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April 2017

Abt Exclusive Home Theater Videos

OLED TVs Compared

Since the beginning of the flat-screen TV era, manufacturers have been slowly marching towards creating the “perfect” TV. Plasma TVs produced a phenomenal picture, but their glass screens were susceptible to bad glare and the technology was an energy hog, plus the TVs were still quite heavy. LCD TVs—and then LED TVs—were much more energy-efficient and could be made significantly lighter and thinner than plasma displays, but they never quite measured up in picture…

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Enjoy Fresh-Brewed Beer Anytime with the PicoBrew Pico

There are few things that hit the spot like a freshly-poured, freshly-brewed glass of craft beer. Anyone who’s ever done a brewery tour will tell you how much better a beer tastes when it comes straight from the barrel. And even beer from a keg has a taste advantage over its equal that came from a bottle or can. But obviously, it isn’t always practical to have a keg of your favorite…

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Abt Exclusive Home Tips

Being Green: What Can You Do?

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Earlier this week, we talked about some of the technologies and practices that Abt has implemented in our business which help us be green on a day-to-day basis. And while it might not be feasible for individual homeowners to cover their roof in solar panels, there are still plenty of tactics that each of us can practice to help 2ease our impact on the environment. We’ve all heard of the 3 R’s of being…

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Earth Day is Every Day

This Saturday is Earth Day, a day to celebrate the environment and explore ways that we can all do more for the earth. And though Earth Day is only a single day on the calendar, we believe it’s a way of thinking worth implementing wherever possible in your everyday life. One of the main tenets of Abt’s overall philosophy is a strong commitment to the environment. In every part of the business, our impact on…

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Dylan’s Candy Bar is Coming to Abt!

If you’ve ever visited our Glenview showroom, you probably know that we’re always changing things up. Whether it’s expanding and updating our boutiques or bringing in vendors for live demos, we want our customers’ visits to Abt to include more than just the traditional shopping experience. So we’re super excited to be bringing on a new partner that will make every shopping experience extra sweet: Dylan’s Candy Bar! The colorful confectionery shop…

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Abt Exclusive Events

Charles Krypell Trunk Show at Abt

Over forty years ago, artist Charles Krypell started out on a journey that would lead to him becoming an internationally-renowned jewelry designer. His jewelry combines his background as a sculptor with a love for gemstones to create vibrant, three-dimensional pieces. We’re honored to welcome Charles Krypell as the newest brand available in the Abt Time Boutique. On April 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting Charles Krypell himself for an exclusive jewelry trunk show. Charles…

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Happy Cubs Home Opener!

The only thing better than your team’s home opener is a home opener as reigning world champions. We’d all love to be down at the Friendly Confines this evening to see our boys in blue kick some butt tonight, but someone’s gotta keep the store running. So, instead, we might just fire up our Cubs Weber Q portable grill, cook up some burgers, and throw the game on in the Dave Abt Theater.…

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Visit the Easter Bunny This Year at Abt!

Easter weekend is just a week away, which means it’s time for our annual visit from the Easter Bunny! He will be hopping over to Abt this Saturday and Sunday (April 8-9) and next Friday and Saturday (April 14-15). Stop by for a visit and a free photo with the Easter Bunny starting at noon each of those days. And while you’re here, enjoy our famous fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.…

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Abt Exclusive Outdoor Products

Five Water-Resistant Products for Your Spring Adventures

April showers can lead to more than just May flowers if you like to be active outdoors in the spring. You might not mind a little sprinkle on your morning run or weekend in the park, but your electronics probably will. A typical phone, wireless speaker or camera can usually survive a brief encounter with water, but when you’re unsure what the weather’s going to bring, it’s better to be safe than…

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