August 21st, 2013
Yesterday, Sony held a conference in Germany offering the eagerly awaiting crowd all the details on the new PlayStation 4. Most importantly, you can expect it to arrive on November 15th, 2013, perfect timing for the holiday season. The PlayStation 4 will be going head-to-head with the Microsoft XBOX One. It will be interesting to see who will come out on top. The XBOX has been seeing a bit of negative publicity, so we shall see if that is what gives PS4 a boost. On top of that, PlayStation 4 will be offering a handful of exclusive games on arrival day.
Check out our original blog entry on the PlayStation 4 to get all the specs. Which system will you be getting?
August 20th, 2013
I just witnessed a 16GB iPhone 5 Verizon model with a completely smashed front glass sell on eBay for $365. The used iPhones on eBay that are in good condition are all selling over $400. You just got to love the fact that Apple iPhones resale value is so high. If you’re willing to go through the process of selling your used iPhone through eBay or craigslist, then like many of us, you may acquire the next iPhone for free. For those of you that don’t want to deal with that process, you can just go to our trade in program and cash in. http://www.abt.com/tradein
Whether you’re going to plunk down full price, get the upgrade price or make out like a bandit by selling your old iPhone, here’s a roundup of what technology your new iPhone may have:
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August 19th, 2013
If you are looking to upgrade the appliances in your kitchen, look no further than LG at Abt! Right now, save up to $600 on appliances with an LG appliance package deal. Choose from a variety of great LG appliances and build your dream kitchen. Start shopping LG and save!
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.
Well, a newcomer to the smartphone world wants to change how the world thinks of these techno-timekeepers. Read the rest of this entry »
August 13th, 2013
Do you want to see any or all of these musicians perform live…for free? Justin Timberlake – Arctic Monkeys – VampireWeekend-Kings of Leon-EltonJohn – Pixies–Bastille – 30 Seconds to Mars – Sigur Rós-The Lumineers – Paramore - Rizzle Kicks - Queens of the Stone Age – Phoenix – Jake Bugg – TomOdell-Avicii-Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – Janelle Monáe – The Olms-Jack Johnson – Bahamas – Valerie June – LudovicoEinaudi-Primal Scream – Jessie J-NoCeremony-Tinie Tempah – JohnLegend-RobinThicke-Jimmy Eat World – Valerie June – POLICA – 1975 – Lawson – Palma Violets – Fenech-Soler – Little Green Cars – Phox?
September 1st will kick off the 2013 iTunes Festival. Every day will stream live performances from the above artists and more. All you need is a computer with iTunes, an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPhone) or an Apple TV. This has been going on every year since 07’ and it seems like no one knows it exists. Last year was amazing and this year’s lineup is fantastic. Also, for anyone new to iTunes Festival, the production value is through the roof. The HD camera angles, lighting, stage design and everything else has made previous iTunes Festivals a great series of shows. They’re not short either. Last year’s opening performance by Usher was 90 minutes long. Deadmau5 played for 2 hours and the rest of the 2012 iTunes Festival performers didn’t disappoint.
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August 9th, 2013
The new Roku iOS update can now send videos recorded and stored on their mobile devices to their TVs.
The most recent update for the Roku streaming device now allows you to stream your videos, music and other content directly to your TV. The app is also available for Android phone users. Similar to Apple’s AirPlay, the Roku update will allow you to fully control all the goodies on your phone, and send them to your HDTV to show off to your friends and family, or enjoy by yourself. Check out Abt’s line of Roku and start streaming!
August 6th, 2013
When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer. Why do I need an iPad.” The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused. Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days. Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad. However, it still comes up from time to time. My answer is simple: A tablet can be a better way to do some of the daily tech things you already do. Surfing the web, checking your email, reading a magazine or newspaper has become a tablet preferred activity. On top of that, you open yourself up to a world of Apps that pretty much guarantees to have a least one or two apps you’ll cling to. This answer has all sorts of demos and supporting content to light the tablet fire.
Soon, the question will return. “Why? I have a smart phone, computer and even a tablet. Why do I need a Smartwatch.” This time around it’s quite a bit different. I think the answer might be: “Because you have a Smartphone, computer and even a tablet.” We have so much technology around us it’s time for a middleman. Primarily, something’s needed to address the Smartphone’s obnoxious control over people. The Smartwatch may help us all focus on the road and ease the need to keep peeking at our smart phones. Beyond that, wearing our technology on our wrists opens up an entire new opportunity for new App development. With all these possibilities, the Smartwatch can be a great way to bridge your personal technology. Or, the Smartwatch wearing human will develop abnormally large muscles in their left shoulder region as they begin to abuse the need to look at their smart watch thousands of times a day. Read the rest of this entry »
August 5th, 2013
It’s that time of year again. Summer is beginning to wind down, and it’s time to start thinking about school. It’s sometimes a disappointing feeling to see the Summer run away so quickly, but with the new school year brings new lessons, new friends, and new adventures. Abt Electronics has just the gear you need when you go back to school. Shop our wide selection and be ready when the new school year arrives.
August 2nd, 2013
LG Appliances & Electronics has got a great promotion for people who love movies and TV shows. Right now, whenever you buy a select LG HDTV, you can get up to a year of free Netflix. If you never have enjoyed Netflix, now is the perfect opportunity. There is a wealth of great programming, with original series developed just for Netflix.
So, if you are in the market for a new HDTV, check out our wide selection of LG HDTVs and get the one that’s right for you. Happy watching!
July 30th, 2013
In anticipation of the Abt Job Fair, here’s a quick guest post from Emily, one of the newest members of our Internet Merchandising team.
My First Two Weeks
Starting my new job here at Abt Electronics, I was really nervous. As soon as I walked in the door I had a sense of overwhelming excitement. Everyone was so helpful and nice it really made my first day one of the best. As the days went on, before I even knew it I had already finished my first week! I just remember driving home on that Friday evening thinking how grateful I am to have such a wonderful job and excited for the career path before me. Read the rest of this entry »