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Posts Tagged ‘iPod’

CES 2011: Bob Marley

Friday, January 7th, 2011

If you have your room decked out with Bob Marley posters and cut-out song lyrics, chances are, you will love this new line of products. Bob Marley officially licensed products. All of the proceeds from the eco-friends products are actually going towards Bob Marley’s One Love Foundation.

A few of the products on display were headphones…

And a Boombox with an iPod dock.

Full details and purchase information can be found directly on The House of Marley’s website.

Giveaway of the Day!

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Our final giveaway is three-fold: Sonos S5 Music System, Sonos ZoneBridge & Apple 8GB iPod Touch.  The three of them come together for an amazing sound experience.  Enter to win for our last day of giveaway fun on our Facebook page.

Giveaway of the Day!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Up next as the giveaway prize is an Apple 2GB Blue iPod Shuffle. With up to 15 hrs of battery life, built-in clip, easy controls, this ultra portable iPod is perfect for working out or anywhere on the go.  For more details check out our Facebook page.

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.

Human Touch Meets the iPhone

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

It’s really only a matter of time before iPhones can control everything in the world.  Like the impending robopocalypse from the movie “Terminator”, our iPhones will soon take us over and make us get them movie times, play their music and update their Facebook statuses.  Until then, you can now add another thing to the list of iPhone’s many features: giving a massage.

Manufacturer, Human Touch’s new chair, the AcuTouch 9500 is controlled through the HT-Connect iOS application.  This is a free application that lets users customize their experience by choosing from 8 pre-programmed massages (with the option of saving up to 16), as well as health and fitness tips.

The chair itself is incredibly comfortable.  Made of smooth leather, once you sit down, it’s like receiving a cool hug from a small, soft cloud.  Even if you don’t own an iPhone it can work with the iPad or iPod Touch.  If you’ve somehow avoided the Apple madness and don’t own any of the above three, the chair can be operated solely with its customizable corded controller.  After a long day of work, why not treat yourself to a chair that will ease you both mentally and physically?  Just do it before the iPhones get wise…

-Nick E.

TRiK Out Your Tunes

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Sony has a fun, affordable docking station for your iPod or iPhone.  Called the Sony TRik iPod dock, the unit works just as any docking station where you can plug in, charge and play your iPod.  The interesting thing about this is that it comes with four interchangeable graphics allowing you to find your own unique style.  If you don’t like the images the unit comes with, Sony works with the website skinit.com and you can choose from over a hundred of their custom images, or even upload one of your own from your computer.

The docking station plays your music through stereo sound quality speakers.  The mids and highs come out crisp and clear.  You can have a great listening experience in your room, your basement, or even in your backyard.

If you are looking for an affordable docking station, but want to add a little flair to your rooms, check this one out. I went ahead and even customized an image myself.  Seeing as how I believe Chicago is the best city in the world, I think this image perfectly compliments my tastes.

-Nick E

Apple Refreshes Their iPod And Apple TV Lineup

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

New Apple Family at Abt

Yesterday Apple announced their new line up of iPods and their revamped Apple TV.

The 4th generation Shuffle went old school and brought back the scroll wheel, clip and power switch from the 2nd generation design.  The $49 unit comes in five colors (silver, green, pink, orange and blue), one capacity (2GB), and all the features of the 3rd generation’s VoiceOver model.

The new 6th generation iPod nano had a total overhaul and now features a 1” touch screen.  It is Apple’s smallest nano at a 1.5” square and only 0.35” thick.  It comes in seven colors (silver, gray, blue, orange, pink, green and red), two capacities (8GB – $149 and 16GB – $179) and features a clip on the back (similar to the iPod Shuffle).  However, the video camera from last year’s Nano has been removed.

The 4th generation Touch comes in three sizes: 8GB for $229, 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399.  The biggest update to this model is the addition of two video cameras (like the iPhone 4), which allows for video conferencing.  Other changes include a lighter and thinner case, split volume rocker and smaller design changes.  This is Apple’s closest iPod to the iPhone, without it being an actual phone.

The new $99 Apple TV is about 1/4th the size of the old Apple TV, with a built in power supply.  It has one HDMI connector and Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.  A big change is making everything rental only – that means no purchases on Apple TV.  This eliminates any issues people had with storage.  Another big surprise are 99 cent TV show rentals.  As of today, only ABC and Fox have signed on.

Apple also launched iTunes 10 and Ping, a music social network.  With Ping, you can follow friends and artists to see what they’re listing to and downloading.

Abt will be carrying the new iPod line up and Apple TV.  Check out our site this afternoon for more information or stop by the store next week to see them in action.

-Jennifer A.

Abt's own, Josh Davis, gives you some last minute gift ideas

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Abt’s own, Josh Davis, is on NBC this morning talking about great last minute father’s day gifts from Abt.

Here are a few gift ideas available in the store today:

1. Apple iPod

2. Apple Mac Book

3. Ball Watch

4. Ray Ban Sunglasses

5. Samsung Blu-ray Player

6. Samsung 3D TV

7. Tumi Wallet

8. Weber Grill

9. Harmony Universal Remote

10. Apple iPad

To view the segment, click here.

-Kelly B.

Back in Black, Sonos S5 Zone Player, Available Now at Abt

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The Sonos S5 Zone player has arrived, until now, it was only available in white…Today, it’s back in black. The S5 Zone player is an innovative wireless speaker system that works with iPhone and iPod Touch technologies.

The S5 gives you complete freedom to listen to music in any room of your home. With one S5 you can listen to music in one room, with multiple players, you can connect them wirelessly and have the same music play in each room—if you would like different music in each room, the Zone player can do that too.

The features on the S5 are endless. Aside from its one touch set up, control it with the technology you already have in your pocket. Use an iPhone or iPod Touch as your remote after downloading a free app. If you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch, get the touch-screen Sonos Controller 200. Sonos’ S5 will play your entire iTunes library, internet radio stations, even music from a CD player in your home. After you register the S5 it will automatically alert you to software updates, with the touch of one button, your system updated and better than new.

For more information on Sonos or Zone players, contact an Abt sales specialist today!

-Kelly B.

Congratulations to the Abt Blog Contest Winner!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Congratulations to Gina, Abt’s Blog Contest Winner. She will receive an iPod Shuffle. Check back with Abt.com/Blog for future contests, store information, product information, and more!

-Kelly B.