The SXSW festival brought into the open innovative and creative new ideas; one of them is the Vibe case, a project of the 3D printing company Shapeways.
With this case, Shapeways mixes up SoundCloud with a 3D print. Vibe uses the SoundCloud API in order to make you iPhone reflect your favorite track. It is a custom case, available on black and white, which can be personalized on-demand with the beat of a song you enjoy, printed in 3D.
It may be just a custom case, but it is strong and flexible and fits not only your iPhone without changing the Apple look, but also your style. You can get your own for $24.99, but first you need to connect with your SoundCloud account to Shapeways and decide on a vibes area of a track you like most and which you want printed on the Vibe case.
The live infographic from 100proof.me discovered the droll side of the smartphone frenzy. Beside the sharp competition between Android and iPhone users on technical capabilities and on the higher standards of their devices, there is also a drinking comparison. And I wonder who will brag most with the ‘bigger drinker’ status.
The live infographic is in fact an entertaining app developed by 100Plus.com for SXSW (South by Southwest), a company from Austin, Texas that organizes various events, to track one’s drinking and partying ways. The app is running for 3 days and so far, it revealed that the iPhone users are bigger drinkers; Android users consume 4.3 drinks per day, while the iPhone owners get a little more sloshed, consuming 5.7 drinks.
The infographic also revealed that drinkers at SXSW are with only 10 percent more men than women and that people aged 20 are the biggest drinkers.
The 100proof.me analysis is not as certain as expected because is in fact a catchy trick that directs one to the Booze App, a fun little app that can help people improve their health and adopt healthy behaviors. It works like a quiz and at the end of it you get funny answers about what physical exercises are required to recover days of your life, lost after a night of drinking, such as digging a ditch or boxing like kangaroos.