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Archive for June, 2012

Energy Saving Summer Tips!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Summer has been around for only a few weeks, but it’s been hotter than ever.  Chances are, you have been running that A/C and staying indoors to beat the heat.  With your A/C running at full blast, you are staying cool, but you are using quite a bit of energy.  It’s hard to turn off the A/C in extreme heat, but you can balance the energy you are using by making a few adjustments to break even.

Some of the easiest ways to conserve energy can be found right in your kitchen.  Making a few changes in the way you cook food, or keep your fridge cold can save you money every month.  Here are some energy saving tips, right in your kitchen.

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Cisco’s Easiest and Fastest Home Network…Ever

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

A completely “connected” home is becoming easier with the new line of Cisco routers designed to expand the experience of a home network while making set-up, monitoring, and controlling it easier than ever before .  As people’s habits of consuming bandwidth-heavy multimedia increase, Cisco has developed a router to keep up with this data demand and just because they made their products more advanced, doesn’t mean they are more difficult to use – quiet the opposite in fact. (more…)

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It’s Never too Early to Celebrate 4th of July!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This weekend at Abt, enjoy some great Fourth of July sales prices.  Across the store and Abt.com we will be discounting the hottest appliances and electronics to help you get what you need and love!  So before you fire up your grill or shoot off any fireworks, shop online 24 hours a day, or come in this weekend for some incredible deals!

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2011 Ferrari 458 California Convertible Vrooms into Abt Electronics

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Abt’s Mobile Install department was given the task of updating the audio system of a customer’s 2011 Ferrari 458 California Convertible.  Per the customer’s request, Abt’s professional installers suped up the audio with new speakers and installed a subwoofer with a custom designed subwoofer encasing.  They even worked on custom etching as well as an installation of a radar system.

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Tips to Beat the Chi-Town Heat without Breaking the Bank

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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It’s getting hot – really hot – and it’s only going to get hotter. As the temperature continues to rise, it’s important for everyone to be aware of those around them and take action to keep your body cool.  Follow these simple tips to keep everyone at the perfect temperature to enjoy everything in the summertime Chi.

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Google Releases Nexus Tablet

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Yesterday, Google released the Nexus 7 tablet to the public.   The tablet features a 7-inch screen and is designed to help Google compete with the Apple iPad and Microsoft in the surging tablet market.

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Android Rolls out the New 4.1 Operating System: Jellybean

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Today Android announced the evolution of their operating system, their Android 4.1 aka Jellybean.  Jelly Bean will be rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Xoom devices in mid July.

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Your MobilEye Sees Things When You Can’t

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Trying to name all the possible distractions  we encounter on our daily drives is nearly impossible. We eat, drink,  sing, smoke, and even “put our face on” from the drivers seat.  We don’t always mean to let our mind’s eye stray from the road ahead but let’s be honest – it happens.  This MobilEye system, sold exclusively in Chicago by Abt, is a  third eye watching over all the critical information surrounding your vehicle and alerts you if anything seems out of line. It won’t take action by slamming the brakes or veering left or right, but instead it alerts you if something isn’t as it should be. Who couldn’t use a little safety support behind the wheel these days?

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The Noob’s Guide To Car Audio

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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Today’s technology allows us to enjoy our favorite entertainment wherever the heck we want to. We can watch movies, listen to music, read books and more from just about anywhere our heart’s desire.  It’s reach extends beyond the home and office, and into our daily commutes, summer road trips, and family vacations through advances in mobile audio and mobile video. This guide is designed for those foreign to the realm of mobile entertainment (or haven’t visited in a while) but, want to reap the benefits of a mobile multimedia system – from silent (and happy) backseats, to highway head banging, and everything between. (more…)

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Abt at the Movies- The Artist

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a hundred minute long silent film worth?  When The Artist came out to theaters, people were perplexed at the idea of a silent film this day in age.  A handful of people even were even leaving their seats, demanding a refund for the price of their ticket.  No matter. It may not have the same pull of some big summer blockbusters, but The Artist stands above those popcorn-munching movies and delivers an unforgettable experience.

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