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Shapeways Launches The Vibe, A Customizable iPhone Case With Sound You Can Touch

March 12, 2012

NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/Shapeways, the leading 3D printing community and marketplace, today launches The Vibe, an iPhone Case fully customizable with audio from SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform. The Vibe is the first customizable iPhone case that uses SoundCloud audio and Shapeways 3D printing to make “sound you can touch.”

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Using Shapeways’ easy to use web app, you select your favorite sound from SoundCloud and the waveform will integrate into the very structure of the iPhone case. The result is a beautiful, unique protective case, available in top-quality white or black 3D printed plastic.

The Vibe is the latest Creator built by Shapeways to put meaningful, personalized products into everyone’s hands. Users can 3D print any sound on their case, from their favorite song to their child’s first words to the sounds of NYC rush hour traffic. The web app, which integrates with the SoundCloud API, is the first on the market that makes turning sound files into physical objects incredibly easy.

CEO Peter Weijmarshausen explained, “We are really excited to let anyone design their own personalized iPhone case with their favorite sound. The Vibe is literally sound you can touch! This is yet another example of how Shapeways is enabling personalized production using 3D printing.”

The Vibe iPhone Case launches today at a promotional price of $19.95 through March 18th.

Visit www.shapeways.com/creator/thevibe to create yours now. Read more on our blog: http://shpws.me/3Qap

About Shapeways

Shapeways.com is the world’s leading 3D printing marketplace and community. The NY start-up harnesses 3D printing to help anyone turn ideas into a physical reality, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. Shapeways prints everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. By providing a platform for community members to gain access to cutting edge 3D printing technology and share their designs with the world, Shapeways is democratizing creation for everyone. For more information, go to: www.shapeways.com

About SoundCloud

SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload original content; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com

For further information, please contact:

Carine Carmy, Shapeways | carine@shapeways.com | 310-426-8840 310-310-426-8840

Kristina Weise, SoundCloud | kristina@soundcloud.com | 718-730-4821

Media Contact: Carine Carmy Shapeways, 310-426-8840, carine@shapeways.com

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