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Archive for December, 2011

What Was Your Favorite Gadget of 2011?

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

2011 brought us the rise and fall of numerous gadgets.  HP’s tablet fell into oblivion.  Apple, of course, made big headlines with the release of the iPad 2 and a combination of sighs and grunts from consumers when it released the iPhone 4s.

Personally, I made the upgrade from a two year old Android phone to an iPhone 4s so for me, that is the best gadget I have run into in 2011.  Extremely fast, with an excellent camera and sleek design, I am thankful Sprint made the move so I can finally enjoy a super powered smartphone.  When it comes to the best gadgets, what are your thoughts?

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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.

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Donate to LifeSource, Get A Discount at Abt!

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

On January 3rd, 2012 if you donate blood at participating Chicagoland LifeSource locations, you will receive an Abt Electronics coupon good towards a new purchase.  Donating blood helps many people in many different ways.  Visit Lifesource.com for full information and locations.

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Online Holiday Sales Soar to Over $35 Billion

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

U.S. online holiday sales from Nov. 1 through Dec. 26 increased 15% from a year ago, which brings a total spent up to $35.3 billion, according to the latest figures from comScore.  For the week ending Christmas Day, online retail spending was up 16% to $2.8 billion.  By the end of December, the Web research firm has forecast online holiday spending will reach $37.6 billion.

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Abt’s Year End Sale!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Shop early and save throughout the site during our Year End Sale plus get Free Shipping on 1000s of items.  Now through Tuesday, 01/03/12 @ 11:59 pm (CST).  Find exactly what you are looking for and shop our wide selection of electronics, appliances, kitchen items, home automation and more!

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Abt’s Post-Holiday Sales

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The presents are opened, all the sweets have been eaten and everyone is ready to add to their new gifts, or return the ones they got.  At Abt, we are here for all your accessory needs.  If you found yourself opening a new fancy gadget, chances are you will want to keep is safe and efficient.  Find hundreds of add-ons to your new tablets, MP3 players, TVs or more!  Get chargers, cases, screen protectors, headphones, docks and more!  Visit our accessories page and start shopping.

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Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 25th 2011 Item

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Apple.  The winner will win an iPad 2 from Apple.  Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

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Happy Holidays from Abt Electronics!

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Abt Electronics.  We will be closed Christmas Day December 25th, but will re-open tomorrow for regular business hours.  Abt.com, however, is always open.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday!!

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Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 24th 2011 Item

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Sennheiser.  The winner will win a pair of Sennheiser Home Entertainment Wireless Headphones. The RS 160 combines the best wireless audio quality with a truly versatile compact transmitter for listening at home, on-the-go or at the office.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

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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!

 

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