These 3D-Printed Earbuds May Actually Stay in Your Ears
That\'s why we like the idea of \"normal\", a New relatively affordable 3D line
New York City Print earplugs-
General ear based company
The price of a normal is $199 (
Tax and freight included)
, But the accessories are free: you just download a free app from Google Play or the Apple app store and use it to take a few photos of your ears. Pre-
Ordered Normals wills will ship on August 9, but after that, the company said that US customers will receive earbuds within 48 hours of submitting their order through the app.
MORE: The best headset for students to use the app, you need a quarter and a smartphone so that the camera can get a size reference when measuring your ears.
First, make sure the volume of your smartphone is on so you can hear the timing instructions.
Then, in order to take a picture of your left ear, put the coin against your face with your right hand.
Use your left and hold your smartphone in the back
To your face (
Or ask a friend to take a photo of you as suggested by the app).
You need to get a picture that includes four parts, the whole shape of the ear and the nose and outline.
After capturing your ears and profile, you can customize the size and color of the earbuds before sending out almost every part of their design.
Create an ear model using 3D imaging and then 3D print the custom sleeve with ABS plastic (
One of the most commonly used 3D printing materials)
Perfect for your ears.
The earbuds have a rope of about 44 inch long (
Even though you get extra
Line about 63 inch long)
And a suitcase that can be customized
A string of text.
Not the only company committed to customization.
Most other options, however, often require customers to pour the mold into their ears to make the casting, and cost up to several hundred dollars.
Without the Normals headset itself, it is impossible for us to know what the sound quality will be.
Still, the normal app is easy to use, and the concept of just installing earplugs lets us listen.
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