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Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Abt Named Top Appliance Store Third Year in a Row!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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. 

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Fox News Chicago grills it up at Abt!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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!

Visit myfoxchicago.com’s link to see the full segment!

The Perfect Father’s Day: The gift dad really wants

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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…)

Abt At The Movies- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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!

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Apple WWDC Highlights Part 2: iOS 6

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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.

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Apple WWDC Highlights Part 1: New Macbook Airs, Pros & OS X Mountain Lion

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Courtesy: Engadget

This morning we had the pleasure of following the excellent live blogging skills of Tim Stevens and Darren Murph from Engadget as they relayed every useful bit of information Apple had for us.  First off, kudos to the team at Engadget. The blog was seamless, to the point, and the pictures were perfect. Although we didn’t get any big information on an Apple TV set, or the iPhone 5, Apple gave us plenty of details and features  to get excited about. The newest generations of the Macbook (Air and Pro) were debuted as well as their lifeblood, OS X’s, newest Mountain Lion update.  Read more for everything you need to know about Apples newest line of “The Best Products Yet” (more…)

Josh Davis Visits WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning”

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Josh Davis stopped by WCIU’s “You & Me This Morning” to discuss with host Melissa Foreman some excellent graduation gifts you can find at Abt Electronics.

The products depicted in the video are listed below and can all be purchased right here at Abt.com

Adonit Flip Pen

iHome Docking Station

Tumi tech Series Messenger Bag

Time Store Watches

Beats Headphones

Antique to Abt-tique: A contest of the ages

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Over the next six months, Abt.com will be holding its Antique to Abt-ique contest in hopes of finding the most treasured antique electronics and appliances in the country. This is unlike any contest Abt has held before and we are excited to see what gems America has tucked away in attics, basements, and crawl-spaces. (more…)

Loves Blossoms at Abt!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

All of us here at Abt Electronics would like to congratulate two of our hard-working employees, Joy J. and Jimmy T. on their recent marriage!  They met each other at this very store seven years ago and have been madly in love ever since.

In celebration, their co-wroker and good friend Rebecca H. gave them a special wedding treat: a wedding cake in the design of an Abt delivery truck-the exact kind of truck Jimmy T. has been driving as a delivery man for years.

Congratulations again to the newlyweds and we all hope they have a long prosperous marriage!

SmartGlass vs. WiiU: The battle of the second screen

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Today is third day of E3 2012 and the past two days have revealed some exciting innovation in the world of video games. Not only have we seen some amazing game releases that I couldn’t be more excited for *cough* Watch Dogs *cough* Dishonored *cough* but, we have seen a big focus on casual gaming and second screen technology from both Nintendo, with their WiiU, and Microsoft’s SmartGlass but, what are they and,  more importantly,  which is better?

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