The 4th generation Echo Dot has started shipping. That means that it is now possible to provide accessories for the leading smart speaker. And Angled is getting it started with a few basic accessories and some resources to other designers that would like to create accessories for the Echo Dot 4th Gen.
The first thing we decided to go ahead and fix was the stability. The 4th Gen Echo dot is, after all, a ball. It is not that stable. So we made a very simple stand that it can placed in that just keeps it from rolling off of your nightstand if you are using it as an alarm clock.
We then went ahead and created a few more basic stands from that platform. Each adding a different style to the Dot. All different shapes and colors. If you have an idea for an echo dot stand please submit it to us. We would be happy to add it to the site. And the designer receives 25% of all sales.
Swirl Echo Dot Stand (4th Gen)
Give your echo Dot a bit more style and keep it from rolling away.
The new echo dot is not one of the cheapest smart speakers anymore. Unlike the original puck design the new sphere costs 49-60 dollars. If you would like to create accessories for the echo dot. But don't want to pay for an actual new speaker. We have created and dummy model of the 4th gen echo dot. It is dimensionally accurate and can be used for the sizing, testing and photography
At Angled we are trying to make the creation of new products as easy as the writing of a blog post. You just create the design and then we take care of everything else. We hope this has inspired you as to what is possible. Any product that can be 3D Printed can be sold on Angled.io. No cost of setup no fees. We take care of printing and shipping, the designers are able to monetize their creativity by making awesome products. What would you create. Look around the site for ideas of what is possible.
One of the huge powers of 3D Printing is the ability to create an individual design without any sort of startup costs. Uncommon is really leveraging this by designing 3D Printed lamps.
UnCommon Lamps takes any image and create a custom lamp from the artwork. They then photograph that lamp and upload it to Angled.io. When an order is made, Angled prints the custom lamp and ships it to the customer. This leaves UnCommon to focus on marketing, design of new artwork for lamps, and licensing. They no longer have to maintain a 3D Printer farm and the logistics around manufacturing.
Now UnCommon does have components that are not 3D Printed in their designs. Namely the Lightbulbs and wiring. These pieces are warehoused by Angled and assembled when each lamp is made to order.
We are very excited about the products from UnCommon. They take advantage of the 3D Printing process to create truly unique products.
And here is the best part. We have partnered with UnCommon to allow other designers to create custom lamps based on the UnCommon Design. More details will be coming soon, but for now basically think of being able to make Lamps part of your custom merch, rather than just T-Shirts.
With the United States election on-coming, designers are in full swing creating Trump and Biden merchandise. Whether is be ballcaps, shirts, or toilet paper of the opposing candidate, Print on Demand is busy producing new items.
But it is so limited. The vast majority of election merchandise just clothing. Clothing that is rarely ever used beyond a rally or two. There is so much more that could be made and be used for longer periods of time to show support for your guy or gal.
At Angled we are actively looking for these types of political products from both sides. To be fair Donald Trump has a much broader presence than Joe Biden. We want to represent both equally if possible. So Consider this a shoutout to designers from the Biden camp. Let's see some more stuff from that side.
Donald Trump Bust Statue
With the 2020 election coming in close choose the support for your candidate with this Donald Trump Bust Statue.
Donald Trump is Cesar with this comic Statue.
Designed By Anson Biggs. Portion of all sales goes to designers to allow them to continue to create great products.
Donald Trump Stress Ball
This Donald Trump Stress Ball will let you vent your frustrations during the 2020 Election.
Made from durable rubber this Trump stress toy will hold up to your angriest moments.
Designed by Andre Eberhard. A Portion of all sales goes to the designer to allow them to continue to create create new products.
Once your create your new design go ahead and submit it to us for evaluation. This process usually takes about a week. But, as we said, we are looking for election merchandise to add to Angled. We can't wait to see what you come up with.