Yesterday Apple announced their new and highly anticipated Apple Watch pricing structure, and if like me you are a little shocked at the price of bands for the device. You might be pleased to know that both 3D Systems and FreshFiber are creating 3D printed bands for the wearable device.
The Apple Watch bands, will be 3D printed in Everlast, a nylon material using 3D Systems’ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) machines, and will be available exclusively via Cubify website.
“We’re planning to do some interchangeable bands much like what we’ve done with the Nooka watches”, Alyssa Hoyt, Director of Marketing for 3D Systems explains.“There’s no direct tie with Apple — this is just something we’ve been concepting for the watch and may extend to other smart watches.”
The new Apple Watch bands and straps created by 3D Systems and FreshFiber will be available via the Cubify website in the coming months, offering another way to wear your Apple Watch. The Apple Watch will be available to preorder from April 10th, 2015 and will start shipping on April 24th, 2015.
For more information on the new Apple Watch wearable technology jump over to the official Apple website for full specifications, accessories and finishes with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars up to a massive $17,000 for a solid gold Watch.