This Week’s Must-Have: a 3-D Printer for Kids of All Ages

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a beginner-friendly 3-D printer, Herman Miller's new-and-improved Aeron chair and the "smartphone of headphones." Take a look!


XYZ da Vinci Jr.1.0w 3-D Printer, $400

Kids of all ages can join in the maker movement with this simple (and safe) 3-D printer. Updated with Wi-Fi connectivity, the da Vinci Jr. can wirelessly receive 3-D files from your computer. When you're ready to start working, use the printer's nine-point calibration system to automatically detect and adjust the distance between the extruder and print bed and ensure that your creations come out perfectly. There's also an auto-feeding filament system to make the process even more foolproof. Best of all, the printer is completely child-friendly thanks to its completely enclosed design and nonheated print tray.

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Aeron Remastered, $780 and up

Since its introduction in 1994, Herman Miller's innovative Aeron chair has become a staple of offices across the globe. Now, after more than 20 years, the company is redesigning its iconic chair to better suit the modern worker. Available in multiple finishes and three sizes to support different body weights, the Aeron has been updated with a new suspension system and tilt mechanism for extra flexibility, an updated frame angle that offers better support for a wider range of sitting positions, adjustable sacral and lumbar support—and more.

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Shinola Runwell Turntable, $2,500

Shinola makes its debut in the audio space this month with the release of a new turntable that's as aesthetically pleasing as it is audiophile-friendly. Built in collaboration with veteran turntable manufacturer VPI Industries, the Runwell features a friction-free tonearm, modular phono preamplifier and a moving magnet phono cartridge, all of which sit atop a carved oak base.

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Muzik One Headphones, $300

Dubbed the "smartphone of headphones," Muzik One lets you perform a variety of tasks without ever picking up your phone. The headphones feature four hot keys that can be programmed for different functions, like providing weather or news updates or sharing a song to your favorite social network. Thanks to Spotify integration, you can even make playlists or follow artists on the streaming service with a simple tap.

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Cleo Desk Lamp, $630

Need a workspace upgrade? Designed by renowned interior guru Kelly Wearstler, this desk lamp combines different geometric forms in brass, bronze and marble to add a serious dose of style to even the most humdrum environment.

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Switchmate, $40

Turning regular light switches into smart switches usually requires some electrical know-how, but thanks to the crowdfunded Switchmate, even the least handy homeowner can make the upgrade. Simply attach the Bluetooth-connected device on top of your existing rocker or toggle switch, then use your phone to turn it on and off or set daily timers.

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This story first appeared in the November 7, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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