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Technologist Tuesday: 4K to Stay

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Smartphones were around for a while before Apple brought us the iPhone.  What then happened to the Smartphone industry? It exploded.  Apple’s product became insanely popular and the competition began to mold new products around this newly energized Smartphone market.

When we look to the current market of Televisions, we see so many different kinds of TVs.  Most choices are easy to filter through:  LED vs. Plasma, Do I need built-in Wi-Fi for web apps? How big should I get…etc.   What about 4K? Should I buy a television with a 4K resolution?  For some, the price tag of a 4K TV will quickly answer that question.  Others may simply be asking why should they spend the money on a TV with a resolution that broadcasting companies haven’t yet embraced.

Here’s a quick 4K (Ultra HD) review:  When a 4K camcorder has recorded video and you watch it on your new Ultra HD TV, the resolution is 4 times higher than a 1080P television.  You have to see it.  The quality is amazing. The Abt demonstrations we have showing you 4K qualities will leave you in a frozen gaze.  When programming that wasn’t recorded with 4K cameras plays on your 4K TV, it will look better than a 1080P TV.   How much?  When you’re close to the screen (8-10ft) you’ll notice it.  What about content?

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Abt Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Abt is here to help you with your last-minute holiday gift choices.  We’ve taken the liberty to select a few of our more popular items  sure to be a hit with you and your loved ones.

Panasonic VIERA 32-inch LCD HDTV: This is the perfect TV choice for a student or for your office.  This 32-inch Panasonic offer an HD display at an incredible price.  With an HDMI input you can even connect your computer and use the Panasonic 32-inch VIERA as a monitor for immersive game play.

iPod Nano: Apple, the leader in portable music devices, has revamped their entire line of iPod Nano’s offering a new sleek design and a wealth of features.  With a variety of colors to choose from, the new iPod Nano has a larger screen, coming in at 2.5 inches, plays music, FM radio, and has Bluetooth technology for enhanced listening pleasure.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer: Still one of the most popular stand mixers on the market, the KitchenAid stand mixer is a choice among professional cooks and culinary enthusiasts.  Choose from a variety of colors as well as additional pieces, like a meat grinder or ravioli press, to make your favorite treats.

Citizen Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Nighthawk Watch:  The Citizen Nighthawk’s classic styling and Eco-Drive recharging function make it the perfect gift for the man who appreciates both form and function. At 42mm wide, the case is stylishly large but not overly so, while the black and grey color scheme will fit in at the club or the boardroom. A 1/5 second chronograph and 12/24 hour clock offer a variety of time keeping functions.

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2: Get world-class sound quality in a convenient hands-free headset with the Bose Bluetooth Series 2 Headset. Offered in both left and right-ear models, the Series 2 is engineered with the quality you’d come to expect from Bose. The StayHear tip provides in-ear comfort and stability while the noise-filtering microphone cancels out ambient noises so those on the other end of the call can hear you better.  The Series 2 Headset is a great gift for the road warrior in your life.

 Logitech Harmony Touch Remote Control: As the average home theater set up grows in complexity, unfortunately so does the selection of remote controls. With the advanced functions of the Harmony Touch, you can stow all those remotes in a drawer and enjoy the ability to control up to 10 components with one simple device. A vibrant 2.4-inch touch screen allows you to customize channel presets and swipe through entertainment options with the same familiar gestures used on a smart phone.

 

Bose VideoWave 2: Your single-solution for home theater needs!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Nick from Abt goes over the specifics for the latest entry to a long line of Bose Home Theater Systems: The Bose VideoWave II.

The Bose VideoWave II is a great idea if you don’t want to run speakers, but want exceptional sound quality.  With one purchase, you can get a 55-inch LED TV with Bose speakers built into the bezel.  The Bose control box acts as a receiver and allows you to control all your components through one single Bose remote.  Enjoy your favorite programming as you are immersed in incredible sound and stunning image quality.

Abt Electronics’ 2011 Holiday Buying Guide

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Holidays are fast approaching and that means holiday shopping.  Get a head start with these great gift ideas from Abt Electronics sure to put a smile on all your friends’ and families’ faces.

It may be cold outside, but there’s never a bad time for ice cream.  With the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker you can have your cold, tasty treats in your own home, without having to go out in the snow.

If you plan on doing a lot of baking, (who isn’t?) this KitchenAid stand mixer is sure to make all your cookies, pastries and more, come out as delicious and easy-to-make as ever.

Listen to all your favorite holiday songs whenever and wherever you go with the Bose Wireless speaker or the Yamaha low-profile soundbar.

A great gift for the bookworm in your family is the Sony 6’’ e-Reader with Wi-fi capabilities.  You can read books or download new ones on the go.  Never be without your favorite authors.

Keep all those holiday memories preserved with Panasonic’s Lumix 12 megapixel camera.  This camera is easy-to-use and small enough to take anywhere you go.  Be ready for that perfect shot!

If you have a super techie family member, you can never go wrong with the ever popular Apple iPad 2.  Play games, watch movies, check stocks, weather and so much more on this great tablet from Apple.

When holidays are through, nothing cleans up the mess quite like a Dyson vacuum.  The Dyson canister vacuum DC23ANIMAL is the perfect size for working around tables and couches on your carpet or hardwood floors.

Santa keeps up with new technology, just like we do, so e-mail him a wish list of your gifts on this new Asus Zenbook.  Incredibly thin, light and designed with an ultra-slick look, you will want to take this laptop wherever you go.

Stay in touch with friends and family who can’t make it to the holiday party with a phone call or a “face chat” with an iPhone 4s.  the newest generation of Apple iPhones to hit the market, you are certain to be pleased with this updated version that has incredible speed and an incredible camera for images and HD video.

Bose VideoWave at Abt

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Come visit Abt Electronics this weekend and experience the Bose® VideoWave™ entertainment system.  The VideoWave system brings together both sound and video  like never before.  It delivers cinematic performance from invisible speakers built into a high definition LCD display.  What makes this unit unique is that, built within the TV, are Bose’s very own propriety speakers which allows for a single, integrated system eliminating the need for a roomful of external speakers and wires.  Abt is excited to have this great unit on display, as we are currently the only retailer in the country showcasing the VideoWave entertainment system.

Check out Abt’s Bose VideoWave Entertainment System page for more information and come in to see it for yourself!

Abt's New Bose Room

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Abt is pleased to announce the opening of the new Bose® room in our audio/video department. Like many of the trusted brands featured in our store, Abt has worked closely together with Bose for many years to create a tremendous shopping experience. This new Bose® area in our store does just that!

The new room features 20 Bose home theater and personal audio products on display, including the newest Lifestyle® home entertainment systems, the simpler 2.1 CineMate® home theater speaker systems, the SoundDock® family of products for iPods® and iPhones®, the Companion® line of computer speakers, and the brand new Bose IE2 and AE2 audio headphones.

Automated displays throughout the space allow Abt customers to explore independently, listen to music and movie demonstrations, and discover more about the product benefits – all with the simple push of a button. The room also allows for more personalized demonstrations with an Abt sales consultant in warm, home-like settings that combine the latest HDTVs, Bose systems, a variety of HD sources, and comfy leather seating.

A great product on display that I had the pleasure of trying out is Bose®’s new Lifestyle® V35 home entertainment system.  Continuing the tradition of Bose®’s popular Lifestyle® systems, the V35 connects up to 6 HD components and upscales any non-HD video to 1080p! I was very impressed with its Unify™ technology system that easily guides any user while installing the unit to existing components.  Even a novice would be able to set this up!

For more information, stop by Abt and take a tour of our newest remodel.  Don’t forget to also check our full line of Bose® products .

-Nick E.

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

NBC 5 Taping

This morning, Abt’s very own Josh Davis went to the NBC studios to tape a segment for Weekend Web.  He focused on gearing up for the football season.  The products he highlighted were the Sony KDL40HX800 with a free 3D sync transmitter and 2 3D glasses; the Samsung PN50C450 which features a large screen for a great price; a Bose Cinemate GSII home theater system; a Bears’ themed iPad; Weber Q to maximize your tailgating experience; and the Cuisinart Popcorn Maker which is great for healthy snacks (in between pizza, wings and beer).  If you miss Josh’s spot on TV, the segment will be available online.  What do you think are some must have football gadgets?

-Jennifer A.

Music for This Summer's Backyard BBQs

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

It’s that time again. Summer’s almost here; are you ready for all the summer backyard barbeques? No backyard event is complete without the essentials, and that includes great friends, food, and music. You’ve got the food and the friends, but is the same old boom box going to cut it this year—probably not.

Abt has an outdoor music solution for you. Bose Environmental, Boston Acoustics, Sonance, Definitive Audio, Polk, Klipsch, Outcast, and Yamaha outdoor speakers are what you need for awesome music in the backyard this year. We even have an all-weather TV by Sunbrite for the Cubs games you don’t want to miss while you are enjoying the sun!

For more information on outdoor speakers or any music solution for your home, speak with an Abt sales specialist today!

-Kelly B.