Gadget Rivalries Amongst

The 2010 Gadget Census compares major metro areas head-to-head. What does the Gadget Census reveal about gadgets in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, D.C., Boston, and Chicago?

San Francisco vs. New York

SF reports owning 23% more iPhones than NY. New Yorkers must get down to business more than the citizens of SF, having 56% more BlackBerry smartphones per capita. In turn, SF had 94% more users of Mac OS (as their primary) than NY. Those hip and literate New Yorkers did beat out the Bay Area with 30% more iPads and 34% more e-readers.

Both cities like watching a lot of TV. San Franciscans watch 12% more television online than New Yorkers. Twice as many New Yorkers have televisions in their kitchens as compared to San Franciscans, but SF dwellers bounce back with twice as many TVs in their garages.

Boston vs. Los Angeles

Boston has 44% more BlackBerry smartphones than LA, while LA had 11% more iPhones. Maybe it’s those long winters that motivate East Coast people to read more, because Boston has 43% more e-readers than LA. LA came in 54% ahead of Boston for their Mac OS use.

In home entertainment, LA comes out ahead with 24% more gaming consoles and 16% more Blu-ray players. LA likes online media. Twice as many people stream music, and 3.8x as many television viewers watch some or all their TV online in LA, as opposed to their Boston counterparts. In LA, you’ll also find more televisions in kitchens (45%) and garages (2.5x).

Chicago vs. Washington D.C.

Gadget ownership and user data match up pretty closely. However, D.C. scores ahead in a few areas. There are 53% more BlackBerry smartphones per capita in D.C. (Obama would be proud). D.C. also has 24% more Android smartphones than Chicago, and 50% more e-readers per capita are in the nation’s capital. In the kitchen, D.C. has 27% more TVs than Chicago.