Liz Gannes

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Grand St. Raises $1.3M for Smart Gadget Store

There’s a renaissance of startup hardware companies these days, but between so many little brands and Kickstarter advance backing and manufacturing delays, it’s not necessarily easy to figure out where to buy all the nifty gadgets. Enter Grand St., the invitation-only (for now) “creative technology” online store. It has raised $1.3 million led by First Round Capital.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus