Ingenious 'Macintosh Studio' iPad dock almost makes me want to buy a 3D printer

A 3D-printed iPad Mac Studio dock
(Image credit: Scott Yu-Jan)

I haven't been tempted to buy one of the best 3D printers so far, but every so often someone comes up with a project so ingenious that I start to see the appeal. And this is one of those projects. 

A designer has used 3D printing to combine the outstanding computing power of the Mac Studio with an iPad mini. The result is the 'Macintosh Studio', an an iPad mini dock in the shape of Apple's original Macintosh, with room in the base for a Mac Studio plus a rear drawer for external SSDs.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.