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gdgt Event Moved From Monday to Saturday

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

We previously posted that the gdgt event would be on Monday March 11th. We recently found out that it has moved.

Barry from gdgt filled us in on the deets:

Couple updates – the event this year is on Saturday, March 9th. We had to move it a few weeks ago. We’re part of the Hype Hotel schedule at 301 Brazos St. this year. We worked w/ them in 2011 when they were the PureVolume House.

Details are at http://gdgtliveinaustin2013.eventbrite.com/ and the official post will go up at http://events.gdgt.com/ tomorrow.

gdgt returns to Austin during SXSW

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Last year gdgt hit Austin in a big way at the Austin Music Hall during SXSW Interactive. gdgt, a separate independent event from SXSW Interactive is known for putting the hottest in tech trends on display at booths much like the SXSW Trade Show. gdgt was a place to play with the geekerati in attendance.

This year they will be back on Monday, March 11th. The event is free, but get there early as there will be a long line to get in.

We’d love to see gdgt before a part of SXSW, maybe even a satellite event. This is the kind of new cool gadgetry that belongs in the SXSW Trade Show, and there is certainly some overlap with other aspects of SXSW.

gdgt will have a small conference as well, and it’s sad to think that these two great events can’t somehow come together. The would certainly both benefit from the cross pollination.

SXSW Trade Show and the gdgt Event

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Walking through the SXSW Trade show we noticed quite a few interesting booths:

  • We were exciting to see Space Camp there. While not usual for a SXSW event, you have to admit it gets the space geek in you excited. We were!
  • Beautecam, an app specifically designed to determine skin type and tone, was there. They were also handing out tiny zoom lenses that attach to your phones camera to allow the app to work. Clever idea and way out of the norm for SXSW.
  • Otterbox had a very visible booth, and drew a large crowd to play their version of “Plink-O” where the winners won an OtterBox phone case.
  • We were happy to see several booths take our advice and offer items that had staying power; bandannas, mini Sharpies on lanyards, notebooks, and a new item we’ve not seen at SXSW before: headphone cord keepers.

We also checked out a tech event over at the Austin Music Hall; gdgt. This event was like the techie ubergeeks Trade Show! With companies like Seagate, SanDisk, LogiTech Boxee, and Roku displaying their cutting edge tech products! Is was really like a mni CES! The gdgt Live show is touring the country, check out the website for info!

One of the most interesting booths there was the Simple.TV booth.

Simply.TV has a device that allows you to record onto it’s $149 DVR from any broadcast or basic cable service and have it available to view remotely if you choose. The feature that got our attention was the ability to add your own external storage, including networked storage! Having the ability to add your own external hard drive to the setup eliminates the problem of diminishing space on your DVR!

It was a great event, and more like what we’d like to see in the future at the Trade Show, cause who doesn’t like gadgets?