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Mini Systems Get Big at CES 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Back in the 1980s, there were two things about the music that were big: the hair, and the boomboxes. Thankfully, both style and technology evolved, and the D-Battery-powered, shoulder-mounted cassette stereo went the way of the teased, crimped, bleach-blonde mane. Those looking for a portable, all-in-one music system were presented with numerous options of stereo mini systemsThese classy, compact stereo systems were designed to fit in with either the boardroom or dorm room crowd, saving space yet still putting out respectable sounds. And for a while, the boombox languished in obscurity, a relic of times past. A few quick stops at CES 2014, though, and it looks like these sonic beasts have not yet given up fighting.

At the LG exhibit, our man on the ground demoed the new LG X Boom CM9730 boom box, which features a face-melting 25,000 watts of power. I don’t know how much power that is, but I’m pretty sure you can jump start a dump truck with this thing. The X Boom is not for the weak of heart, or those short on space for that matter. Each of the two speaker units is roughly the size of a shetland pony, and LG’s specs show that the entire package tips the scales at over 350 lbs! LG bills the X Boom as sort of party-in-a-box, putting out the kind of power needed to replicate the dance club atmosphere in your home, backyard or hopefully-neighborless apartment. Further bolstering its party cred are an auto equalizer that adapts to musical genre; the Smart DJ system, which gives users the ability to add samples and other sound effects to music; and integrated LED lighting that changes to the beat of the music.

Inputs include standard CD tray and dual USB inputs. The USB inputs give the X Boom a couple neat tricks, including the Jukebox function, letting users create custom folders and playlists from a flash drive, while USB-to-USB recording lets users swap music with their friends. Twin jog-dials make navigating external files a breeze, and act as DJ mixers when the music’s bumping. And one feature we always love: the LG X Boom supports wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device, so you can go deaf to any song available via streaming services.

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Buying a TV for the Super Bowl: The Best Sets For the Big Game

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

If you’re buying a TV for the Super Bowl, Abt has something to fit every budget and space requirement.

Super Bowl TVs

With a selection encompassing all sizes and price points, Abt has the right TV for your Super Bowl Party.

 

We probably don’t need to mention that The Super Bowl is mere days away. It’s a good bet that most of America will be tuning in, whether to watch a heroic battle between hotshot quarterbacks, the epic halftime show or dozens of legendary commercials. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your TV set, there’s no better time than just before the Big Game. We had Steve P., one of our TV Sales Specialists, give us a run-down of some of the hottest TVs—at all sizes and price-points. So here’s our list of this year’s best Super Bowl TVs, whether you want to spend less than $500, or if money is no object.

Samsung PN43E450 43″ Plasma HDTV

 

The Samsung is our choice for entry-level flat panel TV especially suitable to sports fans. The 600hz subfield motion of the plasma panel displays video without the stuttering that occur when watching fast-motion on an LCD TV. The PN43E450 is a 720P TV, but At 43″ you won’t notice a difference. It’s big enough for a small football-viewing party, but still compact enough to fit in a small room, at a price so low you’ll think it’s a mistake. Call it the perfect dorm-room Super Bowl TV. (more…)

LG unleashes double-hinged door for added quick-snacking convenience

Friday, July 20th, 2012

As we all know, a fridge is a pivotal piece in having an efficient kitchen.  Over the years manufacturers have taken consumer’s concerns and have deisgned models to make things more efficient.  A variety of styles include, basic side-by-side or a french door fridge with the freezer on the bottom.  LG has pioneered a new design that is going to have a whole lot of new room for your favorite condiments, all while keeping your fridge cool.

LG released the design called a “double-hinged door” which not only opens up to get inside the fridge, but offers consumers a smaller compartment that opens up, revealing sodas, water bottles or condiments.  You can easily access the fridge’s deeper contents through the extra door, but this fridge is designed with internal dividers so that the main compartment doesn’t have to be completely opened if you just want to grab a quick snack or other condiment.  This will save on energy as the fridge will stay cool.

Antique to Abt-ique: The Search for the Nations Most Prized Antique Electronics and Appliances

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When was the last time you were in your grandma’s attic?  How about your great uncle’s stuffy basement?  Chances are, it’s been a while.  If you are brave enough to go hunting in those places, you may just have the chance to get rewarded from Abt.com.  Right now, Abt.com is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances around. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items  and find out what they are worth!

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Abt @ CES 2012: The LG Smart Revolution Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Another familiar face at CES is LG, who are showing off smart tech – a clothes manager that can steam from the inside and pull the wrinkles out of your clothes, cloud gaming technology, and smart TV’s that will allow you to pretty much be hands-on with every video and photo you own.

The LG Concept Clothes Manager:  Includes a funky control panel on the front that will disappear when not in use.

LG Cloud Gaming: The world’s first cloud game for TV.

LG phones of the future

Smart ThinQ Technology:  Integrating knowledge to help out with everyday tasks

LG Smart TV with Google TV:  Easy access to limitless content.  Your home activity dashboard.

 

 

LG Reveals 84-inch UD LCD TV

Friday, December 30th, 2011

LG Electronics in South one of the surprises it has planned for the International CES in 11 days – the world’s largest 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV.  The LCD TV measures 84 inches diagonally, is 3D ready and features LG’s Smart TV technology.

“LG is pushing the limits of home entertainment innovation with this 3D UD TV,” said Havis Kwon, LG Electronics Home Entertainment president and CEO Wednesday. “We are bringing together all our smart-TV and 3D knowledge in the 3D UD TV in order to demonstrate to the CES audience that LG is committed to being the world’s leading brand for immersive home entertainment in 2012 and beyond.”

The display has more than 8 million pixels, which is more than four times the resolution of today’s FullHD 1080p displays, and passive-glasses based 3D with a newly added 3D Depth control feature that lets users adjust the degree of the 3D illusion.  Keep an eye out in 2012 for the new TV to hit CES in Las Vegas.

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 21th 2011 Item

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from LG.  The winner will win an LG 50” Plasma Flat Panel TV.  Get into sports, fast-action and entertainment that’s displayed in life like resolution. With a 600Hz refresh rate and HD picture quality this LG Plasma TV takes that enjoyment and boosts it to new levels.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

 

LG’s Hom-Bot Has Finally Arrived

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Up close this little device from LG looks like the cousin of R2-D2, but it is actually an exclusive vacuum from LG Appliances that is only available at Abt Electronics.  The vacuum, much like iRobot’s Roomba of years past, is a vacuum that will wirelessly self-clean your home’s floors.

The Hom-Bot is more sophisticated in that it has a sleeker, slimmer design, dual cameras, infrared sensors and an overall  quieter machine.  The Hom-Bot can be controlled via a remote or left alone it can clean your carpet, hardwood floors and tiles all while remember where’s it’s been, never missing a spot.  If you love keeping your house clean but don’t always have the time to do so, the Hom-Bot will do all the work for you!  Abt Electronics is the exclusive retailer in north America to carry this robotic cleaning machine, so get yours today!

Hom-Bot Shows Off Its Athleticism

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

The LG Hom-Bot will be in a special location this weekend: a soccer field.  Here in our store, Saturday and Sunday LG’s new Hom-Bots will be playing a soccer match vs. other LG Hom-Bots.  Not exactly as spectacular as Transformers fighting, but you can’t help but get a kick out of them playing soccer together.  Get it?  I’d like to thank Dr. Seuss for that punchline.

Come in this weekend and enjoy!

CES 2011: LG's 84 Inch 3D UHDTV

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Released to the media in Korea in mid 2010, on display at CES 2011 in Las Vegas was LG’s 84 inch Ultra High Definition 3D TV.  The TV is the manufacturer’s largest LCD and displays 3D images without the need for glasses.