time and patience, but will be worth it in the end.

 

How to Wall Mount a TV

 

iSpeech’s Voice Recognition Has You Talking to Your Appliances

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If they can talk, can they get angry?

Newark, New Jersey based iSpeech is best known for their DriveSafe.ly app, but now plans to bring its voice-recognition expertise to a brand new arena – the home. Could we soon be discussing last night’s episode of Game of Thrones with our dishwasher? Maybe not, but iSpeech’s recognition of natural talk, rather than basing their software of a preset list of commands, will make setting the DVR or preheating the fridge a bit more personal. (more…)

Google Nexus 7 Review: A Media Machine

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Google Nexus 7

We got the pleasure of getting our grimy little fingers on Google’s impressive new 7-inch tablet – the Nexus 7.  Google’s first attempt at designing and building a tablet from the ground up was essentially everything they said it would be; smooth like butter.

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Cisco’s Easiest and Fastest Home Network…Ever

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

A completely “connected” home is becoming easier with the new line of Cisco routers designed to expand the experience of a home network while making set-up, monitoring, and controlling it easier than ever before .  As people’s habits of consuming bandwidth-heavy multimedia increase, Cisco has developed a router to keep up with this data demand and just because they made their products more advanced, doesn’t mean they are more difficult to use – quiet the opposite in fact. (more…)