Oh come on now! We’re happy to see that 3D Systems new $1,299 Cubify Cube 3D printer made Stuff magazine’s 2012 Cool List, but only the fourth coolest thing on the list? Ahead of it is a black and white only camera, yet another portable synthesizer and a pair of headphones.
Are they kidding? I’ve already seen variations of #1, #2 and #3 for decades. Stuff needs to get their stuff together!
Here’s their write-up:
Just as Apple blew minds by introducing the concept of a ‘home’ PC in 1976, so it could be with the Cube and 3D printing. It’s not the world’s first 3D printer, but it is the first to tempt our inner mad scientist, with a (relatively) low price tag and user-friendly touchscreen. Files for your plastic 3D objects can be downloaded online, and a forthcoming app will allow you to scan items with your Kinect. Whether you want to print spare parts for ancient furniture or create jewellery from the waveform of your favourite song, the Cube points a big, plastic arrow towards an exciting, personalised future.
An “exciting, personalized future?” But still not as exciting as a pair of headphones? Crazy.
The physical version of the Stuff issue the list hits newsstands next week.
Hat Tip: Cubify