Chicago Hosts 1st Live Travel + Leisure Hot Spot Tech Pop-Up

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 1:22pm

If you're looking for the hottest travel gadgets and gear check out the Thompson Chicago (21 E Bellevue) in Chicago's Gold Coast this weekend. They're hosting the first live pop-up shop of Travel + Leisure's popular Travel Tech Awards winners. Warm up with a cup of gourmet coffee from Gevalia while browsing hot items like a camera lens you can attach to your phone and a laptop that's so light it really can double as a tablet. You can even "borrow" T+L's camera of the year, the Samsung NX300. This baby has built-in wifi and you can take it for an hour to test drive it. If you like what you see you can order immediately through their shop.

In addition to hi-tech gadgets, you can check out items from Victorinox, manufacturer of that lo-tech gadget wunderkind, the Swiss Army Knife. They'll have travel essentials on hand like luggage, blazers, and timepieces. If you've got a Swiss Army story, share it with a photo or video tagged with #VXStories and you could win an engraved Victorinox Swiss Army gift.

For more information on the event, visit their Facebook page.

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