Why re-invent the wheel, right? Well, we’re not sure, but we sort of want to like the above Button 2.0. It’s a lowly button, unchanged in millennia, only this time it’s been “re-engineered” for the 21st century: it now sports a groove on its side that allows it to fasten an earbud cable, preventing it from swinging around.
At the same time, we’re thinking that it seems to be trying too hard. Is it really solving any kind of problem? By adding $3 to any garment, is it worth it?
We… just don’t know how to feel about it. Maybe you guys can opine? In any case, Button 2.0 seems to be the latest example of a thriving 3D printing market, where objects are now available for purchase at the whim of anyone with an idea and some time to develop a simple 3D model. Whether this is good or not remains to be seen, though we suspect that consumer interest will eventually settle the marketplace and weed out the losers from the winners.