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Archive for February, 2016

Find The Right Vacuum For Spring Cleaning

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Vacuum- floor care

The sun is out, the snow is melting, looks like spring is on its way! That means it’s time to refresh your floors with an annual spring cleaning. After the long, cold months of winter, dirt, dust, and stains have accumulated your floor, it’s time to eliminate them. Here at Abt, we have a variety of vacuums that you can choose from. For the perfect clean and satisfying results, its important to know what type of vacuum you are shopping for. Finding the right vacuum to use for your spring cleaning will assure you a cleaner home. We provided the different types of vacuums we carry and how each one works, see what type of vacuum would be best for your household!


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Sleep6 Mattresses at Abt

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Like going to the dentist or cleaning the bathroom, shopping for a mattress is something that most of us will try to avoid doing, even though it can impact our well-being on a daily basis. Getting a good night’s sleep can benefit your health in myriad ways, from improving your memory to helping you keep your weight under control. The bottom line is that your sleep is important. You spend a third of your life doing it, so it makes sense to do it right. For those of you that just can’t handle the thought of shopping for mattresses (though our Mattress department goes to great lengths to take the headache away), or live far away from a quality mattress retailer, or have living arrangements that make the delivery of a large mattress impractical, Sleep6 Mattresses may be the solution to your bedding woes.


Sleep6 hopes to change the way you shop for mattresses by bringing the store to you, so to speak, instead of vice-versa. Based in Chicago, with mattresses made entirely in the USA, Sleep6 takes advantage of high-tech latex foam construction to create a mattress that’s easy to ship, easy to set up, and won’t cost an arm and a leg. And best of all, it promises a supremely comfortable night’s sleep. Sleep6 is so sure you’ll love their mattress, they offer a 100-night in-home trial. If you don’t like it, you can send it back and pay nothing. And if you do keep it, you can rest assured that the comfort will last, because every Sleep6 mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty. (more…)

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Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 Speakers at Abt

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Come experience the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 Exclusive Listening Event 2/27-28 at Abt

Bang & Olufsen has long been known as a brand that pushes the boundaries of speaker engineering, blurring the lines between art and audio, between sculpture and sound, to create products that are as visually exciting as they are aurally appealing. B&O’s  newest release is perhaps their most brazen ever. Created to celebrate the brand’s 90th birthday, the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 is a state-of-the art loudspeaker unlike anything that has come before. Whether you’re first introduced to the BeoLab 90 by seeing it or hearing it perform, there’s a good chance you’ll come away impressed.

beolab 90

Eschewing the traditional rectangular construction of a typical home speaker, the BeoLab 90’s multi-faceted cabinets have a curving, organic quality that suggests maybe they were crafted by a futuristic civilization of space-travelers and gifted to present-day audiophiles as a sign of things to come. At first glance, there’s no clear front to each BeoLab speaker, with the flowing black grills and polished aluminum frame wrapping around the entire structure in diamond-grid pattern. They are among the most visually-interesting speakers we’ve laid our eyes on. (more…)

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Clearing the Air: Reasons to Buy An Air Purifier

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016



Spring is right around the corner. This means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and spring break for the kids. Unfortunately, it can also mean allergies for many people.

But Abt and ComEd can help this allergy season. ComEd customers can receive a $50 rebate on an ENERGY STAR® certified air purifier from the ComEd Smart Ideas® Energy Efficiency Program PLUS these other valuable benefits:

1. Eliminate allergy triggers

Air purifiers remove contaminants in the air, including the ones that cause allergies like pollen, dust, and pet odors.

Ward off those pesky allergy symptoms with cleaner air in your home.

2. Improve air quality

An air purifier removes more than just allergy culprits. It can also reduce smoke particles and mold spores, which pose health risks. Some air purifiers even kill pathogens, bacteria and viruses.

It’s time to breathe better air. Your lungs deserve it.

3. Save money and energy

ENERGY STAR certified air purifiers are 40 percent more energy efficient than standard air purifiers, saving you about 225 kWh per year and $25 annually on utility bills.

Buy an ENERGY STAR certified air purifier from Abt today and enjoy cleaner air this spring. Abt has made the rebate process especially easy for ComEd customers with automatic application submission when you make you purchase.

In addition to air purifier rebates, ComEd also offers rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified appliances including fridge, freezers, clothes washers and more. Now through April 30th, ComEd Customers making eligible purchases from Abt will be automatically entered in the ComEd Rebate Rush Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $250 Visa® Gift Card. Check out for more details.

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La Cornue’s Artisan Kitchen Ranges

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

One of the most prestigious names in kitchen appliances is a brand that most American customers are probably unfamiliar with: La Cornue. Founded in Paris, France, in 1908 by an enterprising epicurean named Albert Dupuy, La Cornue ranges were among the first to take advantage of the relatively recent phenomenon of plumbed gas. Dupuy created what would become La Cornue’s first cooking range, with a signature vaulted-ceiling oven that created a natural airflow for a more even, thorough baking action. This preserved a foods’ natural moisture, and eliminated the need for the cook to constantly rotate or flip foods while cooking. La Cornue ranges were built to exacting standards, out of premium materials, to provide a lifetime of unflagging service in the kitchen.

Over 100 years later, La Cornue is still building ranges with the same level of dedication as Dupuy’s first model. Their shop, just outside of Paris, employs only 60 people and is responsible for the meticulous creation of small numbers of luxurious ranges. Many are still completely hand-assembled, with each range’s construction being completed, from start to finish, by a single craftsman.

la cornue hand construction

A craftsman at the La Cornue workshop hand-builds a range.


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Apple Music Now Available On Your Sonos System

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Two of the world’s most popular names in streaming music, one on the software side and one the hardware, are finally together. After months of beta testing, Apple Music is now available on your Sonos devices. Since their debut, Sonos speakers have been the go-to choice for anyone interested in a portable, wireless music system that didn’t compromise on sound quality. Users could stream just about every music service available—Pandora, Spotify, Last.FM, etc—from their portable device to their hi-fi Sonos speakers. Every service, that is, except for Apple Music.


Apple Music had been available to the public since the end of June, offering Apple’s iTunes music library in streaming format and adding in new options like handpicked music suggestions and the worldwide Beats 1 radio station. But when two companies dedicated to a perfect product work together, you can be sure they want to tweak every last option. Now, after an extensive beta program which had hundreds of thousands of listeners using the program and providing helpful feedback, Apple Music on Sonos has officially launched. Using it is as simple as listening to any of your other streaming services: Select “Add Music Services” on your Sonos app, then scroll to find Apple Music and log in to your Apple account. If you don’t have an Apple Music account, you can sign up for a free three-month trial here.

Click here to shop Abt’s selection of SONOS speakers and components that feature Apple Music!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him & Her

Thursday, February 11th, 2016


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s nothing better than making your loved one smile with the perfect gift. We want to make sure you’re covered during this special holiday, so check out the items our staff has picked out below and give your special someone a very special gift!







There’s still time to get this beautiful Pandora gift set, the limited edition white leatherette wristlet is included with purchase. Hurry while this offer is good until 02/15/16.

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Shop Now During Our Customer Appreciation Sale!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016


Starting today, we celebrate the 80th year of Abt Electronics being in business. Abt Electronics started as a small family-owned shop in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, and has been growing as a business ever since. We still remain as a family owned business at our 4th location in Glenview, and we are always discovering ways to provide you the best shopping experience in-store and online. The Customer Appreciation Sale is a way of saying thanks to all of our loyal and new customers who shop with us to keep our store in business. From now until Sunday, February 14th, save throughout the site on tons of  products like TVs, kitchen appliances, blenders and more. These deals are just too good to miss out on, start shopping now ! Click on the Customer Appreciation Sale banner above.


Customer Appreciation Sale at our Morton Grove location in 2001.

Customer Appreciation Sale at our Morton Grove location in 2001.



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Find the Perfect Gift at the Time Boutique

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

ABT Time Boutique

If you haven’t seen our Time Boutique yet, it’s definitely worth stopping by. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, come on by and shop for the perfect gift for your loved one. We carry a wide selection of fine, luxurious watches for both Men and Women at all price points. Choose from many different brands, like Movado, Rado, Shinola and more.


Shinola Watches

With a wide selection of different brands, the boutique carries a variety of watches that best fit your needs. You can go with a classic style and wear a stainless steel watch with a leather band, or keep up with today’s trend and wear a Rose Gold Watch.

MICHELE Cape Watches

MICHELE Cape Watches

Not only do we carry timeless pieces, the Time Boutique also offers repair services and battery replacements for your watches. Our friendly staff in the watch boutique will be able to assist you with finding the perfect watch or help resolve any issues with your watch.

We offer repairs on select watches.

Ask us about servicing your watch at Abt.

The Time Watch Boutique at Abt Electronics. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

If you’re not in the market for a new watch, or you want to shop for fine jewelry for a loved one, we also have a stunning PANDORA display in the boutique. PANDORA jewelry gives you the option of personalization. You can choose from a variety of charms and bracelets, and also rings, necklaces, and earrings that can show your story, or you can simply give it as a gift to your loved one.

PANDORA Jewelry at ABT

PANDORA Jewelry at Abt

Our Time Boutique is open during regular business hours, but if you are not able come by, you can also shop online and take a look at our watches. If you wanted to order a watch or have any further questions, give us a call and speak to one of our watch specialists at 888.228.5800.

RADO Watches on display at the ABT Time Boutique.

RADO Watches

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LG Signature Series OLED TV and The Man From Tomorrow

Monday, February 8th, 2016

If you happened to watch that very popular professional football game last night (or at least the commercials), you probably saw the mysterious LG spot featuring movie star Liam Neeson as “The Man From The Future.” Part of a new campaign that LG has been leading up to for weeks, the cryptic commercial featured scenes straight out of an action-packed sci-fi movie, and no doubt left viewers asking some questions.  For those who hit the web in search of more answers, all was revealed with the official public debut of the new LG Signature OLED TV.


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