3D Prints Hit The Apple Store

By on December 30th, 2011 in Design, Usage

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If it’s in the Apple Store it’s got to be good, right? That might be debated, but regardless Freshfiber has landed their custom-printed iPhone covers in US and Canadian Apple Stores. 
At this point only two models are offered (the “Weave” and the digital-like “Double Mesh”), but you can check out large quantities of alternative designs at Freshfiber’s web site. There are as of this writing dozens of spectacular designs for not only iPhones but also cases for iPads, Galaxy Tabs, iPods and even Blackberrys. 
Some of the designs are totally abstract, while others incorporate realistic shapes, transforming your phone into say, an old-time camera or a boom-box. Prices for phone cases range from €35-40 (USD$46-52, while the much larger iPad cases range from €35-60 (USD$46-78). 
Beyond the beauty of the designs there is a major story here: a 3D printed item has now appeared in a major retailer. It won’t be the last. 
Via FOC and Freshfiber

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!