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UNYQ And IKEA Developing 3D Printed Accessories For Gamers

Personalized and customizable furniture is becoming more and more popular, with many looking at getting a Height Adjustable Desk of their own after hearing of the benefits. One partnership is bringing these concepts to the gaming community, with San Francisco’s UNYQ teaming up with Sweden’s IKEA, to develop 3D printed products for gamers.

UNYQ Co-Founder and CEO Eythor Bender says that the gaming community has been overlooked when it comes to furniture and accessories that are functional, customized, and suits individual preference.

The two companies have also worked together to create products for the gaming market, having developed an ergonomic chair for professional gamers, dubbed the UBIK. The chair was made using 3D printing and body-scanning in order to create custom lattice inserts that help the chair’s owner sit up in their ideal posture.

UNYQ was founded in 2014, where they started out creating personalized prosthetic covers for upper and lower limb amputees. Their specialization in creating personalized products was then brought over to creating specialised gaming products.

The company turned to Stockholm’s Area Academy, an educational e-sport company, in order to find out how to best create products for the gaming community. Combining that knowledge with Carbon’s 3D printing technology, UNYQ and KEA developed a line of 3 prototype 3D printed accessories for gears, which they dubbed UPPKOPPLA, or ‘online’ in Swedish.

The range is made up of:

  • A biometric wrist support, designed to keep wrists at the proper height relative to the keyboard, reducing tendon strain;
  • A portable mouse ‘bungee’, which holds mouse cables in place, stopping tangling and allowing full freedom of movement, and;
  • Soft pliable, vented keycaps that simulate the sensation of the keyboard being a part of the fingers.

IKEA Creative Leader Michael Nikolic says that this is an exciting partnership for the company, as UNYQ has developed a way to create solutions that work for people’s unique needs and tastes, letting customers get exactly what they want. On top of that, this method also minimizes waste, as production is dictated solely by demand, without any excess inventory to deal with. He adds that they’re looking forward to continuing this partnership with UNYQ.

Currently, the collaboration is focused on the gaming market, but there are plans to extend the alliance into other products like a Height Adjustable Desk, as well as other sectors, even considering tapping into ‘undeserved’ communities, catering to their customers varied interests and preferences, and their specific needs.

How To Choose The Right Computer Repairs In Perth

Time will come when your computer will need repair. You have three options to make, especially if you prefer professionals to do the job. First, you can refer to a tech forum to handle the technical jargon. You can also call a tech support to help you figure out the problem. And thirdly, you count on a professional to diagnose and fix the problem. Even then, only the best computer repairs in Perth can troubleshoot and fix the problem while providing peace of mind. Especially if the computer is for business, you want it done fast and efficiently. So, here are some tips to help you find experts in Perth.

Read Reviews

For a local computer expert, you need to read reviews from online review sites in search engines. This will provide you information about these companies and how they work. You can ask family and friends for services they have used. If you want a reputed company, you can trust word of mouth as an important resource for the find.

On-Site Support

It will be more convenient if a technician can visit your home or office to check your computer problem. You save time, money and effort for bringing the hardware and hauling it across town. While technicians doing the computer repairs in Perth will charge extra for this service, it’s actually easier for those with busy schedules.

The Cost for Servicing

Before you choose a computer repair shop, ensure you have shopped around and gathered quotes. You can compare what you have and see which companies can give you the best offer. Be careful with companies that ask upfront payments or charge by the hour. Most computer repairs in Perth will charge a fix amount and will receive payment once the computer is repaired.

Service Guarantees

Several reputable shops in Perth will charge no fee when they’re unable to fix the unit. This means that if they don’t fix the problem, they can’t charge you for the service. An honest technician can tell you which ones are economical – either they can assure you to have the unit fixed or prefer to buy a new computer. Before engaging in services for computer repairs in Perth, check if they have warranties on parts and labour.