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Monday night, I attended gdgt Live In New York, an event hosted by gdgt – a company known for its reviews of technology products. Don’t we all love new techie products? #gdgtNY, the hashtag of the event on twitter, held on West 18th Street in Manhattan, is the kick-off event for Consumer Electronics week – lots of technology companies showcasing their products and giving away lots of swag.
I’d heard that getting into the event often entailed a 2 hour or more wait. I contacted a good friend at Gogo Inflight – the company that provides wifi on flights – and was given a VIP code (THANK YOU GOGO — THANK YOU SCOTT!!). VIP status entitled me to wait on line for only one hour (with occasional downpours), and enter with the Press/Media/VIP an hour before the public entered. Yip. That meant….. being able to stroll and review the products without big crowds, getting a drink (or two), and…. SWAG!. There were lots of sponsors and exhibitors, including, among others, Barnes & Noble – NOOK, Logitech, Western Digital, Tekserve, Olympus, GoGo, Nokia, Monster, Roku, Sony, Otterbox and Speck. It was a fun and informative night – it was nice to walk around and to hear about interesting new products from the exhibitors at the event.
The “lounge” area:
The swag! (how’d I do??)
and, my favorite – free inflight Internet from Gogo — hugely appreciated:
Time for a Giveaway:
So, who wants a free Gogo Internet code – for a free Internet inflight session?
(1) leave a comment below about your favorite travel or running techie products, and
(2) tweet.. “enter to win a free @gogo inflight wifi session at www.willrunformiles.com @katruns26point2”.
a winner will be chosen at random wednesday night.
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