1st. Prototype of Soundsnap has arrived.

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Industrial design, News, Prototype

The first prototype of Soundsnap has arrived, and as expected works really well. I am currently thinking of adding an extra 0.5 mm to the thickness, primarily because I want to be able to use it without fearing it will break. This is a 3D print however, so it might affect my judgement of the quality and sturdiness of the product. I printed the model at Shapeways. Excellent lead time, and nice quality of the product.

The prototype works in terms of fit (it fits snugly onto the iPad 2). I do wish that it would be even more fixed, which I suspect could be corrected with some small bumps or a material change to some kind of soft coat. However, it works with Smart Cover, and you can use the sync cable as well, while the Soundsnap is on. It also moves the sound to the front of the device, as it was intended 😀

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  1. Duann
    March 6, 2012

    oooooh, very nice.

    Please let me know when it becomes available on Shapeways…

  2. Tian Li
    March 18, 2012

    This idea should also be integrated into a full iPad case.
    Most people use a folio/protective type of case with their iPads.
    Your design is certainly less conspicuous than the silicon “Horn Stand” and would integrate well with a full case.

    • msvanegaard
      March 18, 2012

      You are right- I have thought about that – I just wanted the material usage for this product to be small :-) But its something that I have been working on already, so maybe it will be a product you might see here soon.