Where You Can Get Entrepreneur-Made Electronics
Grand St., a new e-commerce website, showcases well-crafted electronics made by independent companies.
The site, now in beta testing, with plans to open to the public this summer, highlights three new products a week and sells each one for 10 days.
Here are three worth noting.
Karma 4G Hotspot
Karma's pay-as-you-go hot spot operates on Clearwire's 4G network. Sharing is good karma: You earn 100MB of data usage every time you let someone new connect to it. Cost: $79
Lapka Smart Sensors
Is that apple organic? Find out with this set of sensors, which also detect humidity, temperature, electromagnetic fields, and radiation. Results appear on an iPhone app. Cost: $220
Vers 7E Earphones
These earbuds feature handcrafted chambers made from bass-enhancing walnut and bamboo. Vers replaces the wood by planting trees. Cost: $80
JULIE STRICKLAND covers start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurial endeavors of all kinds for Inc. Her work has been published in Brooklyn Based and City Limits in New York, the Free Times in Columbia, SC, Real Travel Magazine in London, and Daegu Pockets in South Korea. She lives in New York City.
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