James Bricknell

Buy a fantastic Prusa 3D printer and get some free gifts this Black Friday

Prusa 3D printers have long been heralded as the best hobbyist printers money can buy. In fact, I awarded it my highst recommendation in my Prusa Mk3 review, and it is still my favorite printer to use. If you are looking to buy your first Prusa 3D Printer or if you’re looking to add more to your collection, this Black Friday may be the perfect time to do it.

While there is no discount on the price of the actual 3D printer, Prusa is giving away some freebies that make it worthwhile picking up during its Black Friday deals. If you buy the Prusa Mk3S+ between Nov. 26-30, you will receive free shipping, an extra removable steel build plate worth $40, and a roll of Prusament PETG filament worth $30. That’s a potential saving of $120 when you factor in the free shipping.

Power and quality

Prusa i3 Mk3S+

$750+ from Prusa Research

The best sub-$1000 3D printer you can buy

The Prusa Mk3 is the pinnacle of open source printing, combining quality 3D parts and quality hardware and software…

Here are the best resin options for your SLA/DLP 3D printer

Resin printing is a little more complex than standard filament printing. Not only do you need a few must-have accessories you also need to pick the right resin. When faced with multiple colors and multiple types, but it’s also easy to get turned around when trying to choose the right 3D printing resin. You want it to print quickly, but stay strong without becoming brittle. We’ve used as many as possible to bring you some of the best you can buy, but our favorite is Siraya Tech Fast, which prints smoothly and quickly.

Best Overall: Siraya Tech Fast

I have been using Siraya Tech Fast for a few months now, and it’s consistently the best resin I’ve used. Every print I have made with it so far has printed perfectly, and the resin seems to help smooth out layer lines that may appear. It’s especially good at creating hollow prints since the resin maintains the strength of the part without being brittle.

It’s called “fast” resin for a good reason, too. Most resin prints with an exposure…

Anycubic is making 3D printing even more accessible this Black Friday

Anycubic has been in the 3D printing game for a long time and has created some best, well-known 3D printers around. This Black Friday, Anycubic has put together a massive sale that anyone looking to expand their print farm, or buying their first printer, can take advantage of. We’ve narrowed down the choices to the best of the bunch, all for you.

SLA resin printers

Resin printing is a fast-growing area of 3D printing and offers some of the most detailed printing possible at home. You should think about buying a resin 3D printer if you are looking to make detailed models or miniatures for board games. The resin is a little pricey, and you will need some extra accessories for resin printing, but the quality of the results cannot be understated.

Large scale resin printing

Photon Mono X

Staff Pick

The Mono X is Anycubic’s latest resin printer, and it is massive. With a build volume of almost three times more than the standard Mono, the Mono X allows you to create far larger mod…

16 must-have 3D printing accessories for use with resin printers

Resin printers are becoming cheaper and more accessible all the time, and 3D printers like the Anycubic Photon and the Elegoo MARS are driving the cost of resin printing down like never before. However, resin printing is a lot more complicated than FDM printing, so there’s a lot of different accessories you might need. Some of them will be to make your life easier, some will be to make you safer, and all of them are helpful for you to start your journey. Here are 16 of the best accessories for your resin printer.

Made for cleaning

Pickle container/model bath

Staff Pick

Thanks to the fantastic 3D printing community, we have this gem. This little pickle container has a strainer that is perfect for cleaning your models. Just fill-up the container with Isopropyl alcohol and put your model in the strainer. You can then use the strainer to lift it out of the bath when it’s ready.

$10 at Amazon

Safety first

Nitrile gloves

Safety Pick

It might seem strange to have somethin…

The Monprice Cadet is a decent 3D printer but aimed at novices and kids

The Monoprice Cadet is aimed at novices, so that’s who we sent it to. Let’s find out how he got on.

Full disclosure; I’ve never once touched a 3D printer. Just the idea of finding a solid place to put it, researching the best ones, buying materials, experimenting, breaking things, wasting away my weekends — it never left me with a burning desire to go down that road. I’ve returned to the notion of getting an entry-level printer or easing my way in time and time again, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I finally pulled the trigger with the Cadet from Monoprice.

When our 3D printing writer, James, offered to send me the Monoprice Cadet, I, at first, declined, stating many of the reasons above. But mere minutes later, I saw the light and agreed to let James destroy my upcoming free time with a new hobby. In grand Adam fashion, I instantly started researching and grabbing up materials, so I was ready when the package arrived. James has also helped me write this review, filling…

You should buy Prusa’s newest 3D printer; the mini

Prusa has a reputation for making excellent 3D printers, and the Prusa Mini is no exception. The only difference it’s now it’s cheap.

When Prusa first told the world they were making a printer that wasn’t a new version of the amazing MK3s, I was secretly hoping for something larger. At first, I was disappointed that they went for a miniature version of their most famous printer, but the moment I had the Prusa Mini set up and printing, any concerns I had melted away. This is the review of the Prusa Mini, and it is about to take the 3D printing world by storm if you can get hold of one that is.

Prusa Mini 3D Printer Review:

What I like
What needs work
Should you buy?

Prusa Mini 3D Printer

Bottom line:

The Good

Affordable
Print quality is astounding
Can be networked to create a print farm
Easy to setup

The Bad

It’s …

Grab some Prime Day 3D printing deals right here

This Prime Day has already given us some fantastic deals, and the 3D printing world is no different. We’ve been looking through all the various deals and pulled together some of our favorite deals on printers and accessories. We will keep updating this post over the two days of Prime.

Big but budget

Anycubic Mega

Staff Pick

The Anycubic Mega is a well-designed 3D printer equipped with a huge 300mm x 300mm build plate. One of the best things about a large build volume is the ability to print objects without the need to slice them into pieces. You could print an entire Mandolorian helmet on one of these bad boys.

$350 (with coupon) at Amazon

Beautiful prints

SUNLU Rainbow PLA Filament

Beautiful filament is hard to come by at a reasonable price, so anytime it discounts is an excellent time to buy. This rainbow filament makes some fantastic looking models and is well worth the purchase. The Prime Day deal is only a small discount, but it is enough to make it worth an in…

If you play xCloud on your phone you need this $10 Moga mobile clip

While I have been trawling Prime Day Deals for big-ticket items, I came across this little beauty. With the release of xCloud by Microsoft, people like me have been fi nding they need a better solution for streaming games to our phones. Sure, you can prop your phone up and play with the controller, but to have a truly mobile experience, you need the controller and phone to be connected. Enter PowerA with the Moga mobile gaming clip for Xbox.

Portable Xbox console

PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip

$10 $15 $5 off

$10 at Amazon

Gaming on the go

The Moga clip is exactly what you need to make your phone a portable Xbox. It is adjustable to make sure the screen is at the perfect angle all the time

This is an accessory we liked so much we awarded it best Xbox accessory prize in 2019, and it’s easy to see why. The clip itself is extremely sturdy and made specifically for the Xbox One controller with all the correct holes in the right places. The top clip is connected with a rotatin…

Grab some Prime Day 3D printing deals right here

This Prime Day has already given us some fantastic deals, and the 3D printing world is no different. We’ve been looking through all the various deals and pulled together some of our favorite deals on printers and accessories. We will keep updating this post over the two days of Prime.

Best budget

Creality Ender 3

Staff Pick

The Creality Ender 3 is one of the darlings of the 3D printing world. With a price that is low enough to make it an impulse buy for most hobbyists, this Prime Day deal is one not to miss. If you need your first printer or you want to build your collection, this is a printer you want to own.

$165 (was $206) at Amazon

Beautiful prints

SUNLU Rainbow PLA Filament

Beautiful filament is hard to come by at a reasonable price, so anytime it discounts is an excellent time to buy. This rainbow filament makes some fantastic looking models and is well worth the purchase. The Prime Day deal is only a small discount, but it is enough to make it worth a purchas…

Replace your Xbox Bluray player with these 4K UHD Bluray Players

As video game consoles move to a more digital ecosystem, you may be wondering what to do with the 4K Blu-ray collection you have been amassing. With the arrival of the Xbox Series S, Microsoft has given us a compelling next-gen console with no way to play our movie collection. Here are some choices of 4K UHD Blu-ray players to make up for what the Series S lacks.

Best overall

Sony UBP-X700

Staff Pick

The Sony X700 is the perfect balance between price and usability. It has an excellent optical drive made by Sony and supports HDMI 2.0 and will play 4K UHD Blu-rays with no problem. The sony player also comes with a Wi-Wi connection, allowing you to stream from your favorite services, making it a media center rather than just a Blu-ray player.

$180 at Amazon

Best for 3D Blu-ray

LG 3D Ultra High Definition Blu-Ray 4K Player

While the LG doesn’t have the Wi-Fi connection of the Sony, it has the ability to play 3D Blu-rays and 4K UHD Blu-rays. It’s also worth noting that t…

The EasySMX gaming chair feels like it’s made just for me

Gaming chairs need to do better than “one size fits all,” and the EasySMX does just that.

I have been looking for the best gaming chair around ever since my last chair sheared away at the base, causing me to fall backward. I’m a bigger guy — hovering around 270 pounds most days — and standard gaming chairs have weight limits for people far smaller than me. When EasySMX reached out for me to review their heavy-duty gaming chair, I jumped at the chance.

Gaming in comfort

EasySMX High-back Gaming Chair

Bottom line: Gaming Chairs don’t often account for bigger people, and they can be uncomfortable. The EasySMX is designed with that in mind and is extremely comfortable, whatever your size.

The Good

Up to 350lbs weight limit
Adjustable armrests
Adjustable chair back
Wide shoulders and seat

The Bad

Tricky one-person build
We…