Are you old enough to remember what the cassette tape era was like, what with the Sony Walkman and all? Well, MakerBot intends to roll back the years with the Mixtape – an MP3 player which sports 2GB of storage space, the relevant buttons that allows you to hit Play, Pause, Forwards, Backwards, et al, a rechargeable battery that is capable of running for up to four hours on a single charge, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB cable. Setting it up is a fairly easy and no-brainer process, where the Mixtape will show up as a USB flash drive on your Mac or PC so that you can simply drag and drop MP3s into it.
The main draw of the MakerBot Mixtape would be choice – you are able to print up different colors and designs thanks to your very own 3D printer. Needless to say, we are looking at an infinite amount of possible customizations, which is pretty much similar to the most affordable MP3 player on the market. Basically, the MakerBot Mixtape does not want to see you replace your iPod, but rather, it targets the DIY crowd who want to spend some time for a project to work on as a gift to a family member or friend. The Mixtape Kit can be yours for $25, and just like the Avengers, some assembly is required.
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