eBay Exact lets you buy customized 3D-printed products from your iOS device

eBay Exact lets you buy customized 3D-printed products from your iOS device

eBay has introduced a new iOS app called eBay Exact that lets you buy 3D-printed merchandise from leading 3D companies, according to The Next Web. It's available for download from the App Store.

The app, which is iPhone and iPod touch-native, lets you order products ranging from electronic accessories like an MP3 player shaped like a mixtape cassette to jewelry to a personalized figurine. Once you've selected the item you want, a "Customize" button lets you specify elements you'd like to make it unique for yourself. For example, you can select a $30 iPhone case from Sculpteo, tell it which iPhone model you're using, create a signature, customize the pattern and identify the material you'd like to use.

There are only a few items at present, with prices ranging from less than $10 (for a plastic iPhone case) to more than $300 (for a sculpted metal ring).

Right now the app lets you order products from MakerBot, a New York-based company, Sculpteo, based in France, and Toronto's Hot Pop Factory. Each product is shipped from each company's 3D printer facilities.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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eBay Exact lets you buy customized 3D-printed products from your iOS device

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I was looking at the app, but I wish they have more customization for the iPhone cases. It is relatively bland at the moment for the cases.