Every photographer, videographer, and audio buff in New York City knows the name B&H. For over 30 years, they’ve been New York’s go-to source for professional photo, video, and audio equipment. In the short time they’ve been carrying MakerBot products, B&H has become one of our highest performing retail partners. That’s why MakerBot is taking our relationship with B&H to the next level by offering a one-of-a-kind retail experience inside the B&H SuperStore in Manhattan.
This is really smart, and if you’re in NYC B&H is the best place to go for consumer/prosumer electronics, besides the Apple to store for Apple things. It will be interesting to see what other stores-within-stores pop up with 3D printers. The Samsung store in Soho has Cube printers from 3D systems. For the open & open source printer companies there’s a huge opportunity to park some printers at hackerspaces.
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