gdgt live returns to Chicago on September 16th!

gdgt live returns to Chicago on Friday, September 16th. Come join us at the Tribune Tower. This event is free, all-ages, and open to the public — so invite your friends!

You don’t want to miss it, especially since we’ll have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of awesome giveaways (and, as always, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with).

When: Friday, September 16th, 2011 from 7 – 10pm
Where: Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Who: Over 20 of the hottest brands in tech. Check out a list of will be there.
How: This event is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Invite your friends! RSVP below.

Bring your old mobile phones for AT&T’s Revolve Project

Have you heard about AT&T’s Revolve Project? They’re creating a video that shows the evolution of mobile technology, so bring in those old devices we know you have tucked away in the back of the closet and be a part of it! Here’s a sneak peek.

If you bring in phones that you no longer want taking up drawer space, they’ll recycle them through Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization that turns recycled phones into phone cards for the military. Don’t worry though, if you’d like to keep your hall-of-fame-worthy phones, you are welcome to bring them home too.

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Title sponsor


AT&T is bringing it all together for our customers, from revolutionary smartphones to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. In Chicago, we’ll give you a chance to check out our latest lineup of devices and the coolest gadgets we’ve discovered in our archives.

Platinum sponsors


Incipio is committed to delivering exceptional products through superior engineering. Our sole focus is to provide customers with accessories that look as good as they function. In the past 12 years, we have gone from operating out of a suburban garage to being widely recognized as one of the most innovative mobile accessory makers in the world.


Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. Join us at gdgt Live where we will be showcasing the Motorola ATRIX 4G and Motorola XOOM.

Gold sponsors


Lenovo is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, including our legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs. We’ll be in Chicago spreading our “Do” mindset and showing off some of our latest innovations and geek favorites. Stop by and see the technology that powers some of the world’s best ideas. Lenovo: For Those Who Do.


Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control.



The Sonos Multi-Room Music System lets you play all the music you want, all over your house and control it all from the palm of your hand. It’s the first wireless multi-room music system of its kind and it’s going to change the way you listen to music at home. With a Sonos Controller in hand, your entire music library, Internet radio and online music services are at your fingertips. And with Sonos ZonePlayers in all the rooms where you want music, you can simply pick a room, find a song and touch play.

Silver sponsors


3M is a leader in pocket projectors. While many companies are just developing their first models, 3M Pocket Projectors are now in their fourth-generation. 3M’s popular models are known for image quality and brightness, battery life and innovation.


The BodyMedia FIT Armband BW acts as a constant companion and teammate, tracking behavior throughout the day from steps taken, calories burned and physical activity to sleep duration and effciency. Making powerful, positive changes to better reach fitness and nutrition goals is accessible, and attainable, with the aid of the new BodyMedia FIT Mobile technology. Upon downloading the BodyMedia FIT Mobile App, users will be able to get information in real time, with the Bluetooth technology streaming the data captured by the four sophisticated sensors on the Armband BW directly to their phones.


Welcome to the future of Radar Detection. Cobra iRadar combines industry leading radar/laser/camera detection technology with the power of the smartphone. Connect to iRadar using your phone’s Bluetooth connection to view radar alerts, control settings, log alert history, and be warned of upcoming speed and redlight cameras. This award winning product is the most innovative, technologically advanced, and user-friendly detector device ever created.

Code Academy

We will be showcasing the 12-week program that takes people from nothing knowing about web development to being able to build web applications in Ruby on Rails. We will also provide any other information that describes the magic behind what Code Academy is.


Gazelle will be showing off its gadget trade in service, now accepting more than 250,000 products from smart phones, to video game consoles, laptops and iPods. Stop on by to find out how much your gadgets are worth and get a chance to win some cool Gazelle prizes.


Gogo’s new in-air multimedia platform brings a fully customizable experience to the clouds – one that gives travelers the information, services, and entertainment they want, when they want it. GogoVision, the future of customizable in-air entertainment, puts hundreds of the latest movies and hit TV shows at passengers’ fingertips.


Known for premium external storage solutions that are trusted by creative professionals, G-Technology drives are engineered specifically to meet the needs of the Apple Mac community, audio/video specialists, and other pre/post production professionals. Come see our new G-CONNECT wireless storage solution for iPads with Internet access. G-CONNECT supports 5+ devices, wirelessly streams up to 5 movies at once, while providing shared WiFi Internet access for a hotel room, dorm, office or home.


MicroVision provides the PicoP display technology platform designed to enable next-generation display and imaging products for our SHOWWX+HDMI & SHOWWX+ pico projectors.


Barnes & Noble will be showcasing its line of NOOK eReading products, including the critically acclaimed All-New NOOK and NOOK Color. The most intuitive, easy-to-use eReader for everyone, The All-New NOOK is ultra-light and thin, with a best-in-class battery life. NOOK Color is the first full-color touch Reader’s Tablet, delivering digital books, interactive magazines, children’s books, NOOK Apps and more, all in rich beautiful color.


Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets. Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances people’s lives every day. Products being showcased include the following cameras: VG110, VG120, VR320, SZ10, SZ30, SP610, TG310, TG610, TG810, XZ1, EPL1, EPL2, EP2, E-5, the LS7 audio device and accessories including: MAL-1, PENPAL, Aux Lenses for the PEN, UW housing for the XZ, UW housing for the E-PL2.


Phiaton Corporation is a premium manufacturer of high-performance noise canceling headphones and earphones for consumers who appreciate authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology. The Phiaton brand is created for audiophiles who demand the extraordinary from the consumer electronics they buy. At the event, Phiaton will be showcasing the MS400 headphones, the PS 20 earphones and the brand new Bluetooth enabled PS 20 BT earphones.


The Roku player is a small device that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV using your home internet connection. Watch movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime Instant Video, listen to music on Pandora, MOG, Rdio, MP3Tunes and more, catch the latest game from MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter Live and more — it’s all available whenever you want it and it’s always getting better.


SilvrSpoon introduces mobile technology to the dining experience enabling you to interact at restaurants like never before. Place orders right from your iPhone or Android, share reviews on your social networks and gain loyalty points for rewards on your next visit. Tablets are placed at various locations at restaurants, notifying managers and servers to get you what you want, when you want it.

Sling Media

Never miss your favorite TV shows or events when you’re away from home. On the road, at work, or on vacation, a Slingbox makes it easy to watch and control your home TV from virtually anywhere, anytime on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.

Sugar Sync

Perfect for connected consumers and mobile professionals, SugarSync is a Personal Cloud solution that will sync your documents, photos, music and more across all your PCs, laptops, smartphones, netbooks and tablets. SugarSync also stores a copy of all synced files in your own secure online ‘cloud drive’, always available to you via the Web. Plus, easily share entire folders with friends and colleagues (no attachments required), stream music, photos and much more.


It’s never been a better time to be part of T-Mobile. At gdgt live in Chicago, attendees will be able to get their hands on the fastest devices running on America’s largest 4G network. Additionally, T-Mobile wants to make this one night you won’t forget and one that you can share with all of your friends.