New York Stories December 11, 2015

In what seems to be an annual tradition, LEGO remains amongst the top of this holiday’s most wanted items. Star Wars kits have received the most publicity leading up to Christmas due to the movie’s impending release. But around here, we’re big fans of LEGO’s Architecture sets. The latest addition to its line-up allows builders to re-create famous skylines from around the world. LEGO will be kicking things off with three different cities featuring iconic buildings from each locale. Full details below.

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New York Stories July 15, 2015

There are a few companies that we’ve come across that really standout in our search for the best gear for our readers. One of those is Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado Labs. We’ve shared their story before, highlighting the attention to detail that goes into every pair of headphones in their handcrafted line of products.

Today Grado has announced a new a line of headphones that pay special attention to the family’s heritage from Brooklyn. expand full story

New York Stories May 28, 2015

Amazon continues to add perks to its Prime service and today’s big news is going to make it more tempting than ever before to click buy. With roughly 40 million subscribers world worldwide, Prime is pushing to deliver all the goods to your front door… expand full story

New York Stories February 26, 2015

After a complete re-vamp of its line of over-ear headphones, Grado Labs has announced that its popular in-ears have received the same treatment. The GR8e and GR10e are follow-ups to its previous generation cans designed for on-the-go listening. For this Brooklyn-based headphones manufacturer, this is just another step in its legendary story.

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New York Stories February 21, 2015

Update (2/28 12:30pm): @DavidFell is our winner, thank you for entering our giveaway!

For as much as we love our new technology, we tend to either carry them in the cheapest possible option or the most expensive one we can find. There are thousands of plastic and synthetic material items that are available to serve this exact purpose. But more often than not, they have a short life and end up in the trash. What if the focus shifted from the latest accessories to purchasing one item that could protect your tools, digital or not, for your entire life?

Etwas is answering that question while creating on-the-go solutions for your gear. In a technology driven world where it’s often about the latest, for this Brooklyn-based company it’s all about staying power. Utilizing techniques from centuries ago, these bags are made in an electricity-free work environment designed with heirloom quality in mind.

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New York Stories December 17, 2014

Update (12/23 1:00pm): @jdnorthwest is our winner – congratulations and thank you to everyone that entered the contest! Happy Holidays!

It’s the holiday season, and we are all busy but before everyone starts traveling we wanted to giveaway a pair of one of our favorite headphones. This week you’ll have the chance to enter to win a set of Grado SR80e open-ear headphones, one of the best sounding set of cans you’ll ever use.

The SR80e’s are a part of the newest generation of Prestige Series cans that were released this past summer. They feature a beautiful open-air design, 20-20,000Hz frequency response and are handmade in Brooklyn. Grado has long been noted as some of the best sounding headphones available by Consumer Reports and Head-Fi. Amazon users agree too, getting a top-of-the-line rating of 4.7/5 stars. I’ve been using them for four years and can say that the SR80e’s are the perfect companion to your music.

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