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Posts Tagged ‘Josh Davis’

NBC Welcomes Abt!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Our very own Josh Davis visited Chicagoland’s station NBC during their Weekend Web segment.  Josh goes over some great ideas for Father’s Day gifts.  Some item’s shown were the Movado Two Tone Chronograph Men’s Watch, and the Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses for the stylish dads out there.

Abt has worked numerous times with Chicagoland stations keeping customers informed of the hottest trends and best deals.  Watch for us on WGN in the next week for a special live segment!

Abt on NBC Morning

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Our very own Josh Davis will be on NBC 5’s Weekend Wed Morning broadcast Saturday, November 13th at 9am.  He’ll be talking about some Apple products like the new Apple TV and shows off some of its great features.

Following it up with the Apple’s MobileMe service, he talks about how you can sync up your Apple products by transfering information without having to make any physical connections.

Check it out tomorrow and let us know what you think!

-Nick E.

UPDATE: Here’s the video!

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.

Cash For Appliances Update

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Abt Electronics’ own Josh Davis spoke with NBC 5’s Marion Brooks Sunday morning on The Talk. The topic on the minds of so many shoppers? Cash for Appliances, the Government subsidized program for consumers to cut their energy bills and help save the environment at the same time.

The information we have so far…
-Starting at the end of January, there will be a 25% rebate on all Energy Star qualifying water heaters.
-Starting in April, cash for appliances will include all Energy Star qualifying washers, dryers, air conditioners, and refrigerators.

Illinois has $12 million government dollars for the Cash for Appliances program. The specifics for washers, air conditioners, and refrigerators have not been made public yet. The Cash for Appliances program will last until money runs out.

If you need an appliance before April come into Abt or call one of the Abt sales specialists for special pricing.

Visit the Abt.com blog for up-to-the-minute announcements on the Cash for Appliances program.

-Kelly B.

Don't Change Your Battery

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Any iPhone or iPod user knows they are capable of amazing things. After only having mine for just over a week, I have found that I can listen to any radio station in the world, calculate my daily intake of calories, and monitor my workout statistics when I run (among endless other cool things).

Apps come in so many variations and are downloadable free or a small charge. Nike and Apple have combined forces to create the application for monitoring workout statistics using a small, inexpensive device. The Nike + sensor, for iPod and iPhone, will calculate time, distance, pace, and calories burned during your workout.

The Nike + sensor is easy to use, but seems to always elicit one question over and over again…. How can I change the battery? The short answer, you can’t—or better said; you shouldn’t. Nike + is disposable.

The Connect Tech computer repair center in the Abt showroom, along with Josh Davis wanted to test the idea of changing a battery. We filmed it so that you too would be able to see why disposing of the device and buying a new one for $19.99 really is the only option.

-Kelly B.

Hot Holiday Gift Ideas From Abt

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ed Curran, CBS 2’s technology reporter, visited Abt Electronics on Wednesday. He spoke with employee Josh Davis about the hottest holiday gift ideas for 2009.

Beginning with the Yamaha M4 piano, outside our Sony store, Ed sat down to listen to a few Christmas tunes. This Yamaha will play prerecorded songs or you can make your own music.

 

Chicago, like many other cities are hands-free, when it comes to cell phones. Do you have a Bluetooth headset for safer driving? If not, try the Bumble Bee headset. A great gift or stocking stuffer.

If you haven’t gotten an iPod® or need a new one, Abt has the must have gift this season, the iPod® Touch. Starting at $199 for the 8GB to $399 for the 64GB, this is an mp3 player, web-surfing, emailing, and game playing machine.

iPod® and iPhone™ accessories are topping so many Christmas lists this year. Tech 21 has revolutionized the iPhone™ and iPod® case market. They have created iBand, an indestructible case for the ultimate in protection. The Tech 21 case is made from a pliable material that strengthens to steel-like proportions upon impact.

Powermat chargers are wireless and work with iPod®, iPhone™, Blackberries, handheld electronic games, and more. Simply adhere the adaptor to the back of the device you would like to charge, lay the device on the Powermat, and charging begins automatically. All Powermat accessories are buy one and the second is 30% off.

Sonos has made listening to music in multiple rooms of your home a breeze. The ZonePlayer S5 is an all-in-one, wireless, music system that delivers superior sound, unlimited music, and endless enjoyment — all over the home. Plus, you can control it all with your iPhone™ or iPod® touch using the free Sonos Controller for iPhone™ app.

LCD TVs have really dropped in price this year. Abt is offering a 52” Samsung LCD HDTV with a free Blu-ray player for only $1119. Abt has quite a few bundle deals, visit Abt.com for details.

-Kelly B.

Gadget Buying Made Simple

Monday, December 14th, 2009

This morning, Josh Davis, of Abt Electronics, did a featured segment for You & Me This Morning with Jeanne Sparrow, on WCIU—channel 26. He explained that gadgets and electronics do not have to be intimidating.

Giving gadgets for Christmas is simple and less expensive than ever before, Josh explains. The Bumblebee Bluetooth headset is just $9.99. In previous years, a Bluetooth headset cost anywhere from $50-$100.

Another great, inexpensive gift idea from Abt is the iPod Shuffle. At only $59.00 it can be a great present or stocking-stuffer. The Shuffle can hold 500 songs and the headphones talk, giving the listener information about the song they are listening to.

Digital cameras are a hot gift for the holiday season too. Josh tells me they have really gone down in price. The 12 megapixel Olympus FE-26 is only $82 at abt.com. Another great camera option is the Sony Webbie. It is both an HD digital camera and video recorder for $129.

Shocking to many, Blu-ray disc players have dropped in price dramatically. Onkyo has Blu-ray players for $124 and up, Sony and LG have models for $149 and up, Panasonic and Toshiba Blu-rays start at $159, and Samsung players start at $159.

If you still need gift ideas or electronics are still intimidating, call Abt or visit Abt.com and speak with a sales specialist for advice.

-Kelly B.

Abt's Making News at the WGN Back to School Kids Fair

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

It wasn’t a typical day at the WGN studios, in Chicago, on Friday. Rather, it was all fun and games for the Back to School Kids Fair. Abt’s own, Josh Davis, was in attendance to join in on the fun and showcase the Wii Sports Resort on one of our beautiful Sony TVs. He had a blast with all of the kids showing them all of the great back to school electronics that we were invited to bring to the fair. It wasn’t just Josh that got excited about the Abt tent at the fair, all of the students were excited to have to the chance to have hands-on time to play and experiment with all of the great electronics and gadgets that Abt was invited to exhibit. Josh also handed out Abt Electronics stress balls for those long nights filled with endless studying and homework. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the school year than to hang out with a bunch of great kids and play with a bunch of fun electronics—what a great way to end the summer! -Kelly B.