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September 2009

Events

Last Day to Win with Abt and Frigidaire

Don’t forget that the Ultimate Kitchen Appliance Makeover Contest ends tonight! Be sure to get your entries in so you get the chance to win the awesome new appliances from Frigidaire! Abt Electronics and Frigidaire are giving you the opportunity to let us know, in 150 words or less, why you deserve a dream appliance makeover. Your entry must be in before September 30, 2009 and it must be non-fiction. The contest…

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Take Pictures like a Pro with EOS 7D

The EOS 7D camera from Cannon has finally come in and it’s a hot commodity to professional and semi-professional photographers. We sold out of the new EOS cameras the day that we got them in. Luckily, we are getting more next week. A few stand-out features of the EOS are the fast frame rate, (at a surprisingly fast eight pictures per second), the magnesium-alloy body which is dust and weather resistant, and…

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Are You Ready For Some Football…. On HD???

The leaves are falling and the temperatures will soon plummet too. What does that mean for Chicagoans? It’s time for Football. Whether you are a Bears fan or just a football lover, it’s always important to spend Thursday nights, Sundays, and Monday nights watching all of your favorite games. Sometimes, a trip to the in-laws is unavoidable. What could be worse than having a family weekend when the Bears and Packers are…

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Millions of Books, One Little E Reader…

Google opened their archives of books and made them available to all of Sony’s E-reader users via new E-pub software. E-pub is a standardized format that is compatible with most E-readers and desktop software—great for Sony E-readers, but not for Amazon Kindle users… The Kindle is not compatible with E-pub. E-pub has translated over a million books using optical character recognition (OCR). The OCR technology enables books to be digitally reproduced so…

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Abt and the Pink Heals Tour–One Night Only

Life Source, the Glenview Fire Department, and Abt are teaming up to beat cancer by bringing the Pink Heals Tour to our Parking lot today between 6 and 10 p.m. This cross country tour has been raising money and taking blood donations to support women and all patients with cancer. All registered donors for the event will be entered in a raffle and receive a commemorative T-shirt in honor of the event.…

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Abt is A Green Giant in the Retail World

Abt Electronics and their Green initiatives were featured on the WGN News Monday, September 21. If you missed it, view the segment here. In it, Mike Abt spoke about the West School in Glencoe, our recycling center and the steps that Abt takes everyday to make their environmental impact as small as possible. Recently, Abt installed solar panels on the roof of West School. Abt has begun to install solar panels and windmills…

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Check out the Caddie in Abt’s Showroom

Have you seen the Cadillac Escalade for sale in the Abt showroom? If you are in the area, stop by and see it. It’s had 400 hours of custom car audio and visual work. Plus, it just looks hot! This ’07 Escalade has top of the line custom car a/v equipment installed by expert installers from end to end. It’s priced at $55,997 but worth $69,000 because of all of its custom…

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Touch the Sky at Abt

Abt’s flight simulator is a treat on weekends—just like the cookies from our world famous cookie kitchen. The greatest part, the flight simulator can be turned on during the week too. Abe A., one of Abt’s custom audio and video sales specialists, told me all about the flight simulator. He had a great perspective, considering he’s a pilot. He’s not the only pilot that uses the simulator. Commercial pilots come in with…

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Apple Days at Abt Electronics, A Great Time To Save

Abt’s Apple Days are here! That means up to 20% off select Apple products until September 27th. Apple Days is featuring three computer bundles which are all up to 15% off their regular price. Each computer bundle has an upgrade to 4GB of RAM each—which is double the RAM that would normally come with the computer. The bundle deals also come with a 3-year international warranty. Also, available during Apple Days, 20%…

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New Goodies From the CEDIA Expo

September 9-12, 2009 was the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo in Atlanta. Mike Abt and Jim Kozicki checked out all the new electronics that we can expecting to see at the Abt store in upcoming months. They saw some really cool new technology. Pioneer and Yamaha both brought new iPod speaker systems and sound bars. Pioneer’s a new 2.1 speaker system and a new 2.1 soundbar system with a…

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