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Archive for February, 2012

Enjoy Leap Year with Some $29 Products!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This leap year, why not have some fun and check out our specially priced products reminiscent of this once-every-four-years event.  Choose from products like an iPad sleeve cover, or a cordless phone,  a coffee maker and more!

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New iHome Alarm Clock Speaker Systems Brings Out the Kid in You

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The new alarm clock speaker systems from iHome show off some Disney flair.  Kermit the frog, Minnie Mouse and Phineas and Ferb are just a few of the characters found on iHome’s new line of speaker systems.  They are loaded with some great alarm clock features and, of course, boast a great iPhone dock to listen to your favorite tunes.  Check them out at Abt.com.

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Samsung Announces Phone with Built-In Projector

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Titled the Samsung Galaxy beam, Samsung is releasing a phone with a built-in projector that displays movies and presentations.  The phone has a dual-core 1Ghz CPU, 8GB of memory, 768MB of RAM, a 4-inch screen running an 800×480 screen, a 5MP camera and sadly, Android Gingerbread. The phone breaks free of the mundane courtesy of its built-in projector located on the top of the device, which apparently projects a 50-inch image onto a clear surface.  Would you get a phone with a built-in projector?

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Philip Stein Watches at Abt

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Phillip Stein watches are available at Abt Electronics.  Founded in 2002, the Philip Stein Company has brought an innovative outlook to the world of luxury products. By integrating Frequency Technology in the company’s extensive collection of watches, Philip Stein has successfully combined the principles of overall wellbeing with a distinctive watch design.  Shop the full line of Philip Stein watches now!

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Classic Car on Display at the Abt Atrium!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Thanks to a generous donation from an Abt Customer, we will have a 1936 Ford Coupe on display in our Atrium this weekend.  This 1935 Ford Coup has 48,000 miles clocked on it and is 76 years old.  Stop by and see this pristine piece of history at Abt!

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A Shopping Mall in Your Smartphone

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

In a recent consumer study, Nielsen reports that 29 percent of smartphone owners are “mobile shoppers.”  This report indicated that 29 percent are buying items from their phone, instead of their computer or going to an actual mall.  The percentage is higher when consumers use their smarthones to locate a mall, reviews, or get a number to a physical store.

For now, the most popular shopping uses for smartphones are product research, usually in-store. In Q3 2011, 38 percent of mobile shoppers in Nielsen’s survey compared prices online while shopping in a store; 38 percent also browsed products through websites or apps, and 32 percent read online reviews of products.  How about you?  How often do you use your phone for shopping?

 

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New Construction at Abt Electronics

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

If you’ve stopped by our store the last week or so, chances are you’ve seen a part of our Atrium under construction.  Abt is planning on opening a loft in our Atrium this summer and one of the ways to get to the new upper-level section is via glass escalator and elevator.  Workers have been diligently chopping away at concrete and marble to create a section wide and deep enough to contain both the escalator and elevator.

Looks pretty messy now, but come this summer, we will have a new section for sales in our ever-expanding retail location.

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Get Six, Free Pairs of 3D Glasses With Select LG 3D TVs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

If you’ve ever considered taking the leap to 3D TV for your home, now is a great time.  You can get six free pairs of 3D glasses with select LG 3D TVs.  3D glasses are necessary when watching programming in 3D, and each pair can be costly.  With the new promotion by LG, you can be sure you and your family and friends can all enjoy 3D programming without breaking the bank!

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HBO Go, Now on Samsung Smart TVs

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Now, it’s even more convenient to follow the politics, lies, thievery and back-stabbing of the critically acclaimed HO Series “Game of Thrones” along with all your other favorite HBO movies and shows.  Samsung revealed that a streaming-video app for the popular HBO Go service has now been added to Samsung Smart TVs.

Through the app, people who subscribe to HBO through participating multichannel pay-TV service providers can now get unlimited access to every episode of every season of popular HBO-produced shows, as well as a handful of major movies HBO has arrange to provide.

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2011 iOS Sales Nearly Doubles Entire History of Mac Sales

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

We had guest blogger Josh Davis write about the newest incantation of iOS for Apple, but some interesting research reveals how influential iOs truly is for consumers.  According to research company, Asymco, Apple sold some 156 million iOS devices in 2011, marking a grand total of 316 million in the mobile iOS’ short history.

Th iOS numbers come from all Apple computers, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches from 2011.  A pretty impressive year for the company, one that will most likely be duplicated for years to come.

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