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AC Gears

69 E. 8th St., New York, NY 10003 40.730908 -73.993083
at Mercer St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-2269 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Cameras, Gifts/Novelty Shops, Stereo Systems, Toys/Games, Watches
Photo by Corinne Durand

Official Website


Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Watches


  • Cameras
  • Stereo Systems


  • Toys/Games

Gifts & Parties

  • Gifts/Novelty Shops


This sleek shop for tricked-out toys, gadgets, and audio gear supplies surrounding NYU students with the latest products from Japan. Neon toys, gleaming miniature speakers, and patterned headphones pop against the shop’s pristine white walls and flooring. The wall of headphones offers the most impressive selection, featuring DJ-quality and noise cancelling pairs from Panasonic, WESC, and Sony, rhinestone-decked Zumreed models, and store-exclusive Audio Technica earbuds in the shapes of hearts, roses, or pigs. Facing shelves are packed with assorted gadgetry, like styled-out iPod speakers, hubs, kitschy USB flash drives, LED watches, and alarm clocks. Less tech-savvy shoppers can browse the bobbing, chirping array of toys nearby. Wifi powered robots obey voice-activated commands, speak various languages, play Podcasts, and display the weather. But the best selling toys are less considerably less complex, like the Takaratomy Air Guitar game, smiling, solar-activated bobble head dolls, or the Facebank, a realistic, chomping machine that “eats” coins.