What you need to know

  • Over 130,000 Prusa 3D printers have been sold.
  • To celebrate the milestone, Prusa has free worldwide shipping for kits for their i3 MK3S.
  • The Prusa i3 MK3S is the best 3D printer you can buy for under $1,000.

Prusa has sold over 130,000 3D printers. To celebrate the milestone, the company has free worldwide shipping for their Original Prusa i3 MK3S kits for the next week (until July 5). The kits that have free shipping do not come assembled. You can purchase an assembled printer, but it is not part of the free shipping deal.

The Prusa MK3S has a 9-point array on your print bed that senses the height and any deviations. This means that the printer can change its Z height to improve accuracy. It also has advanced features that are not common for 3D printers in the same price range, including auto-bed leveling, filament runout protection, and power surge protection. In our full review of the printer, we break down its full specifications as well as how it performs.

In addition to having free shipping for the next week, Prusa has released a documentary tracking its journey to selling over 100,000 of its MK3S 3D printers.

Power and quality

Prusa i3 Mk3

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, nothing else really comes close.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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