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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.

 

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 23rd 2011 Item

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from iHome.  The winner will win an iHome AirPlay Black Wireless Audio System.  Play your music, in any room, wirelessly. The iW1 is the ultimate audio experience for iTunes and iPad, iPhone, and iPod enthusiasts, using the latest technology from Apple.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

 

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.

New Goodies From the CEDIA Expo

Monday, September 14th, 2009

September 9-12, 2009 was the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo in Atlanta. Mike Abt and Jim Kozicki checked out all the new electronics that we can expecting to see at the Abt store in upcoming months. They saw some really cool new technology.

Pioneer and Yamaha both brought new iPod speaker systems and sound bars. Pioneer’s a new 2.1 speaker system and a new 2.1 soundbar system with a wireless subwoofer. E-Tap is their new web-based media storage system. With E-Tap storage of photos, music, and streaming video will be available on the internet.

Yamaha’s new iPod speaker dock, the PDX60, comes with a wireless dongle which transmits music to the main station from a remote location. PDX60 is iPhone compatible and because the wireless dock overrides the main dock operation it is possible to charge two iPhones at once. Yamaha’s soundbar has a slim speaker bar with a subwoofer and controller unit that runs the whole system. There was also a cool network receiver, new from Yamaha, the RXV2065. It has an App which works on the iPhone and iTouch that controls the receiver.

Quite a few new speakers made an appearance at CEDIA this year. Definitive technology, Klipsch, Kef, and Polk Audio had a great showing. Definitive showed their new MYTHOS speaker. Meant to be wall mounted, at a svelte 1.5” deep, it’s thinner than some LED TVs on the market. This MYTHOS speaker is a multi-woofer, single-tweeter LCR speaker. In keeping with the tradition of the MYTHOS line, this speaker too, is made out of the extruded aluminum.

Klipsch’s offering at this years expo, is their new down-firing, lower-priced subwoofer. The 8” SW350 will retail at $349 and the 10” SW45 will be $449.

Kef displayed a wireless subwoofer and a new wireless soundbar product.

Polk Audio also brought an ultra-thin 50” soundbar. New additions to their IHT line were new at the expo. They showed a larger speaker for use with a 50” TV, and a shallower version for a smaller TV. There were also inwall/inceiling speakers that had a unique bezel that almost vanishes when painted.

Denon brought a Blu-ray-receiver unit that combines a high-quality Blu-ray player and amplifier in a one-piece solution for just $1799.

Panamax came up with something really unique for the show and consumers this year. They have come out with a surge protector/line conditioner, the M4315, which can be programmed with an IP address for remote monitoring of a system—from a power angle. The unit will store data about spikes, surges, and dropouts for the life of the system. An additional battery will be available for the unit too, model MB1500.

Sonos was excited to let everyone know that when using their new CR200—you can Tweet about what you are listening to—or anything else.

The XBR10 was the TV, from the Sony camp, that got a lot of notice. It’s a side-lit, ultra-thin, LED TV with a wireless media box that keeps the TV free from wires, giving it a super-clean look. Also, from Sony this year, a new network Blu-ray player that streams music and video from the web. The Blu-ray, BDPN460, will sell for $249. Finally, from Sony this year, is a receiver that can be programmed with an IP address for remote troubleshooting. This receiver is compatible with Crestron and Control4 products right out of the box, equaling no complicated programming

For more information on the products at CEDIA, contact an Abt sales specialist.

-Kelly B.