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Archive for October, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein Married…For Real!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Congratulations to Jarrett and Andi Salat on their marriage on 10/21/12.  They appropriately chose Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein for their Halloween Costumes. They make a ghoulishly great couple!  Happy and Healthy marriage to you both!

 

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Abt Gets Spooky for Halloween 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

As we do every year on Halloween, employees break out their creativity to dress in ghoulishly fun costumes.  Check out the photos below for some of the best of the best in Halloween Spirit!

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Clean up your home after the weather dissipates

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We wrote earlier about how to survive nasty weather like the East Coast is facing with Hurricane Sandy.  Once Mother Nature is done showing off her wrath, it’s time to clean up.  here at Abt, we have an extensive collection of tools needed to get your home back to the way it was.

Dehumidifiers are great for eliminating moisture in the air.  They will prevent mold growth and have a variety of features such as automatic shut off and huge capacities.  Visit our dehumidifier buying guide for help in getting the right one.

Fans are a great when looking to dry a room after it has been flooded.  While a dehumidifier is an excellent way to get the most moisture out of the air, a fan will get the job done quickly.  If you are looking for more power in your fan, look into getting air movers that offer more power and more air circulation.

Shop Vacs are necessary when eliminating water from a basement or other section of the house.  With incredible speed and accuracy you can suck up water from floors, or furniture.  They are even good at eliminating solids as well.

 

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Get Back on Track after Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Since I have family in both New Jersey and New Hampshire, I know a small fraction about the complications facing people on the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy.  There are millions without power, water is everywhere and people’s lives have been put on hold.

Abt is thinking about everyone over there, and hoping poor weather will pass and their lives will get back on track.

The Mid-West is expected to get some nasty wind gusts and Lake Michigan is getting aggressive as an aftershock to Sandy’s arrival.  We currently have a special on home appliances that will help you and your family keep safe and sound and restore your home.

Generators: We have generators and generator accessories you might need to get the power back on in your house.  Keep your fridges on, your heater going, and the lights on in your house.

Sump Pumps: Anyone that’s dealt with a flood knows the devastation that it carries; property loss as well as mental and physical damage.  Protect your basement with a sump pump system with optional check valves and battery backups.

Two Way radios: If you are afraid of phone lines going down, keep in touch with family and friends with two way radios.

Weather Radio: This hand powered weather radio keeps you aware of any emergency announcements.

 

 

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Some of the most recognizable designs start with complex sketches

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Wired.com goes over some of the most iconic and their earliest sketches to help turn them into a reality.  It definitely puts into perspective what some of the newest technologies look like under the hood.  Below you will see an early sketch of the iRobot Rooma Robo Vacuum.  Under that, well, it’s a little wink to sci-fi fans out there.

Roomba Vacuum 

At-At Walker from Star Wars

It’s impressive to see the technical details involved when creating a new design, even if it is just for a movie like the At-At Walker.  Check out some more early designs at Wired.com.  What would you like to see the early designs of?

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Alton Brown’s Halloween Candy Treats!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Image courtesy of New York Magazine

Halloween is just 2 days away and that means two things: scary movies on TV and a boat-load of delicious, candy!  One of my favorite TV cooks, Alton Brown, has a list of some of his favorite Halloween Candy recipes.  Next time you are looking to get a treat on Halloween, don’t buy a jumbo bag at the store, break out your cooking techniques and make them yourself!

Go with the traditional Candy Corn, or maybe some Atomic Apples, or if you really want to get your hands dirty, Popcorn Balls!  Let your imagination soar this Halloween and whip up some tasty treats!

For more information on recipes, visit Foodnetwork.com or visit our Gourmet Shop to get all the tools you need to make great food at home!

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Abt’s Best Reviewed Products

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

If you are looking to update your home theater system or get new kitchen appliances, you may be concerned about saving money.  While that’s always a great idea, you also want to make sure your money goes into a good product.  Our products come with customer reviews  from people who use them first-hand!  Check out our Best Reviewed Products!

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Abt reviews the Sony Cyber-Shot HX200V Digital Camera

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Shirley from Abt loves photography.  What does she think of the new Sony Cyber-Shot HX200V?  Find out for yourself in our new review from Abt.com!

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Bundle up with Samsung!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

If you like saving money on your favorite products, but don’t want to be forced to follow specific product guidelines, Samsung has a deal for you!  Right now, you can bundle up a variety of Samsung products and save money on your home theater experience.

Buy a select Samsung TV and get a free Samsung sound bar or a free 32-inch Samsung TV.  Or if you want to go bigger, save money on a larger TV or a professional sound system.  The choice is yours.  Start shopping Samsung Bundle deals!

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Where, oh where, has my anything gone?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Garmin is known for their exceptional pin-point accuracy with their long line of GPS units.  If you have ever used one when traveling, you know the importance of getting to your destination, safely and quickly, no matter where it is.

Garmin has created a product that will help you keep an eye out, not for directions, but where your prized possessions may be if lost.  A little bigger than a common USB device, the Garmin GTU 10 provides security and piece of mind for the important things in life.  When you place the GTU 10 on your family pet, inside your car, backpack, or anything else,  you can keep track on your smartphone, just where exactly it is.  Look for it at Abt soon!!

 

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