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Archive for March, 2013

Abt Turns 1,000,000 and Will Be Closed For Easter

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Abt Electronics Youtube Channel Hits One Million Views

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We’re always trying to find new ways to connect with our customers, share our thoughts on new products in the store and get feedback on products people would like to see more of. One of the ways we do that is through the Abt Youtube Channel. Browse through our Youtube Videos and you’ll find a variety of How-To’s, product introductions and item reviews and overviews. We try to film and upload a few new videos every week, and were excited to recently get our One Millionth view! As our channel continues to grow, we’ll continue to bring our viewers new and exciting videos about the hottest consumer electronics products.

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As we move forward, we’d love to hear from our readers and viewers about what videos they’d like to see. If there’s a particular product we carry that you’d like to see spotlighted, an informational buying guide or how-to video that you think would be helpful, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas, and there’s no better place to get them than our audience. If you have any suggestions, just send a message to us via our Youtube Page or right here on the blog.

Closed for Easter

One other bit of info we wanted to get out to our customers is that our store, phones and online chat will be closed tomorrow, Sunday March 31st, in observance of Easter. All of our employees will enjoy the day off, but for one hard-working fellow, the day off will be especially bittersweet: The Abt Easter Bunny. He put in his last day of work for the season today, and while he’ll miss his weekend atrium visits, he’s more than ready for some nap time. We’ll be back to normal operating hours Monday, April 1st.

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Until Next Year!

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Abt’s Mobile Install does a custom job on a Lamborghini Gallardo

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Check out this video of our Mobile Installation department installing a brand new INE-Z928HD 8-inch Alpine in-dash double DIN in 7 inches of space for a customer’s Lamborghini Gallardo.  Great job guys!

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Easter Bunny at Abt!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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This Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm come visit Abt Electronics and take a free picture with the Easter Bunny.  Just stop in our ATrium, follow the eggs and smell of carrots, and you can’t miss!  See you there!

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Abt Lovebirds Competing For the Wedding of a Lifetime

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Help a pair of Abt employees who have been lucky with love get even luckier! Nick Cosentino has been an Abt employee for nearly eight years, and we were happy when his fiancée Caterina recently joined our team.

Help Nick and Cathie win the wedding of a lifetime!

Both Nick and Caterina come from traditional Italian families that have known each other for over 30 years, and the pair have been dating for over two. To help pay for their dream wedding, they entered Windy City Live’s “Dream Wedding” Contest, and were overjoyed to make it to the final round. The winners will be married live on Windy City Live on May 21st, and be treated to a beautiful ceremony at the luxurious Peninsula Chicago Hotel.dream wedding

Right now they need the help of every one of you Abt fans out there to win their dream wedding. To vote, you’ll need a Facebook account. Simply head over to Windy City Live’s Facebook page and click on Nick and Cathie’s photo. Voting ends soon, at 10 am Central Time on April 2, 2013. Nick & Cathie greatly appreciate anyone out there who votes for them, and we’ll be sure to update all of our fans with the results of the contest. . We’ve got our fingers crossed!

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Vote for Nick and Cathie here.

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Via Classico Cooking School Now Open

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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Anyone can be a great cook, it just takes a little practice and some good old know-how.  At The Abt Design Center, Via Classico, a cooking school and restaurant, is poised to teach even the greenest of chefs some incredible cooking tips and tricks.  You can even get yourself some great food as it doubles as a restaurant.  Visit the Via Classico Menu for a full selection of their fine foods.

If you are looking to learn a thing or two about cooking, visit their school at 1140 N Milwaukee Ave Glenview, IL 60025 or give them a call at 847-257-7043

 

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Enter to Win a Denon Cocoon!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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Denon provides some of the best audio equipment on the market   Offering listeners an exceptional experience making you feel like you are in the middle of your favorite tunes.  now, when you visit the Abt Facebook Page, you can enter our Denon Cocoon Giveaway and have a chance at winning a Denon Cocoon.  Good Luck!

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Google Nexus 5 featuring a Nikon Camera?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The rumor mill for upcoming electronics is always churning.  One that certainly gets the most pre-release buzz is the Apple iPhone.  Recently, there were intriguing rumors this time, not for the new iPhone, but for Google’s newest smartphone, the Google Nexus.

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The word on the street, and by street we mean online tech blogs, is that Nikon might be in the works with Google to have their camera equipment installed on the the next Nexus. It could have Nikon camera technology on board, with a “triple sensor” array. This works by combining three sensor layers, each with a smaller megapixel count, to create a single higher resolution image with better color rendering light enhancement.  Be on the lookout for more interesting tidbits about the Google Nexus as the release date slowly approaches.

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Abt’s Mobile Audio Featured in Men’s Book Chicago

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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We are very proud of our Mobile Audio Department.  From our incredible selection, our knowledgeable sales staff and our professional installers, our Mobile Audio Department is an excellent place when you are looking to add new features to your car.

Men’s Book Chicago recently released a list of the Top 10 Best Auto Services in the Chicagoland area.  We were chosen for our amazing selection and custom designs.  We thank Men’s Book Chicago for the recognition and continue to provide our customers an incredible experience and unmatched professional customization for their vehicle.

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TiVo Mini: A Whole Home Solution

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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TiVo has officially launched the TiVo Mini, a DVR extender box that lets users of select TiVo DVRs watch their content on other TVs without needing to purchase another  TiVo recording device for each room in the house.

TiVo is releasing the TiVo Mini as a companion device to regular TiVo boxes, as it can stream both live and recorded TV.  It can even take advantage of services like YouTube, Spotify, Pandora and Hulu Plus ; set up recordings and more. This is perfect for those TiVo fanatics who have more than one TV in their home,.  Stay connected and use the great features TiVo has to offer,

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Whirlpool 6th Sense Live Appliances Have Arrived!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Abt is proud to be one of the few places to find the new Whirlpool 6th Sense Live smart appliances.

The Whirlpool 6th Sense Live system is one of the newest additions to “The Internet of Things,” the concept of everyday devices that are enhanced with web-connectivity.  The Internet of Things includes products like thermostats, alarm systems, your house lights, and basically anything that isn’t a computer, smartphone or similar device. These products give you control from anywhere, via smartphone or PC. Now, that level of functionality is available in your kitchen and laundry room, thanks to these smart appliances.

The 6th Sense Live appliance lineup consists of a washer, dryer, refrigerator and dishwasher from the sleek Whirlpool Gold line of stainless steel appliances. At first glance, each of these items might look like just an ordinary appliance, but the real secret is the brain within. The 6th Sense Live system connects these appliances to the web, keeping you constantly in touch with them, and giving them the ability to automatically carry out intelligent functions. As a result, you get alerted to any potential issues and can even save money. The options can be controlled through the Whirlpool 6th Sense app, which is currently available in the Apple App Store and as a browser-based application.

Whirlpool 6th Sense Live appliances

Whirlpool 6th Sense Live appliances now available at Abt.

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