Sunday, 20 January 2013

Nokia wants you to print your own phone cases! by The Gadget Show


Nokia wants you to print your own phone cases!

Once upon a time, Nokia phones used to have cases that you could click off and change to suit your mood, but most phone offerings have been more set menu than buffet recently. That ends today. While the Lumia 820 already comes in a kaleidoscopic range of colours, Nokia has gone one step further and has released 3D printing files for the phone that lets anyone with a 3D printer quickly knock out their own custom case.

Nokia’s 3D printing Development Kit (3DK) gives you the files and templates to make your own cover for the Lumia 820 – Nokia has also packed in some guides for you to follow, so you can be sure your custom case won’t fall apart when you piece it back together.

Of course, 3D printers aren’t exactly commonplace right now, but their price is falling all the time, and it won’t be long until they start popping up in the home – so all the businesses selling you cases and covers should be very scared by Nokia’s power play.

In the meantime, expect sites like Etsy to pop up with custom Lumia 820 cases for sale. Fancy your own? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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