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August 2012

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New Canadel Showroom Open at Abt

We unveiled our new Canadel showroom in our Atrium’s loft.  Canadel provides custom designs to fit anyone’s tastes.  A lot of what people find at other retail stores are as-is.  When it comes to Canadel, you can mix and match colors, sizes and other style designs that fit your desires. Quality construction using birch solids and ply-wood veneers.  No particle board.  For those fans of keeping Green, Canadel gives back what they take…

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Cardboard, The Best Toy Ever

How many times have you transformed a bunch of boxes into a fortress?  A spaceship? A hospital for stuffed animals?  We have thousands of products on our showroom floor that all came in potential tanks, boats, and castles, but our warehouse team can only build so many space stations. Imagination is an essence of childhood, of humanity really, and it was in that spirit that Abt recently donated some of our leftover appliance…

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Man Creates Fire Breathing, Jet-Powered Dragon

Image courtesy of Popular Science As the news talks incessantly of the case of Apple vs. Samsung and “who copied who”, there are a handful of people who cherish the idea of new innovations.  Pittsburgh resident Richard Hamel was fascinated by the movie “How to Train Your Dragon” he decided to build a dragon all his own. Originally a radio-control plane builder, Hamel decided to try and actually build a real life animatronic dragon that can…

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The Digital Optimization of The Toothbrush

5,000 years ago civilizations used twigs to remove food from their teeth.  Eventually, the process evolved towards the modern toothbrush with materials such as bone, ivory, and animal bristles.  Fast-forward to Switzerland in 1954 and we have the world’s first electric toothbrush – the Broxodent.  Since then we’ve seen our defender of decay evolve with adaptations of new bristles, flexible handles, and even take on a portable, disposable, and chew-able form.  We have toothbrushes that…

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Personal Energy Orb Arduino Makes You Earn Your Computer Time

Are you one of those people who puts off exercising in favor of surfing the web, or playing on Facebook?  Well, the Personal Energy Orb is going to force your computer-loving self to get back into shape.  Developed by two students at the University of Munich for a physical computing course, the Personal Energy Orb connects to a bike-mounted revolution counter to note how far a user rides, counting the total distance toward usable time on…

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So Long Stainless Steel?

Whirlpool introduced a new line of appliances recently with a new design line called “White Ice”. “White Ice.”  Designed with clean lines, silver accents and streamlined controls, the new design is very similar to a certain electronic’s company named after a popular fruit… Whirlpool’s new line of appliances will cover items like fridges, ranges, dishwashers, and microwaves.  Do you like Whirlpool’s new look, or do you prefer sticking with the reliable look of…

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Abt Installs Wind Spire at Dog Park

If you are familiar with Abt, you may already know about our great customer service, and excellent selection of appliances and electronics.  What you may not know is how Abt is continually involved in activities and installations that try to make the earth a better place to live.  Recently, we installed a Wind Spire at a dog park in Cary, IL.  The dog park was installed with various environmentally saving strategies to leave a small carbon foot…

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Add Apple Care+ to your new iPhone or iPad purchase!

Every iPhone and iPad purchased already comes with excellent one year hardware and repair coverage as well as 9 days of telephone technical help.  However, accidents happen outside of warranties.  AppleCare+ extends that coverage for a total of two years from the date of the original purchase. This coverage includes two incidents of Accidental Damage from handling.  Each coverage is subject to a $49 service fee.  it covers If you are looking…

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