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Apple’s New iPod Additions

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

With the news yesterday about the iPhone 5, you may have forgotten that Apple also introduced new entire to their line of iPod Touch and iPod Nano.

The new iPod touch has been redesigned with a 4-inch Retina display in an ultra-thin and light anodized aluminum body.  At 6 mm thin and weighing just 88 grams, it’s the slimmest and lightest iPod Touch yet. With Apple’s dual-core A5 chip inside, iPod touch delivers up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the fourth generation iPod touch.  Its also has an incredible amount of batter life in it giving you up to 40 hours of music and up to eight hours of video playback.

The new iPod touch includes a 5 megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilization, face detection and an LED flash, and the new panorama feature that lets you capture panoramic photos using the built in program that assists in aligning your images evenly.

With the new iOS6, Siri arrives on the new iPod touch with support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings.

The reinvented iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever, at just 5 mm, and features the largest display ever built into an iPod nano, allowing you to enjoy more of your music, photos and widescreen videos. The new iPod nano features a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display to make navigating your music even easier; a home button to quickly get back to your home screen; and convenient buttons to easily control volume and quickly play, pause or change songs without looking.  The new iPod nano gives music lovers built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers and cars.

At 30 hours, the new iPod nano offers exceptional listening times as well as an FM radio. With built-in fitness features including a pedometer which is perfect for working out.

Pre-ordering for both start September 14!  Check back with Abt Electronics for full Apple details and the arrival of these great new units.

 

The New iPhone 19-pin connector: What does this mean for accessories/docks?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

It was announced recently that iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will have a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the traditional 30-pin port.  According to a source from Apple, this move was to make room for the headphone plug to be moved to the bottom.

With a new way to connect your iPhone, that means the new phone will not connect with the huge market of accessories such as speakers and power chargers that form part of the ecosystem around iPods, iPads and iPhones, without having to purchase some kind of adapter.

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Spring Break Deals at Abt!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

For many students and professionals, spring break is just around the corner.  At Abt Electronics, we have just what you are looking for to make lying on the beach or poolside, even more relaxing.  Check out our full line of great Spring Break essentials!

The Evolution of Recording Music

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Recording your favorite music and playing it back has changed dramatically the last several decades.  From Thomas Edison’s invention of playing your favorite tunes through a phonograph to the iPod Apple music player Goliath, music has had it’s fair share of player incarnations. Popularscience.com featured an article entitled, “The History of Recorded Music“.

For someone like me, I played with records as a kid, and was extremely familiar with cassettes, and I remember the rise of the Compact Disc.  CD players were first intorduced in 1983 and slowly began to overthrow the market.  They  delivered crystal clear sounding music, and the laser beam it used ensured that the discs never wear out, the way LPs do. When they first arrived CD players ran around $600.

You can’t help but wonder what the future hold for music players.  There is a whole generation of kids now that will never know the beauty of compiling a list of songs and burning them to CD, or the more archaic, waiting for the radio to play them and recording them on cassette.  As technology grows, so do our interests and knowledge, so hopefully whatever the next generation of music players there are, we will continue to appreciate and revel in the art of music.

All Things Apple

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

All things Apple.  That’s what you will find here at Abt Electronics.  From Macbooks to iPods, you will find just what you are looking for when outfitting your office, or your dorm.  Save even more money on your new purchase with our Trade in & Save program.  Just register to trade your product online, or bring it into the store.

Steve Jobs Retires from Apple

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Steve Jobs officially announced his retirement from his world renowned company Apple this week.  What does this mean for Apple?  Not much exactly.  It will still continue to be a Steve Jobs company.  Steve Jobs has been involved since its inception, but has taken numerous hiatuses the last several years due to illness.  In dealing with his absence, Apple worked on training a replacement who could eventually fill his place when Apple’s creator steps down.

This comes a little over a month before the big launch of the iPhone 5.  He will continue to be involved with the company but is relinquishing his CEO title to Tim Cook who was hired by Apple in 1998.  Jobs will continue to be involved in the company and will remain chairman of the board.  Watch Apple continue to evolve as an innovative company with the guidance of new individuals continuing Apple’s inexhaustible success.

 

Oxygen Audio: A Breath of Fresh Air in Audio

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Oxygen Audio O Series Single Din car receiver has arrived at Abt. The O Series is a revolutionary line of patented products that allow you to fully integrate the iPhone into your car stereo entertainment system. You can now access all of the features of your iPhone in the car and enjoy your ride.

Once clipped into the receiver the iPod can be charged at the same time, all while staying fully functional!

Abt Goes Boating

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Summer is fast approaching and that means more outdoor activities.  If you have a boat you like to pull out for summer fun, Abt Electronics has just what you need to accent your vessel to the max.  Our mobile electronics department is famous for professionally installing mobile electronics in vehicles of all shapes and sizes, but many people don’t know we also work on private boats.

Some options below are just a few of the exciting things we can do:

  • We can work on any size boat.
  • Accent lighting.
  • Installation of satellite TV
  • Perfect a system controlling media sources like an iPod or satellite radio.
  • Zone control of speaker volume allowing each speakers volume to be individually adjusted.
  • Escort tracking system. http://www.escortradar.com/entourage/
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Lifetime guarantee on all labor performed.

For more information on what we can do to make your water relaxation more exciting, stop by our mobile electronics showroom or give us a call at 888-228-5800.

iTunes Reaches 10 Billion

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Apple hit a HUGE milestone the other day: 10 billion iTunes downloads.  That’s a billion.  An incredible feat considering the company is only 10 years old.  Originally launched on January 9th 2001, reaching that milestone would mean about a billion songs were downloaded every year.

The 10 billionth download from iTunes was the song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash.  Not a bad song to reach that goal with.  You can be sure iTunes will continue to reach higher numbers of downloads as the year progresses.

CES 2011: iLounge

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The iLounge at CES 2011 is home to everything iPod & iPad.  Vendors gathered in this location to show off their cases, headphones, car chargers, adapters,  screen covers, docks and even watch bands for the nanos.  Check out their official website for full CES information.


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