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 ShopLatitude.com 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.