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The best electronic stores in NYC

Stay plugged in with the best electronic stores in NYC, providing you with all the latest gadgets and gear

By Jordi Lippe-McGraw
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As if you needed another reason why NYC is the greatest city in the world, it's one of the best places to keep up with ever-evolving technology, especially when your phone becomes outdated. Luckily, the city is stocked full of some pretty awesome electronic stores that not only keep your current gear in tip-top shape but also offer a variety of tech gifts and gadgets you didn't even know you needed. Check out these high-tech spots for music gear (you don't even have to hit up any music stores!), video games and the latest electronic accessories.

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The best electronic stores in New York

Hammacher Schlemmer

Shopping Department stores Midtown East

Around since 1848, this store has seen the evolution of technology. Now it’s known for carrying more unique products and offering incredible customer service, like same-day delivery to any of the five boroughs.

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B&H Photo Video

Shopping Electronics Midtown West

This place is like the electronic version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. A series of conveyor belts whimsically takes your chosen products from the shelf to the checkout counter, making shopping a breeze. Oh, and it’s also the largest non-chain photo equipment store in the U.S., with a team of tech geniuses to answer your toughest questions. The only downside? It’s closed on Saturdays.

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Apple Store
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Apple Store

Shopping Electronics Midtown East

We're pretty sure you already have the route to your nearest Apple Store memorized. Just in case you need a refresher, this is where you’ll find that famous Genius Bar ready to take care of any broken gear. There are also free classes to teach you about the brand's growing list of products, and to appease New Yorkers’ many middle-of-the-night tech problems, the Fifth Avenue location is now open 24 hours.

Bang & Olufsen
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Bang & Olufsen

Shopping Electronics Midtown East

When you step into this super-sleek space, you might not be able to tell if it's an electronic store or an art gallery. Filled with brand-name TVs, audio systems and home-automation products, the focus of this Danish company is to provide high-tech gear with a high-end design aesthetic.

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Micro Center
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Micro Center

Shopping Electronics Queens

This not-so-micro electronics hub has a location in Brooklyn, too, and it’s known for its superior stock of items and moderate prices. It also has a version of the Genius Bar called the Knowledge Bar, where onsite tech pros help you with all your appliance needs.

Audio46
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Audio46

Shopping Electronics Midtown West

Need headphones? Don’t look anywhere else—this Midtown shop is the mecca for in-ear, over-ear and on-ear gear. The specificity means the experts working the counter are knowledgeable about hundreds of brands and styles. Bonus: The variety of options also includes a wide price range, too.

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AC Gears
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AC Gears

Shopping Electronics Greenwich Village

If you prefer intimate hotels and gyms to corporate giants, then this is the place for you. Known as a gadget boutique, it sells toys and robots as well as more serious electronic gadgets, taking care of your inner child as well as your adult needs in one fell swoop.

Hi-Tech Electronics
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Hi-Tech Electronics

Shopping Electronics Lower East Side

The outside of this Canal Street storefront doesn’t scream high-tech, but the goods and service inside speak volumes. It has all the major brand names and is known for its excellent and quick repair service—not to mention the promise of street parking in front of the store.

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The Mobile Spa
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The Mobile Spa

Shopping Electronics West Village

Just like its name says, the Mobile Spa is where your phone goes to get pampered. The store is stocked with decorative cases and other accessories as well as a variety of fun gadgets, and it even has things you didn’t know you wanted, like a wireless bamboo keyboard.

P.C. Richard & Son
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P.C. Richard & Son

Shopping Electronics Flatiron

This is the largest private, family-owned electronics and appliances chain store in the United States. (And it’s endorsed by the Nets, Mets, Yankees, Jets and Islanders. No big deal.) It got its start in good ol’ Brooklyn, and now it offers everything from air conditioners to laptops at reasonable prices throughout the city.

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Best Buy
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Best Buy Union Square

Shopping Electronics East Village

Whether you’re looking for computers, appliances, cell phones or video games, this national retailer is stocked up on all your basic electronic needs. Their wide selection is matched with their competitive pricing, making it a good stop for those on a budget.

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