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March 2012

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NARTA Comes to Chicago

Recently, an Australian/New Zealand buying group NARTA visited Chicago. They came to get a better perspective of how retailers operate in the U.S.  Meeting with Abt representatives, Jon Abt and Steve Weiner, NARTA was able to pick the brains and discover just how Abt specifically, handles such a large volume for only one independantly owned location.  After touring our store, they visited Publican Quality Meats for a private dinner. It was a treat meeting the representatives from…

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Star Trek Fiction Comes Into Reality

Summer is here, products from January’s CES 2012 are slowly hitting the market and the Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner.  Technology is changing faster and faster with each passing day.  Some of the creative technological wonders that were once a dream, are now becomeing a reality. Case in point: over 20 years ago the popular TV Show Star Trek: the Next Generation introduced a wonderful, new technology to both the crew of…

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Google Play is…

As consumers, we are forced to accept “new” products as the latest and greatest but the truth is, a few hardware upgrades and higher resolution don’t exactly constitute true innovation. I digress, but seriously, remember when the iPad first surfaced? It was something we had never seen before, it changed the way we do business, communicate, and interact with the world around us. Lately, it seems like manufacturers are just trying to…

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5 Smartphone Apps That Save Lives

5  Mobile Apps To Keep You Safe Using a cell phone while driving, or even walking, is a major issue among smart-phone users. Truth is, it can wait—but since most users ignore the serious danger this habit presents, here are a few apps to help keep you and those around you safe. 1.  Awareness (Essency) Awareness is a wonderful little app that utilized the microphone in your phone to transmit outside noise…

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Sonos’ Secret Android Feature

Those familiar with Sonos’ line of wireless hi-fi music players can attest to the freedom and enjoyment that come along with owning a Sonos music system, but did you know that you could also extend your Wi-Fi network for even more control by connecting your Android phone to your Sonos network? The release of Sonos Software 3.7 marked a major update to the Sonos Controllers for Mac and PC, but the team…

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Bundle Up & Save On Free Extras!

Everyone loves free things.  Free food samples at the grocery store, free SWAG at convention centers, and free comic books on Free Comic Book Day (some of us REALLY like that one).  Now at Abt, you can get some great, free products whenever you purchase select bundles from top-of-the-line manufacturers.  Visit our website and search through our Bundles promotion and find just what you are looking for!…

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Take DirecTV Anywhere With the DirecTV iPad App

DirecTV introduced its new iPad App version 1.5.0 that will enable users to stream on-demand programming outside the home.  However, streaming content outside the home through the app is limited to on-demand content from partners HBO, Starz, Encore, Cinemax, and it will not include live channels. To use the new outside-your-house application, users can go to the “Watch on iPad” tab located at the bottom right of the iPad app and select Movies,…

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Abt.com: A Great Online Shopping Experience

Being interactive in social media is extremely important to get your name out there, especially if you are a retail store who does a lot of business online.  A website that specializes in compiling retail sales and deals called, joeshopping.com released a list recently of “The 40 Online Stores You Need to Follow on Twitter”.  We are pleased to announce that our very own @abtelectronics was mentioned. Joeshopping.com states, “From iPads to…

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Marine Audio at Abt Electronics!

Yesterday marked the first day of spring, which means summer is right around the corner. Time at the beach, ice cream, and water parks all remind us of summer, but how about boating? Anyone who has ever owned, or been on, a boat knows the feeling. The waves glisten from the sun, the air is crisp and cool as it comes off the water, and you can feel the subtle tingle of…

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Get excited about the 2012 Samsung Smart TVs!

With the exception of bringing those chicken and bean burritos from Paula Dean’s kitchen to your lap, Samsung’s line of 2012 Smart TVs do just about everything else. Their stunning resolution and wealth of innovative smart features will turn any room into the smartest room in the house capable of entertaining and educating your kids, and keeping you in shape at the same time. Let’s start with the bread and butter of…

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