Monthly Archives

July 2017

Abt Exclusive

Five Innovative Fridge Features

The refrigerator is the single-most important appliance in any home, but it’s also one we don’t expect any kind of revolutionary features from. As long as it has enough space to hold all of our food, and can keep that food cold, most of us are pretty happy. After all, what kind of crazy high-tech options can a giant icebox really have anyway? A surprising amount, it seems. In recent years, manufacturers…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive

A Conversation with Eero Co-Founder and CEO, Nick Weaver

Eero is the networking device that’s changing the way we set up and use Wi-Fi in our homes. It’s been getting rave reviews from industry magazines and personal users alike, for making Wi-Fi networks easier to configure and improving signal reliability. The folks from Eero recently visited Abt, and we got the chance to sit down with company co-founder and CEO, Nick Weaver to chat about his product.  Check out the video…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Energy Efficiency Home Tips Learning Center

What Is the Internet of Things?

We’re all familiar with the Internet, which connects our computers, smartphones and tablets to others around the world—it’s how you’re reading this blog right now. But lately, you may have been hearing more about the Internet of Things, a concept that’s been steadily gaining buzz over the last few years. What is the Internet of Things? That’s what we’re here to learn today. If the Internet connects computers to each other and…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive

Happy 50th Anniversary, Terry!

A lot of things have changed since 1936, when Abt started as tiny Chicago radio shop. We’ve moved five times, began serving all of North America via Abt.com, grown from three employees to 1400, and branched into fun new areas like watches, furniture, and even candy. Of course, in all of that time, plenty has remained the same. And one of the most consistent parts of the Abt experience over the last…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Home Theater

Meet the Samsung Frame

Announced earlier this year, the curious new Samsung Frame is now available at Abt. Part piece of art and part high-tech display, the Samsung Frame is a product intended for those who find that the traditional “black mirror” of a TV is a bit of an eyesore in an otherwise nicely-decorated home. TVs have gotten better looking as technology allows them to be made thinner, with smaller bezels, and out of materials…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Abt Services Sales and Promotions

The Abt Low Price Guarantee

Throughout Abt’s history, we’ve always prided ourselves on providing the best shopping experience in the industry, whether that includes product knowledge, pre-purchase customer service, or post-purchase tech support. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve been chosen as the #1 appliance store in the country by a particular consumer magazine for the last seven years in a row. However, not all of our customers know about Abt’s Low Price Guarantee. It’s pretty…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Home Tips Kitchen

8 Tips to Organize Your Door-in-Door Refrigerator

If your door-in-door refrigerator could talk, what would it say? Would it complain about the various expired condiments hanging out on the top shelf? Maybe it would tell the tale of that green pepper that has been living in your veggie drawer for months. The truth of the matter is that most people struggle to keep their fridges organized. For some reason, it’s easier to throw food inside, shut the door, and…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Events

Windy City Smokeout is Back!

One of our favorite events of the summer will be back in Chicago next weekend. The Windy City Smokeout is a celebration of country music, BBQ cooking and beer, and it’s a rollicking good time. We’re excited to partner with Samsung and return as a sponsor for the third year running. All weekend long, fest-goers can rock out to country hits by more than thirty artists, including headliners Jake Owen, Kip Moore,…

Continue Reading

Abt Exclusive Cameras Technology News

Canon 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 DSLRs Announced

After much speculation and anticipation, Canon took the wraps off two new eagerly-awaited DSLRs this week. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 bring significant updates to two of the most popular Canon DSLRs, and are likely to be among the hottest new cameras this year. The 6D Mark II updates its predecessor on nearly every front, presenting a refined full-frame option aimed squarely at intermediate and professional users. A…

Continue Reading