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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.

Protect Your Mac Book

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Laptop cases are essential for anyone who totes their computer around. They can look utilitarian, whimsical, even like a backpack. What’s the most important feature of a laptop case? Computer protection. The second most important feature? Its looks.

Mac Books are very light and delicate. They need sturdy protection. 12 South has come up with a “novel” interpretation on a traditional concept. The BookBook is a laptop case, made for Mac Books and Mac Book Pros.

BookBook is a unique case that looks like an old book. It has an ultra soft interior and rigid leather exterior for extra protection. The spine of the BookBook is extra sturdy to keep your fragile Mac even safer than with a traditional case.

The BookBook is hand crafted; no two are alike. Touted by 12 South as a vintage work of art, it’s more than a cool way to keep your Mac safe; it’s also a clever disguise. You can leave it on the shelf of your home and no one would ever know it’s not a book.

Visit the Apple Boutique and speak with an Apple Product Professional for more information on the BookBook or any Apple-related question.

-Kelly B.

Here Are A Few of Our Favorite Things

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The car audio department is hard working, but they know how to let loose too. Here are a few of their favorite products sold at Abt.

Aaron: “My favorite product is the Alpine’s INAW900. It is an in-dash am/fm/cd/DVD, and navigation unit. It’s a new product with lightning fast operation. I like the dual mode display, which is kind of like picture in picture. If you are listening to an iPod it can overlay a navigation screen in the bottom right corner and still give directions. It also supports the addition on the TUAT550HD radio tuner for crystal clear am/fm. Plus, it supports iTunes tagging, which allows you to “TAG” a song you hear on HD stations and then the next time you sync your ipod it will download those songs thru iTunes automatically. It also comes standard with an iPod adapter to connect your iPod.”

Gary: “I like Alpine Radio CDA117. It has a highly visible display, it’s easy to use, and it has a USB connection.”

Dustin: “Focal Speakers are my favorite product at Abt. The build quality and consistency is unmatched, so you know what you’re getting. They are versatile and fit into most vehicles. Their slogan is “The Spirit of Sound”. They have accomplished capturing their slogan’s meaning.”

Andrew: “My Favorite Car Audio products are the Focal KRX2 component speakers. They are the smoothest most accurate sounding speakers I have ever heard. They have excellent fidelity and control and will sound amazing at any volume level. They also have crossovers that can be adjusted to produce great sound in any car environment. Simply put, they are some of the best speakers Focal has to offer.”

Sarah: “My favorite Abt product is the Python 4102P. Abt will install and teach you how to use it. The unit and installation are affordable and it’s extremely convenient to use in the winter. It’s totally reliable and has a very good range. “

Jair: “Who doesn’t like fried food? I love the Cool Touch Deep Fryer, D895UX. It gives a professional result and it’s easy to use. I can make fish and chips that taste like they are from England.”

Mike: “I love the Pioneer Flagship In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with DVD Playback (AVICZ110BT). It’s easy to use, has built in navigation and Bluetooth, and a touch screen.”

Franklin: “The Asus Eee 1201N Seashell Silver Netbook Computer (EPC1201NPU17SL) is light weight, can access the internet, and makes it easy to get in touch with my family and friends.”

Don: “I use the Escort 9500CI radar detector. It is fully built in, has a gps locator on the system to locate red light cameras and speed traps, and is updatable to get locations of new red light cameras and speed traps.”

Tim: “I love my Apple Mac Book (mc207lla). It’s easy to use, won’t get any viruses, and most schools use Mac’s so it’s easier to transport files to different computers.”

Jr: “My Weber Genesis LP Gas Grill is easy it use, easy to clean, cooks evenly, is built well and lasts a long time.”

Ryan: “The Mac Book Pro easy to use, super fast, virus free, and has the best music and video production software.”
Jeannie: “I love my Sony 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Home Theater System (htss370). It makes any movie better because of its sound quality. The speakers make you feel as if you are in a theater watching the movie; it has an optional iPod connector. It’s easy to use and I control all of my electronics in one hub.”

John: “I don’t leave the house without my Apple iPod. It gives me the ability to carry around and all of my music and I don’t have to carry all my CDs with me. I can put video on it for my daughter and not have bring several DVDs with me in the car.”

Luke: “I have the Kenwood Excelon In-Dash Double-Din DVD Multimedia AV Receiver (DNX9140). It has Garmin navigation software and the iPod integration is very easy to use. It also plays DVDs.

Doug: “I like the sound quality of the JL Audio 13.5″ Thin-Line Subwoofer Driver (13TW53). I also like the look of the sub and its ability to take up a small amount of space while producing such a great sound.”

Todd: “My favorite TV is the Samsung LED (UN40C6500). The picture quality is remarkable, it’s energy efficient, and I can surf the internet on it.”

James: “My favorite car audio product is the Alpine PDX5. It’s a great amp with plenty of power for most car audio systems. It’s nice and compact so it fits almost anywhere and it sounds great.”

For more information on any of the mobile audio departments favorite things, speak with them at 847.544.2281.

-Kelly B.

Web Customer Service Top Picks

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Have you ever called Abt’s toll-free number? Then you have most likely talked with one of Abt’s web customer service specialists. Headed up by Carmen, an Abt employee for 14 years, the web customer service department takes care of both local and out-of-state customers on the phone, over email, and on the internet via web-based live chat.

Get to know web customer service specialists a little better; here are their favorite Abt products:

Christina loves the Mac Book Pro. “There are so many cool features like iMovie and Photo Booth. This computer is so easy to use and has a long battery life. It’s even got a sleek design, much better looking than other laptops.”

Neil had a hard time choosing his favorite product. First he thought it was our wide variety of batteries. He said, “Who doesn’t need a battery?” But after much thought, he decided that the Soda Stream starter kit would be the one he liked the most. “How cool is it that you can make your own soft drinks? It’s easy and fun for the whole family. Soda Stream eliminates the need to ever run to the store for soda. It’s less expensive than traditional soft drinks and it’s better for the environment.”

Tamar’s favorite product is the iPod Nano, “I like this item because I have the ability to listen to music as well as take pictures. It gives me the option to eliminate carrying different electronics. I can listen to the radio, too. This unit even tells me the song title and artist that I am listening to. The screens clarity is excellent as well.”

Joanna is a food enthusiast, she told me, “The Cuisinart Electric Sandwich Grill is the perfect product for me. It’s easy, quick, and the outcome is always delectable.”

Kate can’t live without the Dyson DC14ALLFLOOR. “I have a new toddler on the move and it easily moves from carpet to hardwood floors. It is easy to use, picks up everything and makes cleaning it a breeze.”

Joce, the frequent traveler, loves the VHoldR Contour HD, “It’s an awesome camcorder. It is great for my adventurers; I call it the no worries camcorder. Rain or Shine I am covered. Plus, there are additional mounts to fit my needs.”

Traci, the camera lover of the department shoots with the Nikon D 5000. “It’s easy to use, takes great pictures, and awesome video.”

Carmen’s favorite item isn’t a current item on the web site, it’s the iPod Touch 2nd Generation. “I purchased it for my son Andrew, and we both use it all the time. We can toggle through each other’s music and the ease of accessing my email account is a bonus. Luckily, my son doesn’t mind that I use it, and by now I should have purchased my own, but I was procrastinating fearing a new and improved iPod would be released. I’m glad I waited because I am hoping to purchase an Apple with new technology this year.”

Next time you speak with one of the web customer service specialists, you will know a little more about them.

What are your favorite products here at Abt?

-Kelly B.