Are you looking for the best place to get that sparkly iPhone case, but don’t want to get stuck in long lines at major retailers like Best Buy or Target? Why not try a local company? New York City has tiny cell phone shops everywhere. Here are five of the best shops to stop in to find all of your electronic accessories needs.
33 W. 27 St.
New York, NY 10001
Find the latest cell phone models here, plus cell phone cases, Bluetooth, selfie sticks, belt clip pouches and more. Open seven days a week, KIKO is a wholesale cellphone distributor offering competitive prices, making it a good place to shop for that must-have phone you’ve been eyeing since Christmas. Purple earphone headsets, basic white chargers and cables, diamond iPhone cases and leather iPad cases are also on the shelves here.
420 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
When you’re looking for pretty much anything electronic, B&H is the place to go. They offer great prices, a massive selection and fantastic customer service with employees who also love gadgets. Check out their cases and covers, mounts, car accessories, mobile photo and video accessories for some fun gifts for family or yourself! At B&H, you’ll discover things you didn’t even know you needed, like a lavalier microphone connection for your cell phone, a wireless blood pressure monitor and a suction cup holder mount.
The Mobile Shop
228A Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023
The Mobile Shop gets great online reviews in part because of their great customer service. Any question you have will be answered by the helpful and knowledgeable employees here. You can both buy and repair cell phones and accessories at The Mobile Shop, located on the Upper West Side. Apple, Motorola, HTC, Nokia and many other brands can be purchased here. Charging cubes, bluetooth speakers, new screens and covers are must-purchase items from this shop.
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1218 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
With multiple locations in and around New York City as well as national locations, Reiko is a shop that knows accessories. Waterproof cases, pouches, screen protectors, cables, headphones and more are all available for your tablet or phone. Reiko has a wide variety of quality, affordable accessories. The company has been in business for over 14 years and is based right in New York City. They boast over 15,000 products to choose from, whether in their stores or online.
The Mobile Spa
259 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014
The Mobile Spa has four locations: two in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and another on Long Island. Promising their shop is where your phone will get pampered, The Mobile Spa offers a wide variety of amenities for you and your electronic devices. The shop offers phone, tablet and computer repair with quick turnaround, phone personalization and the latest gadgets for purchase. High-end cases with crystals or gold veneers, leather-bound headphones and upscale charging stations are also for sale. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also find drones, video sunglasses, HD cameras, optical zoom telephoto case and a bamboo keyboard.
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