Nov.12, 2013

No matter how neatly you tidy them, your iPhone headphones always seem to end up in a knotted mass. With Bud-E, 3D printed earbud\earpod wrapping cases, you can say goodbye to wasted time spent detangling your headphones.

San Francisco, CA based Tareq Mirza spent a year developing the functional Bud-E earbud case using 3D printing technology. You can easily click your earbuds inside the Bud-E earbud case, wrap it up and close it. The back has a belt clip so you can clip it on your clothing, carry it with you. The case can also be used to shorten or stabilize the cord while you use your Earbuds/Earpods.

There are two Bud-E Cases - the Kitty Cat & Puppy Dog. Both these cases are designed to support the traditional iPhone Earbud cords and the newer Earpod cords as well. Once wrapped you can either run the plug out the back to double as the tail of the figurine or close it up inside with the rest of the cord. When the front piece closes up the Earbuds/Earpods double as the figurines eyes, giving it a personality all its own, while your cord is safely packed away within the case.

For its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Mirza designed a special sculpture-type Vamp Head Bud-E Case which a little bigger than the Cat & Dog cases. It isn't portable, but it can be a nice and functional decoration for your desk.

The Kitty Cat, Puppy Dog, and Vamp Head Bud-E cases are all made of a strong flexible plastic using SLS(Selective Laser Sintering) technology. All the cases are initially 3D-Printed in white and color is added through a tinting process. They are available in five colors: White, Red, Pink, Purple, and Blue.

The Bud-E Kickstarter is now live with prices starting at $25 for the early bird Kitty Cat & Puppy Dog Bud-E earbud case. The price for the early bird Vamp Head Bud-E case is $37 and the earliest bulk deliveries are expected in Feb 2014.

Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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SakuSmart wrote at 9/23/2018 1:45:29 PM:

I like this design. we have to make a 3D printed design and I'm inspired by this.

Lilly wrote at 6/25/2016 5:45:38 PM:

Where do I find these things

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