Well, we butchered the locution, but only because the product at hand is kind of confounding in and of itself: business mavericks and mavens alike can now introduce themselves and distribute their deets in 3D. At one-inch in each of three dimensions, the CallingCube is billed as "the premium business card they won't throw away": "Unlike flimsy paper business cards, the CallingCube is hollow with solid walls, and features standard indented text and logos for a premium weight and feel."
The CallingCube originated at Ohio-based digital fabrication outfit 3D Bakery, who set out to reinvent the traditional business card. The result is a 3D-printed cube allows professionals to "differentiate yourself in today's overcrowded marketplace [and] stand out from the crowd" with the patent-pending product: "Don't end up in their desk drawer. End up on their desk!"
Wheras even the most memorable wooden and QR-printed cards abide by the standard wallet-friendly format, the CallingCube defies convention—and arguably convenience—as a plastic tchotchke. Nevertheless, the company notes that "the CallingCube isn't a replacement for normal business cards. It's designed to be given to your most promising sales leads and contacts (trade-shows, networking events, one-on-one sales meetings, dream-job interviews, etc.)."
The CallingCube is available now at $299 for 80 of 'em... as the saying goes, yea or nay?
Thanks to Neil Brennan for the tip!