What do you use your smartphone for? Checking your e-mail, ordering movie tickets, updating your Facebook? Well, the brave men and women in our armed forces use their smartphones just as much, but for different reasons. They are loaded with contacts, location information and all kinds of military-grade applications, so it can be disastrous for a soldier to lose a mobile device or have its data leak out unwittingly. What if one was lost or stolen?
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For those gamers out there that still have a passion for handheld console gaming devices, Nintendo has a treat for you: The New Nintendo 3DS XL. Nintendo Direct, featuring a 4.88-inch top screen and a 4.18-inch bottom screen. The new hardware adds over an inch to the current 3DS’ display, and will also come with a 4GB SD card.
Priced at $199.99, this new 3DS is more suitable for video content like Netflix and the 3D Nintendo Video service. Nintendo has been slipping in hand held console sales the last few years but will this new, larger unit be enough to energize the line’s initially slow-growing sales? What are your thoughts?
While other Electronics Retailers Scramble to Adapt to a Changing Market, Abt flexes, molds, and pushes onward. There isn’t some secret recipe for success kept under lock and key and guarded by three mid-evil Knights and an “Abt Dragon”, deep below our recycling center…or is there? Abt’s focus on providing our customers with a uniquely enjoyable in-store experience and customer service so outstanding you don’t even recognize it, is the reason we continue to go head-to-head with the “big boys,” and win. (more…)
Our very own Jon Abt was the featured interviewee on Chicago’s WBBM-AM 720′s ”Noon Business Hour” Jon was asked about Abt’s recipe for success throughout the years and especially during a time of nationwide economic struggle. The answer was simple – customer service. FULL AUDIO INSIDE (more…)
In an small room filled with journalists and bloggers, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft publicly announced their new Microsoft Surface – a new Windows 8 Tablet.
Abt Electronics has been named the top appliance store by a leading consumer ratings magazine. Beating out national chains like Home Depot, Sears, and Lowes – Abt Electronics reins king of major appliances for the third year in a row.
Fox News Chicago stopped by bright and early this morning to go over some great grilling techniques and products. Our representative Ken A. showed off some of our grills while John, the head chef from Jolane’s cooked up some tasty burgers.
If all this talk about grilling and burgers is starting to make your mouth water, head over to our grilling section and get everything you need to enjoy some summer barbecues!
Dad has been your personal chauffeur, your coach, personal bank, super hero, and probably held a hundred other titles – all for what? To help you succeed and be the confident, smart (duh! you’re reading this blog!) individual you are today. Why we don’t always thank the old man as much as we should – show him you really mean it by giving him a gift for father’s day that will definitively make up for the time you lost his Babe Ruth ball over Mr. Mertle’s fence. (more…)
We are doing a new weekly segment called “Abt at the Movies”. Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video and there will be a special price on a select home theater item good for one week only. Check out our reviews and piece together your dream home theater!
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
There have been numerous incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular character ”Sherlock Holmes” since his inception in the late 1800′s. After numerous books, radio shows, comics, movies and TV shows, the character Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Jon Watson fell by the wayside. That is until Director Guy Ritchie stepped in. Taking a depart from his usual movies of fast-paced indie action films, he decided to try his hand at creating a blockbuster hit movie with a blockbuster cast and presented his version of Sherlock Holmes, not as a foppish English detective, but as a man who uses his own fists as much as his brains. Enter Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and you have a smashing success. In true Hollywood fashion, when the original is good, the sequel MUST be better!
Apple just finished wrapping up their presentation in Cupertino and they have all kinds of advancements in their new iOs6 software. First and foremost is a HUGE Siri face-lift. Below are the upgrades featured at Apple’s WWDC 2012. The beta version of iOS 6 is going out to developers today, but will be available to consumers in the fall. The new update will support iPhone 3GS and later, as well as the second and third-generation iPad. Sorry old iPad users, this one’s not for you.