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CES 2015: Neoh Headphones, 3D Sound Labs’ Portable, Virtual Home Theater

January 5th, 2015

The Neoh Lets You Bring Home Theater Sound Everywhere You Go.


We’re always excited to see what the home theater and portable electronics industries have in store at CES. The Neoh Headphones from 3D Sound Labs are an intriguing product that will appeal to fans of both industries. Combining new hardware with a proprietary app, the Neoh headphones from 3D Sound Labs put a virtual multi-speaker setup in a portable package.  While virtual 3D sound imaging has been around for some time now, the Neoh adds an extra element to what has, up until this point, always been created solely by audio-processing software. Motion sensors inside the Neoh headphones track the head movements of the wearer and adjust the soundstage to reflect that movement. Move your head to the right, and the sound would adjust just as if you turned your head to face a sound in the real world. Read the rest of this entry »

CES 2015 Is Here!

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.

The End of Year Sale at Abt!

December 30th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that a new year is among us, and with the year coming to an end, we take a minute and reflect back on all the gifts we didn’t receive this holiday season. If there was something on your wishlist that you didn’t get, now is your chance to get it at a low price. As a way to thank you for being with us another year and to try and help end your year right, our End of Year Sale provides you with savings on our already low prices throughout the site. Find what you’re looking for today, because the New Year is among us!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Abt!

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Quick & Easy Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

December 30th, 2014

Spicy BBQ Quesadillas

Spicy, Cheesy and the right amount of sweet! These spicy barbecue chicken quesadillas are super easy to make–thanks to a busy schedule’s best friend, Rotisserie chicken! There will be nights where I’ll scoop up a rotisserie chicken from a local grocery store for dinner, and whip up some sides to go along with it. But with the leftovers, the possibilities are endless! You can make some shredded chicken nachos, chicken noodle soup, tacos and more! But in this case, we will be making quesadillas.  They can be made for  a snack, for lunch or for dinner , anytime! Because, this recipe is just that simple! Enjoy!

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Cream of Mushroom Soup

December 22nd, 2014

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Winter is such a magical time of year, from the snowfall, the glorious smell of holiday baking to snuggling up in front of a warm fire.  When winter comes to mind, I think of  the warmth, comfort and the gatherings the season brings. This soup perfectly delivers that comforting ,warm, and homey feeling, which is the exact reason why I only make this soup in the winter.  This recipe is hearty, rich and perfect for the holidays – you’ll definitely feel the love from it. From our family here at Abt to yours, Happy holidays – stay warm!

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1/2 Price Expedited Shipping, Now Through December 23rd

December 18th, 2014

There are now just four business days until Christmas Day, and this weekend is bound to be one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. If you can’t make it out to the store (or just want to avoid the crazy crowds), all hope is not lost. From now until December 23rd,  save 50% on all expedited shipping options with your Abt.com order! Check out the previous post on Holiday Shipping Deadlines for shipping cut-off dates and times to ensure your gifts get there in time.

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

December 16th, 2014

If you’ve still got some gift-shopping to complete, be sure to check out the UPS Holiday Shipping deadlines below! West-coasters, you’ll need to place your order at Abt.com by tomorrow (Wed, Dec 17) at noon CST  in order to receive it for Christmas via UPS Ground. Those who live closer to our Chicagoland shipping location have a little more time. And true procrastinators can use expedited shipping options to order as late as December 23rd and still get their gifts by Christmas Eve.

Local customers can buy online for same-day in-store pickup until 4 P.M. December 24th, with our store doors closing at 6 P.M.

Important note: Between December 11-24, UPS states that its Next Day Air, 2 Day, 3 Day and GroundTrack services may be delayed by 1 or 2 days. In other words, even if you meet these deadlines, there is always the slim possibility that it will not be delivered before Christmas. So be sure to get your orders in ASAP!

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Breakfast To-Go Cups

December 15th, 2014

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but tends to be forgotten. You know how mornings can get, the snooze button gets pressed once too many times,  the kids are off to a slow start  or time’s just simply not on your side. Seize the day with this recipe; its super easy, quick and kid-approved. They’ll love eating them and so will you! You can freeze these cups as well during the week, so you can make them ahead of time and just pop them in the microwave to heat up during hectic mornings.

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12 Days of Savings at Abt

December 12th, 2014

We’re now nearly halfway into December, which means it’s getting very close to gift-shopping crunchtime. With Hanukkah starting in just a few days and Christmas under two weeks away, the gift-buying deadlines are rapidly approaching. If you missed out on our great Black Friday deals, we’ve got some good news for you. Every day for the next 12 days, we’ll be revealing a specially-priced product as part of our 12 Days of Savings. Each of the products was picked because it makes a perfect gift, and they’re all priced to save you money!

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Fettuccine Pasta With a Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce

December 8th, 2014

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Being a full-time student, and working at the same time can be a little hectic.  There will be days where I will just carry-out, but sometimes I just want that comfort you get from home cooked meals. This recipe is great for busy bodies that need to whip up a meal in a snap. The sauce comes out to be creamy, flavorful and beautiful in color. By the time you start cooking up  the sauce, the aromas of the roasted bell peppers, basil and bacon will make you glad you decided to cook this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of fettuccine pasta
  • 2 jars of roasted bell peppers roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 large basil leaves rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 3 strips of cooked bacon chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring pot of well salted water to a boil for pasta to cook in. Cook until “al dente”, be careful not to overcook the pasta because it will cook a little more once we make our sauce and put it over the pasta. Once pasta is cooked, strain, toss it with some olive oil and set aside.
  2. In a large saute pan,  over medium heat melt butter  with the olive oil. Begin to saute the garlic for a minute, then throw in the chopped onions until soft and translucent.  Once onions are cooked, throw in the roasted bell peppers, basil, and bacon. And cook for about 3 minutes so we can get all those flavors together.
  3. In a blender, throw in the peppers, garlic, onions, basil and bacon you cooked. And blend until smooth. Once all blended, put into saute pan over medium heat.  Stir in the chicken stock and stir for a minute or 2.  Then go ahead and mix in the heavy cream and cream cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to stir slowly until sauce thickens and cream cheese is all melted. Once sauce thickens, turn down to low heat and add in the pasta.
  4. Toss Pasta to make sure its coated with the sauce.  let the pasta sit for 5 minutes covered and toss again. Plate pasta, garnish with some chopped basil or some cooked bacon chopped.

Enjoy!