With the recent devastation from the tornado in Oklahoma and the bad weather surrounding the mid-west, there are a variety of ways you can protect your family and your home during nasty weather. Abt has designed a storm gear page that will help you get what you need to keep going during inclement weather. From power generators, to sump pumps to more, keep your home and family comfortable.
Our friends atAllstate have also created an infographic offering a bevy of information on what to include if you have plans on designing a safe room. Check it out below and visit blog.allstate.com for a wide variety of additional safety tips.
The community of Glenview and Northbrook were rocked with a devastating incident last summer. The railway off Shermer road near the Glenview-Northbrook border, collapsed. Since then, the community has been working to re-establish themselves back to normal. Businesses have been finding it difficult to reach out to customers, however Abt has been working with the villiage to remedy the situation.
Abt sponsored a raffle contest to help encourage customers to shop at the Wil-Sher Plaza. For every item purchased or service provided, the customer would be entered in a raffle to win a 50-inch LED Samsung HDTV. Congratulations to Tina Theodorakakis who won the grand prize. Betsy Baer, Executive Director of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Alex Benitez, representative from La Taquiza Restaurant at Wil-Sher Plaza and Ellen Dean, Economic Development Director for the Village of Glenview were all in attendance. We wish the Wil-Sher Plaza continued success.
Left to right: Betsy Baer, Alex Benitez, Tina Theodorakakis, Jon Abt & Ellen Dean
We’re kicking off summer with a look into the world of BBQ grilling.
After a long, arduous winter (basically a regular winter for us Chicagoans), and a few false starts, it appears that Summer is here to stay. Or at least for the next few months. Those of us used to this annual cycle know how important it is to squeeze all the juice from the fruit of summer, or, to steal a phrase from one of the great works of American Literature, “suck out all the marrow of life.” And what better bone to start at than the one in a juicy hunk of pink-in-the-middle beef, or perhaps one of many in a slab of St. Louis style ribs? That’s right. Summer’s here, so it’s time to fire up that grill and get cookin’.
It may be a bit of a secret, but we’re big fans of outdoor cooking here at Abt, and not just because we carry a large selection of grills and smokers. We love it because it’s a great social activity, a great way to bring friends and family together. Oftentimes, it seems people feel the need to have a reason to get together, be it a birthday, anniversary or National Holiday. And while stats show that there are certain holidays that people consider to be “grilling holidays,” we think the truth is that you don’t need a special reason to enjoy friends, family and flame-broiled foods. Read the rest of this entry »
The new XBOX One is poised to take the gaming world by storm!
Microsoft has just announced the newest generation of the XBOX gaming console titled, the XBOX One. First, let’s talk about the guts of the machine. It will have the following goodies:
8 Core CPU
8 GB System Memory
500 GB HDD
Blu-ray Drive (finally!)
802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
The look and design of the system itself is that of an all black feature and features a two-tone finish with both glossy and matte. The Blu-ray disc and gaming drive will be slot-loading and changing between your console and live TV will be seamless. There will also be voice-activate features. Simply saying “XBOX On”, will turn your console on and “XBOX, watch TV”, will turn on your TV.
The emphasis is not only on a powerful gaming performance, but an all-inclusive spectrum to your game playing habits. For instance, Microsoft states, “Achievements ill become dynamic and changing. They tell your personal story of how you play, not what you’ve done.”
There is some grumbling among the gaming communities over the following features: it isn’t backwards compatible, and the possibility that used games will no longer work. Microsoft hasn’t yet fully explained their “used game” policy, but we are sure it will get fleshed out by release date which will be Q$ just in time for the holidays.
The Denon Exercise Freak Armband Promotion is perfect for those who love to work out. Purchase any Denon Exercise Freak Wireless Headphone set between May 19-June 16, 2013 and fill out a form to get a free armband with your purchase. This is an excellent promotion from Denon to keep you going through even the toughest of workouts.
Check out our video below of the Exercise Freak Headphones in action.
The Samsung 85-inch UltraHD LED 3D TV that was first showcased at CES 2013, has finally arrived at Abt Electronics. This TV has a wildly incredible picture and a really cool looking design Check out the overview from Abt’s YouTube channel. If you are in the Chicagoland area, stop by ouor store and see this HUGE HDTV in person!
This weekend, May 17th to May 19th, Abt is hosting its annual Time Watch Boutique Watch Fair. Come on by and see our wide selection of elegant timepieces and meet with watch representatives. Enjoy a variety of light hors d’oeuvres and champagne and see our full collection in our Time Watch Boutique.
Samsung has entered the field of 4K HDTVs with their new 85-inch Ultra HD TV. For those that aren’t familiar, 4K means four times the resolution of standard 1080p HD picture quality. Samsung calls their new TV a work of art, which works because the presentation looks like a canvas on an easel. It has a floating design that offers you control to tilt or raise and lower to perfect your eye-level viewing experience.
The Samsung 85-inch 4K HDTV is packed with a whole lot of exceptional features. The frame has speakers that pump out volume up to 120 watts giving you great audio with amazing picture quality. There is a camera in the upper frame which gives you accessibility to online chat through Skype and other various programs. Being connected to the internet is a breeze with Samsung’s proprietary Smart Hub menu offering you a vast array of applications and more.
Stop by Abt Electronics this evening, May 15th and see and see the Samsung 85-inch Ultra HD 4k TV for yourself during our Samsung Live Event and be amazed! Hope to see you there!
The weather is beautiful today in the Chicagoland area. What better way to usher in the beautiful weather, than firing up your grill and enjoying some delicious BBQ food! At Abt Electronics, we have a wide variety of outdoor grills and grill accessories to get you cooking your favorites all Summer long. To help you cook your various items, you are going to need some great accessories. Shop our grill accessories page and find just what you are looking for!
Just when you thought TV manufacturers couldn’t get any more innovative with their technology, they pull another trick out of their sleeves! First it’s high definition TVs, then it’s 3D TVs, now, it’ TVs with Cloud capabilities.
Introducing the Toshiba 65L7300U 65-inch LED TV with cloud capabilities. Just like your phone or favorite portable electronic device, the cloud TV capabilities give you the opportunity to connect and enjoy a ton of excellent news, information and other capabilities. Whether you are a program junkie, a news fanatic, or want to stay connected to the ones you love, Toshiba offers an incredible experience with just the touch of a few buttons. Explore Toshiba’s Cloud TV capabilities at Abt Electronics.