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January 2009

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Induction Cooking Demo This Saturday At Abt

If you love to cook, you’ll want to visit Abt this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special demonstration by Sub-Zero/Wolf Corporate Chef Pete Trusiak involving a Wolf induction cooktop. Never heard of induction cooktops? Well, they’re the most energy efficient cooktops available, using electromagnetic technology to heat only the pan, with the burner plate staying much cooler than a gas or electric radiant burner. Induction cooktops, like the…

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Seats and Eats For Your Super Bowl Party

Okay, you’ve got the HDTV and the surround-sound system, so now it’s time to think about your guests’ comfort and their probably insatiable hunger. It’s reported that antacid sales go up 20 percent the day after the Super Bowl, and that an estimated 1.4 million people are expected to call in sick that same day. So it’s up to you to provide quality food and seating to keep your guests relaxed and…

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Surround Sound Systems For Your Super Bowl Party

Now that you already have an HDTV or know which one you’re going to get after reading yesterday’s posting, the next thing you’ll need for a great Super Bowl party is a sound system that can deliver the full impact of all the action during the game. You want your guests to hear and even feel every play as if they’re right there on the field with the Cardinals and the Steelers,…

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Throwing A Super Bowl Party? You Need An HDTV

Since this is the week leading up to the Big Game (you know, the one that starts with an “S” and contains Roman numerals at the end for some fancy reason), we’re going to give you some ideas over the next few days for things that will make your party, or even your private viewing, a lot more enjoyable this year. The main thing, of course, is to get an HDTV that’s…

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Enter Abt’s 6th Man For A Day Contest

Ever thought about what it would be like to sit on the bench with a National Basketball Association team? You could do that and more if you’re lucky enough to win our 6th Man For A Day contest, being held in conjunction with the Chicago Bulls and Sharp Electronics. Our contest gives you the chance to win two seats on the Bulls’ bench so you and a guest can watch the pre-game…

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The Abt Security Connection

I was once told that “what separates Abt from any other electronics store is that we take things like fraud very personally.” With that said I ventured off to talk to our security team, which has close to 40 members. When I walked into the security office it felt more like a NASA command center than an office. Everything was very organized and clean.  I spoke with Michael Lopez, manager of security,…

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Final Thoughts On The Consumer Electronics Show

Now that a few days have passed since I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ve been able to take some time to look back on this huge event and gather my thoughts. Overall, it was an exhausting experience for me, with too many meetings to attend and not enough time to see everything that’s new as far as the latest gadgets and technological innovations. But I did see…

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MK Sound Shows Off Its Speakers At CES

Not all the action at the Consumer Electronic Show took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Manufacturers also exhibited their wares at a few other smaller locations, including the Venetian Tower Suites, where MK Sound hosted visitors on the 30th floor to demonstrate the company’s audiophile-quality speakers. MK Sound was founded in 1974, and is the only manufacturer with more than three decades of experience in designing and manufacturing subwoofers and…

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More New Products From CES

Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is officially over, we’d like to tell you about some of the other great new gadgets we saw over the course of the event at various manufacturers’ booths. Overall, there were an estimated 20,000 new technology products showcased across 1.7 million net square feet of exhibit space at this year’s show. Onkyo will be coming out with a new audio receiver (model TXSR507) that will replace…

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