Developer Kit Lets People 3D-Print Their Phone Case
Jolla's The Other Half developer kit lets users create their own back covers for their devices.
Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has recently released a developer kit that comes with 3D files users can manipulate and then 3D-print on their own.
Founded in 2011 by members of the old Meego OS team at Nokia, Jolla has come out with its own smartphone that runs on their Sailfish operating system.
The company has also come out with two different back covers for its smartphone. Dubbed as The Other Half, the replacement back covers allow users to customize the look and feel of their Jolla smartphones by switching the back covers depending on their mood. The back covers also include a near field communication or NFC chip. The Jolla smartphone detects the NFC chip and changes the settings of the phone to match the cover.
The Other Half developer kit goes a step further when it comes to customization. The SDK kit comes with 3D files that users can edit and manipulate and then print with a 3D printer. The kit also includes details about the NFC chip so aspiring hackers and makers are free to customize their phones any way they want.