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V-Moda will sell 3D-printed headphone covers for $40-$40,000
Device customization is a huge selling point. Companies like Motorola and LG have been really taking advantage of this, but headphone maker V-Moda is planning to bring things to the next level. This company may not be widely recognized for consumers, but they make some pretty awesome headphones, and soon they will also be among the most customizable… and expensive.
V-MODA will be offering custom 3D-printed shields for their XS and Crossfade M-100 headsets. These plates would go over the headphones and adorn them with what seem like very intricate and often flashy designs. And because they are 3D-printed just for you, it will be possible to personalize them and make them truly yours.
So here’s the deal: customers can choose to get their shields 3D-printed in materials like fiber, aluminum and stainless steel… or they can get fancy and go for precious metals like bronze, silver, 14-karat gold and platinum. Obviously, the difference in prices is insane.
A fiber shield will cost you only $40, while stainless steel plates will go for about $100. Really, it’s only the platinum shields that will cost $40,000 – and that’s with the priciest design (studded). I do have to wonder if they will sell any of those. I wouldn’t pay that much to make my headphones flashy, even if I was a millionaire. I guess there’s always a market for these super expensive technology articles, hence they keep making them.
Anyways. If you are interested, you can head straight to the V-MODA website, choose your headphones and start customizing. You can even upload your own designs from there. I played around with it and have to say it’s quite fun. It’s a pretty awesome concept, and you don’t even have to spend thousands of dollars if you are more humble about your materials! I would be happy with steel – how about you?