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New York City is the center of what is new and hot, so of course it is a wonderful destination to discover a world of technology in an array of wonderful shops. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a novice just searching for some new fun in the tech world or you’re looking for something to suit a seasoned expert, there is a gift shop in the Big Apple just for you.

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AC Gears
69 E. 8th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-2269

AC Gears is perfect for finding an array of wonderful gadgets and toys to bring tech joy. Discover a 3D 3Doodler Pen, Bluetooth microphones, 3D printers and an assortment of headphones. Toys and gadgets can also be found at this store. Check out the Polaroid CUBE Action Video Camera and the Chipolo Bluetooth Item Finder among the many other fun items.

304 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10003
(646) 449-8581

What techie doesn’t love tinkering with — or even building — robots? Tinkershere offers beginner, intermediate and advanced robots, robot kits and circuit boards.You’ll also find wonderful novelty items such as a Dance Master Robot and Star Wars models. Discover the parts and components, electronic tools and soldering kits one needs to craft their ultimate tech device. Even find wonderful gifts for the young tech tinkerers, including construction toys, build a robot kits, wind up toys, puzzles and brainteasers.

Video Games New York
202 E. 6th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-1039

Tech lovers seeking out the best of video components and games have found their destination in Video Games New York. This place has everything video game aficionados need, including the newest in game systems, rare vintage finds, accessories, consoles, games and imports. This unique store is internationally known as the place to go when seeking a hard-to-find vintage game system and games. Not only is this store a destination to shop, but it is also like a museum to view and get to know the history of video gaming.

42 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
(800) 223-2500

Shopping for a photographer? Adorama is your place. Discover the best in cameras, lenses, studio lighting, tripods, camcorders, scopes and optics here. If your photographer is interested in printing her images at home, you can also find printers and inks here. Since 1975, Adorama has been assisting novices and pros in their search for the best equipment and services. So much more than just a store, Adorama strives to educate patrons about tech devices and works with educators.

Spy Store
224 W. 4th St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-6466

The Spy Store is the go-to destination to find high-tech security products. Not only is this a retail store, but it’s also a manufacturer and distributor of security equipment. Spy Store will make any tech lover happy to get his or her spy on with the hottest, most innovative of gear. With its own design lab, Spy Store can custom design spy tech as well. The shop has an extensive choice of covert objects in which to place hidden video cameras, including clocks, books, plants and more. Also find phone security and tracking systems, detection devices and body wires and telephone recorders here.

Carol Ruth Weber began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. As an interior designer she has twenty-eight years of experience in all phases of the business. You can read more of her work on Examiner.com and she can also be contacted at WeberLifeDesign.