A Tech Lovers Gift Guide: Made In New York Edition

  • You’re on the hunt for some great gadgets and apps this holiday season, but want to support your local Silicon Alley entrepreneurs. Never fear, Betabeat is here, with a list of tech toys made in the Big Apple.

     

  • The ultimate toy for the DIY nerd in your life, the Makerbot 3-D printer is lovingly crafted in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

  • Dresses that expand and contract to fit your situation, glow in the dark to stand out from the crowd and other hi-tech fashion from Diana Eng.

  • Local startup Chloe and Isabel is looking to put a new spin on e-commerce by building a network of young retailers who tap the social graph for their online stores. All the jewlery is also made right here in Tribeca.

  • The products themselves may come from all over the world, but you can support this amazing New York based startup, Shapeways, buy purchasing one of their incredible 3D printed objects.

  • The best in breed internet television. Avner Ronen's Boxee makes a slick unit that turns your TV into an easy to use portal to the web, with apps from Netflix, Pandora and MLB.

Comments

  1. I saw Shapeways demo at NYTM and very much liked both their products and their style.

/Innovation

Looking for Betabeat?

Betabeat is now the newly launched Innovation section of the Observer. All your favorite features and columns—as well as exciting new areas of tech coverage—can now be found at Observer.com/Innovation.

Don't miss the latest and best writing on technology and the future of business innovation. Add the Innovation section to your RSS feed and follow the Observer on Twitter and Facebook.