gdgt live returns to San Francisco on December 1st!

Get ready, San Francisco. We’re back! Come out to the Metreon on Thursday, December 1st. You’ll be able to play with some of the latest gadgets around. Like most of our events, it’s free, all-ages, and open to the public — so invite your friends!

We’ll have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of cool giveaways (and, of course, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with).

When: Thursday, December 1st from 7 – 10pm
Where: The Metreon City View (top floor), 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Who: Some of the hottest brands in consumer electronics! See who will be there!
How: It’s all-ages and open to the public so 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.


RSVP for gdgt live in San Francisco!

Media should email barry at gdgt for further details about our press preview.

San Francisco startups — Win a chance to showcase your stuff to the gdgt community!

Update: We’ve picked two winners! Congratulations to Dijit and Sphero!

Bay Area startups, want a chance to showcase your stuff to the gdgt community at gdgt live in San Francisco? We’re giving away one Silver level sponsorship valued at $2500 to one lucky area startup. The package includes a table at the event (right alongside some of the biggest names in the tech world) and all the branding and buzz that comes with showing at gdgt live.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Submit a 100 word description of: your gadget, app, service, etc.; why your startup would be a great addition to gdgt live in San Francisco; a link to your website.
  • The deadline is Friday, November 18th at midnight.
  • Email entries to events@gdgt.com
  • The winner will be selected by members of team gdgt and announced on the gdgt blog on November 21st.


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Title sponsor

AT&T

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 San Francisco, we’ll give you a chance to check out our latest lineup of devices and the coolest gadgets we’ve discovered in our archives. We will also demo the latest version of our popular YP Yellow Pages and Gas Prices app, and offer tips for how users can discover ways to save time and money from their mobile device.

Platinum sponsors

Acer

Acer will be showing its latest line of mobile products including its new Aspire S3 Ultrabook line, Acer Iconia tablets and high-performance notebooks.

Incipio

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.

Kodak

Kodak will showcase its new line of HERO All-in-One Printers which marry simple connectivity with Kodak’s unique combination of high quality output and affordable ink to help you print smarter. With new GOOGLE Cloud Print and KODAK Email Print, Kodak HERO Printers make it easy for you to print how and where you want – from anywhere in the world – for less.

Marvell

Marvell – it’s a new breed of semiconductor company. We are revolutionizing the consumer electronics world by providing a suite of low-power, high-performance silicon solutions that are powering the most popular consumer electronic devices today like eReaders, smartbooks, smartphones, MIDs, tablets, and much more.

Sony

Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Twonky

Twonky is a family of mobile apps and software that provides the user with limitless access to their media content anytime, anywhere. Twonky Video offers a new way to discover interesting videos using your Android device and “beam” them to your connected TV. With one search, play videos from multiple websites and save your search as a channel that automatically updates with new content. Twonky Beam Browser provides you with a simple and familiar way to browse, discover and enjoy Internet videos, music and photos with your tablet or phone and beam them to your TV or other media players on your home network.

Gold sponsors

Slacker

Slacker Radio offers the world’s most complete range of radio services. Whether it’s the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, or the fully-loaded subscription services Slacker Radio Plus and Slacker Premium Radio, Slacker’s 30 million registered listeners and 400,000 subscribers in the U.S. and Canada enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, on connected home devices or on-the-go with Slacker Personal Radio applications for smartphones and the iPad.

Speck

Speck is a leading designer of form-fit cases for the latest popular portable electronic devices. Speck is obsessed with designing cases that are just as smart and indispensable as the gadgets they protect. At Speck’s table you’ll find cases and covers for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.

TiVo

TiVo invented the DVR and forever changed the way people watch TV. Now we’re doing it again. Enjoy truly brilliant TV with the world’s first Smart DVR, the TiVo Premiere DVR. It plugs in to your existing cable service and Internet connection, so you get all the entertainment you want from TV and the web – all in one place, with one remote and one stunning interface.

Silver sponsors

3M

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.

Dijit

Dijit Media is creating the ultimate second screen experience for watching TV. The company’s first product, the Dijit Universal Remote and TV Show Guide App is available for iOS and Android devices, and transforms smartphones and tablets into easy-to-use personalized remote controls and TV program listings. The App also enables Social TV features, integrated program search, filtering, and discovery, as well as lookups from Netflix, Wikipedia and YouTube, and more coming soon.

Gazelle

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.

G-Technology

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.

Gunnar Optiks

GUNNAR Optiks designs and manufactures technical eyewear solutions that help protect, enhance and optimize your vision. Whether you’re playing MMO’s for hours or switching between work and play on your PC or MAC, GUNNARS help minimize eye fatigue and visual stress, while improving contrast, comfort, and focus. GUNNAR offers a full range of eyewear products suited for use with digital screens. Our Amber lens is designed for indoor use. Our outdoor collection features sunglasses designed specifically for digital viewing of displays in direct sunlight and intensely lit outdoor environments and our Premium 3D eyewear uses passive, circular polarization technology compatible with LG Cinema 3D TV and RealD video formats.

HP

HP will be showcasing its latest and greatest in snazzy new laptops, 3-D tech and wireless wonders for everyone to enjoy.

HTC

HTC is proud to partner with gdgt to showcase our latest innovations. We will have our current product lineup on display at each event.

Logitech

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.

Looxcie

Looxcie, Inc., makers of the first wearable mobile-connected video cam, now offers yet another way for users to capture and share point of view video – LooxcieLive. By turning Looxcie into a personal streaming device, the live video streaming service and app, LooxcieLive, allows users to share video with single or multiple viewers over their smartphone while remaining completely immersed in the action. Whether you are watching your child’s first steps, participating in an epic snowball fight, or going on a scenic bike ride, “see-what-I-see” personal video casts and group chat capabilities create an immersive, real-time experience for the viewers and allow broadcasters to share life as they live it.

Monster

Monster is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium headphones and advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home theater, mobile, computer and gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories and professional audio. The company was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee more than 30 years ago with a commitment to creating products that literally “make music sound better” and it has continued to expand and diversify ever since. Under its Monster Cable brand, the company leads the way in advanced audio, video, and data connectivity solutions, and under the Monster Power brand, it provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 350 U.S. and international patents and 100 pending, offering more than 6,000 products in over 120 countries worldwide.

Olympus

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: SZ-30, TG-310, TG-610, TG-810, XZ-1, E-5, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1, the LS-20 audio device and accessories including: MAL-1, PENPAL, Macro Aux Lenses, UW housing for the TOUGH, float strap, float case and EVF.

Orb

Based in Oakland, California, Orb Networks, Inc. is the leader in digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications. The company develops hardware and software, smartphone applications and web application services. Products include Orb Music, Orb TV, Orb BR and Orb Live.

Phiaton

Phiaton Corporation is a premium manufacturer of high-performance 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 and the brand new Bluetooth enabled PS 20 BT earphones.

Roxio

For more than a decade, Roxio software products and services have been revolutionizing how consumers use digital media. Roxio Game Capture is an easy to use, complete hardware and software solution for capturing, customizing, editing and sharing your Xbox 360 and PS3 game play. With Roxio Game Capture, it’s easy to post your videos on sites like Machinima, Facebook and YouTube™ so you can share high scores, game reviews, tips & tricks, or even a feature-length movie (Machinima), based on game play footage.

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.

Sphero

Orbotix will be showcasing Sphero – the world’s first robotic ball controlled from your smartphone (iOS and Android). Sphero delivers a unique mixed-reality experience with single and multi-player games that let you engage in the virtual world and play in the real one.

Sprint

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the U.S.; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands, instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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.

T-Mobile

It’s never been a better time to be part of T-Mobile. At gdgt live in San Francisco, 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.

Western Digital

WD will showcase the WD TV Live Hub media player, WD Livewire powerline network AV kit and its family of My Book desktop and My Passport portable external hard drives.

WeVideo

WeVideo is redefining video editing. The Company offers a cloud-based video “story telling” platform that provides creative control and uniquely enables collaboration. WeVideo takes down the barriers of cost and complexity and offers the convenience of editing from your smartphone, tablet or computer. WeVideo makes video accessible to all.